Tackling health challenges

The International Sweeteners Association recently hosted a conference in Brussels titled “Why low calories count: the effective use of low calorie sweeteners in today’s diet and lifestyle choices”.


Hygienic dryer for coated RTE Cereal Products

Bühler Aeroglide has introduced a new dryer designed for the clean, safe production of coated RTE cereal products.  The new Bühler Ceres offers maximised production, significantly reduced cleaning times and energy efficiency. It is a direct result of an active collaboration with cereal processors from around the world. Ceres provides high sanitary production for coated RTE cereal […]

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Flexicon offers FLEXI-DISC line of Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials

Flexicon is now offering its FLEXI-DISC line of Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials, integrated with upstream and/or downstream equipment that sources material from single or multiple locations and delivers it selectively to storage vessels, filling machines or other processing equipment. Upstream equipment ranges from Inlet Hoppers and Metering Devices to Bulk Bag Dischargers, Drum/Box/Container […]

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ADM expands protein crisps range

ADM is due to highlight its Textura range, a line of protein crisps, at this year’s Vitafoods. Manufacturers can incorporate Textura crisps into food products such as cereal bars and healthy snacks to enhance nutrient content, texture and flavour. Textura crisps are available in a range of protein contents and can be tailored to add […]


Low sodium solution for bakery and breakfast cereals

Salt of the Earth has introduced a novel, low-sodium sea salt ingredient to address food manufacturers’ challenges to reduce sodium in bakery products, such as bread, breakfast cereals and snacks. The new low-sodium ingredient was developed recently at Salt of the Earth’s R&D center and was tested successfully in various bread and breakfast cereals. It is available in […]

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, […]


Thermal transfer coder for organic food producer

Allen France, part of Allen Coding Systems, has installed an NG4+ thermal transfer coder on to a packaging line at GermLine, a French producer of organic foods, including cereal bars, seeds, lentils, rice and dried fruit. Located in Sancoins, in the rural Cher department in the centre of France, GermLine is using the NG4+ in […]

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New range of functional fruit concepts

Taura Natural Ingredients is launching a range of next-generation URC fruit concepts combining the goodness and flavour of real fruit with the health benefits of functional ingredients. There are three variants in Taura’s new functional fruit line-up: URC Fruit & Protein, which is fruit enriched with milk and pea proteins; URC Fruit & Energy, which […]


Oat beta-glucan wins award

DSM’s heart health ingredient OatWell oat beta-glucan has been named one of the most innovative products of the year at the Food Ingredients South America (FiSA) awards 2013. Beta-glucan, a soluble fibre found in oats, is a naturally-derived ingredient that is particularly well-known for its heart health benefits, and also helps to lower cholesterol and […]

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Gentle-handling conveyor for fragile foods

Flexicon has unveiled its new Flexi-disc line of tubular cable conveyors, designed for the gentle transfer of friable food products. The conveyor moves material using high-strength polymer discs – affixed to a stainless steel or galvanised cable – that slide within smooth stainless steel tubing, moving fragile food products gently, quietly and dust-free, horizontally, vertically […]


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