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.
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.
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 Speciality Foods denies Channel 4 health and safety allegations of blocked exits and unruly conditions describing them as ‘misleading’ and ‘speculative’.
Ishida Europe met the Queen at Buckingham Palace recently to celebrate winning this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
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) 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.
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.
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.
Secondary packaging machinery companies like Kliklok-Woodman work to meet food customer demands for high-performance equipment that is simple to operate.
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?