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Schaeffler launches Halal and Kosher-certified bearing grease

Schaeffler UK has introducing a rolling bearing grease certified for use in both Halal and Kosher food processing environments.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

A 3D printer for foods and a dry cleaning system for ham and pork shoulder among Bta award winners

Bta Barcelona Food Technology held the first of its Bta Innova and Bta Emprende awards at Hispack 2015 this month.

Start-ups better positioned to follow new playbook for snacks, expert suggests

Start-ups and small brands are better suited than most large CPG firms to take advantage of consumers’ increased interest in snacking because they are unfettered by outdated expectations and assumptions,...

Leadership changes for Kellogg to drive US growth

Kellogg Company has announced two new appointments; a move it says will help drive further growth for its business in North America. 

BASF-Stepan CLA claim rejection fall-out

EFSA: Only national bodies can withdraw health claim applications

The EU’s central science agency has clarified health claim procedures after a furore over a CLA weight management submission BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition unsuccessfully attempted to withdraw from the...

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Reisopack: ‘European manufacturers have to convince US firms they can perform at the same level as their American rivals’

The world is becoming smaller and competition is increasing, according to Reisopack which counts Coca-Cola, Bimbo, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Kellogg's among its customers.

Edita to take Twinkies to Middle East & North Africa after extending Hostess deal

Egyptian bakery manufacturer Edita has embarked on an aggressive regional expansion drive across the Middle East and North Africa after acquiring the rights to Hostess Brands’ Hoho’s, Twinkies and Tiger...

Frito-Lay gambles on US market with Doritos Roulette

PepsiCo owned Frito-Lay has launched its Doritos Roulette tortilla chips onto the US market and is using Twitter’s new video streaming platform Periscope to support its introduction.

Biome Bioplastics £3m project to ‘significantly accelerate global bioplastics market’

Biome Bioplastics has launched a project to further develop successful bio-based chemical research, which could significantly accelerate the global bioplastics market.

Storage and transport of highly perishable foodstuffs; truffles, mozzarella, berries, shellfish

Nutrimentum DIVEs into food processing sector, filing a patent on antioxidant storage container

Researchers at Nutrimentum, in Italy, have filed a patent on a food container called DIVE (Device for Increasing Vibrational Energy), an electric device for the conservation and storage of foods.

"The consequence of this is a fundamental blow to the belief in health claims as a magic bullet."

Consumers are food confused...Are you helping?

Consumers have never been more confused about food, argues Healthy Food Marketing chief Peter Wennstrom in this guest article. The food industry needs to step up...

Vitafoods investment hunt: 14 start-ups on menu

14 nutrition start-ups are formally seeking investment and partners the day before Vitafoods Europe officially opens next week in Geneva.

'We should be the leader and considered as the expert:' Holland & Barrett’s pledge for 50 free-from stores

Health food store Holland & Barrett is making free-from food a priority, improving availability and convenience with the opening of 50 dedicated stores in the UK.

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.

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CSB-System to monitor Freshway Foods raw material and ingredients process chain

CSB-System has partnered with Freshway Foods to monitor its raw materials and ingredients throughout the process chain, to control costs, increase efficiencies, maintain quality and provide full traceability.

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Lucien Georgelin launches fruity dessert in transparent To-Go snack packs

French manufacturer, Lucien Georgelin has partnered with RPC Bebo Bouxwiller to launch its fruit compotes and desserts in To-Go snack packs.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Bosch: ‘Smaller batch sizes will lead to a generational change in the field of packaging machines’

The next generation of packaging machines are cabinet-free, adaptive, simple, efficient and ready for Connected Industry, according to Bosch.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Dairy, meat and bakery SMEs come face-to-face with technology providers to develop alternative packaging for future success

European Project, TRADEIT, hosted a Food Packaging Brokerage event during Hispack 2015 and BTA, (Barcelona Tecnologias de la Alimentacion), food technology fair, in Barcelona last week (April 23-24).

Clondalkin creates packaging to stop migration of mineral oil – but is it enough?

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Wentus has developed two barrier films WSL 343040 and WSL 143031, for dry food products that it claims stops the migration of mineral oils from the outer...

What do 36 countries say about folate and folic acid pre-conception?

Five countries recommend folate and folic acid consumption around conception above and beyond World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, while five others dismiss supplementation as unnecessary, report finds. 

PepsiCo ponders what ‘good for you’ means

PepsiCo, the world's largest snack maker, said it was “going through a little change in our thinking” as it reported its Q1 2015 results.

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Aseptia, Hiperbaric, Dow and WikiFoods win at Edison Awards

Aseptia has scooped a gold award in the food processing and preparation category at the Edison Awards held last night (23 April).

Sacmi opens two offices in Africa ahead of Tunisia tradeshow

Sacmi, which makes closures and containers for the beverage industry, says it has opened two offices in Africa ahead of Plastic Expo 2015 in Tunis (May 13-16).

Live from Hispack 2015, Barcelona

POP exhibits take centre stage at Hispack 2015 packaging show

Exhibits in point of purchase products (POP), smart packaging, 3D prototyping sustainability and ready-to-eat packs took centre stage at Hispack 2015, organized by Fire de Barcelona and the Graphispack Association,...

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.

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