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Splice up your life! TNA launches auto-splice packaging system

Australian food processing and packaging company TNA has launched an automatic splicing system for use with its Robag range of vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) bagging machines.

Frito-Lay president: 'We’re laser-focused on productivity’

Improved supply chain productivity using automation and better go-to-market delivery systems has driven core operating profit up 6% CAGR, says the president of Frito-Lay North America.

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut

The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead mouse in a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal.

Honeytop denies Channel 4 health and safety allegations

Honeytop Speciality Foods denies Channel 4 health and safety allegations of blocked exits and unruly conditions describing them as ‘misleading’ and ‘speculative’.

Ishida Europe recognised by the Queen as Russia now accounts for 20% of sales

Ishida Europe met the Queen at Buckingham Palace recently to celebrate winning this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

News in brief

Seda and Dilly & Wolf launch snacks tub

Paper cup and container producer, Seda has teamed up with Dilly & Wolf to launch a range of 200ml pots in the UK, which are lined with an aluminium barrier layer to keep snacks fresh. 

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products such as ice cream, desserts, cookies and donuts.

Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants.

DISPATCHES FROM INTERPACK 2014

Fritsch: Pumping stiff fillings into bakery looks ‘promising’

Fritsch is working on a filling machine that can pump stiff product like beans into baked goods; a development that could boost sales by 10-15%, its technical head says.

INTERPACK 2014

Ease of use is a primary focus of secondary packaging

Secondary packaging machinery companies like Kliklok-Woodman work to meet food customer demands for high-performance equipment that is simple to operate.

Special edition: Automation

‘Using robots to pick-up and pack food is starting to accelerate’

Pacepacker, which works with FANUC and Festo, and integrates robots for pick and place and palletising, is running a ‘Try Before You Buy’ trial at its Essex factory, UK, and has a free educational workshop in June.

Systech Illinois wins first gluten free deal

Systech Illinois, which makes gas analysis instruments, has partnered with Ultrapharm gluten-free bakery to monitor its modified atmosphere packs (MAP).

Dispatches from Europain 2014

World Cup Brazil: Good for Brazilian bakers?

The World Cup may well place Brazil in a global spotlight, but the world should see that the country has more to offer than football, carnivals and samba, according to a Brazilian trade association at this year's Europain.

Endoline wins £1.5m case sealer orders

Endoline Machinery has seen a growth in demand for its 744 Fully Automatic Random Case Sealers, after receiving up to £1.5m in orders from international snack manufacturers, in particular, crisps, in the last 12 months.

Terrell’s Potato Chip hit with $115,500 fine for repeated safety violations

Mid-sized snack player Terrell’s Potato Chip Company faces $115,500 in fines for new and recurring ‘serious’ safety hazards at its New York production plant.

Ishida Europe MD: Snacks will be growth tool for Africa

Ishida Europe plans to expand into Africa next year and snacks will spearhead the move, its managing director says.

SPECIAL EDITION: ENERGY-SAVING BAKING

Innovative energy efficiency: Bakers aren’t fully on board yet…

Next generation energy-saving technologies do exist for bakers but not everyone is jumping on board, says the American Bakers Association (ABA).

SPECIAL EDITION: ENERGY-SAVING BAKING

Retail wants green baking - and it wants it now, says BEMA

The pressure from the world of retail for bakers to go green and reduce environmental impact has never been tougher and is a “cultural change” for industry, the president of BEMA says.

Green baking: NASA coatings, heat recovery, recycled plastics, water reuse and much more…

Investments in green technology, waste recovery and sustainable supply can be seen across the baking sector, but what companies are pioneering and leading the way? BakeryandSnacks caught up with the B.E.S.T. in Baking (Becoming Environmentally Sustainable Together) award winners at IBIE 2013. 

ABA & BEMA: Frank talk about bakery challenges

Regulation, consumers, retailers: Dealing with change in the bakery sector

There is a flurry of regulation and sustainability pressures facing bakers along with changing consumer tastes and retail demands – but how are bakers and equipment suppliers coping with these challenges?

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