Featured Stories
Mondelez International Reports Good Progress Against Global Well-being Goals in 2014 Report New Life Cycle Assessment Study on Starch Products ComarkLogoJune2015 Eckes-Granini Group Sustains Positive Momentum
 
Mondelez International Reports Good Progress Against Global Well-being Goals in 2014 Report

Mondelez International Reports Good Progress Against Global Well-being Goals in 2014 Report

New Life Cycle Assessment Study on Starch Products

New Life Cycle Assessment Study on Starch Products

ComarkLogoJune2015

Add a ‘Touch’ of Smart Technology to Improve Food Safety

Eckes-Granini Group Sustains Positive Momentum

Eckes-Granini Group Sustains Positive Momentum

Mondelez International Reports Good Progress Against Global Well-being Goals in 2014 Report

Mondelez International Reports Good Progress Against Global Well-being Goals in 2014 Report

28 May 2015

Mondelez International has published its Call For Well-being 2014 Progress Report.  The report details how the world’s leading snacking company exceeded many key environmental goals and took significant steps forward to meet its remaining global well-being targets by 2020. “We firmly believe that we can grow our business, while improving the well-being of the planet.  Through […]

Read the full story

Posted in CSR, Energy, Environment0 Comments

New Life Cycle Assessment Study on Starch Products

New Life Cycle Assessment Study on Starch Products

28 May 2015

Reinforcing its role at the forefront of sectoral Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the agri-food chain, the European Starch Industry Association, Starch Europe, has published the summary report of its updated LCA study. The study updates the LCA study of starch products first published in August 2012. The new results are not only based on […]

Read the full story

Posted in Environment, Ingredients, News0 Comments

ComarkLogoJune2015

Add a ‘Touch’ of Smart Technology to Improve Food Safety

28 May 2015

Potential danger is hiding as food makes the journey to your customer. Introducing a touch of temperature-monitoring technology at critical junctures, however, can improve food quality – and help independently owned establishments be compliant with the latest food safety regulations. UK-based Comark Instruments recently introduced the new HACCP Touch, an easy and cost-effective system for […]

Read the full story

Posted in Food Hygiene, Food Safety, Quality Assurance0 Comments

Eckes-Granini Group Sustains Positive Momentum

Eckes-Granini Group Sustains Positive Momentum

27 May 2015

The Eckes-Granini Group, the international producer and supplier of non-alcoholic beverages under the umbrella of Eckes AG, ended business year 2014 with an above average gain in earnings before interest and taxes (EbIT) despite falls in sales volumes and turnover. “This is clear evidence of the fruits of our efforts, some of which involved substantial […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Eckes-Granini Group Sustains Positive Momentum

Innovation is the Focus at London’s Biggest Packaging Show

Innovation is the Focus at London’s Biggest Packaging Show

27 May 2015

International buyers and leading decision makers will be flocking to Packaging Innovations London 2015 to see the most innovative and original suppliers within the packaging industry. The exclusive two day event for branded and inspirational packaging takes place on 16 & 17 September, at Olympia London. Over 150 companies have already signed up to exhibit […]

Read the full story

Posted in Conferences & Exhibitions, PackagingComments Off on Innovation is the Focus at London’s Biggest Packaging Show

TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room

TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room

27 May 2015

TOMRA Sorting Solutions has installed a brand new 56 square meter cold room in its test and demonstration center in Leuven, Belgium. Thanks to its new facility, TOMRA Sorting Solutions is now able to test the performance of its sorting machines for all individually quick frozen (IQF) products in a true-to life environment. The conditioned […]

Read the full story

Posted in Food Service, Processing, Quality AssuranceComments Off on TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room

NVPEnergyJune2015

Cleantech Firm NVP Energy Among the Big Winners at the UK’s Top Water & Energy Awards

27 May 2015

NVP Energy, a clean-tech company with an innovative technology that can turn wastewater into a revenue generator for end users in the municipal and industrial wastewater industries, was recently the recipient of two prestigious awards from the UK Water and Energy sectors not to mention a substantial grant from the UK Department of Energy and […]

Read the full story

Posted in Energy, EnvironmentComments Off on Cleantech Firm NVP Energy Among the Big Winners at the UK’s Top Water & Energy Awards

ecolean

Ecolean opens regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur

26 May 2015

In order to meet the market opportunities in the ASEAN countries, Ecolean has opened a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The new office further strengthens Ecolean’s presence in Asia, following recent major investments in increased production capacity in China.  The demand for innovative, safe and convenient packaging solutions is strong in the liquid food […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Ecolean opens regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur

Increase in Irish Farm Income in 2014

Increase in Irish Farm Income in 2014

26 May 2015

A preliminary estimate of the Teagasc National Farm Survey results show that Irish family farm income increased by 6% in 2014, bringing the average income figure for the farming sector to €26,974. Dr Thia Hennessy, Head of the Teagasc National Farm Survey, says: “The value of farm output decreased in 2014, but farmers benefitted from […]

Read the full story

Posted in Ingredients, News, Supply chainComments Off on Increase in Irish Farm Income in 2014

Egemin Automation to Build 44-metre-high Deep-freeze Warehouse For Agristo

Egemin Automation to Build 44-metre-high Deep-freeze Warehouse For Agristo

26 May 2015

Egemin Automation will build a new automated deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian producer of frozen French fries Agristo on its production site in Nazareth in East Flanders. The investment is needed to support Agristo’s projected growth. The new high-bay warehouse will be 44 metres high and eight AS/RS stacker cranes will be deployed to store frozen […]

Read the full story

Posted in Capital Projects, Chilling & RefrigerationComments Off on Egemin Automation to Build 44-metre-high Deep-freeze Warehouse For Agristo

Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

26 May 2015

In food production it is vital that the correct flooring is chosen for maximum safety and efficiency around the workplace. The main flooring requirements in the food industry are a balance of durability, cleanability and an anti-slip profile, which all contribute to a safe and hygienic environment. Recently John Lord was commissioned to manufacture and […]

Read the full story

Posted in Hygiene, Quality AssuranceComments Off on Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

Profits and Sales Fall at Dairy Crest

Profits and Sales Fall at Dairy Crest

25 May 2015

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy foods processor, has reported a 4% drop in group revenue from continuing operations to £1.33 billion with adjusted profit before tax down 7% to £60.6 million for the year ended 31 March 2015. Dairy Crest incurred pre-tax exceptional charges of £36.3 million during the year and profit before tax dropped […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Profits and Sales Fall at Dairy Crest

Factory Protection for Food and Drink Processing

Factory Protection for Food and Drink Processing

25 May 2015

In demanding food and drink processing environments where constant pedestrian and vehicular traffic passes through, maintaining a hardworking and efficient factory is very important. One of the main elements in the food and drink industry is the construction and protection of the building. Having inappropriate or non-existent protection to the facility can be very costly […]

Read the full story

Posted in Hygiene, Quality AssuranceComments Off on Factory Protection for Food and Drink Processing

Domino’s New Ink Extends Thermal Ink Jet Printing Capabilities

Domino’s New Ink Extends Thermal Ink Jet Printing Capabilities

25 May 2015

Domino Printing Sciences has launched a new ink for use in its range of G-Series thermal ink jet printers (TIJ) printers. The BK118 ink extends TIJ printing capabilities to effectively code onto challenging materials, such as plastics, films, foils and coated cartons. Employed in a variety of industries ranging from food to pharmaceutical, thermal ink […]

Read the full story

Posted in PackagingComments Off on Domino’s New Ink Extends Thermal Ink Jet Printing Capabilities

Arla Foods Enters New Joint Venture With Egypt’s Biggest Dairy Company

Arla Foods Enters New Joint Venture With Egypt’s Biggest Dairy Company

22 May 2015

Arla Foods and the Egypt-based dairy company Juhayna have agreed to form a joint venture which will sell Arla’s products across Egypt. Juhayna Food Industries is Egypt’s leading manufacturer of UHT-milk, yoghurt and juice. However, the company has a very limited production of butter, cheese and cream, which Arla has specialised in across the Middle […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Arla Foods Enters New Joint Venture With Egypt’s Biggest Dairy Company

Greencore Group Makes Good Progress in First Half

Greencore Group Makes Good Progress in First Half

22 May 2015

Greencore Group, the UK, Irish and international convenience food business, has increased revenue by 3.2% to £639.8 million for the 26 weeks ended 27 March 2015, with operating profit up by 7.8% to £40.1 million versus the first half of 2014 driven by the increase in revenue, continued operational improvements and focus on cost control. […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Greencore Group Makes Good Progress in First Half

New CFO For Unilever

New CFO For Unilever

22 May 2015

Unilever has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Jean-Marc Huët, has decided to step down on 1 October 2015. Huët, who joined Unilever in January 2010, will remain in his role through this period to ensure a smooth and orderly transition to his successor. Graeme Pitkethly will succeed Huët as Chief Financial Officer with effect […]

Read the full story

Posted in Appointments, NewsComments Off on New CFO For Unilever

Carlsberg Expands Organic Tuborg

Carlsberg Expands Organic Tuborg

22 May 2015

After testing organic Tuborg at summer festivals in 2014, Carlsberg is now preparing to launch Tuborg Ra as part of the permanent brand portfolio in the Danish market. “We are seeing a trend we refer to as back to basics, which is a counter-trend to the very busy online world in which we live. It […]

Read the full story

Posted in Marketing, New Product Development, NewsComments Off on Carlsberg Expands Organic Tuborg

Heavy Losses at Premier Foods

Heavy Losses at Premier Foods

21 May 2015

Grappling with a UK grocery market that remains highly competitive, Premier Foods has reported a loss before tax of £135.6 million for the period from 1 January 2014 to 4 April 2015 compared to a prior year profit of £4.4 million, as its performance was impacted by a £83.9 million impairment charge. Premier Foods is […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Heavy Losses at Premier Foods

Global Consumer Foodservice Sales Grow 5.4% in 2014

Global Consumer Foodservice Sales Grow 5.4% in 2014

21 May 2015

The global consumer foodservice market increased in value by over 5.4% in 2014, with over US$2.7 trillion in sales, according to market research company Euromonitor International. Full service restaurants accounted for the largest proportion of sales globally, followed by fast food and cafes/bars. By region, Latin America and the Middle East/Africa lead with a compound […]

Read the full story

Posted in Food Service, NewsComments Off on Global Consumer Foodservice Sales Grow 5.4% in 2014

Mondelez International's Cocoa Life Sustainability Program Fully Operational in Indonesia

Mondelez International’s Cocoa Life Sustainability Program Fully Operational in Indonesia

21 May 2015

Mondelez International, the world’s largest chocolate company, has announced its $400 million Cocoa Life program is fully operational in Indonesia, the world’s third largest cocoa origin and the biggest cocoa origin in Asia. By the end of 2015, Cocoa Life will be operating in more than 100 Indonesian communities and will have trained 8,000 farmers […]

Read the full story

Posted in CSR, IngredientsComments Off on Mondelez International’s Cocoa Life Sustainability Program Fully Operational in Indonesia

Ecolean Picks Up More International Awards

Ecolean Picks Up More International Awards

21 May 2015

Ecolean has received the WorldStar Award for SnapQuick from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Ecolean’s reclosing device SnapQuick, as well as the transparent package Ecolean Air Aseptic Clear and other packages from the product portfolio have all featured prominently at recent international prize awards. The WordStar award, the pre-eminent international award in packaging, was awarded […]

Read the full story

Posted in PackagingComments Off on Ecolean Picks Up More International Awards

sidel

NEW SIDEL PACKAGING SERVICES WILL HELP UNLOCK THE VALUE OF PET ACROSS SUPPLY CHAINS

20 May 2015

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has announced the creation of new packaging development services to help beverage producers worldwide turn their supply chains into value chains. “Studies in purchasing behaviour suggest that it takes a consumer just three to seven seconds to choose one beverage over another. A well-designed, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Packaging & Environment, Packaging DesignComments Off on NEW SIDEL PACKAGING SERVICES WILL HELP UNLOCK THE VALUE OF PET ACROSS SUPPLY CHAINS

Cranswick Breaks Through £1 Billion Turnover Barrier

Cranswick Breaks Through £1 Billion Turnover Barrier

20 May 2015

UK meat and convenience food processor Cranswick has increased adjusted operating profit by 10.1% to £58.7 million for the year ended 31 March 2015 on revenues up 1% to £1.003 billion. Strong revenue growth in several of the group’s product categories offset lower fresh pork sales and a decision to use all of Cranswick’s own […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Cranswick Breaks Through £1 Billion Turnover Barrier

MONDELEZ

Mondelez International (Minworth) continued commitment to Health & Safety.

20 May 2015

Mondelez International (based in Minworth, West Midlands) are committed to the safety of each and every employee, visitor and contractor.   After installing the Sinica Visitor and Staff Management System the detailed process of ensuring that all visitors to site are fully aware of and abide by Site Health, Safety and Hygiene rules has now […]

Read the full story

Posted in ITComments Off on Mondelez International (Minworth) continued commitment to Health & Safety.

3  BioVision Sorting Example

High definition BioVision™ technology redefines sorting capabilities for global tree nut processors

20 May 2015

London, May 20, 2015 – The Bühler Group, a global leader in processing technologies for the nut industry, will present its new SORTEX E BioVision™ to the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Turkey, on 22nd May. Featuring high definition BioVision™ detection technology, the optical sorter removes hazardous material up to 50 percent smaller […]

Read the full story

Posted in InnovationComments Off on High definition BioVision™ technology redefines sorting capabilities for global tree nut processors

Fonterra Increases Cheese Production

Fonterra Increases Cheese Production

20 May 2015

New Zealand-based dairy co-operative Fonterra has completed work on a new NZ$72 million (Eur48 million) mozzarella plant at its Clandeboye site, doubling production of the world-famous cheese and creating enough mozzarella to top more than 300 million pizzas a year. The mozzarella – one of Fonterra’s most sought after cheeses – is destined for global […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Fonterra Increases Cheese Production

Two Tetra Pak Packages Scoop WorldStar Award

Two Tetra Pak Packages Scoop WorldStar Award

20 May 2015

Two Tetra Pak products, each designed specifically to reduce environmental impact, have won prestigious WorldStar packaging Awards. Tetra Top® with Separable Top and Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 1000 with plant based plastics each picked up an award in the Beverage category, receiving specific recognition for their environmental credentials. The Tetra Top with Separable Top was recognised […]

Read the full story

Posted in PackagingComments Off on Two Tetra Pak Packages Scoop WorldStar Award

Fifth Acquisition by Frutarom This Year

Fifth Acquisition by Frutarom This Year

20 May 2015

Frutarom Industries, one of the world’s largest flavors and specialty fine ingredients companies, continues implementing its rapid growth strategy, having just purchased 95% of Investissements BSA (BSA) for C$42.75 million (US$35.6 million). The transaction is being financed using bank debt and will be completed within the next few weeks. BSA was founded in 1989, has […]

Read the full story

Posted in IngredientsComments Off on Fifth Acquisition by Frutarom This Year

SABMiller to Enter UK Craft Beer Market Through Acquisition

SABMiller to Enter UK Craft Beer Market Through Acquisition

19 May 2015

SABMiller is to become the new owner of London-based modern craft brewer Meantime Brewing Company. Meantime is a pioneer in British modern craft beer, giving SABMiller an entry point into the fastest-growing segment of the UK beer market and complementing its imported super-premium lagers such as Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell. SABMiller plans to […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on SABMiller to Enter UK Craft Beer Market Through Acquisition

Further Progress at Marston’s

Further Progress at Marston’s

19 May 2015

 Marston’s, the UK brewer and pub operator, has reported a 2.7% increase in total underlying revenue to £384.5 million for the 26 weeks ended April 4th 2015, reflecting the contribution from new pub-restaurants, solid like-for-like sales growth, and growth in the Brewing division, over and above the impact of disposals. Underlying operating profit increased by […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Further Progress at Marston’s

New Agri-Food Competence Centre For Northern Ireland

New Agri-Food Competence Centre For Northern Ireland

19 May 2015

Northern Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced the establishment of a £6.7 million Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre (AFQCC). Hosted at Queen’s University, Belfast, the new Competence Centre will draw upon the research capabilities of Ulster University (UU), Queen’s University, Belfast and the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). The centre’s primary focus […]

Read the full story

Posted in News, Research & DevelopmentComments Off on New Agri-Food Competence Centre For Northern Ireland

Patented Doehler Technology Allows Production of Gluten-free Beers Based on Barley or Wheat

Patented Doehler Technology Allows Production of Gluten-free Beers Based on Barley or Wheat

19 May 2015

Until now, the only way to produce gluten-free beers was using gluten-free raw materials such as millet, buckwheat, rice or corn. The taste of these products is not comparable to that of beer brewed in the traditional way. A special technology, developed and patented by Doehler, now makes it possible to remove virtually all the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Ingredients, ProcessingComments Off on Patented Doehler Technology Allows Production of Gluten-free Beers Based on Barley or Wheat

vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2015 returned to Geneva for biggest show in its history

18 May 2015

Vitafoods Europe 2015 returned to Palexpo, Geneva, from the 5-7 May, welcoming 15,627 visitors, an increase of 12.5% on last year’s show, making the event the largest and busiest Vitafoods Europe to date. Visitors and exhibitors came together from across the globe to discover new ingredients and services, learn about innovative approaches to business and […]

Read the full story

Posted in IngredientsComments Off on Vitafoods Europe 2015 returned to Geneva for biggest show in its history

Glanbia Co-op Reduces Stake in Glanbia plc

Glanbia Co-op Reduces Stake in Glanbia plc

18 May 2015

Glanbia Co-operative Society is reducing its stake in Glanbia plc, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, by 1.35% to 39.8% through a placement of 4 million ordinary shares in Glanbia plc. In addition, Glanbia Co-operative Society plans to distribute (spin out) 10 million Glanbia plc shares to over 15,500 individual Society members. This is […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Glanbia Co-op Reduces Stake in Glanbia plc

Competition Heating Up in UK Ice Cream Sector

Competition Heating Up in UK Ice Cream Sector

18 May 2015

High levels of competition within the UK ice cream sector are at risk of escalating further, according to Key Note’s new Market Report Ice Creams & Frozen Desserts. While the hot summer weather drove value sales growth of 4.3% in 2014, emerging market trends are nevertheless making it challenging for manufacturers to remain competitive. Health […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Competition Heating Up in UK Ice Cream Sector

Nestlé to Transform Milk Factory to 'Zero Water' in California

Nestlé to Transform Milk Factory to ‘Zero Water’ in California

18 May 2015

Nestlé is investing in innovative technology to help reduce the amount of water it uses in California at the five water bottling plants and four facilities where food or petcare products are manufactured. “Technology we have already deployed successfully elsewhere in the world to help address the challenges of water scarcity will improve our water […]

Read the full story

Posted in CSR, EnvironmentComments Off on Nestlé to Transform Milk Factory to ‘Zero Water’ in California

Rocla’s Automation Solution For Valio

Rocla’s Automation Solution For Valio

18 May 2015

Valio, Finland’s biggest milk processor and the national market leader in dairy products, has chosen Rocla’s automated guided vehicles for its cheese factories in Finland. In these locations, more than 250 million litres of milk are processed annually. The AGVs handle the routine pallet transfers from production to preparation for shipping. The Rocla AGVs feature […]

Read the full story

Posted in Control & AutomationComments Off on Rocla’s Automation Solution For Valio

Sustainable Food & Beverage Event Videos

Upcoming Events

  • June 9, 2015SIL
  • June 10, 2015Sanckex 2015
  • June 11, 2015Logistics - Transport
  • June 16, 2015Facilities Show
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

Join our Newsletter!


F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Twitter Feed

Advertisements