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Australia's Bega Cheese has selected Software AG's Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) solution to link its farmer suppliers, milk transport and storage, and processing facilities. The solution will provide real time data on milk production at farmer suppliers including volumes, temperature, quality composition, and transport conditions, to gain efficiencies in pickup and delivery frequency to reduce costs and improve traceability. The...
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world with more than just a healthcare winter. It is also impacting thousands of businesses worldwide with closures and bankruptcies, with millions of job casualties and mounting. Businesses worldwide are scurrying to adapt, reinvent, and claw on for survival. Governments worldwide are compelling citizens to "work from home (WFH)" if their jobs allow, or simply...
For companies in the food manufacturing sector, refrigeration can account for up to 70 percent of their total electricity bill. Yet, it remains one of the most untapped sources for energy saving. Most of the energy used by industrial refrigeration systems powers the electric motors that operate key elements such as compressors, pumps, evaporators, and condensers. Deploying variable speed drives (VSDs)...
Ingredion’s N-Dulge 320 starch is a starch-based texturizer for mochi products. "Other than creating the varieties of mochi texture that keep consumers excited, manufacturers often face the challenges of maintaining that soft and elastic texture, which is associated with fresh mochi, in shelf-stable food products," said Eric Weisser, senior director, growth platforms, Ingredion APAC. "Mochi bread, for example, often loses...
Bearings maker igus has developed its first isense plain bearing series with five iglidur materials for predictive maintenance of machines. With the intelligent isense plain bearings, users receive a lubrication-free solution that provides information about their wear. Maintenance can be planned while machine and system failures are prevented. "The catalogue range includes five materials with which we can cover...
Beneo launches an organic waxy rice starch, Remyline O AX DR, and organic chicory root fiber, OraftiOrganic. As a waxy rice starch, it does not contain amylose and delivers better stability and less syneresis, making it easier to maintain a stable texture throughout a product’s shelf life. Remyline O AX DR is suitable for fruit preparations, as well as meat...
Tetra Pak has launched a low-energy processing line for juice, nectar and still drinks (JNSD) that uses a combination of pasteurization, filtration and ultra violet (UV) light technology to treat beverages in two streams, which are aseptically blended together into the final beverage. Instead of pasteurizing the whole volume of the product, the new production line separates out water...
Although the coronavirus pandemic has been tough on small and medium sized food producers, who typically sell their products to restaurants, cafes, caterers and institutional kitchens, which have been closed down in most places, many positive initiatives have flourished during this difficult period. Food producers are changing their course and come up with new ways to sell their products...
Chemometric Brain, a cloud-based software solution, has been launched as a unique quality control system based on a near infrared technology (NIR) to guarantee the traceability, suitability and homogeneity of ingredients and food products, especially in recipes containing multiple ingredients. Near Infrared can be applied to many types of samples including powders, solids, gels and liquids and provide a...
Pharmactive Biotech Products launches CSAT+, a bioactive blend of carob bean extracts with a synergetic effect. Two animal studies, one published in April 2020, have demonstrated positive metabolic effects from supplementation with the novel, patent-pending carob fruit ingredient. Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), sometimes called Syndrome X, Insulin Resistance, or pre-diabetes, is a group of interrelated conditions that include imbalances in blood...