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TINE starts construction of $100m energy-efficient plant

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg attended the beginning of construction of TINE's dairy in Flesland this week.

Ecolab takes advantage of consumer attention on food quality

Ecolab is planning to expand its food safety business from southern China to the northern part of the country.

JBT Corporation acquires powder filling machine manufacturer for $37m

JBT Corporation has acquired PLF International for £28m ($37m), which designs and manufactures powder filling machines for the food and beverage industry.

Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

Schubert has developed a 3D camera which can pick up ‘disorganized products’ from a storage bin.

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Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

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Aptean: ‘Investments in CRM systems within the F&B industry have been low’

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

EnWave and Nestlé’s Nestec to pilot food dehydration technology

EnWave has signed an agreement with Nestec, part of Nestlé, to test its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) food dehydration technology – a proprietary method for the dehydration of organic materials.   

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To the MilkyWay to prepare pour plate TVCs

Copan Diagnostics has unveiled what it claims is the first fully automated instrument for preparing pour plate total viable counts (TVCs).

Cow is cheapest milk and most common adulterant - ProGnosis Biotech

Higher priced milk can be fraudulently adulterated with that of a lower price from other species like cow, according to ProGnosis Biotech.

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Changes to the beverage status quo

‘As a whole, the beverage portion of the US Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector continues to maintain a steady 2.3% growth to $145bn, according to data from the 2016 Global Packaging Trends and the 2017 Trends in Food Processing Operations.

Dow/DuPont to divest plastics business amid price hike fears

The Canadian Competition Bureau has reached an agreement relating to the proposed merger between DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company regarding its plastic packaging.

European Commission clears Dow/DuPont merger, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the proposed merger between US-based chemical companies Dow and DuPont on condition of the divestiture of DuPont's pesticide business, including its R&D organization.

Alfa Laval to open R&D testing facility

Alfa Laval is transforming its existing site in Søborg, Denmark, to a Food & Water competence center, and has decided to consolidate its manufacturing to fewer sites in Europe.

Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

Romer Labs launches ELISA test to detect Aflatoxin M1

Romer Labs has launched an ELISA test kit for aflatoxin M1 detection to give customers confidence to monitor and manage levels in raw materials and finished products.

Interpack 2017

‘The future depends on manufacturers taking control of quality and product safety issues’

Across the consumer goods industry, the future depends on manufacturers taking control of both quality and product safety issues, says Eagle product inspection.

Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo gets more connected to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Developments surrounding Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have started to facilitate a major paradigm shift in various manufacturing industries, according to Mettler-Toledo.

Interpack 2017

First came clean label now comes greener manufacturing processing

After having required clean label, consumers are now concerned about manufacturing processes, says Claranor. 

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.

First ever antibacterial metal surfaces to be trialed in dairy

A European team of researchers led by the University of Parma, is developing what it claims is the first ever fluid‐repellent, antibacterial metal surfaces in the food and beverage industry.

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