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Baxters Food Group acquired Baxters Canada Inc. in 2004

Baxters Food Group sells Canadian subsidiary

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has sold its Canadian subsidiary Baxters Canada Inc to three financial partners, which are each investing $8m (£6.1m) in the business.

Critical detection systems key

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Detection & Inspection: Laser love

By Michelle Perrett

With increasingly speedy production lines for food and drink, the need for an efficient and accurate contaminant detection system is critical, as product recalls can prove costly on more than one front.

Gastro Star has introduced a new fresh produce packaging line

Gastro Star introduces new Itech packaging line

By James Ridler

Switzerland-based vegetable processor Gastro Star has minimised product giveaway using fixed weight packs, thanks to a new packaging line installed by Ishida Europe and its Swiss distributor, Itech.

On average 3.8% of chilled raw whole birds sold in major supermarkets and discount chains tested positive for the highest levels of infection from January to March

Morrisons has upper hand in chicken bug war

By Rod Addy

Morrisons has the upper hand in the war against campylobacter, with none of its shop-bought chickens testing positive for the highest levels of contamination of the food poisoning pathogen in the latest quarterly figures.

Key Technology has introduced Sort-to-Grade software

Key Technology adds new sorting software

By Ellie Woollven

Key Technology is introducing its Sort-to-Grade (STG) software to its VeryX digital sorters, which handle wet and frozen potato strips.

Clark: ‘food and drink as being one of most important sectors of the future’

Greg Clark: food industry ‘on verge of revolution’

By Rod Addy

The Government’s chief scientific adviser has been tasked with advising on ways to “significantly raise productivity across the whole food production system”, according to business secretary Greg Clark.

Nestlé is shifting production of Blue Riband to Poland

Nestlé confirms 73 job losses at Fawdon factory

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé UK is shedding 73 jobs at its Fawdon chocolate factory as it aims to shift production of its Blue Riband chocolate bar to its factory in Kargowa, Poland, before 2019.

Divecha: ‘We will look to keep developing our product’

Supreme Sweets secures silver at Ecotrophelia

By James Ridler

A team from London Metropolitan University secured the silver prize at this year’s UK finals of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia, run by Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Another major fipronil incident has been reported in Germany, with eggs originating from the Netherlands

FSA: no evidence of fipronil eggs in UK

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has claimed there is no evidence to suggest eggs affected by the latest fipronil scare have been distributed in the UK.

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