Dutch bakery ingredients supplier CSM posted an increase of sales of €149.2m for the third quarter, but notes a substantial hike in commodity costs and reports that it has taken some steps to offset this through higher prices.
Smaller-volume meat processors can now get the cost and quality benefits of a near infrared (NIR) fat analysing system thanks to the launch of an affordable, compact and robust new machine, said manufacturers Foss.
A new alliance between a software developer and a intelligent weighing system manufacturer will help eliminate waste, save on time and increase product consistency and profitability for UK and Irish based bakers, according to the companies involved.
BakeMark UK has advised that “economising is not the same as down trading” and has suggested that using premium quality ingredients is the most important factor in remaining competitive – even if that means comparatively higher costs.
Productivity improvements and energy efficiency schemes will constitute the majority of new projects next year in the US food and beverage manufacturing sector, claims a report from a US market analysis firm.