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Study quashes claim probiotic reduces NEC, sepsis & death in preterm infants

There is no evidence that the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve can reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis and death in preterm infants, a study of 1315 infants has found....

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam...

Atlas Copco to strengthen its vacuum technology business with $514m Leybold Vacuum acquisition

Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire Leybold Vacuum, part of Oerlikon Corporation, for $514m, with the transaction to be completed in the first half of 2016.

Diet soda: A key to weight loss?

Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be...

Quality control of probiotics is lacking, study suggests

A new study by scientists at the University of California has found that contents of many bifidobacterial probiotic products differ from the ingredients listed.

Nestlé Jamaica to divest local dairy business to focus on international brands

Nestlé has agreed to sell its Jamaican dairy brands business to focus on the international brands it offers in the country.

JBT to broaden its aseptic line for dairy and juices following Stork Food & Dairy acquisition

JBT Corporation has broadened its aseptic line for dairy and juices from primary processing, in flow sterilization over aseptic bottle blow molder to aseptic filling, following its Stork Food &...

Swisslog wins €43m order with Almarai dairy in Saudi Arabia

Swisslog has won a €43m order with Almarai dairy, in Saudi Arabia, to automate its distribution logistics for its operations in Al Kharj, to be completed by 2018.

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Coperion recognised for first and only ‘one of its kind’ dairy valve

Coperion has won an award for its CIP design WYK Diverter Valve at the 2015 International Dairy Show, in Chicago.

Positive Trends in 2015 for Active & Intelligent Packaging

As the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) heads towards it annual Congress, this year in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (18-19 November), we ask AIPIA’s managing director Eef de Ferrante what...

More calcium needed in diets: Study

Most people could use more calcium in their diet, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

Danone targets zero-net carbon emission with new climate plan

Danone has created a new climate plan that it says will target zero-net carbon emissions.

Dairy alternatives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

Global consumption of dairy alternatives is set to rise rapidly driven by Asian-Pacific, according to a recent report.

Time for candy makers to prepare for FDA added sugar label changes, says consultant

US confectioners should ready themselves to declare percentage daily values for added sugars set at 10% of total calorie intake, which could be a regulatory requirement by 2018, says a...

Tetra Pak: Top Six Millennial Needs

‘Millennials are coveted by major brands and represent a significant and disruptive force for the F&B industry’

Tetra Pak has characterized six underlying needs of Millennials who are the largest and most influential generation of consumers, and explains how to target them through product formulation and packaging...

The emotions of yogurt: Study finds vanilla makes people happy

A study suggests consumers have positive emotional responses to yogurts that are vanilla-flavored or low in fat.

GEA on the challenges of building an earthquake proof milk plant for Fonterra

Fonterra has started production at its whole milk drying factory in Pahiatua (P3), New Zealand - the first of its kind to be built on an earthquake fault line.

Elopak first packaging company to join RE100 campaign

Elopak is the first major packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, in partnership with The Climate Group, to engage, support and showcase influential companies...

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ACE UK joins OPRL as a co-owner with BRC

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK, which represents Tetra Pak, Elopak, and SIG Combibloc, has announced it will become a joint owner of OPRL, which runs...

Working dead? Nestlé scientists find heat-treated ‘zombie’ probiotics can boost immunity beyond the grave

Heat-treated probiotics may offer greater immunity benefits than their ‘live’ originals, according to just-published Nestlé Nutrition and Health research.

South African population to increase by 7 million by 2050

Eagle Product Inspection strengthens its market position in Africa

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with J-Pak, in Africa, to distribute its x-ray inspection systems for applications including bakery, dairy, snacks, confectionery, cereals and grains.

More whole milk can help avoid metabolic syndrome: Study

Although official dietary guidelines have advised against excessive consumption of whole fat milk for years, a study said it may be a good idea to include full-fat dairy products in...

Tetra Pak to improve supply chain transparency across 3,000 partners worldwide

Tetra Pak has informed all of its key suppliers they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), to improve supply chain transparency.

Uflex taps into aseptic packaging demand

Uflex is expanding an Indian plant to move into aseptic packaging with the facility expected to be operational by April 2017.

'RTD is a fast-growing, key category' Nestlé boosts RTD Milo and Nescafé with Malaysia factory

Traditional versions of products like Nescafé and Milo still account for the lion’s share of the business: but ready-to-drink (RTD) varieties are a fast-growing category, especially in Malaysia, says Nestlé...

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