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Americas: Pack Expo gives back with scholarship program

The new Pack Expo scholarship program will provide US$30,000 annually to support the future packaging and processing workforce. Each year, six US$5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students studying packaging and processing at PMMI Partner Schools. A portion of the proceeds from the PACK gives BACK events at Pack Expo International and Pack Expo Las Vegas will benefit the scholarship...

Asia Pacific: Lupin added to allergen declaration list

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand has added lupin to the list of nine allergens that must be declared on food labels. Food businesses will need to declare lupin on food labels whenever it is present as an ingredient or as a component of food additives or processing aids. They have 12 months from 25 May 2017 to meet these...

Europe: Ishida machine chosen to handle sticky ingredients

A 12-head Fresh Food Weigher from Ishida Europe has enabled leading Belgian delicatessen producer Deldiche to handle a huge range of different products on a machine. To keep products fresh with fast turn over, Deldiche experiences short production runs and the need to get orders out as quickly as possible. To automate the packing process with various products and handling characteristics,...

Europe: Baker Perkins releases bread dough mixers

Baker Perkins releases the Tweedy 8 and Tweedy 20 bread dough mixers with maximum batch capacities of 8 kg and 20 kg respectively. They are intended for use by high-output bakeries for development work on new products; ingredient suppliers working on new formulations to improve high-speed mixing; and research organizations studying high speed mixing and other aspects of the bread...

Europe: Company releases oil with DHA, selenium content

Metabolium has developed Olïse, an oil with a high docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and organic selenium content. DHA is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is vital for brain development and function as well as for eyesight, while selenium is essential for normal endocrine and immune system function. The product is obtained using a patented process that enriches protists...

Asia Pacific: Companies to offer nutrition in India

Barentz International and Jubilant Life Sciences will deliver food nutrition and fortification solutions in India and its neighboring countries. “We hope to position this partnership as a leading distribution player in India, Sri-Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh and become a reference in nutrient fortification," said Pramod Yadav, co-CEO of Life Science Ingredients business of Jubilant Life Sciences.

Americas: Videojet releases high-speed laser marking system

Videojet Technologies releases a high powered carbon dioxide (CO2) laser marking system to process complex codes at the highest speeds, with the industry's widest mark field. The Videojet 3640 CO2 laser solution offers enhanced speeds in data processing and communication and produces the correct finish for the required mark. The 3640 can process more than 1,000 variable codes per minute with...

Europe: GEA upgrades software for refrigeration valves

GEA AWP enhances its ValveCalc design program for the selection and sizing of valves for refrigeration facilities. By entering their operating conditions, users of the GEA AWP ValveCalc software follow a step-by-step guide to choose the right size of valve, or have the system calculate a whole network section with several different fittings and design the system. The complimentary Version 6.0 takes into...

Americas: Danfoss launches pilot valves

Danfoss launches new range of pilot valves for industrial refrigeration for pressures up to 52 bar to support ammonia and carbon dioxide cascade solutions. The new pilot valves are backward compatible. As part of the upgrade, there is four pilot variants instead of eight to make selection easier for contractors, original equipment manufacturers and wholesalers. The new pilots provide the...

Americas: Nestlé mulls sale of US confectionery business

Nestlé is evaluating the future of its US confectionery business, including a potential sale. The review covers the US market only and is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Nestlé’s US confectionery business had sales of around CHF 900 million (US$923.93 million) in 2016. It primarily includes local chocolate brands such as Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, SkinnyCow, Raisinets, Chunky, OhHenry! and SnoCaps, as well as local sugar brands such...