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Warburtons fined for maintenance worker’s injury

Warburtons has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for safety failings after a worker seriously injured his hand in a conveyor.

Mobile eye-tracking insights hold promise for cereal pack design

Mobile eye-tracking technology has heaps of potential for breakfast cereal makers looking to better communicate product attributes, claim researchers.

News in brief

AMERIPEN brochure highlights packaging's role in e-commerce sustainability

With the holiday season upon us, AMERIPEN has published a brochure that tells consumers how packaging helps ensure e-commerce sustainability. 

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Multivac plans rigid packaging on entry-level thermoformer

Multivac is developing cutting units for rigid film packaging on its entry-level thermoformer.

IRI F&B DATA: Part I on bread

White bread chomps into UK top 20 F&B but sales plummet

Three major white bread brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list, according to IRI data, but every single one has seen sales plummet.

IRI F&B DATA: Part II on snacks

Snacks scatter UK top 20 F&B showing sturdy growth

Two major snack brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list with above-market growth, according to IRI data.

Benexia chia oil wins EU novel foods approval

The European Commission has approved Benexia chia oil as a novel food for use in food supplements and in place of other plant fats and oils in foods and drink...

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Weidenhammer targets biodegradable certification

Weidenhammer is attempting to have its composite cans certified as biodegradable.

Trans-fat consumption linked to memory declines in adults

High trans-fat consumption may be associated with declines in memory among working-age men, according to research.

High-protein cookies definitely hold mass market appeal, says Lenny & Larry’s

High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.

Smart Software for Efficient Manufacturing December 10

Treofan installs Accolade software to realign its business processes

BOPP film manufacturer Treofan is implementing Accolade software, developed by Sopheon Corporation, as part of a realignment of its global processes, to go live within the next few weeks.

Patent Watch

Grupo Bimbo files patent for reduced-fat pork rinds

Grupo Bimbo has developed an alternative processing method that reduces the fat content of pork rind snacks.

Alfa Laval wins $10m starch processing order in Russia

Alfa Laval has won a $10m order to supply equipment to Donbiotech starch processing plant in Russia, with delivery expected in 2015.

'Quiet’ salt reduction is vital – but gourmet salt growth may stifle industry efforts

Salt replacer use is growing but low salt claims are not, as food companies favour a ‘quiet’ approach – but growth in gourmet table salts may threaten salt reduction efforts.

Sprouting for ‘superior’ gluten-free bread: Study

Sprouted brown rice flour can increase the protein, lipid and antioxidant activity in gluten-free breads, finds research.

McCain to process soup with uncalibrated vegetables

McCain, Randstad, Leclerc, The Food Bank and Gappi have developed an initiative to collect unsold merchandise from producers to make soup. 

Energy saving oven system set to save plant bakers thousands

Plant bakers will be able to save thousands in energy costs with an oven system that optimizes air flow and incorporates heat recovery, claims developer Campden BRI.

Secret snacking: Most Brits feel guilty, finds Canadean

Many British consumers feel guilty about snacking and even more associate it with ‘breaking’ a diet plan, research finds.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Ceisa launches film made from 100% recycled material

Ceisa Packaging has launched a transparent film made completely from recycled post-industrial waste at Emballage 2014.

PerkinElmer expands presence in food testing

PerkinElmer has acquired Perten Instruments for $266m to ‘significantly expand’ its presence in the food testing.

Good Greens CEO: The nutrition bars market is crowded, but there are still big growth opportunities

The nutrition bar category is becoming saturated, but there are still untapped pockets of opportunity, says Ohio-based Good Greens, which claims to blow rivals out of the water when it...

KP Snacks confirms plant closure

KP Snacks’s Consett factory will close in the first quarter of next year, threatening more than 100 jobs, the company has confirmed, with the closure of its Corby plant also likely....

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Sprouted flours are ‘the next big thing,” baker Peter Reinhart predicts

Sprouted grain flour is gaining traction with food manufacturers and consumers alike thanks to its sweeter taste, longer shelf life, increased nutrient bioavailability and overall better baking experience, claims Peter...

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Yet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans say “inadequate protein intake in...

‘Robust’ evidence for GM crop benefits, says meta-analysis

Genetically modified crops offer ‘large and significant’ benefits in both developed and developing countries, according to a new meta-analysis.

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