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Dinant snack manufacturer generates electricity from African Palm fruit

Dinant, which produces snacks, cooking oils, processed foods, fruits and vegetables, for Central America, the Dominican Republic and other global exports, has built a biogas plant using waste from the African Palm fruit.

Entrepreneur sees demand for bakery processing equipment following eCommerce Hub success

Entrepreneur George Spears, of ePurchasing Network (ePN), has created an eCommerce Hub for resellers (dealers) and distributors.

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Poindexter Nut Company adds second Napasol pasteurization line

Poindexter Nut Company has increased its walnut pasteurization capacity with a second Napasol pasteurization line.

Beef jerky facility sued over finger cutting incident

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Lone Star Western Beef, John Bachman, after he fired an employee who called 911 to help a co-worker with a severed thumb. 

General Colin Powell & David Cameron headline ISM2017

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced General Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will headline ISM2017 as keynote speakers.

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‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

‘Liquid filling machines are used in a range of industries, but one of the biggest industries to utilize this equipment is the food industry. Many different types of foods and sauces need liquid filling machines that are capable of handling liquid products of varying viscosity.

Neogen launches test for ochratoxin

Neogen Corporation has developed a test for ochratoxin that uses a water-based extraction solvent.

Mergers & acquisitions: Innovia, Linde, Duravant, Egli, Saica Group

CCL Industries (CCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Innovia for approximately $1.13bn, expected to close Q1, 2017.

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‘CRM is going mobile, CRM is turning social – how the F&B industry can benefit’

Food and beverage is one of the UK’s fastest moving, most dynamic industries: market trends can change rapidly, and the desires and tastes of customers can be difficult to predict.

‘It’s a Keeper!’: Preziosi Food launches batch-fried potato chips

Italian snack manufacturer Preziosi Food (Mitica) has partnered with FOODesign, part of tna, to launch a line of batch-fried potato chips called Keep’s.

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Reading Thermal aids with FSMA kill step validation compliance

Reading Thermal has introduced software to help users/bakers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s kill step validation requirements.

Baker Perkins combines cookie dough and filling in one machine for first time

Baker Perkins has developed an encapsulating system bringing cookie dough and its filling together in one machine for the first time.

Napasol AG acquires licensee Napasol North America

Napasol to start 3 projects in walnut industry

Switzerland-based Napasol AG has acquired its licensee Napasol North America (NNA) which commercializes pasteurization equipment to the nut, seeds, herbs and spices industry.

New Mill Capital Holdings acquired former Kraft bakery in Maryland

New York-based asset disposition firm, New Mill Capital Holdings, has acquired the former Kraft Heinz bakery in Federalsburg, Maryland, according to a news release.

Interpack preview 2017

Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0, ahead of Interpack 2017.

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ADCO Manufacturing’s new case packer to reduce 30% of corrugate uses

One of the major US manufacturers of packaging machinery, equipment and systems, ADCO has launched its latest wraparound case packer at the recent Pack Expo in Chicago. The new machinery is able to direct and load around 20 wraparound cases per minute.

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AEK Packaging Equipment to relocate after seeing a 25% inventory value increase

Aaron Equipment Company-owned AEK Packaging Equipment will relocate to a standalone, state-of-the-art facility in Belvidere, Illinois, by January 1, 2017, BakeryandSancks learned at Pack Expo recently in Chicago.

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Packaging industry cautious on Trump’s US manufacturing promise

Automation and increased profitability may make US President-elect Donald Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US empty, say some food packaging and processing industry leaders at Pack Expo in Chicago.

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Cake Concepts takes Japanese idea to develop Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts has taken an idea from Japan and adapted it to American and US tastes to create a niche market in the bakery industry.

Florigo launches first chip fryer with built-in opti-flow to limit the formation of acrylamides

Florigo, part of tna, has launched its first potato chip fryer with built-in opti-flow technology to limit the formation of acrylamides and reduce the amount of rejects by up to 10%.

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