Middle East: Gat Foods launches ingredient to replace refined sugars in RTE cereals

Gat Foods launches Fruitlift, a real-fruit-based ingredient that can replace refined sugars in ready-to-eat (RTE) cereals. The formulation consists of natural fruity goodness, including fibers, and offers a wide range of fruit. The base can give a fruity flavor or can be blended into a cereal brand’s signature flavor. RTE cereal has come under fire as a commodity that is perceived as...

Europe: Tetra Pak, ABB showcase energy assessment program at show

Tetra Pak and ABB are developing an energy assessment program to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs. These solutions were showcased in the Swedish Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2019 from April 1 to 5. The program provides an assessment of the entire plant, helping manufacturers minimize their environmental impact and maximize profitability. Based on this...

Americas: Natural preservatives opens markets for producers, says anaylst

The food and beverage industry witnessed a revolution with the advent of artificial preservatives in the past, which facilitated mass production and widespread distribution, while paving lucrative avenues for growth. These preservatives endured with esteemed popularity in the industry, with their applications extending beyond shelf-life extension to inhibition of discoloration and natural aging. However, artificial preservatives have been criticized...

Americas: Dupont opens probiotics facility in New York

DuPont has completed construction on a probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, New York, facility. The unit, now largest in the world, is part of a multiphase nearly US$100 million investment to expand its probiotics capacity and delivering probiotics to dietary supplement and food and beverage manufacturers. The fermentation unit is fully operational and will serve as a crucial resource...

Middle East: Israeli company launches hot protein beverage for active consumers

Matok V’Kal launches Fit4style Protein Cup, a hot protein beverage for post-workout in three flavors: salted caramel, vanilla, and coffee. The vegan protein shake provides 21 g of protein and amino acids in a lactose-free and soy-free beverage. Typically, proteins are dispersible in cold water and can coagulate when heated. With the technical advance of a new formulation, it is...

Asia Pacific: Automating cold store warehouses

Automated cold store warehouses are fast becoming popular in the cold chain industry. Cold chain operators are facing complex challenges, such as rapid decline in warehouse manpower, rising costs of land space and operating energy, and increasing demands from consumers for faster, more accurate orders. To stay competitive, cold chain operators must look for logistics solutions that increases efficiency at...

Europe: Tetra Pak releases cube packages

Tetra Pak's new Tetra Classic Aseptic 65ml Cube package for packaging dairy, juice and liquid food is designed to allow every six packages to form a cube, hence optimizing the use of space in distribution and storage. The package adds to the company’s Tetra Classic Aseptic family, the tetrahedron packages known for their minimal use of packaging materials. Compared to the...

Americas: Dupont releases plant protein range for snacks, bars

DuPont Nutrition & Health has launched six plant protein nuggets from its Supro and Trupro product range containing more protein or less sodium than previous offerings, in a broader array of formats and textures. Plant protein 'nuggets' or 'crisps' are extruded ingredients that are commonly used in nutrition bars, snacks and cereals to increase protein content while delivering crispy,...

Europe: FAO, GAIN to help SMEs bring improved nutrition to market

FAO and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have agreed to enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems, focusing on new approaches which engage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to promote market-based solutions as a key tool for improved nutrition. Both parties will also work to make urban food systems more nutrition-sensitive, through support to GAIN's Urban Governance...

Asia Pacific: Bio-Steam expands to Malaysia, Singapore

Bio-Steam will be expanding its production conveyor belt expertise and Keith Handy Design, KHD, conveyor belt cleaning systems into Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. The family owned company has been the Australian distributor of commercial and industrial vapor steam (dry) systems for over 15 years. It was a finalist for Award of Excellence at Auspack 2019, having represented KHD Technology...