Resin flooring for Michelin starred restaurant

Resin systems supplier Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) and flooring specialist Resintek Services Ltd have added a Michelin starred restaurant to their list of clients after teaming up to supply flooring to Le Gavroche in London, UK. RSL and Resintek worked together to supply new flooring to Le Gavroche’s – which is run by Michel Roux […]

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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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Marel launches SmartLine Grader

Marel has launched the SmartLine Grader series for hygienic grading in the fish, meat and poultry industries. It has an IP69K rating and its open frame design and minimal horizontal surfaces promise maximum hygiene during high-pressure wash-down. The strip-down time for cleaning has been reduced, resulting in minimal downtime. As well as being hygienic, the […]


June 2014

Product Focus: Fruit and vegetables Ingredients: Emulsifiers and stabilisers Packaging: Plastics and films Processing: Lubricants and machinery maintenance; Health, safety and hygiene

Boost food hygiene controls with Loma’s IP69K-rated inspection systems

Loma’s latest line-up of IQ3+ Metal Detection and X⁵ X-ray contaminant inspection systems and are designed to withstand high-pressure hot steam jet cleaning of up to 1,450psi. Constructed using top-quality 304L stainless steel makes the systems food safe and reduces the risk of corrosion. In creating these newly designed systems, Loma engineers have paid particular […]

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Sick PBSH pressure switch reduces hygiene costs for food processors

The new PBSH pressure switch from SICK’s Industrial Instrumentation Division is designed specifically for pressure control applications in food and beverage processes, achieving stringent hygiene standards and high production availability cost-effectively. It combines hygienic stainless steel wetted parts with a heavy duty plastic housing featuring a bright, highly visible display to provide direct indication of […]


Darbo selects Krones filler for jams range

Austrian jam maker, Darbo, has selected the Krones Viscofill filler from Krones AG for its range of miniature jams and marmalades. The Viscofill is a piston filler developed for viscous, thread-forming or chunky foods. It is a traditional piston filler incorporating many of the design features that Krones has developed for its beverage fillers. Special […]

New modular hotfill machine

Sidel, the international supplier of liquid packaging solutions to the drinks industry, has produced a new modular hotfill machine that offers customers an extensive range of possible configurations. Part of the Sidel Matrix range, it provides high standards of hygiene to meet the production demands of more natural and fresher beverages, even those including pulps […]

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Bactest launches new range of products to identify food contamination

UK-based Bactest is launching a panel of aerobic media products to identify contamination in food. The new products will selectively identify contamination caused by Staphyloccocus, Salmonella, Listeria, and Yeasts. These four new products join the company’s existing media products for E. coli, Coliforms, Pseudomonas and Enterococci. Bactest CEO Prof. Annie Brooking says, “These new products […]

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