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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.

Extruded snack innovation: In-lab trials, healthier NPD and 3D shaping

Extruded snack makers are using low output machines to run R&D tests in-house and many are working to develop healthier variants and inventive shapes, say equipment suppliers.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Theatrical bakery: Retailers should take in-store baking front-of-house

The future of in-store bakery is about being closer to the consumer, says Mono Equipment who has developed an easier rack system for baking front-of-house.

News in brief

Nut sorter meets zero-defect expectations in high-end markets, says developer

A laser sorter has helped reduce false rejection rates at the Morada nut company, according to the firm behind the technology.

News in brief

Ampac launches Select Harvest almond pouch with QuickZip/Aplix closure

Ampac has launched its first commercial stand-up pouch with Select Harvest, using a QuickZip closure and Aplix fastener.

High performance software 'optimizes' bakery supply chain traceability

CSB-System is offering bespoke software to help optimize efficiency and traceability in bakery production amid market pressure for speed, quality and reliability.

Cardboard tray system slashes bakers' costs and could reduce retail bread prices

Replacing plastic trays with a cardboard system could allow US retailers to slash US bread prices while maintaining profit margins and lowering costs for manufacturers, says the maker of the...

ABA ANNUAL CONVENTION A 'GREAT PLACE' TO ENGAGE

BEMA: Engage with bakers – don’t be on the outside looking in

The bakery sector is innovating and energized so it’s important equipment suppliers stay engaged, says the president and CEO of BEMA (Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds).

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Heat and Control awaits go-ahead for India mega plant

Heat and Control plans to open a large-scale manufacturing facility in India to serve a rapidly growing snacks market and bolster business in the country, its sales head says.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bakery sector satisfies sweet tooth at ExxonMobil Anuga stand

ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.

"New ideas need to be nurtured"

Critic-free innovation: What snack makers should learn from students

Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

Danish Food Tech Group: Africa has ‘good potential’

Equipment suppliers have opportunities to develop smart and safe machines as major food firms move into Africa, says the head of Danish Food Tech Group.

tna acquires Florigo International and expands its facilities worldwide

tna has acquired Florigo International, in The Netherlands, taking advantage of its vacuum technology which allows manufacturers to cook products at a lower temperature, claiming to reduce the formation of...

News in brief

Cambridge Engineered Solutions launches CamEDGE for the bakery sector

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, has launched CamEDGE, a cageless spiral system conveyor belt for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) selling primarily to the baking industry.

Clear Lam Packaging settles lawsuit with Frito-Lay over Doritos PrimaPak

Clear Lam Packaging and Frito-Lay have settled a lawsuit over its Doritos ‘Gamer Pack’, which included flexible film belonging to Clear Lam's trademarked PrimaPak technology.

Weetabix cuts costs with more efficient motors

Weetabix has saved thousands of pounds by replacing motors on the breakfast cereal extruders at the Corby factory that makes products such as Weetos and Crunchy Bran.

News in brief

Ocean’s Halo turns to Innovia Films to package its Seaweed Chips

Ocean’s Halo has launched its Seaweed Chips in Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging. 

Bühler: Ditch oil for hot air to slash snack fat

Ditching oil for hot air in snack production can create extremely low-fat products that could counter childhood obesity concerns, says Bühler.

Company sees increased take up from china

Mackie’s Crisps installs third iTPS from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory

Mackie’s Crisps has installed a third iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland.

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

Bemis makes packaging pop with interactive and sensory technologies

At the recent International Production and Processing Expo, Bemis North America extended a 4D hand to brand owners seeking packaging to help differentiate their products.

Vacuum flour transfer can improve dough, says OAL Group

Bakers must consider carefully how flour is moved from silos to mixers because this stage is critical to dough consistency and overall baking quality, says an OAL Group engineer.

Smart packaging: Is industry being clever enough?

Manufacturers want packaging that adds value to the consumer experience and has stand-out shelf appeal in a crowded market, but what opportunities are there in the drive to be ‘smarter’?

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