A change of pump boosts chocolate crumb production

Making the decision to change pumps on existing processing lines can be a difficult decision to take. At Meadow Foods’ Holme on Spalding Moor plant in Yorkshire, UK, the chocolate crumb production lines had for many years relied upon five rotary lobe pumps for transferring the mix of cocoa and condensed milk which makes up the […]


AAK’s Rolloff 600 Release Agent improves performance

AAK, the UK manufacturer and supplier of fats and functional ingredients to the bakery sector, has launched a new release agent, which improves productivity and appearance, whilst reducing wastage. Rolloff 600 is a new sprayable release agent which, tests show, can improve productivity by up to 4%. Part of AAK’s successful Rolloff range of release […]

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Caldic Sweden expands production capabilities and services

Caldic Sweden, a full service distributor of food ingredients, expands its business by acquiring the former factory of IFF, International Flavor & Fragrances, in Knislinge. The 17.000m2 land is comprised of modern offices, laboratories and test kitchens, state-of-the-art production and warehouse facilities. This expansion underlines Caldic’s ambition to strengthen its position as a leading full […]


New Cémoi cocoa and chocolate centre inaugurated

Cémoi has inaugurated its new laboratory dedicated to cocoa at Perpignan. The event took place in the presence of Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, the Minister of Agriculture of Ivory Coast, the first cocoa production area in the world, and René Bidal, the Prefect of the department Pyrenees Orientales. This new high-tech equipment is part of the […]

CSM launches reduced carb bread mix

CSM is extending its range of bread mixes with the launch of its Arkady Reduced Carb White Bread Mix. The mix is a white 100% bread mix with 45% less carbohydrate than standard white bread.  It also contains over 50% more protein. Liz Kerr, CSM Product Manager says, “The launch of the Arkady Reduced Carb […]

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A co-extruded packaging solution for bag-in-box foods

Amcor Flexibles has introduced Amcor Vodex Generation II, a barrier liner for ‘bag-in-box’ foods offering a blend of moisture barrier, mineral oil barrier and breathability that meet the increasing focus on food protection, environmental awareness and cost effectiveness.   This co-extruded packaging solution provides increased customer satisfaction, enhanced consumer experience when opening the pack and, […]


Flexicon introduces 15cm tubular cable conveyor

Flexicon has expanded their Flexi-Disc line of Tubular Cable Conveyors with the addition of a 15cm diameter system, more than doubling the capacity of the company’s recently introduced 10 cm  diameter conveyor.   The conveyor is intended for the gentle transfer of friable materials including virtually all beans, cereals, coffees, dried fruits, frozen vegetables, grains, […]


Study highlights freeze drying benefits

A study into free drying has found that freeze dried strawberries largely preserved vitamin C and total phenolic content (TPC), compared to equivalent chilled strawberries stored over seven days.   The research, carried out by Sheffield Hallam University, in collaboration with Chaucer Foods, also found that the freeze drying process had little or no detrimental […]


FSA welcomes Elliott horsemeat report

The UK’s National Farmers Union has issued a guarded response to the interim Elliott report into the horsemeat scandal that hit the British food industry early in 2013.   “It is right that action is being taken to ensure that meat labelled as British is British and has all the high standards associated with British […]

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Riding the Mexican wave

The increasing popularity of Mexican, Central American and Tex-Mex foods, in addition to British preferences for spicy cuisine, has resulted in a 20% increase in sales of chillies, as well as Cajun and fajita seasoning blends, according to EHL Ingredients. Tasneem Backhouse, sales director, comments: “Mexican food continues to be popular in the UK within […]

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