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Americas: Dupont site reduced anhydrous ammonia handling by 90%

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences New Century Plant in Kansas, US, has been working over the past four years to reduce its footprint of anhydrous ammonia and aggressively improve the safety of ammonia handling processes. “At DuPont, we’re committed to protecting the safety and health of our employees, our contractors, our customers and the people in the communities where we operate....

Europe: Campden BRI releases high fiber tortilla with food waste

Campden BRI has successfully used food waste to double the fiber content of a tortilla, helping it achieve a ‘high fiber’ claim. "The recipe we developed incorporated the butternut squash peel to boost its fiber content," said Bakery scientist Lucas Westphal, who is leading the project. "Consumers like familiarity, so producing a high fiber product that is similar to a well-known...

Americas: Ardagh releases three glass jars for food packaging

Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, has introduced three new glass food jars for craft food producers on its BOB site. The new food containers include a 5oz hot sauce bottle, a 9oz refrigerator jar and a 12oz mayo/salsa jar, which are made of traditional flint (clear) glass. In 2017, Ardagh Group launched the BOB for a food site to reflect...

Europe: Krones, Stadler Anlagenbau partner on closed-cycle economy

Used PET bottles and other plastic waste can serve the packaging sector and other industries as a valuable resource. It’s only that – currently, at least – this resource is still lying fallow in many areas. In order to bring about a lasting change here, Krones and Stadler Anlagenbau have partnered to offer companies solutions in the field of sorting...

Europe: Consumers are concerned about environment and health, report

With two thirds of consumers now believing that we are reaching an environmental tipping point, consumers overwhelmingly see themselves as being directly responsible for the world around them, and for their health, according to a global study by Tetra Pak and Ipsos. With environmental issues becoming more evident in daily life, their concerns about the impact on their health is...

Asia Pacific: FSANZ seeks public comments on label for alcoholic drinks

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for public comment on the proposed design and implementation of a mandatory pregnancy warning label for packaged alcoholic beverages. CEO Mark Booth said the draft warning label reflects a significant amount of work and research carried out by FSANZ over the last year. "The draft warning label features a pictogram and a statement...

Europe: Dupont releases culture for plant-based, fermented products

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has released Holdbac YM Vege, the latest addition to its line of cultures that extends shelf-life and secures the quality of products by holding off yeast and mold spoilage without use of synthetic preservatives. The ingredient is applicable to plant-based, fermented foods and beverages. "The industry has seen enormous growth for fermented plant-based products in recent years,...

Asia Pacific: 5G boosts factory efficiency, food safety

The second generation (2G) networks allowed us to send text messages, 3G provided faster access to the internet and 4G enabled uninterrupted streaming. Now, 5G networks are set to transform our lives again. As the possibilities for 5G become clearer for industrial applications, how can food and beverage manufacturers benefit from the development? Asia Pacific is leading the way...

Europe: Nespresso creates bicycle from recycled coffee capsules with partner

Nespresso and Swedish bike brand Vélosophy are producing a bicycle made from recycled aluminum coffee capsules, demonstrating both brands’ commitment to a circular economy. About 1,000 limited edition RE:CYCLE bikes were made from more than 300,000 recycled Nespresso Arpeggio capsules. They were sold on Vélosophy’s ecommerce platform velosophy. Aluminium is one of the world’s most valuable resources, because it can be re-melted...

Europe: Mettler Toledo unveils portable analyzer for beverage, beer processing

Mettler Toledo Process Analytics has launched the InTap portable oxygen analyzer, which samples and measures dissolved and gas oxygen values at-line for control of beer and soft drink production. The analyzer can also be used for calibrating in-line dissolved oxygen sensors. Using Bluetooth communication, calibration data can be sent directly to in-line sensors, preventing the possibility of manual copying errors. Features...