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'The only hurdle we face is the regulatory hurdle': photopurification pioneer SurePure

Only regulation hinders widespread use of photopurification technology in the dairy sector, says SurePure.

Arla reduces ESL milk testing time by 300%

Arla Foods has installed technology to measure potential milk spoilage which it believes will reduce overall testing time by 300%.

Müller Wiseman investigates cause of Listeria-tainted cream

Müller Wiseman Dairies is recalling a batch of its 300ml pasteurised Double Cream due to Listeria monocytogenes.

The future of milk? New technology increases milk’s shelf life, cuts carbon footprint

Two companies have come together to create a product they say will cut milk to 14% of its original weight - making it far easier to ship across the world.

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Blue Bell to return by end of month

Blue Bell Creameries will begin distributing ice cream to selected markets from the end of the month.

Cross contamination role in Listeria outbreak from cheese

Cross contamination of cut and repackaged cheeses formed part of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 22 people and was linked to four deaths, according to a study.

JBT Corporation acquires Stork Food & Dairy Systems for €47m

JBT Corporation has acquired Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS), a filling and sterilization solutions provider for €47m.

Tetra Pak launches eBeam to replace hydrogen peroxide sterlization of its packaging material

Tetra Pak claims it is the first company to use electron beams (eBeams) to replace hydrogen peroxide H₂O₂, in its carton filling machines.

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Exclusive interview: Tetra Pak on why eBeam is a breakthrough technology in the beverage carton industry

Tetra Pak announced the launch of its E3 filling machine with eBeam technology at Fispal Technologia this week.

Highest consumption of ice cream is in North America

Tetra Pak launches world first high capacity ice cream extrusion line

Tetra Pak says it has developed an ice cream extrusion line with the highest capacity in the world, producing up to 43,200 pieces of ice cream sticks and sandwiches per hour, (the average is 36,000) with plans to launch a second one in Q1 next year.

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Abbott Labs files patent for ‘better tasting’ nutritional powders

Abbott Laboratories has filed an international patent for a process it says allows it to produce better-tasting powders with improved nutrient content.

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OAL Group Steam Infusion to make maize-based yoghurt drinks in Zambia

OAL Group has entered the African market winning a deal with Trade Kings, Zambia, to hydrate maize flour and other grains to make Maheu, a maize-based yoghurt drink sold in the country.

Tap Root Dairy owner sentenced for Clean Water Act violation

The owner of a dairy farm in North Carolina has been sentenced and fined for violating the Clean Water Act, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

One protein quality method needed in law, says dairy

A study comparing two methods of measuring protein quality has highlighted the need for one to be chosen and made EU law, says dairy player Volac.

CDR targets fat and oil quality control

CDR and Filsorb have launched a benchtop analyser for quality control of raw materials when purchased, stored and during production.

Tetra Pak 'reaped benefit' from acquired Danish filtration business in 2014

Tetra Pak has already "reaped benefit" from its 2013 acquisition of Danish membrane filtration technology manufacturer, DSS Silkesborg. 

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

GEA improves DDD air disperser with infrared camera technology

GEA Process Engineering has improved its DDD type (Direct Duct Disperser) air disperser with infrared cameras monitoring nozzle performance for its spray drying technology for food and dairy powders.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodtEC 2015

Bartec Benke sees roaring trade with Tiger milk measuring system

Bartec Benke claims to have seen a roaring trade with its Tiger milk measuring system, as Bartec closes its largest acquisition to date with Top Group.

Blendhub Corp opens food tech centre in Mexico with pilot plants for cheese and dairy applications

Blendhub Corp, which operates from Murcia (Spain), Mexico, Dubai (UAE) and Chennai (India) is launching an ambitious expansion strategy over the next three years expanding into 40 locations worldwide.

Efacec wins automated warehousing project with Indonesian dairy firm

Efacec has won a second consecutive project with PT Indolakto, a dairy producer in Indonesia. 

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