New service can help extend shelf life, says LFI
Reliable accelerated tests are proving invaluable in enabling food processors to have a confident assessment of shelf life before a product launch, says Leatherhead Food International (LFI).
PWP's easy-to-open cake domes 'reduce product damage'
PWP Industries has released an easy-to-open airtight packaging for cakes, which the company describes as “a category buster” that reduces product damage while cutting down on plastic.
Oxygen barrier system wins IFT Science Award
Active Oxygen Barrier Enhancement technology netted packaging
specialists Multisorb Technologies a 2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation
High pressure processing kit wins IFT science award
High pressure processing equipment, which uses a working pressure
of 87,000 psi (6116.7 Kgf/cm2) was one of three food
packaging and processing systems honoured with a 2008 IFT Food Expo
Study shines light on photosensitive drink shelf life
The significance of lighting on shelf-life in photo-sensitive
drinks and food products should not be underestimated by processors
when considering how to store their products, says a new study.
Reducing food waste a matter of compliance, expert
Huge volumes of food waste could be diverted from land-fill sites
and back to the table, if only there was proper attention was paid
to processes and compliance with regulatory safeguards, according
to an industry expert.
Bagger designed for convenience salads, produce
A new bagging machine is designed to package fresh produce, such as
single-serve salads and kits.
Mid-level oxygen-barrier film adds to range of options
A new mid-level oxygen-barrier film released on the market adds to
the choices processors have for packaging foods and liquids.
Smart label monitors food shelf life
A new smart label allows food processors to monitor the shelf life
of products packed with modified atmosphere gases.
Danisco blends to take tortillas into new markets
Danisco believes its new range of ingredient blends called
Powerflex, intended to keep tortillas soft and fresh no matter what
the shelf-life requirements, could help open up new global markets
for the food product.
Aseptic tap extends beverage shelf life
An aseptic dispensing tap now allows a flexible packaging material
to be used to store beverages and liquid foods without
refrigeration, the manufacturer claims.
Tester determines oxygen permeability
A new machine can help processors test the barrier properties of
packaging to ensure food products maintain their stated shelf life.
Wine waste could boost shelf life of fish
Antioxidant and fibre-rich waste from wine making could offer a
cheap and healthy alternative to synthetic antioxidants to prolong
the shelf life of fish meat, suggests a study from Spain.
Antimicrobial paper extends shelf life, claims manufacturer
MicrobeGuard today announced the launch of a lining paper liner
that will feature AgION antimicrobial technology.
WRAP funding available for waste reduction ideas
About €4.4m (£3m) in additional government funds was released
yesterday to help UK processors develop new methods of reducing the
amount of food waste going into landfills.