“We are supporting dairy as it moves into a new era of data generation, management, integration, collaboration, and insight development that will improve efficiencies and increase profitability for producers.” Pic: SomaDetect

SomaDetect partners with Valley Agricultural Software

By Beth Newhart

Valley Agricultural Software’s (VAS) Software API will soon be integrated into SomaDetect’s data system. SomaDetect analyzes milk quality and herd health using light scattering technology.

Processing innovation: Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

Processing innovation: Tokyo Pack 2018

Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

By Jenny Eagle

An MiR100 portable heavy goods robot by Kantum and a flying drone called Prodroneto, which will be launched in December, made their debut at this year’s Tokyo Pack 2018.

Soeren Vonsild is the new president of the Society of Dairy Technology.

UK Society of Dairy Technology has new president

By Jim Cornall

The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) held its 73rd annual general meeting earlier this month in the UK, with outgoing president Dr John Tuohy handing over to Soeren Vonsild, from Danish consultancy company Alectia.

The New Zealand dairy industry is at the heart of proposals for research collaborations between China and New Zealand.Photo: iStock - Ruskpp

Cash available for NZ-China dairy research

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced a call for proposals for three multi-institution New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres to be supported as part of the new Catalyst Fund international research program.

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!


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 hits Emballage 2012

Dispatches from Emballage 2012 hits Emballage 2012

By Rod Addy

FoodProductionDaily reports on some of sights of this year's Emballage packaging materials and technology trade show in Paris, which drew to a close yesterday.

No downtime for Bosch with new thermoforming clean-fill machine


No downtime for Bosch with new thermoforming clean-fill machine

By Ben Bouckley

Bosch Packaging Technology claims its new thermoforming clean-fill (TFC) machine for cold chain products such as yogurts and desserts can cater for multiple cup and label heights without needing downtime for tool changes.

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

By Jane Byrne

What role will active and intelligent components play in future food and drink packaging? We caught up with Chip Tonkin, director of the US based Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Interpack 2011 to find out.

What's on at Total

What's on at Total

A two-day conference on aseptic filling technologies is just one of
the events that is taking place at the Total Processing and
Packaging show in Birmingham, UK this week. will be there, and will be reporting...

Boxing clever

Boxing clever

Northampton-based packaging firm Boxes Prestige has won the
packaging business of the year award at the UK's national Starpack