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Europe: Companies opens line in The Netherlands to pack imported grapes

The Budelpack Group and IQ Packing have started InnoFresh Packing BV in The Netherlands to automatically pack grapes into punnets. Over the past two years,...

Americas: Food smells trigger impulse among obese children, finds study

The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells,...

Europe: Clean eating, natural processing are key trends in 2016, says analyst

The 'clean eating' trend has inspired a back to basics approach in product development and is an overarching theme in Innova Market Insights' Top...

Asia Pacific: Singapore’s first centralized dishwashing facility shaves 50-80% off work hours

Singapore has set up its first onsite centralized dishwashing facility located in a mall west of the island. It has the capacity to consolidate dishwashing...

Europe: Consumers have mixed views on sugar, finds survey

Consumers perceive sugar as both a ‘friend and foe’ in their nutrition, according to a quantitative consumer research commissioned by Beneo. The results also underline...

Americas: Foodservice’s sugar-free offerings increase with health-conscious consumers

Sugar is now the top item consumers are trying to avoid in their diets and is neck-and-neck with calories as the top item they...

World: Demand for healthier fast food options observed, finds report

The global fast food market generated approximately US$477.1 billion in 2013 and it is forecast that by 2018, this market will exceed US$617.1 billion,...

Europe: Bürkert presents no-maintenance inline flowmeter

Bürkert presents FLOWave, a surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based device that allows a flow measurement of liquids without any parts within the tube. It also eliminates...

Europe: Ketchup leak-proof solution wins Scanstar award

Smurfit Kappa has won first prize at the Scanstar packaging awards for a customized transport solution designed for food company Kavli. The Scanstar awards are...

Europe: Diet, genetics contribute to cancer, finds research

The PhD project has, among other things, shown which components of the immune system are likely involved in the development of colon cancer, and...