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Checkweighing in bakery environments


By Russell Morgan Bakery products like bread, pies and cakes must be as accurate in weight as possible to advertised values in order to meet regulations. Overall, weight regulations aim to protect consumers against short weight or measures. Regulations differ slightly depending on country, so it is important to familiarise yourself with the …

Editor’s pickChickP taps into the dairy alternative market


Next-gen chickpea proteins designed for plant-based milk and yoghurt ChickP, a food-tech start-up developing plant proteins, has launched a line of chickpea isolates especially designed for plant-based dairy alternative products. This plant protein, developed by the faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of …

Essentra Tear Tapes develops new tape to support latest packaging formats


Building on the success of Rippatape, Essentra Tear Tapes has launched Rippatape X, a new tape that delivers enhanced cross-tear performance for the easy opening of paper sacks within the food and industrial sectors and mailers and large cartons used in e-commerce and retail packaging applications. Manufactured using a 75micron Monoaxially …

SweeGen's BESTEVIA e+ sweetener grabs first place in WSO's Stevia Taste Award


Stevia-based sweetener company SweeGen has clinched the first place in the "Best Extract Category 2019 - 3 leaves" for its non-GMO and zero-calorie sweetener BESTEVIA e+ at the World Stevia Organisation's (WSO) 9th World Convention on Stevia, Stevia Taste Awards, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  The award is based on the evaluation of taste …

BASF pumps US$4M to AgVentures II Fund


BASF Venture Capital is one of the main investors in the first closing of the Brazilian fund AgVentures II having committed US$ 4 million. The fund is managed by São Paulo-based SP Ventures and focuses on start-ups from the Latin American agricultural and food (AgFood) sector. The fund aims to support 20 to 25 new companies founded and …

Olam achieves RSPO certification for its fourth palm plantation in Gabon


The company remains on track to achieve RSPO certification for all its plantations by 2021 and its commitment to conservation recognised by RSPO Excellence Award Global food and agri-business Olam International has maintained its progress towards achieving Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification for all its palm plantations in …