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Europe: Chr. Hansen releases cultures for indulgent factor, gut health

The newest generation of Premium cultures mark the beginning of a new chapter in Chr. Hansen’s ongoing collaboration with dairy producers to ensure their products remain relevant amid a shifting competitive landscape. YoFlex® Premium and nu-trish® Premium are The Perfect Partner™ for creating high-textured yogurt with fewer additives and a healthier profile Supporting one’s health has never been more important, and...

Europe: IDF publishes update on dairy terms guidance

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has published an update to its Bulletin on the Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms, also known as the GSUDT, providing the latest information on the nature, content and possible implications of the GSUDT in the context of national, regional and international trade, including its status in relation to the WTO...

Europe: Amcor’s paperless cheese packaging wins award

Amcor has won a Silver prize at the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards, sponsored by Dow, for its Matrix range, a paper-based, paraffin-free and recyclable packaging for soft cheese. This packaging provides the right breathable barrier for soft cheese while removing paraffin has transformed a non-recyclable packaging material into a cheese wrap that can be recycled in the paper stream....

Europe: Tetra Pak tubular heat exchanger receives EHEDG certification

The Tetra Pak tubular heat exchanger equipment​ has received the EHEDG certification,​ meeting new standards. Tubular heat exchangers are used for the heating and cooling of liquid food, so they are safe for consumption. They form the most critical component in a processing line as it is the hottest part during heat treatment and where fouling is most likely to...

Europe: SIG release 50% water saving feature in filling machines

SIG releases water-saving innovation that reduces water consumption up to 50% on new and already installed third generation filling machines. This breakthrough is another step forward on SIG’s Way Beyond Good journey – its roadmap to becoming a net positive business. This technology will be included on all new SIG high-speed filling machines, which can fill 24,000 small-size carton packs...

Europe: Connect with consumers with QR codes, Yeo Valley Organic

Britain’s organic brand Yeo Valley Organic has rolled out connected packaging across all products as part of their new ‘Put Nature First’ brand platform. Working with connected consumer agency SharpEnd, Yeo Valley Organic can now engage directly with their consumers through their most scalable media asset. Consumers will be able to use their smartphones to scan the ’Moo-R’ QR codes which...

Europe: All hands on deck to create the moisture-resistant bakery coating for baked goods, says Blendhub

Azucarera has launched moisture-resistant bakery coating that maintains its consistency and texture after defrosting and is the first on the market not to contain palm oil. This is a result of a collaborative with Blendhub. Sergio Bravo, hub manager Spain at Blendhub tells Food News International more on the collaboration and the co-creation process. FNI: How did the collaboration to create the...

Europe: Co-create to produce products that sell, says BLC

Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) is offering reformulation solutions as food producers in Europe prepare to implement front-of-pack nutrition labels. For instance, the Sweetolin product is a total fat system solution that enables up to 50% less sugar in the final confectionery product without compromising taste experience. Renee Boerefijn, director of innovation EMEA and Feike Swennenhuis, marketing director EMEA at BLC tell...

Europe: Pharmactive Biotech releases bontanical ingredient to tackle cold, flu symptoms

Pharmactive Biotech introduces its new botanical combo, Isenolic Complex, composed of its branded Isenolic olive leaf extract (Olea europeana L.) and ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata). The complex is formulated to tackle cold and flu symptoms, including throat irritations, and coughs. It is highly water-soluble and can be readily formulated into multiple palate-pleasing applications, including foods, beverages, beverage shots, and gummies. “Incorporating botanical...

Europe: Ferrero company to buy Fox’s UK biscuit business

CTH, a Ferrero-related Company says it will acquire Fox’s branded and retailer own-brand, including M&S, biscuit business from Northern Food Grocery Group Limited (NFGG) for an undisclosed sum. The business being sold generated sales of approximately £157 million (US$203.178 million) during the last 12 months. Based in the UK, NFGG is the maker of biscuit brands Fox’s and Rocky among others. The business...