Food recalls drop in Q1

Product recall specialist Stericycle ExpertSolutions has reported that recalls and notifications have decreased in the first quarter of 2015, due to heightened recall awareness and significant efforts to improve product safety. The findings come as the company publishes its quarterly European Recall and Notification Index, which is based on data from the EU’s Rapex and Rasff […]

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Turkish delight

A new addition to its growing list of ready meals ingredients has been unveiled by Snowbird foods. Its Lamb Koftes are irregularly shaped pieces, which are fully cooked and frozen as part of the production process so they can easily be incorporated within prepared ready meals. They contain in excess of 90% lamb and the […]

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Superfood dark chocolate

Emerging natural food brand Doisy & Dam has launched five handcrafted varieties of organic dark chocolate with superfood flavours. They are: Coconut & Lucuma; Goji & Orange; Ginger, Chilli Flakes & Hemp Seed; Mulberries, Chia Seeds & Spirulina and Maca, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs. The dark chocolate can be enjoyed on the go in 40g […]

New trend: sprouted grains

Tapping into consumers’ desire for ‘good’ carbs and healthier snacks, the use of sprouted grains is a small but fast growing niche. “By taking grains and sprouting them before using them in snacks and other foods, they’re delivering ‘good’ grains that are naturally gluten-free for people who want to avoid ‘bad’ carbs and snack more […]

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Ingredients for 2015 success

Low FODMAP diets, increasingly spicy foods and super healthy ‘convenience’ ingredients are set for a surge in popularity in 2015, according to EHL Ingredients. The importer, blender and packer of global food ingredients predicts that manufacturers will look to cater to developing consumer tastes for hotter and spicier ingredients, as well as to health conscious […]

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Liquid extract line

Frutarom BU Health has launched EFLAsense, a new line of all natural liquid extracts with sensory properties to boost flavour and health benefits in products such as beverages, confectionery, dairy, bakery and liquid dietary supplements. The use of herbal extracts is an emerging ingredient trend for many market categories, according to global product launch activity […]


ADM names grain president to run cocoa unit

Ian Pinner has been named president, Global Cocoa, where he will oversee the company’s cocoa press operations. Scott Walker has been named vice president, Oilseeds Portfolio Optimization; he will lead the company’s sale of its chocolate business. “As we work to sell our chocolate business-while retaining and continuing to improve our global cocoa press operations-it […]


Sorting machines for dry ingredients

The Bühler Group, a provider of optical sorting solutions, has fortified its optical sorting portfolio for dry commodities, including nuts, seeds, pulses and grain. The Sortex A and Sortex B ranges aim to offer processors greater levels of yield. The sorting machines feature a range of customisable product options to enable processors to tailor the […]

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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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New soy protein facility in Brazil

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced plans to invest $250 million in a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The complex will be located next to the company’s existing soybean processing facility in Campo Grande, and will manufacture a range of functional protein concentrates and isolates. ADM’s Food and […]


New topping adhesion solution from Kampffmeyer Food Innovation

Kampffmeyer Food Innovation is launching Gecko Ultra, a new solution to ensuring that seeds, kernels and other decorative toppings remain safely attached to dough pieces. Gecko Ultra is a granulate that is mixed with 10 parts water. The resulting suspension can be applied automatically via a roller, spray or immersion system, or can be brushed […]


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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Hygienic and gentle packaging for bean sprouts

France’s biggest producer of bean sprouts, Heng Sieng SA, has automated its packing operation with the installation of two Ishida multihead weighers that deliver a combination of gentle and hygienic handling with fast and accurate weighing. Established 20 years ago, Heng Sieng SA imports mung bean seeds from Asia and germinates them to produce quality […]


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