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Processing & Packaging

The surging popularity of nuts and seeds as a healthy snack is driven by increased awareness of their nutritional benefits of these natural foods. However, these natural foods, like all agricultural commodities, carry risks of microbial contamination. Pathogens such as salmonella, e. coli and listeria are found in these...
Orange juice remains one of the most popular soft drinks around the world, but challenging weather conditions in 2021, 2022 and 2023 in the world’s major production regions of Brazil and Florida mean that the supply chain faces record raw material costs. As a result, producers will need to...
Whether it is a plant-based lactose-free alternative to milk, vegan ice cream or a meatless steak, the offer of non-animal food is continuously growing. The most important ingredients of these products are usually plant-based proteins. However, processing of these protein powders poses a challenge: In order to ensure optimum...
Food loss and waste is one of the most urgent challenges facing the food manufacturing industry today. Reducing waste is part of the UN’s 12th Sustainable Development Goal, which seeks to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, while the third target under this goal includes reducing food loss in production...
The food industry places the highest demands on hygiene. This applies both to the employees working there and to the machines, systems and accessories used. The need for reliable hygiene standards and consistently implemented standards and guidelines is of enormous importance in this industry. This already starts with the...
Mondi has launched a new more sustainable sleeve packaging, created to replace conventional plastic shrink wrap around 1.5 litre sparkling soft drink multipacks produced by Coca-Cola in Austria and keep them secure. Mondi’s Hug-IT, which keeps six bottles together during transportation, is made of Mondi’s Advantage SpringPack Plus. The Hug-IT...
Parkside has collaborated with food and drink brand SMUG to develop a fully compostable crisp packet made from a certified home compostable laminate. The pack, which uses Parkside’s groundbreaking Park2Nature material, can be disposed of in regular domestic compost heaps, where it will break down into water, carbon dioxide, and biomass in...
Brewers are all too aware that beer is probably the beverage that reacts most sensitively to oxygen. What is known as the oxidation off-flavour occurs if there is too much oxygen pickup. Trend beers made using the rediscovered cold or dry hopping technique quickly alter their taste with oxygen...
To promote food safety and sanitary compliance, processors are increasingly seeking the ability to clean-in-place (CIP), an automated method of cleaning the interior surfaces of tubular drag conveyors without disassembly. Now, with the advent of mobile tools like an innovative “smart cart” that quick-connects to any tubular conveyor and...
Tetra Pak has announced its first Custom Printing collaboration. The launch follows the validation of the Tetra Pak Custom Printing solution, encompassing over 100 million packages, and is set to unleash new business and marketing opportunities with increased flexibility and customisation offerings, all within the package in the consumer’s...