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Collaborationin automation

Automation equipment supplier Festo will showcase a range of new developments for the processing and packaging industry.

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Human friendly cage-free robots

A collaborative robot, or ‘cobot’, designed for working safely with shopfloor staff, challenged to work alongside a caged cell containing a conventional robot, will be the centrepiece of Fanuc’s stand...

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Magnets remove rogue metal debris

The Hydrohansu-type rotating cleanflow magnet will be on show. Developed in collaboration with food processors, it was recently introduced by Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics Group.

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Ops management showcased

Supplier of manufacturing operations management systems Cimlogic will showcase its automation and IT expertise.

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Precision load cells for dynamic and batch weighing

Test and measurement specialist HBM will be exhibiting its range of dynamic and batch weighing products, designed for packaging in the food and drink industry.

Counterbalance truck range drives throughput

Just two years after the launch of its series 3 and 4 hydrodynamic drive counterbalance trucks, Jungheinrich has extended its internal combustion series.

Lactic acid bacterial count efficiency raised

A new lactic acid bacteria count plate that facilitates fermentation and prevents unwanted spoilage of products, has been introduced by laboratory testing specialist 3M.

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Seven fire crews tackle coffee factory blaze

Seven fire crews battled a blaze at a former Mondelēz factory last week (August 26) in Banbury.

Morrisons and Burton’s post top management changes

Morrisons and biscuit manufacturer Burton’s Biscuits Company have both announced changes in their senior management.

‘Irresponsible’ Diageo ad banned by ASA

A TV commercial for Diageo’s rum brand Captain Morgan has been banned after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled it implied drinking alcohol could boost popularity and confidence.

Government guidelines propose vitamin D supplements in the diet

People in the UK need to consider dietary supplementation of the essential vitamin D in their diets to compensate for the absence of that produced in the body from exposure...

Arla taps into on-the-go drinks market

Milk processor Arla has launched a number of milk-based drinks in a bid to tap into the on-the-go market and triple its global beverage sales to £585M.

Food safety conference: early bird offer ends today

The early bird delegate rate for Food Manufacture’s annual, one-day food safety conference in October ends today (August 31).

Sandwich maker hit with £7k bread basket fine

A Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker has been hit with a £7,000 fine after global positioning system (GPS) technology showed it had been using bread baskets belonging to another firm without permission.

Safety conference: early bird ticket price ends tomorrow

Just two days remain to benefit from the early bird delegate rate for the Food Manufacture Group’s annual one-day food safety conference, which takes place on Thursday October 13 at...

More young women consider truck driving as career

There has been a rise in the numbers of young women wanting to take up truck driving, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has claimed.

Samworth Brothers buys Tesco Weybridge bakery

Samworth Brothers has bought a bakery in Weybridge from Tesco – its second acquisition within a week – as it continues to grow its operations.

Mondelēz abandons pursuit of Hershey

Mondelēz International has abandoned its pursuit of US confectionery giant Hershey, the company announced yesterday (August 29), after its $23bn (£18bn) offer was rejected.

Quorn sales grow in ‘sluggish’ market

Marlow Foods – owner of meat-free food brand Quorn – has posted overall sales growth for 2015, despite a “sluggish” food market.

Texture-improving clean-label starches launched by Ingredion

Two clean-label starches aimed at improving the texture and stability in products such as yogurts, soups and sauces have been launched by Ingredion.

People on the move in the food and drink sector

Morrisons’ new bake-off dream job and Purity Brewing Company feature in this month’s photogallery of new appointments.

Arla posts growth in half-year results

Arla Foods has posted growth in branded sales, despite falling market prices in Europe, in its half-year results.

Three men charged with fraud over horsemeat

Three men have been charged with fraud offences for allegedly conspiring to sell horsemeat as beef.

Samworth Brothers leases extra land in Leicester

Samworth Brothers has agreed a deal with Leicester City Council to lease a 1.7 acre area of land, in a bid to continue expanding its operations.

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