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Sainsbury recalls bran flakes due to plastic

A production problem, which left bran flake products contaminated with small pieces of plastic, has prompted both Sainsbury and Tesco to issue product recalls.

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tna and Florigo launch one of the largest French fry machines in the world producing 25 tonnes of fries/hour

tna and its recently acquired company, Florigo have launched a 25 tonne/hour French fry machine with the first one being installed with an existing customer, a manufacturer in Brazil this...

Reaction to Danish government limit on fluorocarbons in baking paper, pizza boxes & food wrapping

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging, which includes baking paper, pizza boxes and food wrapping.

Lotte Confectionery found guilty of copying Japanese packaging design

Lotte Confectionery, part of Lotte Group, South Korea, has allegedly been found guilty of copying a Japanese snack maker's package design, according to a hearing at Seoul Central District Court.

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

Me and My Factory

In Allied Bakeries’ new bakehouse

Allied Bakeries’ Stevenage site has come to the end of a £31M investment, Russell Zaple tells Nicholas Robinson all about it.

Bosch to develop five axis robots for more shelf ready retail packaging

Bosch Packaging Technology has redesigned its Delta robotic (D3) packaging portfolio to give food producers a more simplified platform design, faster changeovers and ease of use.

Eco-proof: Ultrasound bread proofing tech close to commercialization

A handful of bakeries and institutes across the EU are testing a novel proofing system that can slash energy consumption by 60% using ultrasound generated water droplets instead of steam.

Double jeopardy: Do fitness foods make people eat more and exercise less?

Products flogging fitness may encourage weight-conscious consumers to eat more and exercise less – leading the scientists behind the research to call for closer monitoring of sports nutrition marketing practices.

EVT launches 3D Robotguidance for gingerbread

‘China is still one of the biggest markets for vision systems’

China is still one of the biggest markets for vision systems, says EVT (Eye Vision Technology) as it launches the EyeScan 3D for its image processing software.

Highest consumption of ice cream is in North America

Tetra Pak launches world first high capacity ice cream extrusion line

Tetra Pak says it has developed an ice cream extrusion line with the highest capacity in the world, producing up to 43,200 pieces of ice cream sticks and sandwiches per...

Expo Milano 2015: ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’

DuPont: ‘We should look at more and better packaging rather than less’

DuPont kicked off its partner event on Food Security in collaboration with the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ at Expo Milano 2015, in Italy today (June 10-11).

Campden BRI: Reduced-sugar oat bars possible thanks to beta-glucan

Sugar binders in oat bars can be removed completely if certain process adjustments are made to leverage beta-glucan as the binding agent, says the bakery science manager at Campden BRI.

Warburtons tests groundbreaking robot at Burnley

Warburtons is testing a groundbreaking robot picker at its Burnley Wraps and Thins plant, where it officially opened its latest sheet and cut line on May 20.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015

Superseedz: Start-ups must never underestimate packaging power

Start-up snack makers must invest in packaging from the get-go because it’s a powerful consumer draw, says Superseedz.

Dispatches: Campden BRI Snacks Technology Conference

PepsiCo: Validating the kill step in oats is a ‘complex’ task

Working to validate the kill step in mass oat production is extremely complex, says the head of process authority at PepsiCo Europe.

Kliklok wins cartoning line contract for Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits

Kliklok, which has worked with McVities, Heinz and Twinings, has won a contract with Weetabix to pack its Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits at a factory in Kettering, UK.

Snack packs: Re-sealable features hold premium promise

Re-sealable zippers have a strong future in the premium snack aisle, claim suppliers.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

tna sees increasing demand for healthier snacks with fun flavours, formats and sizes

There is an increasing demand for healthier snacks with innovative flavours, formats and sizes and this trend will continue to grow over the coming years, according to tna.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Dairy, meat and bakery SMEs come face-to-face with technology providers to develop alternative packaging for future success

European Project, TRADEIT, hosted a Food Packaging Brokerage event during Hispack 2015 and BTA, (Barcelona Tecnologias de la Alimentacion), food technology fair, in Barcelona last week (April 23-24).

Clondalkin creates packaging to stop migration of mineral oil – but is it enough?

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Wentus has developed two barrier films WSL 343040 and WSL 143031, for dry food products that it claims stops the migration of mineral oils from the outer...

Healthy snacks: In-line nutritional analysis booming, says Foss

The demand for in-line nutrition analysis is on the rise as snack makers face increasing pressure for accurate nutrient content, says the sales director of Foss North America.

Gluten-free snacks: Chilled dough sheeters could help sticky problems

Chilled sheeters can help when processing typically sticky gluten-free dough, says Reading Bakery Systems.

Patent Watch

Quaker files patent on expandable microwave oatmeal pot

Quaker has developed a pot that can be expanded ahead of microwaving, improving convenience for consumers and saving shipping costs for manufacturers.

Guest article

Why has robotic uptake been lower in the bakery sector than other manufacturing areas?

‘The bakery sector is extremely broad, covering anything from ingredients, mixes and blends to bread, rolls, cakes and pre-made snack foods.

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