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Asia Pacific: Feeding Japanese who snack often, report

Driven by an increasing number of transactions, the Japanese foodservice profit sector is expected to grow 2.9% year on year and reach a market value of US$284.4 billion over the period 2015-2020, according to GlobalData. Its report attributes the increased transactions across channels to growing tendency of consumers to snack throughout the day, as 69% of Japanese consumers claim to...

Asia Pacific: AR is suitable for short-term marketing, report

Augmented reality (AR), which blends the real and virtual world together, has emerged as one of the most exciting technologies in the intelligent packaging space for several food and drinks brands, finds GlobalData. However, despite the initial novelty of AR packaging, it is unlikely that a lot brands will incorporate it into their products. AR packaging is a marketing technique in...

Europe: Sorting potato strips with intelligence, Key Technology

Key Technology releases Veryx digital sorters equipped with the patented Sort-to-Grade (STG) software for wet and frozen potato strips. While Veryx targets all foreign material (FM) for removal, STG recognizes and categorizes every surface defect and the dimensional characteristics of every individual strip and makes each accept/reject decision based on how it will impact the aggregate 'in the bag'...

Americas: Avery Dennison introduces UHF RFID label to the grocery industry

Avery Dennison unveiled its ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification (UHF RFID) label solution for use in microwave ovens at RFID Journal LIVE! Exhibition in 2018 in Orlando, US, April 10-12. Designed for item-level tagging of frozen and refrigerated packaged foods, the new RAIN UHF RFID technology AD-25xr6-P featuring Impinj Chip Monza R6-P offers on shelf availability and reduces food waste. The...

Europe: Marback, RPC company release closure system

German tool producer Marbach and RPC Bebo have developed a thermoformed screw closure system. Called Turner, the system comprises a cup, lid and lidding film, which is sealed on the cup’s seal flange to cover the lid’s entire surface. To open, consumers peal back the lidding film and turn the lid in a 45° counter-clockwise rotation. It is...

Asia Pacific: Hi China opens in June 2018, Shanghai

Hi China will take place in Shanghai New International Expo Centre, SNIEC, from June 20 to 22 2018 alongside CPhI China 2018, Healthplex 2018 and NPC 2018, and NEX 2018, presenting a one-stop sourcing health industry exhibition in China. These exhibitions are expected to attract more than 80,000 local and overseas visitors, especially dietary supplements, health and nutraceutical ingredients...

Asia Pacific: Shanghai to host ingredients show

Fi Asia-China will be held from July 11 to 13, 2018 alongside ProPak China 2018, Starch Expo 2018 and Expo Food Manufacturing 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. The combined exhibition space of 80,000 sqm is expected to host more than 35,000 professional visitors. At the show, there will be a smart matchmaking system for business meetings among buyers...

Middle East: Frutarom releases solutions to reduce acrylamides

Frutarom Food Protection Solutions offers its all-natural, high-antioxidant solution for reducing acrylamides in heat-processed foods, decreasing oxidation and extending shelf life. The company conducted tests on fried potatoes and other snacks applying its all-natural Inolens 4 and SyneROX HT, tailor made formulations. Both formulations were found to significantly reduce acrylamide concentration in the food matrices. The level of acrylamide...

Europe: Using blockchain in the food industry

Described as an ‘open ledger’ for transactions, blockchain gives a secure way to track and transfer assets through supply chains, states Sustainable Foods Summit. It has the potential to transform the often opaque and diffuse supply networks for food products. Blockchain helps mitigate risks of food fraud and safety. It is estimated that one in 10 food products are adulterated or...

Americas: RBSC enters partnership on yeast research

Renaissance BioScience Corp. (RBSC) has entered into a partnership with Mitacs for a multi-year, US$1.44 million research and development project. Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, will provide matching funding to the RBSC project to support the development of next-generation, systematic tools and methods for expanding, screening and selecting biodiversity in non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) industrial yeast...