Smurfit Kappa launches new Safe Curve bags

Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box has launched a new type of seal on its wine application bags. In addition to the usual seals, eight supplementary radial seals (two in each of the four corners), help to protect the wine inside. This new triple protection system is called Safe Curve and is possible thanks to new tools that […]

DSM proposes adaptations to vitamin E intake

The conclusions of a workshop led by DSM to address the challenges of setting appropriate intake recommendations for vitamin E have been published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research[1]. The paper, which outlines a concept for the appropriate assessment of vitamin E status and functionality in order to define desirable vitamin E […]


Rabobank report highlights wine optimism

According to Rabobank’s fourth quarter wine quarterly, the UK’s improving economic fundamentals, combined with a recovery in the global harvest, should provide some relief in 2014. “Improving economic fundamentals should begin to provide more support to wine consumption,” comments Rabobank analyst Marc Soccio. “However, old pressures remain as suppliers continue to deal with rising excise […]

Mizkan Europe increases teams across portfolio

Mizkan Europe, the worlds’ largest sushi vinegar supplier who recently acquired Branston Pickle, Haywards and Sarson’s, has made five key appointments across its marketing, product development, manufacturing and operations departments. Suzanne Dover will be taking charge of product development at Mizkan as head of NPD, while Kate Charman and Kuniaki Tsukada will be managing the […]

BRC upgrade allow audit sharing

BRC Global Standards has made a number of technical changes to the BRC Global Standards Directory to allow BRC certificated suppliers to share audit data with other BRC certificated suppliers. Until this announcement only retailers could be given access to the audit data. This new development means that audit sharing between suppliers is instantaneous and […]

Paragon improves transport efficiency at Eden Farm

Eden Farm, the frozen food and ice cream wholesale distribution company, has implemented a Multi Depot routing and scheduling solution from Paragon Software Systems to help improve transport efficiency and customer service. The Paragon Multi Depot system provides a high level of specific driver, vehicle and route planning capabilities across the company’s nationwide transport operation. […]

Environmentally friendly proteins

A recent study in the Netherlands sought to discover the motivational differences in food orientation and choice made from environmentally friendly proteins such as lentils, insects, seaweed or ‘hybrid’ meat. The Food Choice Motives (FCMs) questionnaire was used in a survey of a sample from the general population to examine which environmentally friendly proteins would […]


Cheese Cellar selects Peak-Ryzex mobile warehouse solution

Cheese Cellar, a purveyor of premium cheeses, has selected mobility solutions provider Peak-Ryzex for a contract to supply and provide managed support for its mobile technology. The move follows Cheese Cellar’s decision to replace its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and to introduce mobile technology in order to increase operational efficiencies across the whole organisation. […]

Algatechnologies extends shelf life of AstaPure

Israel-based Algatechnologies (Algatech) has completed its stability studies for its AstaPure line of natural astaxanthin products. The research included a shelf-life extension of its leading ingredient, 10% astaxanthin oleoresin, to four years at room temperature. The shelf-life extension was approved after completion of more than four years of real-time stability studies. Algatech also tested how […]


Blackwoods launches vodka infused with botanicals

Blackwoods is launching its new botanical Vodka, created by undergoing a bonification process after distillation. The process involves infusing the vodka with botanicals to add a complexity of flavour to the taste of the final product. The vodka is also distilled five times to ensure smoothness and is produced at 40% ABV. The botanicals used […]

New economic snack food packing solutions

Ishida Europe has developed a range of entry-level weigher/bagmaker combination units which offer an economic, medium speed solution for food manufacturers, thus delivering a fast payback on a reduced investment cost while ensuring consistent weights, pack quality and seal integrity. The Ishida First Range comprises either a 10 or 14 head CCW-SE economy multihead weigher […]

Multi-channel data logger facilitates easy measurements

With its latest model, T&D Corporation, a market leader for data loggers, has introduced a new device that can be coupled together with up to four units, making it possible to measure and record up to 16 channels simultaneously. The MCR-4TC facilitates easy temperature management in industrial situations such as in pipes, ducts and boilers, […]

Adaptable tray sealing

Heat sealing company Proseal is launching its latest innovation in tray sealing.  The new fully flexible Proseal GT5 incorporates a number of technical developments and enhancements to deliver a machine that, in twin configuration, is capable of achieving in excess of 200 trays per minute across all pack formats. In particular, the machine has been […]

Steamdry project targets low energy food drying

The Steamdry project, lead by HRS and a consortium of European SME’s, aims at developing a new drying plant to allow food producers and food processing SMEs to dry their foods with efficiency, high quality and sustainability. This is done through new Dryer using Superheated Steam and low pressure technology, which ensures efficiency through better […]

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