Pick of the crop

Summer has arrived, along with the nice, fresh-looking pineapple cover of this month. Our product focus on fruit and vegetables peels the layers off the different aspects of this sector. I’ve looked at handling, processing, logistics and new products so you get a good overview of new developments across the line. In terms of overviews, […]

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Vegesentials expands range with new children’s product

The ‘Fresh Kids On The Go’ range is the newest product from Vegesentials, the UK’s first raw, unpasteurised fruit and vegetable drink brand. Having provided consumers with juices and smoothies with high nutritional value since launching in 2012, the family run company is now expanding its offering with a new line especially designed for children. […]


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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Findus selects Nimo-KG to update its Swedish plant

Findus has selected Nimo-KG, a specialist in tailor-made technical solutions for the food industry, to update its production plant in southern Sweden. The new machines are to be up and running in less than a year and will, at full production, handle virtually all products leaving the factory. “This is our single most comprehensive project […]

Fingerfoodballs win best international product at Alimentaria

During the 20th edition of the Alimentaria food and beverage exhibition in Barcelona, Fingerfoodballs from Scelta Mushrooms were selected as best international product. Jan Klerken, owner of Scelta Mushrooms, and Jules Klerken, product manager Fingerfoodballs, received the award during the presentation of the Innoval Awards in Barcelona. The Innoval is a major showcase at the […]

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Packaging equipment investment

The GEA Group has made a multi-million euro investment in production capacity for vertical bagging and confectionery equipment as part of its growth plans. “We have experienced strong growth over the last few years,” explains Harrie Neijnens, vice president of technology and site manager. “We’d reached the limits of our capacity. At the same time, […]


Wild expands facilities in Germany and Spain

Wild, a manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industries, is expanding its facilities in Berlin, Germany and Valencia, Spain. Last year the company purchased land from the real estate company Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin totaling around 6,500 square meters. The area is located on the Spree river and is directly opposite the company grounds. […]

Treatt highlights potential of vegetable-based beverage trend

Flavour and fragrance ingredient solutions provider, Treatt, is experiencing increased demand for its Treattarome range of 100% natural distillates in line with the growing popularity of vegetable-based beverages amongst consumers. The company’s expanding portfolio of ‘From the Named Food’ (FTNF) vegetable-based ingredients features an array of flavour profiles – including cucumber, tomato, bell pepper and […]


PerfoTec makes shelf life extension more accessible with 40% cost reduction

PerfoTec’s has further expanded their Respiration Control System. It comprises a new laser perforation system and a compact respiration meter. As a result the entire system has become 40% cheaper, while maintaining the same functionality. Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh, but the amount of oxygen needed varies by type and changes through the seasons. PerfoTec’s Respiration Control System measures […]

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Cheese comes from plants and fish fingers are made of chicken

Research conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) among over 27,500 children across the UK, shows that nearly a third (29 per cent) of primary school children think that cheese comes from plants, one in ten secondary school children believe that tomatoes grow under the ground, and nearly one in five (18 per cent) primary […]


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