Biscuit production ramped up

GEA’s bakery technology companies, Comas and Imaforni, have built a complete line for the production of wire-cut and soft centre biscuits at Khong Guan’s factory.

Condiments meet robots

Swiss food manufacturer Hero has installed three Fanuc six-axis robots fitted with customised grippers to handle the heavy and labour intensive task of palletising the company’s jams and preserves.

Taste of Transylvania

Bear Salami is one of the offerings from Arduenna, a new range of artisan jams, marmalades, cheeses, chutneys, pickles, cordials and charcuterie from Transylvania.

All natural

The doors have closed on this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe – Europe’s biggest trade show for natural, organic, fair trade, free-from, vegan, vegetarian and healthy living brands. From 19-20 April, more than 10,000 attendees are thought to have visited the show, which took place at ExCeL, London and featured around 600 exhibitors from […]


INGREDIENTS: Weekly round-up

Here is your weekly round-up of Ingredients news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at mailto:carly@bellpublishing.com. Hydrosol is meeting the rising demand for meat-free alternatives with new all-in compounds for the manufacture of vegetarian and vegan cold cuts, and alternatives to hot […]


Jams and spreads market

The UK syrups and spreads market is dominated by jam and honey spreads. However, chocolate spreads are expected to gather pace, growing by 35% up to 2018, finds a new report from Canadean. Over the coming years, the syrups and spreads market is expected to grow by 22.5% in the UK, reaching $960 million by […]


FDF Awards winners revealed

On Thursday 18 September, outstanding individuals, ambitious initiatives and growing food and drink businesses were recognised for their contribution to the economy, community and environment at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. TV and radio newscaster Katie Derham presented winners with their trophies at an award held at London’s The Brewery in the UK. […]

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Plan to tackle skills shortage

Chef Jamie Oliver is backing FoodStart, an online system designed to help students get work placements with food and drink companies. The free service, created by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), aims to address the serious skills shortage facing the industry. By 2020, it’s predicted that the UK food and drink industry […]

Brontë Liqueur is revived

Sir James Aykroyd, who lives in North Yorkshire, UK, has revived Brontë Liqueur, a drink he first discovered 40 years ago in Paraguay, South America. With strong family connections to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire, Sir James was determined to purchase the trademark and market the drink himself. Now, four decades on, he […]

Self-venting microwave packaging

Mondi has introduced SteamPack, microwaveable packaging with a self-venting function, produced with a hot-melt adhesive, for frozen, chilled and ambient-temperature food. It is also suitable for high-barrier modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). The steam valve can be applied to a multitude of different packaging solutions, such as pillow bags, stand-up pouches, lidding films or VFFS solutions. […]

Sunny D launches Sour Cherry Twist flavour

Sunny D, a kids’ juice drinks brand from Refresco Gerber, is launching a new Sour Cherry Twist flavour aimed at the family market. The tangy Sour Cherry Twist flavour came out top in taste trials carried out among 200 consumers as part of the brand’s new product development process. The new Sunny D Sour Cherry […]

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