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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.

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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

Oven ‘kill step’ isn’t enough for bakery food safety, warns expert

Bakers must make crucial food safety step changes beyond the oven, particularly with implementation of the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) ongoing, warns a food safety specialist.

Coles fined A$2.5m for ‘fresh’ bread claims

Australian supermarket major Coles must pay A$2.5m in penalties over false and misleading ‘fresh’ claims on its par-baked products, a federal court has ruled.

CDR targets fat and oil quality control

CDR and Filsorb have launched a benchtop analyser for quality control of raw materials when purchased, stored and during production.

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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.

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.

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.

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RF Biocidics delivers decontamination tech to almond firm

RF Biocidics has installed its radio frequency equipment at an almond firm to eliminate possible harmful contaminants.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bühler and APRES evaluate industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction

Bühler has carried out tests with the American Peanut Research & Education Society (APRES) to evaluate the effectiveness of industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction using Salmonella surrogate, Enterococcus faecium.

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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.

TCE vapors impact more than 100 homes

General Mills faces class action over toxic solvent contamination

General Mills is being sued by a group of Minneapolis residents over its poor waste disposal of toxic cleaning solvents at an old R&D center more than 50 years ago.

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 acrylamide by up to 95%.

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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.

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Bull’s heads and traffic light men: Intersnack unveils 2015 NPD

Intersnack Germany has added bull-shaped hollow snacks and traffic light men chips to add a playful twist to snacking, says its marketing head.

Kellogg may shut cereal plant after lengthy union battles

Kellogg Company says it will ‘have no choice’ but to close at least one US cereal plant if union members refuse to reconsider a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) issued on employment terms.

Air-dried veg chips ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM

Zweifel Pomy-Chips’ potato chips mixed with air-dried beetroot slices were voted the ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM and the company hopes to drive exports dramatically with the product.

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.

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