All news articles for July 2015

‘Abuse resistent’ bags for hard food

‘Abuse resistent’ bags for hard food

A new generation of multilayer coextruded bags is available from Cryovac to pack hard and very hard product segments in fresh red meat, cheese and smoked and processed meats.

Bakers: take note of new kit

A wide range of packaging machinery for bakers

Multivac will be exhibiting a wide range of packaging equipment for bakery products, cakes, pastries and snacks at the iba show, which takes place in Munich from September 12 to 17.

Progress in flexible pack design

Progress in flexible pack design

Significant progress has been made in new designs of flexible packaging with improved recyclability, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative research and development project involving some global brands.

Ideal Foods makes use of  ACS&T facilities in Grimsby

Ideal Foods makes use of ACS&T facilities in Grimsby

Ideal Foods, a specialist supplier of whitefish, shellfish and tuna based in Liskeard, Cornwall, has selected food logistics firm ACS&T to supply blast freezing and cold storage services in Grimsby for the company's chilled and frozen fish.

Tomra’s test centre simulates cold conditions

Tomra’s test centre simulates cold conditions

Tomra Sorting Solutions can now test the performance of its equipment for all individually quick frozen (IQF) products in a true-to life environment, following the installation of a new 56m2 cold room at its test centre in Leuven, Belgium.

Pork firm invests in refrigeration system

Cranswick opts for green heat pumps

Pork processor Cranswick Country Foods has invested £4M in a new industrial refrigeration system at its pig abattoir in Watton, Norfolk, which to date has reduced its energy costs by £500,000 a year, increased productivity by 30% and decreased the weight...

Eco-friendly R290 flake ice making machine launched

Eco-friendly R290 flake ice making machine launched

Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman MF 57, a modular flake ice machine that runs on an eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant R290, in response to increasing pressure to reduce industry's environmental impact.

Personal protection in dangerous situations

Personal protection in dangerous situations

A powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) has been launched by Dräger for food and beverage manufacturers. The X-plore 8000 has evolved from advanced technology developed by the company to ensure individuals working in the harshest environments remain...

Meat and fish firms could benefit from more efficiency

Robotic grader for fish and poultry

Weighing and packing equipment specialist Ishida Europe has extended its portfolio of kit for poultry, meat and fish packaging with the addition of a novel system that improves yield and efficiency.

First Milk's AD project is progressing

First Milk cheese plant completes first stage of AD

The first stage in a large sustainability project at one of the UK's largest cheese creameries operated by First Milk has been completed by anaerobic digestion (AD) treatment specialist Clearfleau.

Wireless sensors were installed in a number of areas to monitor production

Wrights Food opts for wireless sensor technology

By Rick Pendrous

Wrights Food Group has selected wireless sensing technology to help improve energy efficiency and reduce costs at its new £6M confectionery site in Crewe, which also makes ready meals, desserts, cakes, pasties and pies.

Hearing protection is necessary without masking other audible alarms

Hearing damage: the unseen danger

By Rick Pendrous

Many workers in the food and drink manufacturing sector are being exposed to dangerous levels of noise that could cause permanent damage to their hearing, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which has updated guidance to help protect them.

Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation

It’s fibre’s turn!

By Judy Buttriss

With the prospect of fibre recommendations rising to 30g a day for adults from 24g a day, how can diets be adjusted to bring average intakes up from the current 18g a day?

Huel can bring all the benefits of real food

New powder will replace ‘real food’

By Nicholas Robinson

A new powder launched in the UK claims to contain all of the relevant nutrients, vitamins and minerals the human body needs and will replace food.

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