Mühlenchemie opens new pasta pilot plant

With its new pilot plant, Geman company Mühlenchemie offers pasta manufacturers an additional service. At the pasta laboratory in Ahrensburg, customers can now verify the possible effects of enzymes and other additives on noodle products before the start of commercial production. The pilot plant simulates the industrial production process. In order to enhance the quality […]

Tetra Pak launches new Tetra Therm Aseptic Flex

Tetra Pak has launched a new version of Tetra Therm Aseptic Flex, the continuous aseptic processing unit for indirect UHT treatment of dairy and other food products. This latest version of the unit features a number of improvements that serve to increase efficiency reduce cost and minimize environmental impact.  These include a sensor monitored clean-in-place […]

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Sensient launched new clean label colour shades

Sensient Food Colors Europe has extended its Cardea range with a wider choice of bright new colour shades. The Cardea product line is completely composed of natural ingredients and concentrates meeting growing clean labelling demands and fits with the new EU guidance notes on colouring food. The range includes raw materials processed with proprietary technologies […]

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IFEU life-cycle assessment compares impacts of long-life food packaging

In a life-cycle assessment carried out by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), the environmental impacts of the main long-life food packaging solutions in current use have been compared. The results compared to food metal cans, glass jars, retortable pouches and plastic pots, the carton pack has the best environmental performance. Compared to […]

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Krones targets alternative filtering aid

The search for alternatives to diatomite for pre-coating filtration has long been a significant concern for the brewing industry. German company Krones has taken this concern on board together with a development partner. A specialty viscose fibre could emerge as an alternative filtering aid. Krones is addressing this issue. Pre-coating filtration with diatomite has acquired […]


Warburtons toasts success of Paragon and Navman Wireless implementation

Warburtons has integrated real-time Navman Wireless GPS vehicle tracking with its Paragon transport routing and scheduling system. Paragon’s Fleet Controller solution links the Navman Wireless tracking system to its route planning software, which provides live and accurate data for monitoring performance and optimising routes. Using this advanced system, Warburtons delivers 2.2 million loaves of bread […]

Hygiene Expert Joins SOFHT As Technical Director

Dr Karen Middleton-Gell, Processed Food Sector Specialist at Diversey Sealed Air who was appointed to the Board of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) has taken on the portfolio of Technical Director. Karen’s role will be to support the other SOFHT Directors on technical advice in order to help share best practice across […]


Greiner Packaging develops yogurt packaging for men

Danone is expanding the line of yogurt products for men, which was trialled in Bulgaria. In a number of studies, Danone Bulgaria concentrated on the taste preferences of Bulgarian men in yogurt consumption. The major findings revealed that men in Bulgaria particularly like yogurt products with thick consistency, high fat content, and a distinctive taste. […]

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EFSA consults on assessment of risks to human health

EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft assessment of the human health risks posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). The Authority has undertaken a comprehensive review of scientific literature and previous risk assessments from expert bodies on BPA. BPA is a chemical compound used in food contact materials such as packaging and […]

German chocolatier wins court battle

Chocolate brand Ritter Sport has won a court battle against German consumer protection group Stiftung Warentest in a dispute over whether its hazelnut chocolate bars contain artificial or natural vanilla flavour, Reuters reports. The row erupted in November when the protection group claimed in a consumer protection report that the vanilla used in Ritter Sport […]


Purpose built Swithenbank depot opens to meet growing demand

Leading wholesale food distributor 3663 has opened a new purpose built depot for its Swithenbank Fresh & Fine Foods specialist business, to support growing customer demand in the South East region. Swithenbank has over 120 years of trading experience. Whilst retaining and embracing this heritage, the small business has since evolved to sit under the […]


Corrugated package helps take waste from fresh produce supply chain

Frutarom Switzerland Ltd., Health BU Switzerland, is making a strategic move in the global nutraceutical and functional food market to better address customers’ needs. The strategy is based on four critical foundations: innovation, natural ingredients, research and responsible sustainability. “We made significant investments in the last year to improve our plants in Switzerland and North […]

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