Food processing

DMN-Westinghouse unveils rotary valve for food processing

DMN-Westinghouse presents a new rotary valve for the food industry intended for the dosing of dry products and ingredients. With the new MZC-II rotary valve, DMN-Westinghouse sets a new standard in terms of functionality, hygiene, safety and maintenance. The company introduced the current MZC rotary valve 25 years ago, which has played an important role […]

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Hindu University of Banaras Launches BTech in Dairy Technology and Food Technology

The Hindu University of Banaras (BHU) will now offer four-year Bachelor of Technology courses in Dairy Technology and Food Technology. These courses will be the responsibility of the university’s dairy science and food technology department. The courses will be offered from the next academic session 2021-22. The dairy industry and food technology is growing at […]

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‘Crumbling Infrastructure’ and Other Supply Chain Issues Affecting US Pet Food Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, DC – The Pet Food Institute (PFI) submitted public comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on June 21, detailing the supply chain constraints faced by pet food and treat manufacturers for pets, including those exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The White House issued a Executive Order (14017: American Supply Chains) on […]

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Food manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0 via Made Smarter

The program helps businesses drive productivity and growth using digital tools. Meanwhile, Tarleton-based salad producer Len Wright Salads and Burscough-based natural protein bar maker Nutree Life, which have already benefited from the government-funded, industry-led program, are continuing their second digitization projects. Since 2019, Made Smarter has supported 161 businesses with matching funding of £3.9m for […]

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Explore the safest food packaging options

Glass and aluminum have gained preference. When it comes to food packaging, we all want to make sure it’s 100% safe and doesn’t affect the quality of the products stored inside. While traditionally food was often packaged in tin containers, people today tend to turn to other safer and more durable options. Lately, expert opinion […]

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Old bottles and food wrappers used to make railroad ties

Sleepers made from old bottles, food wrappers and other unwanted plastics have been installed on Britain’s railway line for the first time. Network Rail said using recycled materials in Wiltshire will help it achieve its ambition of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The sleepers, which hold the rails and keep them the correct […]

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4 ways food, technology and community are shaping today’s consumers

Eva Turow-Paul isn’t one to let a trend slip away. She probably won’t jump on the bandwagon, but she’s willing to travel the world to investigate why a trend has taken hold. In her keynote at Natural Products Expo West Virtual Week, she spoke about this passion as well as the research she did for […]

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Zero PFAS in food packaging in Minnesota by 2024

Minnesota’s ban on “chemicals forever” in food packaging will soon be heading for Governor Tim Walz for his signature, which means companies must find replacements for the compounds by January 2024. For years, artificial compounds have been used to keep food from sticking and to prevent grease and other liquids from entering packaging. And while […]

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Minnesota measure bans ‘chemicals forever’ in food packaging

Minnesota is set to ban “chemicals forever” in food packaging such as burger wrappers and take-out containers, joining a handful of other states with such bans on harmful pollutants. The ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, is part of the long-awaited environmental finance bill lawmakers are racing to pass to avoid a […]

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Easy Health considers smart technology for food packaging

Based in Hong Kong Easy health, which has been providing commercial food and pharmaceutical packaging for more than 20 years, plans to introduce five product packaging technologies, including smart packaging, which are expected to change the industry landscape. This is part of the company’s bid in recent years to develop environmentally friendly green packaging products. […]

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Infant formula and infant food manufacturers urged to implement WHO marketing recommendations

Although the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the “International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes” 40 years ago and passed 18 related resolutions since (collectively referred to as “the Code”), the marketing BMS/CF 2021 found none of the assessed companies fully compliant with the recommendations of the Code; and most are well below. The nine […]

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Twenty-fifth Conference on Food Microbiology

Program For a detailed program (in Dutch and French) click here Organization and scientific committee Dr M. Abdelmassih, UCL Prof. A. Aertsen, KULeuvenDr N. Botteldoorn, DGZ J. Claeys, ILVOPr G. Daube, ULiège Pr V. Delcenserie, ULiègeTeacher. F. Devlieghere, UGent Dr. ir. K. De Reu, ILVOProf. L. De Zutter Dr. K. Dierick, SciensanoDr K. Feys, FAVV-AFSCA […]

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Burger King management tackles PFAS ‘chemicals forever’ in food packaging for the first time

Restaurant Brands International CEO says alternatives to toxic PFAS are being tested and more details will be shared ‘in coming months’ Public health advocates urge Burger King to act faster and disclose all ingredients of alternatives WASHINGTON, DC—At today’s annual shareholder meeting, Jose Cils, CEO of Restaurant Brands International (parent company of Burger King, Tim […]

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Percentage of single-use food packaging waste close to

VANCOUVER, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — COVID-19 has changed so much in our lives, including the way we throw away. The proportion of single-use food packaging waste found on Canadian shorelines nearly doubled last year, according to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup’s annual Dirty Dozen report. “We were surprised to see that single-use food […]

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European scientists collaborate to develop sustainable food packaging for the future

June 8, 2021 More than 220 researchers across Europe have created a forum to debate and develop environmentally friendly food packaging for the future. Image credit: European cooperation in science and technology. The objective of this meeting place is to reduce plastic waste and improve existing packaging in terms of food safety, food shelf life […]

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North East food tech firm seeks £1m to support growth ambitions

North East food tech firm seeks £1m to support growth ambitions Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. google An icon of […]

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[email protected]: ‘shrinkflation’ explained | US could ban PFAS in food packaging

What is “shrinkflation”? Shoppers notice when food prices rise, but they rarely register the “disguised price hike” that occurs when brands reduce the amount of products in their standard packaging (AKA shrinkage). According to food institute, inflationary pressure has increased across the board, but experts warn that approaching inflationary contraction will inevitably end in consumers […]

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Food tech company appoints new chief executive

Biotechnology company Roslin Technologies has appointed Ernst van Orsouw as CEO. He comes from pioneering animal genetics Genus, where he was global director of strategy and marketing for its swine division, Pig Improvement Company (PIC). Van Orsouw has over 15 years of agribusiness experience, initially with Boston Consulting Group and most recently with PIC, where […]

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Health advocates call on FDA to ban PFAS from food packaging

Health, environmental and consumer activists have collectively called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban all polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) or “permanent chemicals” from food and food packaging. Forever called chemicals because these compounds, often found in plastic items, do not break down, there is a growing movement to challenge the food industry in […]

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Officials inaugurate the new Cacique food processing plant on Thursday

After an 18-month process, representatives from Cacique LLC, along with City of Amarillo and Randall County officials, broke ground on the company’s new food processing operation off South Georgia Street on Thursday. It comes after the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday that Cacique, a brand of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, creams and […]

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Amarillo announced as headquarters for new Cacique food processing operation

Officials from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that Amarillo will house a new food processing operation of Cacique, a brand of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, creams and chorizos. According to previous Globe-News reports, Cacique plans to build a 200,000 square foot food processing plant at the south end of a business […]

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Food tech firm raises $170 million for cultured meat company

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories straight to your inbox. Within the alternative protein foods sector, the market for cultured meat – meat produced by […]