Americas: Sun Chemical released UV/EB inks for food packaging

Sun Chemical has launched two ultra violet/electron beam (UV/EB) inks for primary and secondary food packaging that are compliant with global standards, including Nestlé food packaging requirements and Swiss Ordinance chemical composition requirements. The two new inks — SunBeam Advance EB offset inks and SunCure Advance UV inks — meet the latest photoinitiator-safe packaging guidelines, are made with no Bisphenol...

Europe: Tetra Pak publishes Orange book

Alongside the latest technologies and consumer insights, Tetra Pak releases a study that shows how small the impact of pasteurization is on the levels of vitamin C in orange juice. On average, the process reduces the amount of vitamin C by less than 2%, the report notes. "Juice remains a significant part of the average consumer diet around the world. Our...

Asia Pacific: Seafood company invests in fast freezing technology

Clean Seas Seafood is ramping up production at its new processing plant in Adelaide, Australia and will begin using the new rapid freezing technology in January 2018. It has also rebranded its fish Spencer Gulf Hiramasa Kingfish to make a stronger provenance connection to the pristine southern Australian waters where the fish are grown. The company is a full-cycle commercial kingfish...

Americas: “Sugar-glass” film uses viruses to kill germs in food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial 'sugar-glass' coating in which viruses that destroy bacteria are embedded and are kept stable for up to three months, according to in a study in American Chemical Society's Biomaterials Science & Engineering. The coating could someday be...

Asia Pacific: Fresh produce distributor goes digital for transactions

SunMoon Food Company Limited (SunMoon), a global distributor of fruit and food products, has deployed NetSuite OneWorld from Oracle NetSuite to support its global growth. In five months, NetSuite OneWorld facilitated 900 transactions, having saved SunMoon 150 hours and an estimated S$20,000 (US$14,689). Live in April 2017, SunMoon is leveraging OneWorld for financials, inventory and order management, financial consolidation across three...

Europe: Givaudan launches flavor solutions to deliver freshness

Givaudan releases seven top notes and taste solutions in phase one: lime, lemon, asparagus, lettuce, basil, coriander/cilantro and parsley. The second phase of solutions, comprising chive, cucumber, ginger, lemongrass and Thai basil, is under development and will be available later this year. The range delivers the perception that fresh ingredients have just been cut and added to the dish,...

Americas: Holista releases low GI noodles

Holista CollTech has developed a noodle formula certified to have a recorded Glycemic Index (GI) reading of 38 in independent tests conducted by Glycemic Index Laboratories, Inc, Toronto, Canada. The global average GI reading for noodles is 60. The GI reading indicates the rate in which foods containing carbohydrates raise blood sugar levels in humans, with a lower score indicating...

Americas: Hanovia, Berson merge to form a company

Hanovia Limited and Berson Milieutechniek B.V., both part of Halma plc, have merged to create a new company providing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems. Both companies will retain their trading names following the merger. Founded in 1924, Hanovia's UV systems are used in industrial, aquatic and leisure applications with it customer care service called UVCare service. Hanovia’s headquarters are...

Europe: Chr. Hansen launches cultures for preserving dairy products

Five years after the launch of FreshQ that offers protective properties against yeast and mold in dairy products, Chr. Hansen unveils the next-generation FreshQ cultures. "We are happy and proud to launch more than 10 new cultures," says Peter Thoeysen, marketing director, Dairy Bioprotection. "The new FreshQ cultures are applicable and optimized to significantly more products and applications (in addition to...

Americas: Barry-Wehmiller companies merge as Design Group

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group and Barry-Wehmiller International have merged to form a consulting platform called Design Group. The merger will have 1,400 professionals offering IT consulting and equipment design services in the manufacturing domain. The company will also offer manufacturing automation and control systems, facility design, process engineering, construction management and regulatory compliance services.