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Fingerfoodballs win best international product at Alimentaria

During the 20th edition of the Alimentaria food and beverage exhibition in Barcelona, Fingerfoodballs from Scelta Mushrooms were selected as best international product. Jan Klerken, owner of Scelta Mushrooms, and Jules Klerken, product manager Fingerfoodballs, received the award during the presentation of the Innoval Awards in Barcelona. The Innoval is a major showcase at the […]

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Mariani Packing celebrates success

Mariani Packing, an independently-owned producer and packer of dried fruit, is celebrating the first anniversary of its European warehouse overseen by Mariani Europe. Mariani claims that its success in Europe in recent months is due to its continued focus on expanding service to these markets. A partnership with VAT Logistics, a warehousing facility in Rotterdam, […]

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Brenntag to distribute Chr. Hansen colourings

Brenntag, a chemical distributor, will be distributing the Natural Colours and Colouring Foodstuffs portfolio from Chr Hansen in the UK and Ireland. Alison Day, Chr. Hansen’s business manager – UK & Ireland, says, “Brenntag and Chr. Hansen are long standing partners in the food industry with Brenntag distributing Chr. Hansen products in Europe and Asia […]

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Wild’s new concepts for beer mixes and malt beverages

‘Lime-Guaraná-Açai’ is a new beer-mix concept developed by ingredient specialist, Wild, containing lime juice and guaraná extract. Wild hopes to forge a link between beer mixes and energy drinks and enable breweries and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to tap into both of these markets. “Currently innovative flavors are especially in demand with beer mixes. Options […]

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Pork Farms re-launches brand

Pork Farms is to re-launch its range of branded chilled savoury foods, which includes cold pies, slices, sausage rolls and Scotch eggs. The packaging will, for the first time, highlight that Pork Farms products contain 100% British meat and are colour coordinated by variant and flavour. Each SKU in the range carries its own Union […]

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Bactest launches new range of products to identify food contamination

UK-based Bactest is launching a panel of aerobic media products to identify contamination in food. The new products will selectively identify contamination caused by Staphyloccocus, Salmonella, Listeria, and Yeasts. These four new products join the company’s existing media products for E. coli, Coliforms, Pseudomonas and Enterococci. Bactest CEO Prof. Annie Brooking says, “These new products […]

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Minimum-quantity lubrication is key to efficient production

New high-quality lubricating oil for plastic conveyors in the beverage and dairy industries helps to make production more reliable and safer. Plastic conveyor lubrication in the food industry is subject to challenging requirements: to reduce wear and friction, minimise operating costs and, most importantly, ensure consumer protection through food safety measures. With the new product […]

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New head of brewing services at Campden BRI

Leading food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed Chris Smart to lead its Brewing Services department. Chris will be responsible for driving the development of Campden BRI services in operational support for the alcoholic beverages industry. In his new position, Chris will manage the sensory, microbiology, environmental and new product development teams at […]

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UK wins EU research fund to lead the fight against food fraud

A new €12 million, EU-funded project against food fraud has been launched. The five-year project, led by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), will address these issues at a European level. The FoodIntegrity project will bring together major stakeholders and scientific expertise from across the world. Defra Minister for Food, George Eustice states, “The UK […]

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