Europe: Cargill releases de-oiled lecithin range for bakers, snack makers

Cargill introduces a new range of de-oiled lecithin products to complete its portfolio of GMO and non-GMO lecithin products. A first to market in Europe, the company's de-oiled rapeseed lecithin products help bakery and snacks manufacturers deliver the recognizable ingredient label that consumers want, at an affordable price. The de-oiled lecithin is 100 percent sourced from Central European crops with...

Europe: Coveris offers green, plastic-free sandwich skillet

Coveris unveils a plastic-free sandwich skillet that is more easily recycled within the UK infrastructure. The skillet uses sustainably sourced materials including a plastic-free, transparent film that biodegrades over a 12-month period, in combination with recyclable cartonboard, resulting in a more environmentally-friendly packaging solution for sandwiches. According to the British Sandwich & Food-to-Go Association, more than 3.5 billion sandwiches are purchased...

Americas: 3M releases solution to detect pathogen faster

The new 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Campylobacter with 3M Campylobacter Enrichment Broth is designed to provide more efficient testing for a key pathogen associated with poultry production. 3M now offers a full portfolio of poultry testing products, and users gain an advantage by being able to utilize the new offering as a complete solution for simultaneous monitoring of...

Americas: EAM-Mosca releases horizontal strapping machine

EAM-Mosca introduces the ROMS-6H-Sonixs that eliminates the restrictions in strap type, speed and strap pattern capability in horizontal strapping systems. Horizontally placed straps are used to hold wrappers on larger products, and to prevent stacked product from becoming unstable during transport or storage. Combined with vertical straps or film wrap to tie the product to the pallet, horizontal straps create a...

Americas: Gen Zs seek out organic, real food

Generation Z, those born in 1997 to present, has the potential to take demand for 'real' unadulterated food to new heights, according to The NPD Group report. Raised by Gen X parents, Gen Zs have higher consumption rates of organic foods and beverages than any other group, and they were taught at a young age the value of food in...

Asia Pacific: Proteins may create better brew, say researchers

The transformation of barley grains into beer typically requires starring water, yeast and hops. Now, scientists are saying proteins can someday lead to a better and tastier brew, according to a report in the Journal of Proteome Research. Many proteins in beer come from the barley or yeast used to make it, and these proteins influence brew properties, including its...

Europe: Spectra to include 10% PCR material into products

By end of 2018, Spectra will add a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material to all future high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) products made at the UK converters purpose-built manufacturing plant. This initiative is provided at no cost to the company's new and existing customers. Instigated as an environmental opt-out benefit which customers can decline if requested, the...

Asia Pacific: Chinaplas 2018 shows progress in packaging

Chinaplas 2018 will open in Shanghai, China from April 24 to 27, 2018. Show organizer Adsale Exhibition Services gives an overview on some of the packaging exhibits during the four-day event. Natureworks releases Earthfirst UL, a sealant with mechanic properties and performance. It is ideal for food packaging applications like disposable pillow pouches, small coffee packets, gusseted stand-up pouches, frozen foods...

Europe: Dupont’s venture company inks partnership for probiotics

Three months after its formation, the DuPont Nutrition & Health Microbiome Venture has forged a relationship with contract research organization, the Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (TFTAK) in Tallinn, Estonia, to focus on developing cultivation and bioprocess capabilities for 'next-generation' probiotics. In November 2017, DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) announced the creation of its Microbiome Venture to spearhead...

Middle East: Plant-based alertness formula receives US patent

InnoBev has received a US patent for WakeUp!, its plant-based alertness formula. The patent describes a method for providing an "awakening effect" as well as for compositions of plant extracts that help improve well-being. The WakeUp formula is designed to counteract post-lunch dip, the time of day when fatigue, drowsiness and foggy thinking can stunt productivity. It can help provide...