The U.S. Patent Office awarded AMF Bakery Systems (AMF) a patent for the Guardian Oven Chain Management System. The system monitors several important conditions of the oven chain, extending the life of the chain while reducing lubrication costs for traveling tray, tunnel and continuous ovens. It can be applied to continuous final proofers, product coolers, conveyors or other bakery equipment… Read more »
Unifiller Systems has announced that it has unveiled its new Pro Series Food Service Depositors, designed specifically for the rigorous demands of the food service sector. The heavy-duty Pro Series includes the Pro1000i FS and Pro 2000i FS depositors, featuring a large conical hopper and precision height adjustment for use with various pumps and conveyor systems. Both models offer a… Read more »
At ProSweets Cologne 2017, WACKER will presenting two world firsts for the confectionery industry. With WACKER’s innovative CANDY2GUM technology, it is possible to produce confectionery with a completely new mouthfeel: what begins as a piece of chewy candy turns into chewing gum after a short time. Since this innovative product is made in a boiling process, manufacturers can now add… Read more »
Tech start-up to exhibit their latest gripping technology in Booth 9901 – Looks to enable the snack & baking industries with packaging automation Snack and bakery packaging automation has typically come with its own set of limitations. For example, many products have variable characteristics such as weight, size and shape – all difficult for many packaging machines to handle consistently…. Read more »
Much to the dissatisfaction of environmental organizations, research organizations and consumer groups, the European Commission appears to have rejected the proposed registry for the use of nanomaterials. The registry would have required those within the food and beverage industry to register any nanomaterials used in substances of products. Recent investments in nanotechnology research by the United States Department of Agriculture demonstrate… Read more »
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on March 30 announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The universities are expected to use the funds to research ways nanotechnology may be used to improve food safety, enhance renewable fuels, increase crop yields, manage agricultural pests and more. The awards were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (A.F.R.I.), a competitive, peer-reviewed grants program for fundamental and applied agricultural sciences.
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Better Baking Business Baking is about good ingredients and good craftsmanship. It is about tastes, aromas and the sense of being served something enjoyable. Doing good baking business is about something else. Because even if it is the aromas and tastes that sell, there are many factors that affect operations along the way. For example, daily work is simplified if… Read more »
A 3D gummy printer has been introduced as part of a new retail concept in confectionery – the Magic Candy Factory. Birmingham-headquartered Katjes Fassin UK Ltd showcased the innovation in confectionery production, which will be available for UK consumers from early 2016. The premium confectionery maker – supplier of Percy Pigs to M&S – has beaten competitors to create the… Read more »
India has set a three-year target to sequence the wheat genome and procure better quality variety, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has said. A French group that started sequencing before 2005 has been successful in doing it for one chromosome, it said. “All other partners of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium including India target to complete the… Read more »