Regulatory

 

Hygienic dryer for coated RTE Cereal Products

Bühler Aeroglide has introduced a new dryer designed for the clean, safe production of coated RTE cereal products.  The new Bühler Ceres offers maximised production, significantly reduced cleaning times and energy efficiency. It is a direct result of an active collaboration with cereal processors from around the world. Ceres provides high sanitary production for coated RTE cereal […]

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Softer stance on health claims

According to Innova Market Research, interest in healthy options appears to be continuing unabated. This is despite cutbacks in consumer expenditure and problems in some countries with regard to health claims legislation. Nearly 40% of the global launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in 2013 were positioned on a health platform of some kind, mainly […]

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EFSA approves vitamin D2-rich yeast

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive scientific opinion on vitamin D2-rich baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). This will allow manufacturers to use Lallemand Vita D yeast as a natural and vegetarian alternative source of vitamin D. Summer sunlight is the best source of vitamin D, but the food we eat plays an […]

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Product contamination insurance for the food and beverage industry

Willis Group Holdings, a global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, is launching a new product contamination insurance proposition in partnership with XL Group, Willis Limited’s Food and Drink and Faber Global teams, and in association with BRC Global Standards. Recall Shield has been designed with the BRC Global Standards team to encourage and reward […]

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Sorting machines for dry ingredients

The Bühler Group, a provider of optical sorting solutions, has fortified its optical sorting portfolio for dry commodities, including nuts, seeds, pulses and grain. The Sortex A and Sortex B ranges aim to offer processors greater levels of yield. The sorting machines feature a range of customisable product options to enable processors to tailor the […]

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Voluntary recalls and notifications on the rise

The Stericycle 2013 European Recall and Notification Index shows a sharp 29% rise in voluntary product safety notifications. In a bid to strengthen ties with customers and comply with regulations, more companies than ever before are voluntarily taking their products off the market. The marked increase of voluntary notifications, which now account for over 21% […]

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SGS serves up new food standard

The first global standard for auditing and certificating agents and brokers in the food supply chain is about to be awarded by SGS to a UK based company after more than 18 months of development work with the British Retail Consortium (BRC). David Brackston, technical director BRC Global Standards, says, “The new BRC Agents and […]

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New modular hotfill machine

Sidel, the international supplier of liquid packaging solutions to the drinks industry, has produced a new modular hotfill machine that offers customers an extensive range of possible configurations. Part of the Sidel Matrix range, it provides high standards of hygiene to meet the production demands of more natural and fresher beverages, even those including pulps […]

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