Magnet filters weak magnetic particles from foodstuffs

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV will introduce a new type of magnet at the Solids 2013 Fair in Rotterdam. This semi-automatic clean-flow magnet is composed of magnetic bars, and it filters weak magnetism and very small metal particles (from 30 mHu) from – among other things – foodstuffs. Particles smaller than 1mm are not detected by […]


Temporary cooling for the perfect loaf

When an industrial bakery recently invested in an extension to its production facility, there was limited capital remaining for temperature control equipment. However, controlling temperatures in a bakery is of paramount importance as the yeast needs the right conditions to react with the other ingredients; too cold and the yeast will be ineffective, too hot […]


Noise levels reduced at spice blending plant

Vacuum and low pressure pump specialist Busch (UK) has helped to reduce noise levels for specialist food manufacturer AB World Foods. A key requirement for the company was to reduce noise levels from its existing vacuum pump equipment used in the spice blending plant at its facility in Leigh, UK, which predominantly manufactures Patak’s ready-to-use […]

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PET jar for hot fill and pasteurisation

Packaging innovations specialist APPE has launched a PET jar capable of hot-fill and/or pasteurisation up to 95oC. The new ThermaLite jar is the result of the company’s strategic partnership with Nissei ASB (Europe) and offers food manufacturers and retailers a variety of convenience and sustainability benefits over more traditional packaging formats (such as glass). APPE […]

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Flavours company to import Madagascan vanilla

American flavours company Virginia Dare has established a partnership with Soarary, a Madagascan vanilla exporter. The partnership will provide Virginia Dare with a fully integrated supply chain for securing, curing and exporting vanilla beans from Madagascar. With so much of the world’s vanilla production coming from a single country, local operations in Madagascar will strengthen […]

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Task force seeks to boost food economy via collaboration

Earlier this week, we tweeted the news that Justin King of Sainsbury’s & Professor Quintin McKellar of the University of Hertfordshire have been selected to co-chair the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Food Economy Task Force. To expand on this intriguing development, it’s worth noting that the task force has come about as […]

‘Smart label’ for fruit transportation

A Scottish company has developed and commercialised a colour-changing smart label that detects the presence or absence of CO2 during the bulk transportation of fruit. Insignia Technologies has created a simple label that can be used within a modified atmosphere bag or pallet, or in a controlled atmosphere container, and will give an easy-to-read indication […]

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Thinkthin portfolio to support sustainable labelling

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced seven new ‘thin’ film and paper products that retain shelf impact while making premium food labels more sustainable through thinner label material constructions. Brands are making ever-stronger demands for waste reduction and more sustainable products, and the Avery Dennison ThinkThin range is aimed at label converters that […]

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Metal detector head now with Atex21 certification

The IQ³ metal detector head from Loma Systems is now available with Atex21 certification, providing in-processing metal detection in areas where a potentially explosive atmosphere exists. Explosive hazards can be found in many areas of the food industry. Milling plants, bakeries, snack factories and powder processing units all contain airborne dust from materials such as […]

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Online system to overcome waste management?

With an ever-increasing array of concepts being put forth in a bid to tackle the issue of waste management, a new online management system has seemingly gained strong approval from large and medium-sized food and drink businesses. In a recent survey, 67% of large or medium-sized food and drink companies who were questioned said they […]

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