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Cero Agua (‘zero water’) dairy factory leads Nestlé’s water roadmap

Nestlé has opened its most water efficient factory in the world in Mexico, and says it has a ‘clear water roadmap’ for reducing water consumption in other facilities.

Sample that: Dietz & Watson takes up Listeria tech

Dietz & Watson has cut time to result by days by using Sample6 technology to test, find and remediate Listeria before products leave one of its plants.

Davisco Foods division hit with $88k EPA penalty

A division of Davisco Foods International has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to comply with Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan regulations.

Pack Expo 2014

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery debuts its Split Hopper dry powder filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery which works with General Mills, Quaker Oats and Nestlé, will debut its 20-gallon Split Hopper for powder filling applications, including vertical form fill seal machines, at Pack Expo.

Advances in Beverage Filling Technology 2014: Special Newsletter

We hope you enjoy today's special edition newsletter, which groups together four articles on beverage filling technology advances and trends, where investing in the right machinery is vital to win that competitive edge by supplying customers with safer, tastier, higher quality products at prices that won't wipe out your margins.

INDUSTRY VOICES: INDIAN BEVERAGE FILLING INSIGHTS

‘Technology transfer cost’ hinders aseptic filling uptake in India

An experienced engineering project manager who has completed projects for the likes of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola tells us that technology transfer costs are to blame for slow Indian uptake of aseptic filling.

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Dairy fined after Clean Water Act violations

E&M Farms Inc. has agreed to pay a $7,500 civil penalty to settle violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its dairy site.

Losurdo Foods settles with EPA over pollutant discharges

Losurdo Foods has agreed to upgrade its cheese manufacturing equipment to reduce the amount of pollutants it discharges.

NextGuard designed to inspect packaged products for flaws

Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray platform. 

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Glanbia reveals use of Qadex software

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has spoken out about its use of Qadex Vision software to manage parts of its business.  

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Campylobacter illnesses linked to raw milk

Raw milk purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Utah has been linked to 45 Campylobacter illnesses.

Changing Listeria contamination patterns analysed in cheese facility

The sources of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and its changing patterns in a fresh cheese processing plant have been investigated by researchers.

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SQI Diagnostics to automate assay for testing pathogens in raw milk

SQI Diagnostics has entered into a contract with a UK-based company to automate their DNA-based pathogen detection assays.

Speakers include former Unilever product safety director

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies and Multivac.

Former Coca-Cola head joins Cavitus and opens US office

Doug Dichting, former VP at Del Monte Foods, The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Beverages has joined Cavitus as president and opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tesco prototype glass app orders milk virtually

Tesco R&D team has partnered with Google Glass to test an app that orders groceries virtually.

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

Grassland Dairy Products fined $300k

Grassland Dairy Products has been fined $300,000 for water pollution.

Arla Foods’ EGM Walhorn merger expands dairy farmer partnership

Arla Foods’ status as a multinational farmer-owned dairy company has been reinforced by its EGM Walhorn merger taking on the Netherlands.

'Commercial appetite' for photopurification growing with data: SurePure

The “commercial appetite” for SurePure’s Turbulator photopurification technology will increase as the data supporting its safety and benefits grows, says the South African company.

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