Europe: ISO releases new food safety standard

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) releases the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems aimed at all organizations in the food and feed industries. The ISO 22000:2018, Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain, translates food safety management into a continuously improving process. It takes a precautionary approach to food...

Asia Pacific: Toyo Ink to set up factory in Myanmar

Toyo Ink SC Holdings plans to set up in July 2018 a wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary, Toyo Ink Myanmar in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon, Myanmar. With an initial paid-in capital of US$6.5 million, the new factory is scheduled to break ground in November 2018 with commercial operation expected to begin in November 2019. In line with its strategic focus...

Americas: Consumers have dinner together as a tradition

US consumers ate nearly 100 billion dinner meals in 2017 with the vast majority of those meals being shared with others in the home, according to the NPD Group. The research firm says people eating at home together is expected to continue over the next five years but with a lot of modern twists. Although consumers still have dinner at home...

Europe: Alfa Laval rolls out upgraded agitator for mixing

Alfa Laval upgrades its ALTB agitator with bottom support that can be sized for almost any application in both atmospheric and pressurized tanks, providing high flexibility in mechanical design. The bottom support offers: - Lower friction, resulting in reduced wear groove and longer life-time, - Rotation independent: Safe operation with no risk of parts breaking, - Hygienic design according to European...

Asia Pacific: Milk is not an essential daily source of nutrition, report finds

Consumers in a study did not view milk an essential daily source of nutrition, and their ingrained attitudes, misperceptions and behaviors are noted to prevent regular consumption, according to FrieslandCampina. Participants cited milk’s perceived contribution to weight gain, gastrointestinal side effects and taste as barriers. These disadvantages are, however, unfounded and not scientifically proven. There is also a prevalent ignorance of milk’s...

Americas: Soy protein in diet brings body fat loss

One key to a successful weight loss plan is to lose body fat while sparing lean muscle tissue. While losing weight or body fat is never easy, many consumers who do achieve success often find that keeping the weight off over time is even more challenging. The ability to lose weight and keep it off is the central focus of...

Asia Pacific: Chinese bottler selects Ineos’ material for packaging

Tibet Qomolangma has selected Ineos Styrolution's K-Resin KR03 material to package its Qomolangma Glacier mineral water bottle cap packaging in Tibet, China. The styrene-butadiene-copolymer grade material offers clarity, toughness, ease of processability and high surface gloss. These key features not only project the high quality aesthetics of the mineral water but also serve as a protection against dust and product counterfeiting....

Americas: Corbion releases latest organic dough improver

Corbion releases the Pristine Organic 522 that brings organic, non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) baked goods closer to matching the sensory attributes of their conventional counterparts. The company's most advanced organic dough improver to date is the latest addition to the Pristine range of clean-label dough conditioners can be used in both organic and non-GMO formulations, and consistently outperforms competing products,...

Europe: Testing concepts through virtual commissioning, ABB

Industry 4.0 continues to open up new opportunities across food and beverage manufacturing. In particular, these technologies help improve manufacturing flexibility and the speed and cost at which manufacturers are able to adapt their production to new product variations. Virtual commissioning is one of these key technologies. Digital modeling Virtual commissioning is the creation of a digital replica of a physical...

Europe: SIG deploys digital solutions for factory efficiency

SIG will deploy GE Digital’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) and Predix ServiceMax industrial applications across more than 400 customer factories worldwide to drive new levels of efficiency, create intelligent solutions and enable new possibilities for its customers. Using GE Digital’s APM and ServiceMax applications together, SIG can build an end-to-end digital platform that will bring a new...