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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...

Asia Pacific: Eagle Product Inspection showcases solutions at ProPak China 2019

Eagle Product Inspection will display its range of x-ray systems at ProPak China in Shanghai from 19 to 21 June, 2019. The systems include: - The Eagle Pack 400 HC that inspects food items packaged in plastic containers, cartons/boxes and pouches for finding and rejecting contaminants such as glass shards, plastic and rubber pieces, metal fragments and mineral stone. The system...

Europe: KHS offers labeling system for small batch producers

KHS is offering the Innoket Neo labeling series for cans to manufacturers of small batches and producers with a high brand variety. "We’ve expanded our existing portfolio to include can labeling to give the customer more design options and enable these designs to be implemented faster with smaller warehouse capacities," says labeling product manager Cornelius Adolf. This is because minimum...

Americas: JBT Corp releases flexible pouch filler

JBT Corporation releases a solution for filling flexible pouches commonly used in the infant nutrition and sports drinks categories. The JBT AsepFlex Linear Pouch Filler has been developed to overcome problems associated with current pouch packaging, including a high rejection rate and low capacity. The market of flexible packaging is growing, with pouches becoming the preferred option for processors and consumers...

Americas: Frozen meals gain dominance in homes, report

Consumers are returning to the frozen foods aisle, reports The NPD Group. In 2018, frozen foods were included in 9.8 billion eating occasions in home, up 2% from a decade ago, an increase that represents billions of meals. "Demographic shifts, like Millennials moving into the busiest times of their lives juggling spouses, kids, and a career, are fueling a...

Americas: DuPont unveils new cultures for fermented foods

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) announced today a new cultures line that contains its premium Howaru probiotics which are specially designed for fermented plant-based products to deliver clinically backed health benefits. The DuPont Danisco Vege cultures range offers desired taste and texture profiles in non-dairy applications. New additions to this range – Howaru Dophilus VG, which contains Lactobacillus acidophilus...

Europe: Prebiotic chicory root fiber maintains microbiota balance in children

A new study demonstrates that daily consumption of chicory root fiber in children aged three to six years, can keep the level of bifidobacteria higher and more stable, also during antibiotic treatment. The study was conducted by professor Tamàs Decsi, University of Pécs, Department of Paediatrics, Clinical Center of the University of Pécs, Medical School in Hungary. "Young children...

Asia Pacific: US dairy exports to Southeast Asia reaches historical high

Dairy exports from the US to Southeast Asia reached a historical high in 2018 – 441,000 mt, an increase of 28% over the previous year, according to US Census Bureau trade data released in March 2019. This export volume growth to Southeast Asia comes off a record year in worldwide dairy exports from the US, shipping 9% more over 2017....

Americas: JTB Corporation to buy Proseal

Chicago-based JBT Corporation has planned to acquire tray sealing technology provider Proseal for about £220 million (US$246.422 million). The deal will allow Proseal to further expand its business by providing access to JBT’s global sales and service network. Closing is expected in the second quarter of 2019. Established in 1998, Proseal now employs 350 staff in Adlington, Cheshire, with additional...

Asia Pacific: swop 2019 dishes out highlights

Shanghai World of Packaging (swop) will be held in Shanghai, China, from November 25 to 28.Organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai and Adsale Exhibition Service, the biennial show will feature the following sectors. The second edition of the Save Food zone that will showcase solutions to help curb food waste and loss. There will be a conference and presentation with FAO on...