Tetra Pak cracks on with coconut research

Tetra Pak has completed a £33 million (€42m) investment to upgrade and expand its operations in Singapore, including a state-of the art new building and Coconut Knowledge Centre. The investment, says Tetra Pak, is designed to meet customer needs across the growing Southeast Asian market and to improve the company’s competitiveness in other parts of […]


Pizza chain goes gluten-free

Restaurant chain Pizza Hut has revealed that, from this month, gluten-free pizza will be on the menu at all of its UK branches. The pizzas, on special square-shaped bases, have been developed in close association with Coeliac UK. A full range of toppings is also available thanks to gluten-free reformulation of key products.  

National Starch and Corn Products become Ingredion in EMEA

The companies that were part of the National Starch group of companies in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), have adopted the Ingredion brand. Since October 2010, when Corn Products International acquired the National Starch Group of companies, each of the organisations have been aligning their capabilities, operations and product offerings. A key part of […]

Coca-Cola’s Olympic recycling effort

Coca-Cola has announced that it has recycled 10.5 million bottles collected from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, returning them to GB shelves as part of new bottles. This has resulted in 42 million bottles, each containing 25 per cent rPET. “The success of this large-scale bottle-to-bottle recycling process is part of Coca-Cola’s commitment […]


EFSA set to deliver initial review on GM maize and herbicide

EFSA will next week deliver its preliminary review of a new study which states concerns over the potential toxicity of a herbicide containing glyphosate and of glyphosate-tolerant GM maize NK603. A multi-disciplinary task force set up by the Authority will analyse the paper by Séralini et al and publish an initial scientific review as the […]

Difficult detection made easy with twin-light technology

Difficult shapes, flat or transparent objects that have previously defied reliable detection can now be seen clearly, says Sick UK, thanks to its new MultiLine photoelectric sensor. Unveiled at this week’s PPMA show, the MultiLine ensures ‘a stable and continuous detection signal from the leading to the trailing edge of a product, even when surfaces […]

The future’s orange for Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen has extended its I-Colors range with the addition of a new orange shade. The range, launched last November, features natural colours developed for instant powder drinks, which are popular in South America, US, the Middle East and Asia thanks to their ability to withstand warm conditions and long shelf life. “The new I-Colors […]


Industry bosses’ optimism on the up

For the first time since the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) Business Confidence survey was launched in 2010, food and drink business leaders have reported positive levels of optimism for consecutive quarters. Despite continuing uncertainty in the UK economy, food and drink manufacturers’ business optimism has remained high in 2012, with 48 per cent of […]

Industry quizzed on emerging technology

A recent survey asked the food and beverage industry what objectives are currently the most important when considering investment in new technology. Results revealed that over 55 per cent still considered that, despite big moves within the industry to improve sustainability and resource efficiency, the primary technology innovations needed remain focused on the product – […]

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FSA issues warning over Czech bootleg liquor

The Food Standards Agency is advising anyone travelling to, or recently returned from, the Czech Republic to steer clear of locally produced hard spirits. This follows a recent spate of alcohol-related cases of methanol poisoning in the country, including 19 deaths. The poisonings are associated with bootleg spirits that have been tainted with industrial methanol […]

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