New technology seals the deal

New online seal inspection technology promises to revolutionise quality assurance for food and drink manufacturers, according to its supplier. Seal-Scope and Seal-Cam inspection systems integrate into most existing packaging machines, without any modification, according to RDM Test Equipment, with each generating a ‘seal fingerprint’ for every package which is compared to statistical data to determine […]

Accolade for Sainsbury’s safety chief

Sainsbury’s head of product quality, safety and supplier performance has been presented with the Most Significant Contribution to Food Safety award by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT). The award, won by Alec Kyriakidesis, is given to an individual who the SOFHT board believes has made ‘an outstanding contribution to championing food safety […]


Chr Hansen expands Russian facilities

Chr Hansen has moved closer to its Russian customers with the opening of its Industry Technology Centre, and a major upgrade of its offices in Moscow. The firm has been present in the Russian market since 1998 and says its investment in new office facilities and the creation of an application laboratory will help it […]

The November 2012 issue of Food and Drink Technology is available to read online for logged-in subscribers. Articles in this issue include a look at thermal energy-saving systems, reformulation, taints and pesticides.

Brazilian joint venture for Carbery and Brasil Foods

Carbery Group has announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with one of South America’s leading food companies, BRF Brasil Foods. The venture, which involves a shared investment, will use Carbery’s technology to process whey generated at Brasil Food’s cheese-making operations in Brazil. The new operation will house a manufacturing plant to produce added-value […]


Leatherhead full of good Intent

Leatherhead Food Research has announced the launch of Food Innovation: Intent, a new open innovation initiative designed to evaluate new and emerging technology for the food and beverage industry. A recent survey by Leatherhead highlighted a need for new technology to deal with industry challenges. However, food, beverage and ingredient companies investing in any new […]

ProPac set for 2013 return

The UK processing and packaging exhibition dedicated entirely to the food and drink sector, Pro2Pac, is set to make its return next March. And, say organisers, it will be the biggest and best yet. The biennial event will be back with a brand new layout that reflects its ‘focus on visitor experience’. “Incorporating a host […]

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July/August 2012

Articles in this issue include a look at the latest technology for new beverages, the success of confectioners through the years, and a look at the hazards of chemical contamination.

June 2012

A taste for technology From humble beginnings, Sensient Technologies has become a flavour and ingredients phenomenon. Here, CEO Kenneth Manning reveals the secrets the secrets of the company’s rise to success. New nuggets of knowledge Low fat, deep frozen snacks with a coating that stays crispy when microwaved may sound like an impossibility. But the […]

March 2012

Ratty’s reflections As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee, Richard Ratcliffe turns back the clock Running scared Food safety expert James Cook reveals the questions most frequently asked of a third-party laboratory…and the answers. How to avoid fallout from frozen asset  Cold storage plays an essential part in food manufacture but downtime […]

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