Soda-Lo celebrates patent success

Tate & Lyle has been granted a patent in the US for its Soda-Lo salt microspheres, and the process used to make it. Soda-Lo is, says the manufacturer, ‘a ground-breaking, new salt reduction ingredient that tastes, labels and functions like salt because it is salt’. “With Soda-Lo, food manufacturers can reduce salt levels by between […]

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Patterson named IFST president

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has elected Professor Margaret Patterson as its new president. Professor Patterson is a food microbiologist at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Belfast, and serves on the scientific advisory committee of Safefood – a body that promotes food safety throughout North and south Ireland. She has […]

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DuPont expands MCC offering

DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) offering through an extended agreement with Taiwan-based Mingtai. The agreement includes development, production, distribution, marketing and sale of the hydrocolloid to the global food industries. In 2009, DuPont Nutrition & Health entered into the MCC gum industry via a strategic partnership with Mingtai, with the […]

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Food & Drink Technology Africa

Alongside its function as a technology showcase, fdt Africa will also be a platform for networking, exchange of expertise and continuing professional development. It will bring mostly global manufacturers of food machinery, beverages technology and packaging machinery together with primarily regional manufacturers of foodstuffs, liquid food and beverages.

March 2013

Meat & poultry
Process technology
Equipment news
Wastewater management

IFST backs search for teen scientists

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and Heinz have announced that they are to sponsor the TeenTech ‘Future of Food’ award later this year. TeenTech, headed by former UK television presenter Maggie Philbin, was founded in 2008 to engage UK secondary school students with STEM subjects and inspire them with the opportunities open […]

Powder mixing technology

The course presents the principles and techniques of mixing free-flowing or cohesive powders. Selection of suitable industrial equipment for particular mixing duties will be discussed analyzing mixer performance in terms of process advantages, mixture quality and the flexibility of the mixer for multi-product manufacture.

Seaweed packaging coating set to make waves

A food packaging coating product that claims to replace those based on petrochemicals has been developed the Paint Research Association (PRA) working as part of an EU research consortium. PlantPack is an eco-friendly food packaging coating product made from seaweed extracts and starch, that can be applied to paper and cardboard as a spray, according […]


Flavours: Their Creation, Definition and Use

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the nature of flavors with special emphasis on the current challenges facing today’s flavourist and flavour using professional. Topic areas discussed include natural processes, raw materials, formulas, organoleptic quality control, labeling regulations, essential oils, oleoresins and other botanicals. A special feature of the course […]

Bosch cashes in on Egyptian market

Bosch Packaging Technology has opened a new sales and service office in Cairo, Egypt, in response to continued growth in the food and confectionery industries there. The packaging and process technology firm says its new office will provide local sales and service support to meet the increasing packaging demands of both industries in Egypt and beyond, including […]

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