shelf life


Algatechnologies extends shelf life of AstaPure

Israel-based Algatechnologies (Algatech) has completed its stability studies for its AstaPure line of natural astaxanthin products. The research included a shelf-life extension of its leading ingredient, 10% astaxanthin oleoresin, to four years at room temperature. The shelf-life extension was approved after completion of more than four years of real-time stability studies. Algatech also tested how […]


New absorber for meat and fish trays

As part of a new sales agreement with Paper Pak Industries (PPI), Faerch Plast – a producer of plastic containers for the food industry – is now offering a new type of absorber for use in its trays for fresh meat and fish. The PPI UltraZap XtendaPak, placed underneath the packaged meat, limits bacteria growth […]

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Recycled PET bottle for functional fruit drink

PET packaging specialist APPE has worked with Oji and Hero to produce an environmentally friendly 100 per cent recycled PET (rPET) bottle for Oji’s ‘sustainable’ functional fruit drink. The Oji drinks are available in four variants featuring different fruits and health benefits. All contain caffeine from green coffee beans to provide a mild energy boost […]

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Fibre combination for healthier bakes

DuPont Nutrition & Health has overcome sensory challenges in added-fibre bread and sponge cakes by using combinations of soluble and insoluble fibre. Drawing on its fibre ingredients – DuPont Danisco, Litesse, and Fibrim – the company can bring new opportunities for bakers to produce healthier products with high appeal. Fibre has become one of the […]


Coconut milk powder offers natural flavour

Sternchemie has introduced SternCream, a spray-dried coconut milk powder that has a multitude of uses and offers many benefits for industry and large-scale food preparation. It can be used in wet and dry products, can easily be processed, and has a long shelf life. Its very high coconut milk content gives it a characteristic mild […]


Gluten free brioche loaf and breads introduced

Gluten free supplier Dr Schär is committed to investing in the gluten free bread category after announcing the launch of the first to market Brioche Loaf and newly rebranded Wholesome White and Seeded Loaves under the DS-gluten free brand. These latest additions are in line with a wider business aim to grow the gluten free […]


New container makes its mark in dairy

The new Eco&Pack container from RPC Bebo France is proving popular for a wide range of dairy applications, with recent customers including Isigny Sainte Mère for its Delisse Fromage Blanc range and Granja Teisol SA for cream yoghurt. Eco&Pack can be specified in a variety of sizes and manufactured in PS, PP or multilayer PP/EVOH/PP […]

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New packaging systems for bakery sector

Tisomi Packaging Machinery, a horizontal flowrapping specialist, is targeting the bakery and morning goods sectors with the latest packaging systems that meet the demands of the marketplace by protecting the integrity of goods and offering prolonged shelf life. Many food companies require packaging systems that can safely wrap a whole range of different shaped products […]


Label-friendly ingredient portfolio expanded

Natural food preservation specialist Corbion Purac has launched Verdad Powder F80, a new label-friendly ingredient that preserves the freshness, integrity and flavour of a wide variety of foods. Based on the natural fermentation processes of sugar cane, Verdad Powder F80 can be labelled as ‘fermented sugar’ to meet consumer demand for natural, fresh and authentic-tasting […]

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Preservation innovation extends beverage shelf life

Global life sciences company DSM has announced the launch of DelvoCid+, a preservation solution for beverages that helps to keep drinks fresh for longer whilst offering a clean taste and cost-efficiency. Applying the unique benefits of natamycin (the natural antifungal) to beverages, DelvoCid+ effectively eliminates the risk of yeast and mould growth in beverage processing. […]

Multilayer pot for multiple uses

A new 250ml multilayer pot from RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz is delivering convenience, safety and extended shelf life for a variety of food products from Dutch manufacturer Van der Kroon Food Products. The plastic jar and lid offer numerous benefits that make it ideal for many different products such as sauces, dips, fish and meat. Its […]

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