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Tetra Pak aims to exceed regulatory demands

At IPA 2004, in Paris, Tetra Pak is displaying a range of products it believes will help processors exceed regulatory obligations and offer cutting edge production techniques. Anthony Fletcher reports.

Linde showcases cryogenic freezing range

Linde Gas is showcasing a new range of crygenic freezing applications at IPA 2004 in Paris. took a look.

Oil-free compressed air for food processors launched

Engineered Air provider FS-Elliott has launched a compressor for food and beverage processors that it claims offers 100 per cent oil-free, particulate filtered air.

Russian juice maker upgrades production as volumes surge

Troy-Ultra, the St. Petersburg-based juice maker, is to invest €3 million in upgrading and expanding production capacity in order to meet growing demand for its products, writes Angela Drujinina. The company has been forced to licence production to other companies to keep pace with demand this year.

Danisco to build flavours facility in Malaysia

Danisco Flavours has said that it will double its flavour production in Asia with the construction of a brand new production facility at its existing emulsifier and functional systems plant in Penang, Malaysia.

Fish processors discover benefits of recycling

An innovative Australian scheme to recycle thousands of tonnes of fish processing waste could dramatically cut down the need for landfill space, save food processors money and, in the end, produce a useful product.

Specialist equipment gives Cranswick hope

UK food producer Cranswick has blamed its stuttering sandwich business and high costs for a drop in first half profits, but says it is quietly confident of further growth after securing an exclusive deal to import specialist meat processing equipment from central Europe.

Northern's poor results reflect processing difficulties

Northern Foods' poor interim results for the 26 weeks to 2 October 2004 reveal how the pressures on food manufacturers are impacting profits.

Singapore wins over Tate & Lyle for new venture

Strong campaigning by a top Singapore authority has lured UK sugar giants Tate and Lyle to choose Singapore as the home of its new £97 million sucralose factory, as the firm looks to launch its zero calorie, sugar-based sweetner across the region.

Factory of the Year shows future of food production

A food plant that saved £10.4 million over four years by revolutionising its business philosophy has been named as the UK's Factory of the Year. Anthony Fletcher finds out how this impressive feat was achieved.

Ice cream packaging concept to lure impulsive UK consumers

A UK firm has come up with an innovative packaging and processing solution that will allow smaller retailers to create their own branded ice-cream products at the point of sale (POS), giving them the opportunity to penetrate the highly-consolidated UK ice cream market, Tom Armitage reports.

Hormel and SMC open largest hotdog factory in Asia

San Miguel Corporation and Hormel Foods have confirmed plans to open Asia's largest hotdog factory in Cavite, Philippines. Operating under Purefoods Hormel name, the plant will initially focus on supplying the domestic market, with a view to concentrating on regional expansion in the future. Simon Pitman reports.

Soufflet expands Ukrainian malt business

Ukraine's largest malt house is to receive more than €9 million in outside funding to double its production capacity - helping French company Soufflet to dominate the region and make the factory a stable source of income for local farmers.

Electricity-free food production for the developing world

A production system that requires no electricity, generator or running water has been created for food applications in the developing world.

Puleva Biotech sees strong growth

Puleva Biotech, the functional foods subsidiary of Spanish food group Ebro Puleva, recorded a 3 per cent increase in net profit in the first nine months of the year on the back of a 50 per cent rise in turnover to €5.34 million.

New analysis technique reveals nature of milk

Ultrasonic Scientific has developed a cutting edge technique to analyse the heat stability of milk.

Evolution of freezer storage ensures future growth for seafoods

The market for frozen fish and seafood in China looks set for sustained growth over the next four years. A recent market report reveals that changing consumer tastes, combined with the evolution of freezer storage means that new seafood and fish products are appearing on the market with increasing speed.

Frozen bread builds on Russian foodservice niche

Russia is a bread country - it has been a staple part of the diet there for centuries, and to many people it is as much a part of the Russian way of life as tea or vodka. But even a product with such an impressive heritage needs to be revitalised every now and again - hence the growing popularity of frozen bread, especially in the foodservice sector, writes Angela Drujinina.

RFID: A challenge and an opportunity for logistics providers

Third-party logistics (3PL) providers must adopt innovative and leading solutions such as radio frequency identification (RFID) if they are to continue achieving supply chain efficiencies, according to a new report.

Asymptote discovers potential solution to sugar bloom

UK-based freezing specialist Asymptote has discovered a technique to prevent unsightly sugar bloom from spoiling food products and manufacturers' profits, writes Anthony Fletcher.

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