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‘Some food packaging designs are awkward to code online’

Doy style stand-up pouch for snacks and soups presents serious challenges for coding

‘Offline coders are quietly handling the awkward jobs that would otherwise hold up production.

ABA ANNUAL CONVENTION A 'GREAT PLACE' TO ENGAGE

BEMA: Engage with bakers – don’t be on the outside looking in

The bakery sector is innovating and energized so it’s important equipment suppliers stay engaged, says the president and CEO of BEMA (Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds).

Bar maker-turned co-packer BumbleBar furthers organic mission

Long before “gluten-free,” “sustainable” and “organic” held the marketing sway they do now, Liz Ward wanted to channel her passion for organic agriculture and social justice into a naturally nutritionally dense food product by...

SGS and Trace One launch T Transparency software built on cloud-based social network

SGS Supply Chain Solution has partnered with Trace One to utilise its T Transparency software to communicate more effectively across the supply chain on a cloud-based social network.

Egg whites in plastic can be used as alternative for petroleum-based food packaging

Egg whites in plastic can be used as alternative for petroleum-based food packaging, according to researchers at the University of Georgia, in the US.

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.

Dispatches: Snaxpo 2015

Retail expert: Snack makers must get into ‘grocerants’ and e-commerce

Retail-restaurant models and e-commerce are on the rise and snack makers must act fast to secure presence in these spaces, says a retail expert.

Cereal survivor: Fiber could be a protective part of our diets, say researchers

Cereal fiber has a ‘potentially protective’ role, say US researchers, after a study showed that people with the highest intake of cereal fiber had a 19% lower risk of death.

ConAgra Foods outlines 3 point plan to grow consumer business

ConAgra Food outlines a three-point plant for growing sales of commercial brands, including Swiss Miss, Pam and Orville Redenbacher's, which continue to struggle despite improved share, profit and volume stabilization.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bakery sector satisfies sweet tooth at ExxonMobil Anuga stand

ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.

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Face in the crowd: Anuga FoodTec 2015

Resource efficiency and sustainability were the underlying themes at Anuga FoodTec, in Cologne, Germany, this year.

"New ideas need to be nurtured"

Critic-free innovation: What snack makers should learn from students

Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.

News in brief

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.

‘State-of-the art’ warehouse for Blue Diamond's US almond plant

California-based almond agricultural co-operative, Blue Diamond Growers, is struggling to cope with increasing throughput at its processing plants and will expand warehouse facilities by 33% to absorb the impact, according to...

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,...

Berry Plastics and Klöckner Pentaplast joint partnership

Berry Plastics Group and Klöckner Pentaplast Group have entered into a joint partnership to sell form-fill seal packaging worldwide.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Rockwell Automation partners with food firm to implement Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide

Rockwell Automation has secured a contract with a large food manufacturer to implement its Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Food technologist: Global interest in sourdough is growing

Sourdough is becoming increasingly popular in baking because of its versatility and ability to enhance flavor and texture as well as lengthen shelf life, says a food technologist.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

German scientists create first prototype for elastomer gripper for unpackaged food

The German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL), Fraunhofer IVV Dresden and the German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK), have developed elastomer grippers for hygienic handling of unpackaged foods to be...

On its own, fiber lacks sex appeal; add protein and it's bang on trend...

The recommended daily fiber intake is 25-30g, but most Americans get only about half that amount, according to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which notes that aside from gut health...

News in brief

EPAL records 3% growth of euro pallets in 2014

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has recorded a production of 66.3 million of EPAL euro pallets in 2014 with 3% growth compared to 2013.

Dispatches from Anuga foodTec 2015

First ovenable tray skin films are coming out onto the market now

The first ovenable tray skin films are coming out onto the market now, according to Sealpac.

Primal Pantry founder: 'You can't protect your product. You can only protect your brand'

When launching a new product, don’t underestimate the power of good design – and make sure you trademark everywhere, says Suzie Walker, founder of The Primal Pantry.

Wheat genetics debunked: DNA map to aid future breeding and NPD, says scientist

The world’s first DNA map of global wheat varieties will give unprecedented knowledge on genetic characteristics, helping breeders to innovate faster, says a Kansas State University plant pathology scientist.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Meyn, Ishida and CSB-System to launch iPoultry Plant

Meyn, Ishida and CSB-System have joined forces to launch a complete poultry processing software system called iPoultry, due for official launch in September 2015.

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