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Comas showcases bakery processing line following GEA aquisition

GEA took the opportunity to showcase machinery from its newly acquired company Comas, at Cibus Tec 2016.

SIAL, Paris 2016

Tomra vegetable sorter to expand into chips

Tomra Sorting Food unveiled the Tomra 5B reject sorter for vegetables at SIAL 2016 in Paris, (October 16-20).

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MUSE-TECH combines 3 sensors into 1 tool to monitor food processing

Researchers have developed a system to monitor industrial food processing in real time.

Novel method developed to detect irradiation of cashew nuts and nutmeg

A quicker and more sensitive method for detection of 2-alkylcyclobutanones (2-ACBs) which uses fewer resources than the EU standard has been developed by researchers.

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Agri-Neo exploring new categories for Neo-Pure

Agri-Neo is expanding applications for its food safety technology to nuts and wheat used for flour milling.

Naturally Homegrown Foods improves chip flavor coverage with tna seasoning drum

Naturally Homegrown Foods, has replaced an out-of-date steel coating drum and dry powder applicator by installing a seasoning system from tna.

Brazil’s drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go ready for simultaneous debut in Europe and US

Brazil’s first drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go (Bread to Go) is set to expand to Europe and the US to capitalize on its concept of express bakery services for time-conscious consumers.

Reading Bakery Systems on trend with cookie processing tech

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) has added a cookie production line to its Science and Innovation Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, to complement its existing snack production line testing crackers, pretzels and other baked goods.

Siemens: F&B manufacturers are slow to embrace IoT and Industry 4.0 demands

Food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers are slow to meet the rising demand in digitalization and adapt their machines to customized packaging, according to Siemens.

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Comet Group starts work on HQ expansion

Comet Group has started work on expanding its HQ which will create 20,000 square meters of additional production space by mid-2018 and 250 more jobs.  

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Charm Sciences’ aflatoxin in corn test backed

Charm Sciences’ aflatoxin test has been backed by the US Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).

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Mettler Toledo to build plant in Pasco County

Mettler Toledo will build a facility in Florida for its product inspection division creating 185 positions.

Santa Helena hires former Coca-Cola marketing analyst to broaden its snack products globally

Peanut manufacturer Santa Helena is entering new markets by launching a healthy ingredient product range and has hired former Coca-Cola marketing analyst, Danilo Leão, to broaden its snack products globally.

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Vicam’s strip test certified for aflatoxin analysis

Vicam’s strip test has received certification for quantitative analysis of total aflatoxins in grains.

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ANAB offers accreditation to GFCP

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is offering accreditation to the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).

Scots baker Bells targets export market after doubling pastry capacity

Scottish pastry and pie manufacturer Bells Food Group has set its sights on high-volume contracts in the UK and overseas after completing the first stage in a £3.6m ($4.7m) factory investment.

Dispatches from IFT 2016

Oxygen power: Neo-Pure tech aims to ease bakery product recalls

Pacific Grain and Foods, one of the largest bakery ingredients suppliers in the US, has become Agri-Neo’s first US client to purchase its latest food safety technology Neo-Pure.

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RF Biocidics pasteurization process for raw almonds certified

RF Biocidics has received certification for its system to pasteurize raw almonds.

Brandneu reduces lead times for kale chips by 75% as demand for healthier snacks soars

Canada-based Brandneu Foods has reduced lead times for its kale chips by 75% after installing a flexible line with a second drum enabling it to change flavors in less than 15 minutes.

AIB updates standards to help firms shape food safety programs

AIB International has released the 2017 version of Consolidated Standards for Inspection of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.

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