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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.

Pack Expo 2016

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.

Pack Expo 2016

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.

Pack Expo 2016

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.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

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%.

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

CIBUS TEC 2016

Gorreri to focus on US after success in China, India & the Middle East

Gorreri, which supplies lines and equipment for layer cakes and mini rolls, among others, is about to focus on the US market after success in China, India and the Middle East.

CIBUS TEC 2016

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).

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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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