Robotic wrapping line

A compact robotic packaging line that provides particularly delicate handling for crumbly products such as rusks and biscuits and is able to create catering packs of typically two to six items in one or two stacks has been developed by Italian manufacturer PFM. The first has been built for a European manufacturer of dietary food […]

New bakery ingredients division

G.R Wright & Sons has unveiled its new multi-million pound manufacturing site at Delta Park, Enfield in the UK and created a new division called Wright’s Bakery Ingredients. Located a mile from Wright’s flour mill in Ponders End, the purpose built 50,000ft2 facility allows Wright’s to further build on its expertise in producing pre-mixes, concentrates and […]

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Almond use continues to climb

According to the latest Innova Market Insights Global New Products Report, almonds outpaced overall food and nut introductions around the world in 2013, climbing 35%, compared to a 10% increase in 2012. As the number one ingredient nut for eight years running, almonds continue to lead new product introductions around the world and over multiple […]

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Expansion for food packaging firm

Faerch Plast, European producer of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the UK following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and associated thermoformers at its Durham-based manufacturing facility by early 2015. This move will ensure the company continues to meet its annual output for CPET ready […]

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Whey and lactose site in motion

Production has begun at a new whey and lactose production facility that is a joint venture between Denmark’s Arla Foods Ingredients and German dairy co-operative Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK). The factory, which cost more than €50 million to build, is operated by ArNoCo, an organisation created by the two companies to produce ingredients for the food […]

Range of small fruit pieces launched

Taura Natural Ingredients has introduced Mini’s, a range of small fruit pieces developed to enable food manufacturers to add the benefits of real fruit to applications where it has not before been possible. Demand is increasing for small real fruit pieces that are suitable for use in bakery and confectionery applications such as ultra-thin biscuits […]

The food industry as a ‘live system’

Lesley Hemson, food sector manager at Kiwa PAI. Kiwa PAI is the UKAS-accredited specialist in food, feed and farm certification, notes the key issues that she sees in food certification.

Labelling study reveals mixed readiness for FIC

With the main elements of the Food Information to Consumers EU 1169/2011 Regulation (FIC) due to come into effect in less than 7 months’ time, a snapshot analysis of the industry’s journey toward compliance has revealed some common labelling issues and misconceptions in the products tested. GS1 UK commissioned Camden BRI to provide a snapshot […]

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Softer stance on health claims

According to Innova Market Research, interest in healthy options appears to be continuing unabated. This is despite cutbacks in consumer expenditure and problems in some countries with regard to health claims legislation. Nearly 40% of the global launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in 2013 were positioned on a health platform of some kind, mainly […]

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ACS&T signs new contract with Michael’s Pitta Bread Group

Food logistics provider, ACS&T, has signed a one-year deal with two UK-based bakeries within the Michael’s Pitta Bread Group. Eghoyan’s Pitta Bakery and Hollyland’s Pitta Bakery manufacture pitta and naan bread products, supplying them to major retailers, wholesalers and food service providers throughout the UK. As part of the new contract, ACS&T will collect large […]

ADM to expand non-GMO lecithin production

Archer Daniels Midland Company is set to expand its production capacity of non-genetically modified lecithin. The firm will expand capacity at its soybean processing facility in Latur, India, and adding new rapeseed processing capabilities to its facility in Hamburg, Germany. Lecithin is an emulsifier that is used in a wide variety of food processing applications […]


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