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dispatches from Analytica 2014

DairyGuard fights against milk powder adulteration

Precise, specific and reproducible results must be achieved when screening for known and unknown adulterants in milk powder, according to PerkinElmer.

dispatches from Analytica 2014

Food testing one of our main focusses - CEM

Food testing is an important business and represents a main focus point, according to the CEO of CEM.

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

‘Hey Presto! Better Queso Fresco, with High Pressure Processing

High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a promising technology to extend the shelf life of soft cheese Quesco Fresco and possibly prevent harmful recalls without altering its taste.

BEVERAGE & DAIRY TREATMENT 2014

'Sell your process pizzazz!’ Packaging guru urges beverage brands

Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Coca-Cola Hellenic reveals interest in Pulpy Super Milky style dairy mixed drinks

Coca-Cola Hellenic says it is exploring the technological aspects of filling dairy and juice-based mixed drinks but agrees with Refresco Gerber that Western European markets are not quite ready.

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges.

Dispatches from EU Food Manufacturing and Safety Summit

Quicker problem solving for food safety

An online scientific and technical knowledge platform is hoping to solve problems faster than currently possible.

ASA rejects ad compliant: Organic dairy, 'naturally' different?

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that an organic milk promotion was misleading in its implication that high-protein dairy cow diets were not natural.

Demand rises for automated cheese chilling

Starfrost has secured a contract with Milmeq in Australia and New Zealand to supply food processing equipment across the UK and Ireland.

Sensor chip targets food safety

An EU project has created a disposable, mass-producible polymer-based nano-photonic sensor chip for a range of applications including food safety.

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GEA Procomac sells first ever aseptic PET line for milk products in India

GEA Procomac has sold the first ever aseptic filling line in India for milk products in PET bottles to India's biggest milk producer Gujarat Co-Op Milk Marketing Federation.

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY MONTH

Nestlé cuts 35% operational costs with Dematic

Dematic, which supplies logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, has cut 35% operational costs at Nestlé’s Anderson, Indiana plant in the US thanks to its Automated Storage/Retrieval System (ASRS).

Sub-Saharan milk cooler project awarded $1m grant

A US engineer has been awarded $1m (€735,000) to complete the development of a biogas-powered milk cooler for sub-Saharan dairy farmers that lack access to refrigeration.

Cheese firm fined as worker injured after forklift truck fall

A UK cheese manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered leg and ankle injuries when he fell from the forks of a forklift truck.

Asian milk powder demand drove €120m Q4 deals: GEA

Increasing Chinese and Asian demand for dairy products afforded GEA €120m ($163m) worth of orders from European processors in the last three months of 2013 alone, the German processing technology manufacturer has revealed.

News in brief

CK Foods delays cheese factory to open poultry plant

CK Foods has put plans for a cheese production centre on hold as it opens a poultry processing plant in Bradford, UK.

INSIDE... TETRA PAK MODENA

Emerging market dairy customers 'setting a standard': Tetra Pak

The once clear divide between the technological demands of dairy manufacturers in developed and emerging markets has become increasingly blurred, Tetra Pak’s VP of technologies and service products has claimed.

Neogen buy targets ‘one stop shop’

Neogen Corporation has acquired the stock of Chem-Tech Ltd., a manufacturer of insecticides for the animal and food industries.

SPECIAL EDITION: AUTOMATION & CONTROL

Adams Foods installs factory performance software

Pre-packed cheese supplier, Adams Foods, has partnered with Olympus Automation to install its PDX Performance factory reporting software.

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