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...

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...