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Burton's invests in 'Choccie Dodger'

Biscuit and snack producer Burton’s Biscuit Company has installed equipment at its Llantarnam factory in Wales to make the chocolate cream for a ‘Choccie Dodger’ version of its iconic ‘Jammie Dodger’.

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Probat becomes chocolate equipment supplier after Ladco buy

Coffee processing equipment supplier Probat will produce machinery for chocolate manufacture after acquiring the Ladco Group.

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‘Here’s one I cleaned earlier’: Pre-cleaned cooling tunnels and enrobers

Selecting cooling tunnels and enrobers that allow you to pull out the dirty part of the machine to replace with an earlier cleaned component is more hygienic and cuts downtime in half, says equipment supplier Aasted.

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Industry of steel: Confectioners will switch to stainless steel equipment in five years, predicts Bosch

The confectionery industry will move from aluminum surfaces on processing and packaging equipment to stainless steel in the next five years in order to raise sanitation standards, according to Bosch.

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Sound check! Confectioners ready mics for acoustic testing

Auditory testing to measure the crunch noise a product will make when it is chewed in the mouth is quickly becoming widespread in the confectionery industry.

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Access all areas: Knowing when to use water in confectionery production

Choosing equipment that allows you to access critical areas for inspection is essential to limiting water use during production, but some processes are better suited to a wet wash, says equipment supplier Sollich.

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Retailers pressure confectioners to implement digital traceability standards

Retailers are piling the pressure on confectioners to swap paper records for quicker mobile scanning technology to trace the source of raw ingredients, protecting them in the event of a recall, according to computing firm Intermec.

Sugar confectionery processing evolves for nutraceutical age

Sugar confectionery processing suppliers are having to adapt to increased demand for nutraceutical confections, which require more complex handling.

Dispatches from Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas

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Catch up with the social media buzz at Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas to keep pace with the latest confectionery industry developments

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Confectionery equipment investments set to grow, says PMMI

Booming demand from the growing middle classes in emerging markets mean confectionery industry investments in processing and packaging equipment will grow 4% to 5% annually, according to a report by processing and packaging association PMMI.

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Positive displacement pumps protect confectionery, says Watson-Marlow

Positive displacement pump technology can protect viscous confectionery, according to one firm behind the machinery.

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ConfectioneryNews gears up for Pack Expo

ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from Pack Expo in Las Vegas this month to bring you the latest on processing and packaging innovations in the industry.

GEA, Niro, Siemens in $30m auction selling off food processing equipment

A large-scale equipment auction is selling off barely used machinery from GEA, Niro, Siemens and other big names.

Auction at Nestle plant offers sweet deals

Auctioneer Harry Davis & Co. is auctioning off assets from an old Nestle facility in MN, promising a wide range of processing equipment at bargain prices.

New method to measure chocolate’s cocoa content

Researchers are touting a new process to measure the cocoa content of chocolate that requires no sample preparations or chemicals.

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Duyvis Wiener acquires Thouet

Dutch headquartered equipment supplier Royal Duyvis Wiener has acquired German firm Thouet Maschinenbau.

Software helps food firms wrestle with supply chain challenges

ToolsGroup offers software designed to help food and beverage processing firms improve supply-chain and sales/operations planning.

Cold-storage humidification sanitizes, disinfects

Smart Fog has launched a new cold-storage humidification system that sanitizes and disinfects at the same time.

Just Born goes landfill free through energy-to-waste method

US confectioner Just Born is reusing or recycling all waste at its headquarters and main production plant after finding a solution to convert a portion of previously unrecyclable waste into energy.

Burton’s invests in real-time monitoring ‘first’ for biscuit industry

UK-based Burton’s Biscuit Company claims to be piloting the first real-time control room technology for the biscuit industry as part of major supply chain investments.

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