Europe: Company pilots recycling of kegs

At Drinktec 2017 in Germany, Lightweight Containers presented the first KeyKegs made from 10% used KeyKegs and 40% of recycled materials. The company says plastic recycling industry is a relatively new one and is rapidly developing. Plastic products with a more complex composition are not yet being recycled on a large scale. "After a long period of development, we’ve arrived...

Europe: Henkel releases documents for compliance work

Henkel releases Food Contact Statements (FCS) for its adhesive solutions, offering detailed information on the results of Henkel’s thorough risk assessment in Europe. They are part of Henkel’s continuing efforts in enabling the food safety of its customers’ products. "Proving the safety of food contact materials is a challenging task," says Dr. Monika Tönnießen, manager product safety and regulatory affairs. "Adding...

Europe: Hydrolysates are perceived better than standard proteins, research shows

Nearly two thirds of survey respondents who exercise regularly and are aware of whey protein hydrolysates believe they are superior to normal whey proteins for sports nutrition, according to a new survey. Researchers from Lindberg International, commissioned by Arla Foods Ingredients, questioned 2,649 consumers who exercise for more than three hours a week about their use of, and knowledge about,...

Asia Pacific: Logistics warehouse staff work hands-free

Silk Contract Logistics has deployed Zebra Technologies' voice-directed warehouse picking solution to enhance its worker productivity and competitive advantage. Silk Contract Logistics operates across a range of sectors, including retail and fast-moving consumer goods, light industrial and food and dairy, providing a tailored approach to wharf cartage, warehousing and distribution. It has 21 warehouses in Australia and deploys Zebra’s warehousing...

Americas: FDA nods claim on peanut allergy

The FDA has responded to a petition for a new qualified health claim that relates to peanut allergy. The claim states "for most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between four and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by...

Asia Pacific: tna releases green fan design for chilling

tna has introduced a new energy-efficient fan design for its Ferguson ener-freeze FFV 3 to reduce energy consumption by more than 30%. Featuring the latest airflow technology, the Ferguson ener-freeze FFV 3 can evenly freeze a variety of potato products in different shapes, including sticks, cubes and wedges. The unit has centrifugal fans with curved blades to optimise the air...

Africa: Arla opens office, facility in Ghana

Arla announces its subsidiary, Arla Foods in Accra, Ghana, which will supply products from its Dano range also sold in Nigeria, including powdered milk and butter and cheese from value-added brands like Arla and Lurpak. The move by Arla is in line with the company’s business strategy, Good Growth 2020, which aims to develop new markets for Arla’s products outside...

Middle East: Saudi Arabia opens with opportunities, report

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) food industry is undergoing a transformation with new societal trends such as social media, the internet, changing consumer purchasing patterns, urbanization, and fast-paced lifestyles impacting its dietary habits. According to a report by Frost and Sullivan, KSA's government initiatives for food security and planned economic diversification are opening up tremendous untapped growth opportunities. In...

Americas: Detecting food allergens on-the-go

Researchers have developed a portable allergen-detection system, including a keychain analyzer, for consumers on the go, reports the journal ACS Nano. Most people with food allergies manage their condition by avoiding the specific nuts, fish, eggs or other products that cause a reaction, which can range from a mild rash to life-threatening anaphylaxis. However, avoidance is not always possible because food...

Americas: Removing added fructose in diet reverses fatty liver

A nine-day experimental diet that cut out the type of sugar in soft drinks, fruit juices and most processed foods significantly reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and adolescents – a condition strongly linked to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study, led by scientists at Touro University in Vallejo, California, and UC San Francisco (UCSF), examined...