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Mekitec bakes up x-ray imaging machine for growing company

Mekitec has helped an expanding US-based bakery deal with increased demand.

Lawyer: FSMA is going to hit small snack makers hard

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is going to squeeze smaller snack players who may not have the finances and resources to implement required changes under regulations, warns a lawyer.

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PepsiCo: Validating the kill step in oats is a ‘complex’ task

Working to validate the kill step in mass oat production is extremely complex, says the head of process authority at PepsiCo Europe.

Patent Watch

General Mills files patent for oil removal in snacks

General Mills has developed a method to remove residue oil from fried snacks using an air flow chamber.

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Safe snack NPD: Microbial risks must be considered, warns expert

Snack product developers must carefully consider microbial risks that could be associated with use of new ingredients or processes, says an expert.

Trans fat ban / Nutrition Facts Panel overhaul / FSMA implementation

Big baking: Policy change has never been this busy, says ABA

Bakers must be prioritize and collaborate in the face of policy upheaval on nutrition, ingredients and food safety this year, warns the American Bakers Association (ABA).

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

tna sees increasing demand for healthier snacks with fun flavours, formats and sizes

There is an increasing demand for healthier snacks with innovative flavours, formats and sizes and this trend will continue to grow over the coming years, according to tna.

Oxifree anti-corrosion resin becomes official supplier for Kellogg’s UK

Following successful pilot projects with Kellogg’s, Meadow Vale Foods and food processors ABP, Oxifree anti-corrosion resin has signed an agreement as the official supplier for Kellogg’s UK.

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.

Guest article

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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