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General Colin Powell & David Cameron headline ISM2017

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced General Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will headline ISM2017 as keynote speakers.

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‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

‘Liquid filling machines are used in a range of industries, but one of the biggest industries to utilize this equipment is the food industry. Many different types of foods and sauces need liquid filling machines that are capable of handling liquid products of varying viscosity.

Mergers & acquisitions: Innovia, Linde, Duravant, Egli, Saica Group

CCL Industries (CCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Innovia for approximately $1.13bn, expected to close Q1, 2017.

Guest article

‘CRM is going mobile, CRM is turning social – how the F&B industry can benefit’

Food and beverage is one of the UK’s fastest moving, most dynamic industries: market trends can change rapidly, and the desires and tastes of customers can be difficult to predict.

GEA and GE ‘Blister Free’ membranes reduce dairy processing costs

GEA US has partnered with General Electric (GE) to develop ‘GE Blister Free’ reverse osmosis (RO) membranes to reduce dairy processing costs.

‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön, Sweden, to start operations in Q1, 2019.

Milk processor extends machine lifespan thanks to oil-impregnated bearings

A UK-based milk processing plant has partnered with Japanese firm NSK (Nippon Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha) to install oil-impregnated bearings on its machines.

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Tetra Pak: ‘Juice and dairy consumption declining across western Europe, driven by negative image of processed beverages and UHT technology’

Consumption habits are changing at a fast pace globally and Europe is leading on many of the emerging trends. But, juice and dairy consumption is declining across western Europe, largely driven by the increasingly negative image of processed beverages and UHT technology, says Tetra Pak.

‘The big money is in cream’ says Arla Foods as it installs Tetra Pak Standardization Unit

Tetra Pak has launched a next generation standardization unit, designed for automatic in-line standardization of the fat in milk and cream directly after milk separation for milk products.

‘Hard cheese made easy’: Behind the scenes of the parmesan cheese factory Part II

In Part II of our tour behind the scenes of Parmesan cheese factory Parmigiano Reggiano, in Italy, Giouanna Rosati, consultant, talks about how at the end of the minimum period of ageing (12 months) each wheel is inspected by an expert who evaluates the appearance, structure, and characteristics of the cheese.

We look at the ‘Whey’ Parma cheese is made

‘Hard cheese made easy’: Behind the scenes of a parmesan cheese factory Part I

Parmigiano Reggiano is a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product that was first produced by Benedictine monks in 1200 between the Po River and Apennine mountains, Italy.

3M sets sights on Cronobacter with detection test

3M Food Safety has introduced an assay for the molecular detection of Cronobacter.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Tetra Pak global launch of upgraded PlantMaster at Gulfood

Tetra Pak showcased the latest version of its PlantMaster - factory control, supervision and operation software suite, with a global launch at Gulfood Manufacturing.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Ar-kom project management and consultancy firm, is building a confectionery plant in Algeria to become operational in 2017.

GEA installs ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant

GEA has partnered with Fonterra to install the ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant in Lichfield, New Zealand.

CIBUS TEC 2016

Andritz dairy separator enjoying success in craft beer market

Andritz, which has been supplying centrifugal separators for dairy and liquid food for 80 years, is seeing ‘a promising market’ in beer production.

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

CIBUS TEC 2016

JBT trials coil heat exchanger on apple puree

JBT has carried out trials on a coil heat exchanger in aseptic systems, to sterilize fruit and vegetable puree and concentrate.

CIBUS TEC 2016

CMT expands cheese technology following GEA acquisition

GEA took the opportunity to showcase machinery from its newly acquired company CMT, at Cibus Tec 2016.

SIAL, Paris 2016

DMK Group debuts newly acquired company DOC Dairy Partners at SIAL

DMK Group dairy cooperative in Germany presented its newly acquired company DOC Dairy Partners at SIAL, Paris, last week.

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