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Leak detection in modified atmosphere packs

An inline system for detecting leaks in modified atmosphere packs (MAP), AirScan from Ishida, has improved the quality control procedures and cut labour costs for a new snack product made...

Tamper-evident seals and liners upgraded

A range of two-piece wax laminated induction liners has been developed by tamper-evident cap and closure lining materials manufacturer Selig.

Village Bakery installs flow wrappers

The Village Bakery in Wrexham has recently installed two additional Fuji Alpha VII box motion flow-wrapping systems from Paramount Packaging Systems in a move designed to increase efficiencies, reduce labour...

Domino signs up to code of practice for printing inks

As a supplier of inks to the food industry and a member of the European Printing Inks Association (EuPIA), Domino Printing Sciences has signed up to the code of Good...

Furniss Biscuits boosts production capacity with a new steel band oven

Furniss Biscuits, the Cornish biscuit manufacturer, which is part of the Proper Cornish Group, has recently installed a new steel band oven at its Redruth bakery.

Automatic line ensures 'first-in, first-out'

The Modular Vertical System (MVS) is an automatic bakery production line that combines modularity and intelligence in the design of the equipment, according to its French manufacturer Mecatherm.

Bread seed enrober reduces waste

Loaves can now be enrobed with seeds or grains and made into swirls, thanks to the latest innovations from Baker Perkins.

Bread basket stacking system on show at Gulfood

Bakery production system supplier Oddy, together with its parent Newsmith Stainless – a specialist in cleaning and handling equipment – will be displaying its capabilities at the Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition, which takes place in...

Siemens assists in moving digital services into the cloud

Siemens announced at the PPMA Total show that, following successful trials, it planned to bring MindSphere – its cloud platform for industry – onto the open market.It...

Portable and compact continuous ink-jet printer

A compact and portable entry-level continuous ink-jet (CIJ) printer, that is capable of delivering high-quality two-line codes, was launched by Linx Printing Technologies at the PPMA Total show.

Checkweighing and vision checks get together

A system that combines both checkweighing and vision inspection in a single process, helping to prevent both label mix-up and ensure weight verification, was shown by Mettler Toledo at the...

Robots that work with humans

Some of the latest developments in human-robot collaboration were displayed by RARUK Automation, a RA Rodriguez company, at the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) Total Show 2016 at Birmingham’s...

Crank it up and cream it off

What approach should small dairy processors use to invest in equipment in order to increase their product quality and innovate? Paul Gander reports.

Bord Bia new ceo to build closer stakeholder bond

The Irish Food Board, Bord Bia, has appointed new chief executive Tara McCarthy with the mission of building stronger relationships with stakeholders.

Thistle Seafoods awarded multi-million pound deal

Scottish seafood manufacturer Thistle Seafoods has secured a multi-million pound cash injection deal with the Bank of Scotland.

European food firms hail EU-Canada trade deal

European food and drink manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope has welcomed the signing of an EU trade deal with Canada, viewed by some as a model for the UK’s trade arrangements with...

Morrisons raises price of Marmite by 12.5%

Morrisons has raised the price of 92 Unilever products, including Marmite, just days after Tesco’s highly public row over Unilever’s price increase demands.

Errington Cheese wants judicial review against FSS

Errington Cheese has petitioned for a judicial review to overturn Food Standards Scotland’s (FSS’s) total ban on the sale of its cheeses.

Bells Food Group in seven-figure pie deal with Lidl

Scottish pie and pastry maker Bells Food Group has struck a multi-million pound deal with retailer Lidl to supply it with a range of pies in Scotland.

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards on Wednesday

The long wait to discover the winners of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) is nearly over, with the gala awards evening set for Wednesday November 2 at The Hilton Park...

Scottish aquaculture gets £2.5M of EU funding

A £2.5M EU funding boost to support sustainable growth and investment in Scottish aquaculture has been unveiled by rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing.

Herbs and spices roll-out to mark anniversary

A herbs and spices specialist has launched 10 new products as part of a wider roll-out to celebrate 20 years in business.

News in brief

Light butter replacers added to Baker’s range

Two new varieties of a product that can directly replace butter or margarine, but is said to be healthier and up to half the price, have been developed by the...

News in brief

New home for most recorded probiotic strain

The world’s most documented probiotic strain has been bought by Danish firm Chr Hansen.

Food safety conference

Food safety policy to be restructured post-Brexit

The UK needs a more joined up food policy after Brexit, to overcome sustainability, obesity and food safety issues, according to Which? chief policy adviser Sue Davies.

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