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, which makes gas analysis instruments, has partnered with Ultrapharm gluten-free bakery to monitor its modified atmosphere packs (MAP).
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 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.
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 plans to expand into Africa next year and snacks will spearhead the move, its managing director says.
Next generation energy-saving technologies do exist for bakers but not everyone is jumping on board, says the American Bakers Association (ABA).
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.
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.
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?
Baked goods often lack consistency which poses problems when using robotics in the production line, Arr-Tech Automation Technology says.
The higher minimum wage set for the US state of California will see more bakeries turning to automation and robots, says bakery equipment supplier All Bake Technologies.
IBIE 2013 has a fantastic educational program lined up from tips for gluten-free and whole grain use, to insight on food safety regulations and labeling laws. BakeryandSnacks takes a look at ‘what not to miss’…
The biggest challenge facing granola bar makers is the stickiness and product build-up on packaging lines, but this can be overcome with gentle handling and clever belt timing, says Bosch.
The US Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period for four proposed food-safety manufacturing rules by 60 days, until mid-November.
The Waddington Group has acquired Par-Pak, a thermoformer of bakery and produce packaging to continue its growth and expand into new markets.
Dowson Food Machinery will expand its export business into Western Europe following the acquisition of JBS in the UK.
ConAgra Foods has issued a precautionary recall on two varieties of Orville Redenbacher’s ready-to-eat popcorn due to the risk of undeclared milk allergens.
Ireland’s The Flat Bread Company has diversified into the retail market thanks to an extra-wide flow wrapper designed specifically for the firm by Italian supplier PFM Packaging Machinery.
ULMA Packaging has unveiled a horizontal flow pack wrapper (HFFS) for the bakery, confectionery and produce industry.