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Europe: Making in-line Fourier Transform Infrared analyzer a reality

Tetra Pak and FOSS have created an in-line standardization analyzer that is designed to take continuous accurate measurement and control of protein and fat in dairy products. The new unit has been designed to help ensure consistent product quality and strengthen profitability by removing the uncertainty of sampling techniques. The new solution utilizes automation hardware and software algorithms that react and...

Europe: Mitigating risks, improving food safety with x-ray inspection

Driven by increasingly stringent regulations, headline-making recalls and an emphasis on building a stronger organizational safety culture, food safety remains a top priority and goal for food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. Protecting products and brand reputation through measures that identify and prevent risks and deliver greater traceability, such as the use of advanced x-ray technologies, is pivotal to staying compliant...

Europe: Proseal releases ultra-hygienic conveyor

Proseal has developed a new ultra-hygienic conveyor to help food manufacturers meet the highest food quality and safety standards. The next generation OC Conveyor incorporates a features that avoid potential food traps, together with an enhanced design which ensures fast and thorough cleaning during wash down. The new fully folded construction of the conveyor has removed any box sections or tubing. These...

Europe: Demand for ‘real food’ in sports food is growing, analyst

Entrepreneurial brand Veloforte’s sports twist on a traditional Italian treat packed with fruit and nuts – which has won the start-up a cult following – highlights the growing opportunity in repositioning 'real foods' as a sports food product, according to New Nutrition Business. "While sports nutrition products are going mainstream, the much stronger trend is in the opposite direction –...

Europe: AAK releases ingredient that retards blooming in chocolate

AAK releases COBAOPure, a cocoa butter that delivers improved bloom-retarding effects in applications including milk and dark chocolate tablets, coated and filled products, and dark chocolate with nuts. It delays migration and heat-related bloom, extending the shelf life by 50-400% depending on recipe, processing techniques and storage conditions. The ingredient is reportedly beneficial in the premium chocolate segment. Sales of premium...

Asia Pacific: Epson’s ink meets food contact laws

Ink used in Epson's SurePress digital inkjet label presses and ColorWorks on-demand colour label printers have achieved Food Contact Materials regulatory compliance for food packaging printing inks. The regulations include EU Regulation framework (EC) No. 1935/2004, Good Manufacturing Practices Regulation (GMP) (EC) No. 2023/2006, Plastics Implementation Measure Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and included in Swiss Ordinance (RS 817.023.21) on Food...

Europe: JBT Corp completes Proseal buyout

JBT Corporation has completed the acquisition of Proseal UK, an innovator in environmentally-friendly packaging systems with a manufacturing presence in Europe, the US and Australia. The purchase price for Proseal was £220 million (US$280.23 million), before customary post-closing adjustments. Proseal makes tray sealing equipment for protein food products including categories such as meat, seafood, ready meals and produce categories such...

Americas: 3M system gets AOAC PTM certification

The 3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring and Management System for testing food or beverage manufacturing surfaces, has received AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) Certificate No. 041901 from the AOAC Research Institute. The solution's performance claim to detect adenosine triphosphate (ATP) on common food manufacturing contact surfaces with consistency and stability was evaluated through the AOAC PTM program. The scope of...

Asia Pacific: Ingredion extends online lab to region

Ingredion has extended its virtual lab, Inside Idea Labs, in Asia Pacific's dairy market. The virtual dairy lab showcases technical resources including sample formulations, white papers and responses to topics such as formulating clean label and indulgent dairy products, recipe savings and mouthfeel enhancement. There are also information available online about consumer and market trends driving change in the dairy industry,...

Europe: Chr Hansen releases sugar-reducing culture

Chr. Hansen launches Sweety Y-1, a culture that creates naturally sweeter dairy products while reducing added sugar. The culture solution allows the natural creation of sweetness by unlocking lactose in milk. It uses Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus cultures. It can convert the existing sugars in milk, using more of the lactose and yielding glucose – which provides a greater sweetness...