All news articles for December 2016

Thermal transfer printers drive improved efficiency

Thermal transfer printers drive improved efficiency

Country Products, a packer of dried food and snacks, has reported a significant increase in production efficiency following the replacement of its old printers with new thermal transfer equipment.

Easy pack opening for snack foods

Easy pack opening for snack foods

Easy pack opening and enhanced shelf appeal of snacks on-the-go were the highlights of flexible packaging supplier Mondi’s exhibits at the Packaging Innovations show, which took place in Amsterdam from November 23–24 2016.

High-intensity continuous blender is launched

High-intensity continuous blender is launched

A new sanitary, high-intensity continuous blender, from Munson Machinery provides low to high shear as required for high-speed blending and/or homogenising of dry solids, agglomerates, slurries or pastes when processing food.

Tweedy mixer now makes pizza dough

Tweedy mixer now makes pizza dough

A broad range of doughs for a diverse range of bakery products can now be made on the Baker Perkins’ Tweedy mixer, which is most usually associated with high-speed, high-energy mixing in plant-scale tin bread bakeries.

Three-in-one coffee gets mixed

Three-in-one coffee gets mixed

By Rick Pendrous

Three-in-one coffee mixing based on dry powder blending of non-dairy creamer (NDC) powder, finely ground sugar and spray-dried coffee powder, is available from SPX Flow.

In-line tumbling and injecting of meat products

In-line tumbling and injecting of meat products

By Rick Pendrous

New equipment is now available from Interfood Technology’s Curing to Clipping Division, which supplies a range of injecting, tenderising, tumbling and marinating kit.

Precision filleting of chicken thighs

Precision filleting of chicken thighs

By Rick Pendrous

To meet growing consumer demand for boneless chicken thigh meat, Marel Poultry has developed the Stork thigh fillet system, which is claimed to process thighs in-line with high precision and consistency.

Tulip gets bespoke sausage line

Tulip gets bespoke sausage line

By Rick Pendrous

A bespoke line for handling 2.7t of frozen cocktail sausages every hour has been installed at Tulip's factory in Ruskington, Lincolnshire.

Take a look at some of the weirdest food stories from 2016

Weird food stories from 2016 – in pictures

By James Ridler

Pies on the edge of space, beer made from clouds and a 3D printer that makes gummy sweets lead our photogallery of 2016’s weird and wonderful food stories.

Andy Underwood (left) with Alastair Macphie

Foodservice leads Macphie’s sales growth

By Rick Pendrous

Scottish bakery ingredients supplier Macphie has reported a 7% rise in sales to £47.6M in its financial results for the year to March 2016 released today (December 23).

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