Ozone nano-bubbles harnessed to sterilise water
A new steriliser uses ozone nano-bubbles to produce a water mixture
that can be used for food processing.
Cryovac breaths new life into cheese packaging
A new range of vacuum cheese packaging allows the curing process to
continue while extending product shelf life, its manufacturer
Nano ink indicates safety breach in food packaging
A new ink leverages nanotechnology to detect the presence of oxygen
in food packages, giving awarning that the product is no longer
safe to eat.
Review bursts oxygen water performance link
The idea that drinking water containing extra oxygen could improve
performance during exercise cannot be taken seriously, says a new
journal review, in a blow to producers of the drink.
Oxygen, CO2 mix reduces spoilage
A mix of 60 per cent oxygen and 40 per cent carbon dioxide can
efficiently reduce the microbial spoilage of refrigerated beef,
Novel oxygen test for drinks in plastic packaging
A new test that realistically determines how much oxygen will pass
through food and beverage packaging during a product's lifetime
will enable producers to speed up and improve new product trials.
Portable analyser measures gas in meat packages
A hand-held headspace analyser is the first in the field to measure
carbon monoxide levels in modified and controlled-atmosphere
packaging (MAP) for case-ready meat, its manufacturerclaims.
Equipment cleaning system uses ozone gas
A high pressure system using ozone gas would eliminate the use hot
water and chemicals when cleaning equipment at food processing
plants, according to the product's inventor, US-based
New innovations expected to drive barrier resins market
Demand for barrier resins continues to boom, with the latest market
report estimating that the US market will continue to grow in
excess of 8 per cent up to 2009. With the European market expected
to see similar levels of growth,...
Linde showcases cryogenic freezing range
Linde Gas is showcasing a new range of crygenic freezing
applications at IPA 2004 in Paris. FoodProductionDaily.com took a
Space station technology applied to food packaging
A film being developed to improve the permeability of gases for use
in space stations could also provide a breakthrough for food
packaging, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Schott gets FDA approval for barrier coating
The American Food and Drug Administration has given Schott HiCotec
approval for its innovative PICVD process for barrier coating in
food and beverage packaging made of PET.
Sugar renders packaging biodegradable
Chemists in India are lacing plastics with sugar to make them
palatable to soil bacteria. The plastics, which normally survive
for decades in landfills, start to biodegrade within days.
Waste vegetable oil generates energy
A researcher in environmental engineering at Staffordshire
University in the UK has developed a technique to convert unwanted
cooking oil into a 'biodiesel' which is a much cleaner alternative
to fossil diesel.