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Unilever recalls ice cream due to metal contamination

Unilever is recalling four batches of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream due to potential metal contamination.

Danish project targets safer and expanded use of camel milk

A Danish development project is aiming to make African camel milk safer to drink and develop methods for further processing.

Mocon launches yeast and mould test method for dairy

Mocon has launched a yeast and mould test method for dairy applications.

Pro Mach to expand in North America and China following Zarpac acquisition

‘Customers are looking for a full service partner to simplify line development, achieve optimum performance, reduce risks, simplify line control, and better manage costs throughout the design, build, and production lifecycle’, says Pro Mach.

Chocolate ice cream flavor overtakes vanilla for the first time in eight years

Nearly 22% of ice cream products launched in the UK in the past 12 months were chocolate flavored, compared to vanilla at 18%, caramel or caramelized flavors at 13% and strawberry at 12%, according to Mintel.  

Newamstar turns to ZW3D to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles

Newamstar, which works with Nestlé, Danone and Coca-Cola, has partnered with ZWCAD Software Company (ZWSOFT) to purchase over 100 sets of ZW3D software to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles and mechanical parts.

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Dairy settles with EPA on alleged environmental violations

Sunshine Pride Dairy has paid almost $180,000 to settle alleged environmental violations at a former cheese processing facility.

special edition: rapid pathogen detection

‘My biggest food safety challenge is effectively managing my environment’

To run a successful program, integrated, real-time data capture, reporting and action should be coupled to fast and comprehensive testing, according to Sample6.

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Sealed Air acquires Cleaning in Place specialist

Sealed Air Corporation has acquired Tampereen Teollsuussähkö (TTS-Ciptec).

Mérieux NutriSciences buys Lactolab to expand dairy testing market share

Mérieux NutriSciences has expanded its dairy testing capabilities in South Africa by acquiring Lactolab.

Danone+WhiteWave reaction

Frost & Sullivan: ‘More dairy companies will expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales’

More dairy companies will look to expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales and take advantage of the +15% compound annual growth rate witnessed by the plant based dairy alternative category, says consulting and market research company Frost & Sullivan.

Danone $12.5bn WhiteWave acquisition ‘comes as no surprise’ say industry specialists

Danone has entered into an agreement to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for approximately $12.5bn, with the transaction expected to close at the end of the year.

Pilot projects planned as FOSS partners with Mérieux NutriSciences

FOSS has entered into a strategic partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences to tackle food safety.

Yeo Valley turns to Ice Pig to remove custard from production machinery

SUEZ Ice Pigging Machine applauded for increasing environmental efficiencies within dairy plants

SUEZ Water Advanced Solutions (formerly Aqualogy Environment) is celebrating after scooping an award for its AQL500 Ice Pigging machine following its launch this year.

Biscuits Dupon turns to Franz Haas to produce 18,000 sugar cones per hour

Sugar cone manufacturer Biscuits Dupon has partnered with Franz Haas Food Equipment to install two Caiman-D-300 lines to produce 18,000 sugar cones per hour at its factory in Spain.

JRC develops CRMs to detect enterotoxin A in cheese

Certified reference materials (CRMs) to detect enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese have been developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Ice cream maker Florida Eis partners with Ishida on quality control

German ice cream manufacturer Florida Eis has installed an Ishida X-ray inspection and checkweigher machine for quality control (QC) on its luxury brand, König Ludwig Glace Royale.

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Dairy opts for Loma system to meet retailer standards

Loma Systems has installed a combination checkweigher and metal detection unit at a UK dairy to inspect different sized packs of speciality Stilton cheeses at speeds of up to 20 packs per minute.

Gebo extends its cap feeding applications for plastic tops and glass bottles

Gebo has expanded its Aidlin brand optimizing its performance with OptiFeed, which handles up to 80,000 caps per hour in the food, dairy and beverage sector.

FOSS introduces new cheese scanner

FOSS has introduced the DairyScan, an analytical instrument for testing the fat and moisture content of cheese during production and at final product release.

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