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New Product Awards winners announced for Europain

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A committee of bakery and pastry professionals announced seven winners for the Europain new product awards. “Among them are products that will help you save time and water and work comfortably in the kitchen no matter your height or range of mobility,” said Elizabeth Meaney, spokesperson for Europain, in a press statement. And the winners are… Manufacturing • LINUM EUROPE– Flui, a… Read more »

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EFSA Panel reports re-evaluation of emulsifier E471 as food additive

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During the last days, the recent ”Re-evaluation of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (E471) as food additives” conducted by an EFSA panel has attracted attention also in food magazines and websites. Previously on this blog, the US FDA evaluation of various emulsifiers was discussed and in that context it was mentioned that other studies are pending. Now, the European Food… Read more »

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Ferrero close to buying Nestlé’s US confectionery unit

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Ferrero is reportedly close to buying Nestlé’s US confectionery business in a deal which is expected to reach $2.8 billion. The Italian company, which produces Nutella, Tic Tacs and Ferrero Rocher, is keen to expand its business in the US following last year’s purchases of Ferrara Candy – the third-largest manufacturer of non-chocolate confectionery in the US – and boxed… Read more »

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Four tips to consider when designing a bakery

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It’s extremely rare that a company’s initial dream for a new plant, even its initial schematic design, will be realized 100% as it was envisioned. That first conceptual drawing is often like hitting a golf ball off the tee box. “On a par 4, you’re not going to get a hole-in-one,” said Mike Pierce, president, The Austin Co. “You keep… Read more »

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FAO Food Price Index down marginally in November

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 175.8 points in November 2017, down fractionally (0.5 percent) from October but still almost 4 points (2.3 percent) above the corresponding period last year. A sharp rise in sugar and vegetable oil quotations was largely offset by a fall in dairy values while international prices of cereals and meat products remained relatively… Read more »

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KHS presents new chunk dosing unit and compact systems at Anuga FoodTec

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At Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, the KHS Group will have compact and flexible systems specially designed for the beverage, food and dairy industries on display. KHS will be exhibiting its systems at booth A60/A68 in hall 8.1 at Anuga FoodTec. “Users gain many benefits when fillers can be combined with our Blomax stretch blow molder to form a compact… Read more »

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Exclusive: Anatomy of a Cake Line

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Cake production lines must address all process stages, from batter and cream preparation, to baking, filling, decorating, and cooling. Here are the innovations providing solutions for each, explained by experts at GEA, Auto-Bake Serpentine (Middleby Corporation), and Tonelli. GEA configurations Let us look into a standard configuration setup of modules for cake lines, and possible add-ons, with the help of… Read more »

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Fi Europe 2017 Innovation Awards: The Winners

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The world’s largest food and beverage ingredients show announces the winners of its coveted Innovation Awards for 2017. A true barometer of food and beverage trends, the Fi Europe Innovation Awards honour research teams and product developers for their outstanding innovations and invaluable contributions to the industry. Mirroring the market, protein solutions featured high on the winners’ podium this year…. Read more »

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Solo Gelato and Barry Callebaut create ice cream capsule system

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Israeli startup Solo Gelato has partnered with chocolate-producer Barry Callebaut to create a Nespresso-style ice cream capsule system, which is able to make fresh ice cream instantly. Set for release in 2018, the innovative new system was created in a partnership with Barry Callebaut, which was established through MassChallenge, a company part-founded by Barry Callebaut which provides funding to enterprising… Read more »

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Five global packaging trends for 2018

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Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste worldwide in 2018, new research suggests, as the throwaway culture of today will evolve. According to Mintel, packaged planet is among the major trends set to influence the global packaging industry over the company year. Consumers have long considered packaging as often unnecessary, and ultimately as just… Read more »

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