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Smart food packaging with a starch/polyaniline biopolymer

Smart food packaging has the potential to advance the field of food science, providing materials with unique properties that surpass conventional packaging. Write in the journal Polymersa team of scientists from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College presented research on the development of starch/polyaniline biopolymer packaging with smart colorimetric ammonia sensors. Study: […]

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Leveraging Strong Co-Manufacturing Relationships | Pet food processing

This article originally appeared in the December 2021 issue of Pet food processing. Read it and other articles from this issue in our December digital edition. Across the country, pet food and treat brands large and small are turning to contract manufacturers to turn their nutritional concepts into trusted products. Co-manufacturers can be a vital […]

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Superheated steam can kill pathogens in dry food processing

A new tool to thwart deadly pathogens in commercial dry food processing plants may soon capture steam – superheated dry steam – to keep consumers safe. In the arid world of flour and powder processing, where it’s impossible to hose down equipment to sanitize it with water, Abigail Snyder, Ph.D. ’17, assistant professor of food […]

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Improving hygiene in food processing is in the details

Demonstrating strict compliance to ensure food hygiene will benefit manufacturers in the coming year. The focus on food security has been at an all-time high over the past two years, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumer attention to this segment has increased, which means that companies in the sector must demonstrate that not only […]

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Groups Call on FDA to Restrict Bisphenol A in Food Packaging for Harmful Effects

A coalition of doctors, scientists, and public health and environmental organizations on Thursday sent a official petition to the Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to rescind its approvals for bisphenol A (BPA) in adhesives and coatings and set strict limits on its use in plastics that come into contact with food. New findings […]

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4 Essential Ways to Predict the Shelf Life of Food Packaging

Need to change packaging due to supply, sustainability, cost factors, or to meet the launch schedule? Shelf life prediction combined with experiential insights – comparing competitors and current product barriers, packaging supplier information, dispensing temperature, humidity realities and considering shelf life additional storage or product differences – saves time and money. To predict shelf life, […]

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The Future of Food Technology: Consumer Values ​​and a Healthier Food System

(Image credit: (New York Public Library/Unsplash))Despite their appreciation for all things fresh and less processed, Americans have a long historic relationship with packaged foods, food science and technology which, since the turn of the 20th century, have together played a key role in food culture. in terms of protecting and improving the lives of consumers. […]

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Smart food packaging refreshes food and reduces waste

A new kind of smart food packaging promises to eliminate food poisoning by killing harmful bacteria. According to scientists, the packaging destroys dangerous bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria, allowing meat, fish, fruits and vegetables to last longer. “Food safety and waste have become a major societal challenge of our time with an immense […]

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Richmond tech company honored for innovative software that supports food processing

Richmond-based Icicle Technologies Inc. kicked off the new year by earning international recognition. Even though it was over 10 years ago, Richmond resident Steven Burton still remembers the first time he walked into a food processor’s office, filled to the ceiling with papers. “I was like, ‘What’s all this paper for? This is crazy.’ They […]

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Instinct Proves Loyalty to Lincoln with New Facility Announcement

LINCOLN, NEB. – Instinct Pet Food was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln, the same city in which it plans to build a new manufacturing facility to expand its production, workforce, safety and durability. The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recognized Instinct as one of the “Most Visionary and Community-Driven […]

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Dr Noor Hisham: Traders using nails to secure food packaging can be fined and jailed | Malaysia

Chief Health Officer Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said any trader found guilty of the offense could be fined up to RM10,000 or jailed for up to two years or both under Regulation 36 of the Food Sanitation Regulations 2009. – Photo by Hari Anggara KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 – Food traders who use […]

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Traders using nails to secure food packaging can be fined or jailed, says DG Santé

KUALA LUMPUR (January 4): Food traders who use nails, staples or other equally dangerous materials to secure food packaging can be prosecuted, Chief Health Officer Tan Sri said. Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said any trader found guilty of the offense could be fined up to RM10,000 or jailed for up to two years or […]

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Smart, biodegradable food packaging helps fresh food last longer

A team of researchers from Harvard University and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a smart food packaging material that is biodegradable, durable and kills microbes harmful to humans. It could also extend the shelf life of fresh fruit by two or three days. The material takes the form of a transparent film. […]

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Scientists develop biodegradable and antimicrobial food packaging

Scientists have developed a biodegradable food packaging material that kills microbes that contaminate food. The airtight packaging uses a type of corn protein called zein, along with starch and other natural compounds. A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, US developed the material. Continue reading […]

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Smart and sustainable food packaging keeps harmful microbes away

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, USA, have developed a ‘smart’ food packaging material that is biodegradable, sustainable and kills microbes harmful to humans. It could also extend the shelf life of fresh fruit by two to three days. The airtight food […]

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“EU reform to protect consumers is urgently needed”

Consumers are concerned about the safety of food packaging materials. According to Eurobarometer data, 86% of consumers are either worried or very worried about chemicals used in food packaging, with four in five voicing concerns about chemicals in everyday products. The European Consumers Organization (BEUC) challenges current EU food packaging legislation. Intended to “protect” the […]

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Food Tech Careers: Entrance Exams, Eligibility, and Job Outlook

Summary Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology are required subjects in Class XII to pursue Food Technology BTech and MTech courses are available after passing national and state entrance exams Are you a foodie who is also passionate about technology? Then you can savor your passion for both by opting for a career in food […]

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How can food manufacturers save money and the planet?

The cost of basic commodities including utilities continues to skyrocket, food inflation skyrockets, squeezing margins and affecting all areas of finance and operations and the situation is expected to continue until 2022 . As a result, food and beverage manufacturers are under great pressure to save money. The focus on reducing the impact of the […]

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How well should food packaging be sealed? | The heart of the farm is the family

“Easy to open,” promised the plastic packet I had retrieved from the refrigerator. I carefully separated the front and back corners marked “easy open” from the sturdy wrapper which contained sausages, meant to be part of lunch. Chopped up and slipped into my slow cooker, along with potatoes, carrots and onions, the spicy sausage and […]

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Global Pet Food Packaging Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.34% during the forecast period 2021-2028

Growing demand for pet food and branding and premiumization of pet food are key growth drivers. MARKET OVERVIEW Packaging plays a vital role in the growth of the pet food industry, especially premium products. New York, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com Announces Release of “GLOBAL PET FOOD PACKAGING MARKET FORECAST 2021-2028” Report – […]

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Career options in food technology

With the expansion of the food industry, this sector offers a variety of sustainable employment positions. With land and water being finite resources, agriculture tends to face restrictions in food production. Therefore, biotechnology is used to improve both production and nutritional quality. Food technology, which involved biotechnology and plant food engineering, is a scientific stream […]

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Organic recycling hailed as “the most sustainable solution” for the future

Plastic waste is a global concern. Only 31% of all plastic waste is currently recycled. And each year, eight million tonnes – representing 3% of the world’s annual plastic waste – enter the oceans. At the same time, a third of all food produced for human consumption in the world results in food waste or […]

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Constellar Launches Singapore Agri-Food Technology Exhibition Platform

Constellar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build and strengthen the Asian agri-food ecosystem through the Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia (AFTEA), in collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board and its international content partner and of strategy, the German Agricultural Society (DLG) The inaugural edition of the Expo will focus on key themes such as […]

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Sonoco FRESH to Host Second Annual Food, Packaging and Sustainability Summit March, Walt Disney World Resort at Keynote

Breadcrumb Links GlobeNewswire Author of the article: Publication date : November 16, 2021 • November 16, 2021 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Content of the article HARTSVILLE, South Carolina, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health), an initiative of Sonoco and Clemson University to […]

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No single approach effectively controls biofilm in food processing facilities

Sponsored content The mission of food processors and manufacturers is to provide quality and safe food to consumers. The path to success in this mission, however, is different for every business. Each ingredient, manufacturing process, facility, and finished product presents unique food safety challenges and the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) to address them. However, […]

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A Guide to 6 Leak Testing Methods for Food Packaging

Improving the integrity of the package seal is once again a priority due to recent supply and demand issues which include the following six reasons: Obtain consistent waterproofing layers; Adjust packaging layers to allow recycling; Other qualified suppliers or packaging materials; Faster production line speeds to meet demand; Increase in electronic commerce; Use of alternative […]

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Maui Food Technology Center Hosts Online Webinar Series In December

John Nakashima (left); Neal Arakaki (middle); Nina Ann Tanabe (right). The Maui Food Technology Center’s online webinar series in December 2021 will feature industry experts providing helpful tips and resources to help you succeed in today’s market. Three workshops will be offered on exporting to Japan, food safety and food labeling. The registration fee is […]

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Earth is reaching its expiration date. Better food processing and packaging can help restore its health – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you through The European Sting’s collaboration with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications, Tetra Pak The world currently wastes a third of all food produced. The food processing and packaging industry can help transform food systems. Food packaging can take many […]

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Food manufacturers and the palm oil industry must adhere to dietary guidelines

KUALA LUMPUR: In light of the recent issue raised by the Hong Kong Consumer Council regarding 60 pre-packaged palm oil biscuits, food manufacturers must require their suppliers to supply palm oil containing levels lower levels of 3-monochloro-propanediol (3-MCPDE) esters and glycidyl esters (GE), said Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Managing Director Dr. Ahmad Parveez Ghulam […]

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China’s GB food packaging standards are available for comment

On October 25, 2021, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) published a number of draft GB standards for food and food-related products, including some key standards for food contact materials. plastic, rubber and adhesives.1 Below we provide a general summary of these draft GB standards. Draft standard on plastic materials and articles intended for use in […]

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Smart approaches to food packaging

Dr Meenu Sachdeva discusses emerging packaging technologies to ensure food quality and safety The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the mindsets of consumers, and there is a paradigm shift in consumer choices and lifestyles. A major change in lifestyle is buying hygienic products or consuming safe and hygienic food. Maintaining food safety has been a […]

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Tork finds 82% of food processing production managers experienced production delays due to non-adherence to hygiene protocols

Tork offers specially designed food processing solutions to meet and meet rigorous industry governance standards, while delivering the high productivity and efficiency demanded by production managers. Northampton, MA –News Direct– Essity There is little room for hygienic error in a food processing environment. The challenge of maintaining standards is significant, and Tork®, Essity’s leading global […]

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Dirty factories: two Penang food manufacturers closed for two weeks

BUTTERWORTH: A tofu factory and a shrimp paste maker have been ordered to close for two weeks due to unsanitary conditions at their factories. The shutdown notice was issued in an operation by the state health department and Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) on Wednesday, October 20. The department’s environmental health, food safety and quality […]

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Trend watch: transparent packaging for baby food

In a perfect mommy world, we would all prepare healthy, delicious, organic foods for our babies every day. But for many of us moms, that’s just not possible. Thus, packaged baby food becomes an important part of our life for months or even years. No judgment here. We all want to do our best to […]

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FDA asks food manufacturers and restaurants to use less salt – CBS Boston

(CNN) – The United States Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it would be lower sodium goals in processed, packaged and prepared foods, but not at levels recommended to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The guidelines issued by the FDA relate to voluntary targets for foods produced by food manufacturers, restaurants […]

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Local food manufacturers predict 10% price hike

KARACHI: Food manufacturers plan to pass on rising costs to consumers to maintain margins, which would result in a 10% price hike in FY22. AKD Securities Ltd organized a conference on the manufacture of listed food products in Pakistan, which was attended by the main local food manufacturers. Companies at the event said they needed […]

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“Food manufacturers should see this as an opportunity”

Cellular agriculture can create products from cell cultures as opposed to whole plants or animals. The technology has generated “a huge amount of investment and interest over the past few years,” according to Karen Stanton, global marketing director for IFF Taste. Presenting a panel on the rapidly emerging space, Stanton pointed out that cellular agriculture […]

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Pet Food Alliance brought together members to prioritize research initiatives

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Pet Food Alliance (PFA) held its first in-person technical conference in over a year on Sept. 20-21 in Kansas City. The association has brought together pet food and rendering processors, suppliers and academics to collaborate on key topics impacting the respective industries. Presentations included an update from the Association of American […]

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Taiwan to tighten rules on nitrogen use in food packaging from 2023

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Stricter regulations on the use of nitrogen in food packaging will be introduced in early 2023, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday. The FDA on Wednesday outlined its plan to designate food-grade nitrogen as a food additive in the Specification, Scope, Application, and Limitation Standards for Food Additives, […]

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7 top food tech trends dominating 2021; A brief overview

Technology and food may seem like an unlikely combination. But the benefits of pairing the two may surprise you. Advances in health, the variety of products available, and sustainability are gaining momentum as science and food intersect. Similar to how your tastes and food preferences change throughout your life. The same goes for the systems […]

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Food Tech Center Creates Hundreds of Jobs

To date, Project Helix has helped create 428 jobs and secure an additional 1,749 positions across Wales, as well as supporting 257 start-ups and 1,010 new products developed. Managed by Food Innovation Wales, the Welsh Government and EU-funded project provides eligible businesses with access to a range of expertise to help them grow and succeed […]

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National food technology | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

New Delhi: There are two National Food Technology Institutes (NFTs) operating under the administrative control of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, namely; National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Kundli, Haryana and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The two Institutes were able to achieve the objectives […]

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Gambia: Barrow calls on food manufacturers and producers to comply with food fortification regulations

President Adama Barrow has called on food manufacturers, producers and importers to comply with new food fortification regulations launched to standardize food in the country. President Barrow made the remark in a speech read by Dr Isatou Touray, Vice President of The Gambia during the launch of the Food Fortification Regulations 2020 at the Sir […]

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Ann Arbor lawmakers introduce bills banning PFAS chemicals in food packaging

ANN ARBOUR, Mich. – New bills introduced in the Michigan Legislature this week call for banning toxic PFAS, BPA and phthalates from food packaging in the state of Michigan. Introduced by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor), Senate Bill 591 and House Bill 5250 call for a ban on chemicals […]

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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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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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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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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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Six Ways Food Manufacturers Can Save Money on Electricity

Energy use has increased around the world, especially with everyone isolated due to COVID-19. This translates into higher costs in most industries. The Energy Information Agency (EIA) expects Electricity consumption in the United States will increase by 2.1% This year. Coupled with the growing adoption of renewable energy and green initiatives, it makes sense to […]

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Food Technology Valley aims to make Dubai a key hub – News

Dubai’s Food Technology Valley will house four main clusters that will help promote food safety, as well as strengthen research and development facilities in the emirate. Dubai – Emirates’ latest initiative will help attract global brands in agriculture and food and promote food safety By Muzaffar Rizvi Published: Sat, May 1, 2021, 8:39 PM Last […]

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SG establishes an industry-wide digital roadmap for food manufacturers

The application of IoT, augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous robots are just some of the cutting-edge technologies that food manufacturers in Singapore are expected to adopt in the coming years. to align with the new Digital Food Manufacturing Plan (IDP) launched last Thursday. . Deployed by Singapore Company (ESG) and IMDA, the IDP […]

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The Fire in the Belly: How Food Technology Has Changed Humanity and New Zealand

To understand the importance of food technology, you have to go back to ancient times. As in, a million years ago, the days of old. That’s when experts believe humans began using fire for cooking, something that changed us – and the planet – beyond our ancestors’ wildest imagination. It may seem like a stretch […]

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Top 5 Food Tech Trends Predicted for 2021

by Puja Das December 16, 2020 Technology has changed the way different industries work. Technology in the food industry is the most sought after ingredient in our diet charts today. The food industry has opened its doors to new technologies and mobile app-based services that have led to a huge transformation in the way the […]

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FDA Issues Warning Letters to Two Food Manufacturers for Repeated Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Violations

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Two Food Manufacturers for Repeated Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Violations the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for maintaining the integrity of human and animal food and pharmaceutical products throughout the United States. One aspect of this includes regular inspection of food and other manufacturers. When a food […]

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The Future of Food: Technology Paves the Way for Global Food Security

Every day, more than 800 million people go to bed hungry, 1.2 billion suffer from food insecurity, more than two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies and more than 200 million children suffer from stunting or wasting, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Extreme hunger and malnutrition are […]

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FNB News – Food Tech Trends in the Indian Scenario

introductionFood technology is an evergreen field linking the agricultural sector and the industrial world. New technologies are being adopted in food as the demand for sustainably processed and packaged foods increases. Nowadays, people are really interested in knowing the technology used behind a product and are not averse to the application of science in food. […]

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Appetizing investment in unbranded food makers

David Houser is Managing Director of Lincoln International Global Consumer Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the consumer industry ranging from transformational growth brands to leading private label companies. The food industry is full of investment opportunities, many of which relate to non-branded foods. Changing consumer preferences create growth companies in an […]

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Fighting world hunger with food technology

Nearly 800 million people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Traditionally, food technology has been most strongly associated with the production of processed foods, sweets and snacks. However, this technical area has also been crucial in developing solutions to fight world hunger. This article provides […]

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UAE minister speaks on plans to build a ‘Silicon Valley’ of food tech

A “Food Valley”, or technology hub, dedicated to the development of food and agriculture automation, is about to be built in the UAE. The project aims to respond to the rapid population growth of the country and the increase in the rate of food consumption by 4 percent per year. These factors, combined with the […]

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Food technology: 5 foods of the future that we will be eating in 25 years

In 25 years, the items in your grocery cart could be as high-tech as the smartphone in your pocket. Alpha Food Labs, a New York-based company that makes prototypes of future supermarket staples, has a new list of “concept foods” its team is incubating – some in partnership with food companies existing ones, others purely […]

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Amazon turns to new food technology for home delivery

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is exploring technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty ready meals that don’t need refrigeration, as it seeks new ways to expand in the $700 billion grocery industry in the United States. The world’s largest online retailer has considered selling ready-to-eat meals such as beef stew […]

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Singer named CEO of the Center for Innovative Food Technology

Rebecca Singer has been named CEO of the Center for Innovative Food Technology in Toledo. TOLEDO — Rebecca A. Singer has been named president and chief executive officer of the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), the northwest Ohio branch of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, effective Jan. 1. Rebecca Singer Singer joined the organization […]