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Americas: Nestlé to build operations center in Uruguay

Nestlé will invest nearly CHF 17 million (US$17.8 million) in a new operations center in Uruguay that will include a production plant and a distribution center. It will also be Nestlé Uruguay’s headquarters. More than half of the total investment in equipment will be for green technologies, including the use of renewable energy sources. The modernization of production processes will further improve...

Americas: IBM, Cornell University partner on safe milk supply

IBM and Cornell University will use next-generation sequencing combined with bioinformatics designed to help reduce the chances that the global milk supply is impacted by safety breaches. With the onset of this dairy project, Cornell University has become the newest academic institution to join the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, a food safety initiative that includes IBM Research,...

Americas: Sweeteh flavors for clean label products

Bell Flavors and Fragrances introduces Sweetech technology as a smarter flavor enhancer alternative for the food and beverage industry. Sweetech comprises a range of flavors that deliver a full, rounded sweetness profile similar to sucrose. Sensory testing has shown that the flavors can support reduction of sugar in foods and beverages by 20-50%, depending on the application, with no significant difference...

Europe: Mondelēz International opens technical center

Mondelēz International opens a global Technical Center in Wroclaw, Poland to support new products and technologies for brands such as Milka and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Oreo, belVita and Barni biscuits. The Wroclaw Technical Center is part of the company's previously announced $65 million investment in nine research and development hubs. These centers will enable Mondelēz International to better recruit, retain...

Americas: Multi-Color to gain foothold in Asia with acquisition

Multi-Color Corporation will acquire the labels division of Constantia Flexibles for approximately US$1.3 billion, payable in cash and stock. The combined annual revenues and EBITDA of the two businesses will be approximately US$1.6 billion and US$300 million, respectively. The combination brings together Constantia Labels' food and beverage business with Multi-Color's wine and spirit, and home and personal care platforms, and emerging...

Europe: Sports closure at drinktec 2017

Bericap will be introducing a two-piece sports closure, allowing a two-colour look with a transparent polypropylene shell and a coloured high-density polyethylene pourer section at drinktec 2017 from September 11 to 15 at Munich, Germany. The sports closure is designed with a tear strip, offering tamper evidence functionality for the over-cap. It will also be available with bridges where they can...

Europe: Perstorp’s bioplastics gets food contact approval

Perstorp has acquired food contact use approval for its Capa for bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D. The Capa 6800D for bioplastics extends Perstorp’s range of products for biodegradable food applications like bags, films, paper cups and packaging. It is a high molecular weight linear polyester derived from caprolactone monomer.

Americas: tna debuts flexible bagger at show

The tna ropac 5 will be displayed at Pack Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, US from September 25 to 27. The machine can produce up to 300 flexible bags per minute. "Our case packer was a huge success at interpack earlier this year and we can’t wait to demonstrate to US manufacturers just how much of a game changer the system...

Americas: Corbion unveils clean-label antimicrobial for processed meats

Corbion introduces Verdad Opti Powder N70, an antimicrobial solution that delivers the functionality and attributes most important to processors of uncured meat products, without the drawbacks of competing solutions. Some antimicrobials offer effective pathogen control and longer shelf life, but have undesirable consumer labeling. Some processed meat formulations pose unique challenges in terms of high moisture, low salt levels and higher...

Asia Pacific: Two restaurant chains go digital with order taking

Minor Food has partnered with TabSquare to introduce TabSquare's SmartTab eMenu solutions in 30 of its restaurant outlets across five brands in Singapore. Japanese restaurant chain Sushi Tei has also adopted the tablet-based table ordering solution across all its restaurants in Singapore. "By implementing TabSquare SmartTab eMenu Solutions, our restaurants have achieved consistent customer service delivery, thanks to the innovative, end-to-end,...