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Tetra Pak targets convenience with new carton closure

Tetra Pak has launched a range of direct injection moulded closures for gable-top cartons that it believes taps into current consumer concerns for safety, convenience and style.

New vacuum packs enable long-life cheese

Cheese capable of surviving in vacuum packs for long enough to feed cosmonauts in space has been developed by the Russian Ostankino Dairy and may offer opportunities to improve shelf-life...

Frutarom rolls out flavour systems for 'wellness' ice creams

In the same week that the world's number one ice cream maker announces the roll out of health and wellness ice cream to fuel growth, Israeli flavours firm Frutarom launches...

Reducol yoghurts launched in Finland

Finland's largest grocery chain Kesko has launched a range of yogurts that include Forbes Medi-Tech's cholesterol-lowering ingredient, Reducol, the Canadian firm said on Monday.

Tanis takes trans-fat-free aeration unit to Interpack

Tanis Food Tec, an aeration equipment supplier for the bakery, confectionery and dairy industries, claims its Temp Twin Barrel system can crystallise trans fatty acid substitutes significantly faster than its...

Automated cheese batching achieves costs reduction

Scanvaegt claims that a major Dutch dairy has been able to reduce the average giveaway on its foiled cheese batching operations to as little as 1g per 10 kg batch...

Tetra Pak concept targets dairy product brand appeal

Tetra Pak has developed a flexible new packaging concept to help liquid dairy producers achieve cost-effective processing and better brand recognition.

GEA unveils third generation filtration technology

New technology that allows for simpler, more efficient and more economical separations for dairy, food and beverage applications has been developed.

Probiotic bacteria helps irritable bowel syndrome

A drink containing a probiotic strain isolated from infants relieved symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome to the same extent as pharmaceutical treatments for the condition, report Irish researchers.

Anti-stress supplement to enhance dairy cattle immunity

A feed supplement for dairy calves has been developed by the US Agricultural Research Service (ARS), which it claims will help lower stress levels during transportation - a costly problem...

New PET label film offers more labelling flexibility

Toray Plastics claims that its new PET label film gives label converters the opportunity to achieve superior silicone adhesion performance, to streamline processing and to tap new markets.

Unilever selects Kliklok for pro.activ project

Unilever Best Foods Netherlands has installed a packaging system that combines cartoning with an automatic product feeding system to handle the special pack design of its Becel (Flora) pro. active...

Unilever seeks approval for ice structuring protein

The food code in Australia is under review as food maker Unilever Australia calls for approval of an ice structuring protein (ISP) used to make ice cream and edible ices.

Ilapak targets cheese processors at Interpack 2005

Packaging firm Ilapak is targeting cheese processors with an innovative range of packaging solutions at this year's Interpack show in Dusseldorf.

Chr Hansen pushes high volume cheese production technology

Chr Hansen plans to use this year's Cheese Industry Conference to showcase the technology that it believes can improve production for high volume manufacturers, Philippa Nuttall reports.

Organic milk given "cooler image" revamp

In an attempt to shake off the British organic farming industry's drab, old-fashioned image, the Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative (OMSCo) has revamped its organic milk line, launching Altogether Better -...

Whey-based film promises cost and environmental savings

Scientists in the US have discovered a new way of use dairy byproducts to preserve fresh foods, a discovery that could save money and lead to less packaging waste. Anthony...

Milko repackages yoghurt products in curved cartons

Swedish dairy Milko is set to re-launch its low-fat fruit yoghurt drinks using new standard Diamond Pure-Pak Curve cartons from Elopak.

Valio extends Evolus brand to Spain and Portugal

Dairy products designed to lower blood pressure are being introduced in Spain and Portugal this month under new licensing deals with Finnish functional dairy firm Valio.

Antibacterial sealers developed from innovative new compound

Two European firms have come up with a range of sealing rings for the dairy industry designed to minimise the presence and effects of bacteria and microbes.

Fonterra develops waste-reducing recyclable labels

Fonterra has developed a label that can be recycled along with the plastic wrap that goes around pallets of goods in order to reduce the amount of waste that is...

Alto launches bottle capping system Down Under

Alto Plastics has been working with Kapiti Fine Foods (KFF) to launch a new premium double-seal capping system to keep bottled milk even fresher and leak free.

New meat alternative on market has roots in low-fat milk

New applications for milk derivatives open up as Dutch dairy giant Campina designs meat alternative prepared from low-fat milk and seaweed extract.

Arla increases Danish cheese processing capacity

Arla Foods has installed five 12,000 litre-capacity Damrow Double 'O' cheese vats at its production facility in Bov, Denmark.

Thermo expands range of contamination service

Thermo Electron, which has developed a specialised unit to help food manufacturers in the UK deal with contaminated product batches, is moving into the packaging sector.

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