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OAL cryogenic cooling project to revolutionize ready meal industry

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has kicked off the first of its kind Advanced Cooking and Cooling Technology project (ACCT) to revolutionize the ready meal industry.

Atlas Copco to strengthen its vacuum technology business with $514m Leybold Vacuum acquisition

Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire Leybold Vacuum, part of Oerlikon Corporation, for $514m, with the transaction to be completed in the first half of 2016.

Cryogenic freezing aids cookie manufacturing, says Linde exec

An executive at Linde claims cryogenic freezing is allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.

Not just quantity: Nofima says think about fiber quality

There’s frequently talk that consumers aren’t getting enough fiber in their diets; but are they simply not getting the best quality fiber?

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Eurofins approved as gluten-free third party auditing company

Eurofins has been inducted into the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) as a newly trained and approved third party auditing and certification company.

South African population to increase by 7 million by 2050

Eagle Product Inspection strengthens its market position in Africa

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with J-Pak, in Africa, to distribute its x-ray inspection systems for applications including bakery, dairy, snacks, confectionery, cereals and grains.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

PepsiCo will highlight its sustainability progress across its most significant areas: water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, in Dubai, this week (October 27).

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

How to connect driverless cars with flexible food manufacturing

‘In the food industry we have seen considerable adoption of robots on the packing line but as yet there has been limited use for robots in the processing of raw materials,’ says Jake Norman, business development manager, OAL (Olympus Automation Ltd) Group.

Artisan bread at standard bread cost: Mecatherm touts tray technology

Bakery producers in developed markets can create an intermediate category in the bread sector with high quality artisanal bread at low production costs, claims Mecatherm.

The deep clean: Baker Perkins upgrades Tweedy dough mixer to slash clean time in half

Baker Perkins has reengineered its Tweedy dough mixers to ensure machines are thoroughly cleaned far quicker and easier for bakers.

tna expands in the Middle East and North Africa

‘It’s essential to become a part of the local culture if you want to achieve global success’

‘It’s essential to learn about and eventually become a part of the local culture if you want to achieve global success’, says tna as it expands in the Middle East and North Africa.

Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.

Clean cut: Soreen hires Telsonic UK to cut soft/sticky Malt Loaves into individual portion sizes

Telsonic UK has partnered with Soreen, which makes Original Malt Loaves as well as a range including banana, apple and cinnamon, to test its Ultrasonic technology on soft or sticky products.

Dry milk producer installs Flexicon bulk bag discharger for baked goods, ice cream & confectionery

Franklin Farms East (FFE) in New Jersey, US, which produces dry milk and non-dairy food products used in baked goods, ice creams and confectionery products has installed a Flexicon bulk bag discharger and bag dump station to bring its blending in-house.

Deal will support Hosokawa Bepex’s bakery & grain processing portfolio

Bühler acquires Hosokawa Bepex as it sees a growing demand in emerging markets

Bühler Group has acquired chocolate specialist Hosokawa Bepex, which will be integrated into its Business Area Consumer Foods division.

Donkey Brands partners with FOODesign to increase production of its tortilla chips

Donkey Brands has partnered with FOODesign from tna, to install an immerso-cook frying machine and quik-coat system for its tortilla chips.


Eating it raw: Don't neglect food safety of cereal-based goods at consumer level, warns researcher

Ridding grain-and flour-based product contaminants must be considered at every step of processing down to consumer level as consumers may misread labels and eat the product raw, says a food researcher.

Dispatches from IBA 2015

Don’t take the weather with you: Atmospheric baking to protect products from outdoor temperature changes, says MIWE

German equipment supplier MIWE has introduced an oven it claims is the first to guard baked goods against inconsistencies through changes in the weather.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Bosch to launch Pack 301 LS packaging machine for biscuits and crackers

Bosch will launch its Pack 301 LS (Length Slug) flexible packaging system for biscuits and crackers for the first time at IBA.

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