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Avure to expand its HPP capabilities in Mexico

Avure plans to expand its HPP (high pressure processing) capabilities across Mexico by hiring Edmundo Romo as business development manager for the region.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Kettle Chips recalls UK products over plastic contamination fear

Kettle Foods has recalled a number of packs of its Kettle Chips in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

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LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision create Dirty Tray Vision system

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision are showcasing their Dirty Tray Vision system (DTV) at ProSweets 2016 this week, which can get rid of problems associated with poorly filled starch trays in the confectionery and bakery industry.

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PWR Pack expands its production facilities as it moves into 3D robotic grippers

PWR Pack, which supplies robotic packaging to the food manufacturing industry, is expanding its production facilities as it moves into 3D grippers.

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tna on ‘growth mode’, controlled portion packaging and ‘good for you’ food processing

Controlled portion packaging is continuously growing and will drive machine speeds to ever increasing heights on the packaging side of the business, according to tna.

Musgrave renews private-label contract with Trace One

Irish retailer Musgrave Group has renewed its contract with Trace One, software company.

Carritech in talks for ColdBake process to enter bakery, snacks and cereal sector

Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.

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‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some of the best processing and packaging machines on show at ISM and ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, (January 31-February 3).

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Dow doubles capacity for its Methocel MX food grade product line

Dow Chemical Company has completed an expansion, which will more than double capacity for its Methocel MX food grades products line.

Metal contamination fear prompts Sainsbury's own-label bread recall in UK

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has recalled some of its own-label bread over fear the loaves are contaminated with metal.

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KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.

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Keystone Food Products expands snack production

Keystone Food Products has expanded production capabilities at its Easton, Pennsylvania site, adding a series of tna technology to its packaging lines; robag 3ci; intelli-weigh omega 314; intelli-read 3 barcode scanner; intelli air and hyper-detect metal detector.

EquipNet opens office in Brazil after surge of international firms moving to the region buying pre-owned equipment

EquipNet has opened an office in Sao Paulo because it says it has seen an increase in the use of pre-owned F&B manufacturing equipment, due to an increasing number of international firms moving to Brazil.

OAL wins £60k grant to develop robotic ‘chefs’ to speed up food processing

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has received a £60,000 grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop robotic ‘chefs’ in food manufacturing.

Genius gluten-free bakery to expand further into frozen food sector

Genius Foods gluten-free bakery will expand further into the frozen food sector following its acquisition of frozen pie-maker Chapel Foods.

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Körber acquires Efacec Handling Solutions

Körber technology group has completed its acquisition of Efacec Handling Solutions strengthening its presence across Portugal, Czech Republic, India, Singapore, and Spain.

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Dematic completes Reddwerks acquisition

Dematic has completed its acquisition of Reddwerks Corporation, and will operate as a subsidiary of the firm under the tradename Dematic Reddwerks.

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Tips for choosing a pump system for food and beverage applications

‘Pumps in food and beverage applications are used to transfer product from one place to another, from unloading rail cars filled with corn syrup for a cola beverage; to dewatering devices and high temperature cooking processes or heat exchangers. 

Biscuiterie Thijs increases its waffle production by over 30% with FANUC M-2iA robots

Belgian waffle house, Biscuiterie Thijs, has increased production by over 30% after installing six FANUC  M-2iA robots to automate its packing line.

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