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Coca-Cola invests in fluid processing technology

Pursuit Dynamics has signed an agreement with the UK subsidiary of Coca-Cola Enterprises to supply innovative fluid processing technology for the production of soft drinks.

Cerealia taps into Russian convenience growth

A new bakery capable of producing up to 70 million bread loaves per year is set to be built in Moscow by Swedish firm Cerealia to serve the growing convenience food industry with cosmopolitan products - and by-pass customs duties, reports Chris Mercer.

SSI integrates ERP software with sales intelligence

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions provider SSI has integrated Vecta's sales intelligence software with its TROPOS ERP solution to include supply chain, production and distribution management tools for food and beverage production.

Petro-Canada lubricates the German market

Leprinxol is marketing Petro-Canada's Purity FG food grade speciality fluids and greases in Northern and Northeastern Germany.

Lock launches washdown-resistant metal detector

Lock Inspection Systems has developed the X-treme metal detector liner, designed to withstand intensive washdown environments found in meat and poultry processing.

TMI doubles bacon capacity to fill sandwich market

TMI Foods has doubled bacon production capacity to take advantage of the ongoing explosion in the domestic ready-made sandwich market.

US wastes half its food

As the US celebrated Thanksgiving, a new study revealed that almost half the food in the country goes to waste - a statistic that should alarm an industry that is struggling to achieve greater efficiency in order to salvage profits.

Crown expands oilseed processing equipment

Crown Iron Works, a leading provider of oilseed processing plants and equipment, is to consolidate its four China production facilities into one in an effort to meet increased demands.

Artificial throat to cut development costs for food makers

Scientists have unveiled the first artificial throat for the food industry that could lead to reduced development costs and faster flavour development for food makers, writes Lindsey Partos.

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. FoodProductionDaily.com 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.

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