Fruit and vegetable powders offer clean-label indulgence

Naturex is to highlight sweet and savoury product applications that offer ‘permissible indulgence’, using its NAT F&V 100% fruit and vegetable powders at the forthcoming Food Ingredients Europe 2013. Made with no additives, and with no added sugar, Naturex’s 100% fruit and vegetable powders give food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to tap into demand […]

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Project seeks to convert Welsh grass into sustainable food packaging

Prototype trials are underway for a university and industry-led project to convert Welsh ryegrass into sustainable food packaging. Using pulp moulding equipment, researchers at Bangor University have begun a process of heating mixtures of ryegrass to press and mould into prototype fruit and vegetable packaging products. Funding of almost £600,000 from the Welsh Government’s Academic […]

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New concept for food packaging

LyondellBasell has announced a new addition to its Toppyl family of polyolefin resins for the food packaging industry that provides a new level of convenience and ease of use to ready-to-eat products, without sacrificing protection. Toppyl RC3000 is formulated to stick directly to traditional polyethylene food containers, providing a strong seal to keep foods fresh, […]


Multi-head weigher wins an oscar

Ishida’s multi-head weigher range, the RV series, has received an award for innovation from one of the world’s leading fruit and vegetable industry exhibitions. The Oscar Macfrut awards are organised by Macfrut, an international exhibition dedicated to the fruit and vegetable supply chain that celebrates process and product innovation. The awards were created in 2010 […]

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Product concepts for breakfast beverages

Beneo, a manufacturer of functional nutrients, featured its new product concepts for breakfast beverages at this year’s drinktec. Visitors had the opportunity to taste the company’s product ideas at the ‘New Beverage Concepts’ innovation platform and found out more about the nutritional and technical benefits of Beneo’s naturally derived ingredients. Recent consumer research underlines the […]

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‘Super Broccoli’ rejuvenates metabolism

Eating ‘super broccoli’ three times a week can help to ‘re-tune’ metabolism, which could protect against age-related diseases such as obesity, Type II diabetes and cancer, according to new research. The super broccoli – known as Beneforté – was developed by scientists at John Innes Centre and Institute of Food Research (IFR) using conventional breeding […]


Air-dried kale snacks

Happy, a Somerset-based company, is launching healthy kale crisps that are not only 100% natural and raw, but also wheat, dairy, nut, gluten and GM free. There are currently two variants – barbeque and carob coconut – with additional flavours in the pipeline. Andrew Davis, a raw foodist and founder of Happy, comments, “Kale is […]


Temperature control improves food spraying efficiencies

Temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy has supplied a temperature control solution to Saturn Spraying, a manufacturer of food spraying applications. The equipment will improve on production efficiencies across the business, which is at the forefront of spinning disc spraying technology in the food production industry. The company supplies spraying equipment that enables food producers […]

‘Smart label’ for fruit transportation

A Scottish company has developed and commercialised a colour-changing smart label that detects the presence or absence of CO2 during the bulk transportation of fruit. Insignia Technologies has created a simple label that can be used within a modified atmosphere bag or pallet, or in a controlled atmosphere container, and will give an easy-to-read indication […]

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Touch-screen food texture analyser launched

Food Technology Corporation (FTC) has announced the launch of TMS-Pilot, its new texture analyser. Reportedly easy-to-operate, the product is a portable, mid-range system designed specifically for quick and easy food texture testing by unskilled operators. Since consumers judge the quality of foods through texture evaluation, it is vital to maintain consistent texture standards through a […]

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