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Editor’s pickThe benefits of automatic metal detector testing

11-03-2021

Traditional methods of testing gravity fed metal detectors and those installed on Vertical Form Fill and Sealing (VFFS) packaging lines typically involve frequent and time-consuming stoppages, potential risks to operator safety and often generate inconsistent results. In many cases, the test methods used do not confirm that the operational …

Tetra Pak introduces certified recycled polymers

10-03-2021

Tetra Pak has announced the introduction of certified recycled polymers, and has been awarded the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification. Its carton packages integrating attributed recycled polymers are now available for food and beverage manufacturers. This move marks a key step in Tetra Pak’s approach …

Organic proteins help meet demand for premium kids’ snacks in China

10-03-2021

Following the launch of the new organic lines to its Nutrilac range of functional protein solutions, Arla Foods Ingredients has further introduced two new concepts demonstrating how manufacturers can tap into opportunities in China by creating kids’ snacks with a premium positioning. The first concept is yoghurt in pouches, a “easily …

Bunge launches programme to monitor soybean crops in Brazil

09-03-2021

The programme will support grain dealers and producers as they adapt to market demands, through the use of monitoring systems, such as satellite and farm-scale images. Bunge, an American agribusiness and food company, has launched an initiative to share best practices with grain dealers about traceability and monitoring of soybean crops linked …

United Caps reports on progress in Asian markets and status of new Dinnington factory

09-03-2021

United Caps reported that it has been meeting its strategic growth initiatives despite the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling the company to continue to provide customer support, both in terms of implementation of existing caps and closures for new products, as well as continuing to generate 50% of its business from development of caps and closures to …

Cargill charts new course in seafood sustainability

09-03-2021

New programme builds on company’s climate change commitment, focusing on responsibly-sourced feed, fish health and welfare to strive for a more sustainable future for the world’s ocean. Cargill has set a new course to protect oceans, a vital ecosystem where the company helps to grow and move food around the world. Cargill’s …

SACMI appoints new general manager

08-03-2021

Mauro Fenzi will succeed from Giulio Mengoli this March. The SACMI Group has named Mauro Fenzi as its new general manager. Starting this month, he will succeed from Giulio Mengoli. Fenzi has wide-ranging experience in the field of industrial automation systems development. He has gained professional experience in Italy, the US and France. …

Bühler and Vyncke form partnership to offer low-carbon emissions food plants

08-03-2021

Transform biomass side streams into clean energy. Bühler and Vyncke have form a strategic partnership to offer integrated solutions with which biomass side stream products are transformed into clean process energy while reducing operator’s carbon footprint. The dependency on fossil fuels – and with this, CO2 emissions – …