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  • Record Results For Mahou San Miguel Mahou San Miguel, the 100% family-owned Spanish brewer, and the industry leader in Spain, has announced the best-ever full-year results in the company’s history. Mahou San Miguel’s turnover increased by 3.6% in 2016 to €1.22 billion, the highest figure ever reached. It has also seen a significant rise in its operating profits which stood at [...]...
  • International Brewing & Cider Awards Winners Brewers and cider makers from across the world gathered at London’s Guildhall on 26 April for the unveiling of the Championship winners in the International Brewing & Cider Awards 2017. Trophies were awarded to nine brewers and one cider maker from three continents, with all bar one of them winning a Championship for the first [...]...
  • £5 Million Boost For Five Star 2 Sisters Food Group, Britain’s biggest food manufacturer, has invested £5 million in the expansion and upgrade of its secondary processing site in Grimsby. The investment at Five Star Fish comes on the back of new chilled business that was won at the turn of the year. The upgrade has introduced new technology, added an [...]...
  • How to Achieve the Best Results From Key Ingredients Using Silverson Mixers Silverson Machines Ltd have recently released a series of new ‘How to’ videos on their YouTube channel intended to demonstrate and instruct how to get the best results from various key ingredients in the food industry. Produced by Silverson’s videographer Emanuel Caetano, the series includes ‘How to’ information on applications such as Mixing Xanthan Gum, Dispersing [...]...
  • The Admix Fastfeed System – Revolutionizing Batching The Admix Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system consistently delivers smooth product for any batch size at controlled feed rates up to 450 pounds per minute in a single pass. With hundreds of global installations, food and beverage processors rely on this system to: Cut batch times in half Improve operator safety and ergonomics Reduce energy consumption up [...]...
  • Glanbia to Sell 60% of Dairy Ireland Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group, has agreed to sell 60% of its Dairy Ireland segment to Glanbia Co-op. Dairy Ireland is currently 100% owned by Glanbia plc and is comprised of two business units, Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland and Glanbia Agribusiness. In 2016, Dairy Ireland generated revenue of €616.2 million, earnings before interest, tax and [...]...

Record Results For Mahou San Miguel

  Record Results For Mahou San Miguel

Mahou San Miguel, the 100% family-owned Spanish brewer, and the industry leader in Spain, has announced the best-ever full-year results in the company’s history. Mahou San Miguel’s turnover increased by 3.6% in 2016 to €1.22 billion, the highest figure ever reached. It has also seen a significant rise in its operating profits which stood at […]

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International Brewing & Cider Awards Winners

  International Brewing & Cider Awards Winners

Brewers and cider makers from across the world gathered at London’s Guildhall on 26 April for the unveiling of the Championship winners in the International Brewing & Cider Awards 2017. Trophies were awarded to nine brewers and one cider maker from three continents, with all bar one of them winning a Championship for the first […]

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£5 Million Boost For Five Star

  £5 Million Boost For Five Star

2 Sisters Food Group, Britain’s biggest food manufacturer, has invested £5 million in the expansion and upgrade of its secondary processing site in Grimsby. The investment at Five Star Fish comes on the back of new chilled business that was won at the turn of the year. The upgrade has introduced new technology, added an […]

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How to Achieve the Best Results From Key Ingredients Using Silverson Mixers

  How to Achieve the Best Results From Key Ingredients Using Silverson Mixers

Silverson Machines Ltd have recently released a series of new ‘How to’ videos on their YouTube channel intended to demonstrate and instruct how to get the best results from various key ingredients in the food industry.
Produced by Silverson’s videographer Emanuel Caetano, the series includes ‘How to’ information on applications such as Mixing Xanthan Gum, Dispersing […]

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The Admix Fastfeed System – Revolutionizing Batching

  The Admix Fastfeed System – Revolutionizing Batching

The Admix Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system consistently delivers smooth product for any batch size at controlled feed rates up to 450 pounds per minute in a single pass. With hundreds of global installations, food and beverage processors rely on this system to:

Cut batch times in half
Improve operator safety and ergonomics
Reduce energy consumption up […]

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Glanbia to Sell 60% of Dairy Ireland

  Glanbia to Sell 60% of Dairy Ireland

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group, has agreed to sell 60% of its Dairy Ireland segment to Glanbia Co-op. Dairy Ireland is currently 100% owned by Glanbia plc and is comprised of two business units, Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland and Glanbia Agribusiness.
In 2016, Dairy Ireland generated revenue of €616.2 million, earnings before interest, tax and […]

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Better Data on EU Fisheries

  Better Data on EU Fisheries

The European Council has adopted a regulation aimed at improving the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector. The new rules are designed to simplify and strengthen the current system for the collection of biological, environmental, technical and socio-economic data.
They will allow in particular for the gathering of extensive and reliable information […]

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New Country of Origin Mark For Norwegian Seafood

  New Country of Origin Mark For Norwegian Seafood

The Norwegian Seafood Council is launching a new country of origin mark for Norwegian seafood – ‘Seafood from Norway’. The new mark guarantees the origins of seafood from Norway and contributes towards a stronger position for Norwegian seafood globally.
“Seafood is one of Norway’s most important export industries, and has the potential to become our strongest […]

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Quorn Products Officially Registered as Vegan

  Quorn Products Officially Registered as Vegan

The UK’s largest producer of healthy meat alternatives, Quorn, has registered its entire Vegan Range with the Vegan Trademark, calling the logo the ‘cherry on top’ of a very successful launch. Some of the products have been available throughout the UK since October 2016 but the new registration gives extra credibility and assurance to consumers […]

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New Flexible Packaging Industry Consortium to Bring Circular Economy Solutions

  New Flexible Packaging Industry Consortium to Bring Circular Economy Solutions

CEFLEX is a new project organized by a consortium of European companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging. The project mission is to make flexible packaging even more relevant to the circular economy by advancing better system design solutions which result from the collaboration of the companies represented in the consortium. It continues […]

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Nestlé Proposes Factory Changes in UK Confectionery Business

  Nestlé Proposes Factory Changes in UK Confectionery Business

Nestlé UK is proposing to make some changes to the factory operations within its UK confectionery business. These proposals span four different sites: York, Fawdon, Halifax and Girvan and may result in a reduction of 298 roles, predominantly at York and Fawdon, through 2017 and 2018. It is expected that these would be achieved through […]

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China’s Online Grocery Market to More than Double by 2020

  China’s Online Grocery Market to More than Double by 2020

Online grocery in China could more than double in growth between now and 2020, according to figures released by international grocery research organisation IGD, with its current 3.1% share of the country’s total grocery market forecast to leap to 6.6% over the next three years.
Driven by the growth of the internet, greater smartphone usage, more […]

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Public Consultation on How Excise Duties are Applied to Alcoholic Beverages

  Public Consultation on How Excise Duties are Applied to Alcoholic Beverages

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how excise duties are applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages (‘excise duty structures’). EU excise duty rules for alcohol aim to prevent trade distortions in the Single Market, ensure fair competition between businesses, and reduce administrative burden for businesses.
Concretely, the rules define product categories, methods to charge the duty and […]

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Britvic Helps Subway to Meet NHS Sugar Targets

  Britvic Helps Subway to Meet NHS Sugar Targets

The SUBWAY® brand has announced its 12 NHS franchised stores at hospital sites in the UK have met the relevant criteria relating to food and drink sold on NHS premises for the 2016/2017 CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) targets.
At the same time, the brand has exceeded the forthcoming CQUIN target announcement, by only serving no […]

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Gas Power Now Bringing Brewing Grains to Guinness

  Gas Power Now Bringing Brewing Grains to Guinness

In a bid to reduce carbon emissions Diageo has teamed up with its suppliers to commission a new gas powered truck to deliver grain to the St. James’ Gate Brewery in Dublin. ‘The Low Carbon Supply Route’ project sees the Guinness brewer partner with malted barley suppliers Boortmalt and Harris Transport to use a dedicated […]

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Icelandic Group to Sell Seachill

  Icelandic Group to Sell Seachill

The board of Icelandic Group, the leading international seafood business, has decided to initiate a sale process for its UK operations, Seachill. Seachill is a leading supplier of chilled fish to the UK retail market. The company has a strong position in its category, offering a total solution to its customers.
Founded in 1998, the business […]

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Lactalis Nestlé Aims to Bring Indulgence to the Chilled Desserts Category

  Lactalis Nestlé Aims to Bring Indulgence to the Chilled Desserts Category

Lactalis Nestlé, the UK fresh dairy products joint venture between Nestlé and Lactalis, has launched Aero® Heavenly – a new mousse in a large, shareable pot, which bids to innovate and boost the chilled desserts category[2]. Aimed at adults, Aero® Heavenly offers a new and enticing premium mousse experience for consumers looking to indulge.
Combining fluffy […]

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New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

  New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

New data from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) shows more than 180,000 consumer goods products were reformulated in 2016, while over 30,000 communities worldwide have been involved in industry-led programmes that promote healthier diets and lifestyles. The data is part of the latest CGF Health & Wellness Progress Report, developed in conjunction with Deloitte, which […]

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New Palm-free, Water-dispersible Phytosterols

  New Palm-free, Water-dispersible Phytosterols

Lipofoods has launched its palm-free LIPOPHYTOL® phytosterol system. This highly concentrated, water-dispersible source of plant sterols in an easy-to-use format is designed to support cardiovascular health. It will be introduced at Vitafoods, Geneva on May 9-11, booth No. F52.
Grand View Research, Inc., reports that the global phytosterols market is estimated to reach USD 989.8 million […]

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Tetra Pak Pioneers New Generation of Digital Technologies to Boost Efficiency for Customers

  Tetra Pak Pioneers New Generation of Digital Technologies to Boost Efficiency for Customers

Tetra Pak is transforming its Services by pioneering the use of the latest digital technologies. The company has launched a suite of new services for its customers, focusing on improving the ability to predict machine errors, accelerating response times, and giving the customer faster, direct access to Tetra Pak’s global expertise.
Powered by Microsoft technology, these […]

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Carlsberg Launches ‘The Danish Way’ Integrated Campaign in the UK

  Carlsberg Launches ‘The Danish Way’ Integrated Campaign in the UK

Carlsberg has launched a £15 million, integrated marketing campaign called ‘The Danish Way’, aimed at revitalising its Carlsberg and Carlsberg Export brands in the UK with a premium positioning, reflective of its rich history and Danish provenance. The campaign sees the brand emphasise its Danish roots, with the nation’s philosophy on life forming the centerpiece […]

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Spanish Brewer Enters Irish Craft Beer Sector

  Spanish Brewer Enters Irish Craft Beer Sector

Hijos de Rivera, the Spanish family-owned business, has purchased a 32% stake in Carlow Brewing Company, the independent Irish craft brewer. The founders will retain their controlling majority shareholding and leadership of Carlow Brewing Company and the investment will enable the company to offer a return on investment to its original group of minority shareholders […]

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Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition Division Appoints New President and CEO of Europe

  Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition Division Appoints New President and CEO of Europe

Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition division, a world leader in providing food and beverage solutions, has announced that it has appointed Malcom Sheil (pictured) as President and CEO of its business in Europe.
Malcolm joined Kerry as a Graduate Accountant from Dublin City University in 1988. He spent three years in the US as Plant Controller […]

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Vitafoods Europe 2017 Will be the Most Global Ever

  Vitafoods Europe 2017 Will be the Most Global Ever

This year’s Vitafoods Europe will showcase ingredients, products, and services from the widest range of countries yet, new figures reveal.
A record 1000 companies will exhibit at this year’s event, which takes place between 9 and 11 May in Palexpo, Geneva. They will travel from 56 countries – more than ever before. Meanwhile, around 18,500 visitors […]

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Dry Running High-speed Can Line With Rexnord PSX Material

  Dry Running High-speed Can Line With Rexnord PSX Material

A large beer brewery in South Africa is operating a 90.000 c/h can filling line, installed in 2013. The line is equipped completely with Rexnord “Flush Grid” MatTop® conveyor chains in PSX® material in combination with Magnetflex curves in ULF material (“Combi-X”). Rexnord PSX material selected for this project as a result of the need […]

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Addo Food Group Sold to LDC

  Addo Food Group Sold to LDC

LDC, the UK mid-market private equity investor, has backed the secondary buyout of Addo Food Group, the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, in a transaction that marks a successful exit for Vision Capital. Details of the transaction are not disclosed.
LDC has invested to support Addo’s growth strategy, which will include further investment in product […]

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Unilever to Acquire US Condiments Business

  Unilever to Acquire US Condiments Business

Unilever has agreed to acquire Sir Kensington’s, a New York-based condiment maker. Sir Kensington’s is a pioneer and leader in condiments sold in the organic and natural marketplace. Having seen strong growth the past four years, the product line now includes award-winning mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise and a ground-breaking vegan mayo made from aquafaba called Fabanaise. […]

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One in Five Irish People are Regular Gluten Free Shoppers

  One in Five Irish People are Regular Gluten Free Shoppers

According to new Bord Bia research, gluten free has now gone mainstream with one in five (20%) Irish people shopping for gluten free food regularly. The gluten free market in Ireland is estimated to be worth some €66 million, experiencing a 36% increase since last year (Kantar Worldpanel).
Highlighting where the growth has come from, Paula […]

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Sports & Active Nutrition – Continued Growth in Europe

  Sports & Active Nutrition – Continued Growth in Europe

Euromonitor International predicts that the sports nutrition market is forecast to grow at an average of 8–10% year on year by the end of 2021. In Europe, the market was worth $2.24 billion, up more than 12.3% on the previous year.
Sports nutrition continues to demonstrate significant growth, and faster than many comparable consumer health and […]

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New Director at Snowbird Foods

  New Director at Snowbird Foods

Helen Swan.
Snowbird foods has appointed Helen Swan to the key post of commercial director and she joins joint managing directors Albert McGovern and Philip Paul on a three person board. Well known in the food industry, Ms Swan joined the fully cooked sausages and meatballs company in 2003 and was latterly its national accounts manager. […]

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Associated British Foods Reports Strong Underlying Growth

  Associated British Foods Reports Strong Underlying Growth

Associated British Foods has reported revenue of £7.3 billion for the 24 weeks ended 4 March 2017, up 19% on the previous year, with adjusted operating profit ahead by 36% to £652 million. The growth reflects the benefit of the devaluation of sterling on the translation of ABF’s overseas results, as some two thirds of […]

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William Grant & Sons Ventures into American Whiskey Distilling

  William Grant & Sons Ventures into American Whiskey Distilling

Independent family-owned Scottish distiller, William Grant & Sons, has acquired Tuthilltown Spirits, New York State’s first distillery since Prohibition. Considered the inspiration of the American craft whiskey movement, Tuthilltown produces a number of craft spirits including the award-winning Hudson Whiskey which was acquired by William Grant & Sons in 2010. Based in the Hudson Valley, […]

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Müller Targets UK Growth With Shareable Desserts

  Müller Targets UK Growth With Shareable Desserts

Müller is continuing to refine and energise its desserts offering with the launch of Müller Püd mmMousse. This is the first time that Müller UK & Ireland, the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer, has launched a branded mousse and it is also their first branded shareable dessert. The product has a light and soft texture, no […]

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Interpack 2017 – 4-10 May – Düsseldorf

  Interpack 2017 – 4-10 May – Düsseldorf

Interpack 2017 is recording the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years. By the official closing date of this outstanding international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20% more space than was available at the exhibition centre with its 262,400 square metres in 19 […]

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Admix Announces Product Line-up For Interpack

  Admix Announces Product Line-up For Interpack

Admix Europe ApS will be showcasing several flagship products along with new mixing services specials at the Interpack Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany on 4-10 May. With thousands of installations around the world in food, beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, Admix sets the global standard in sanitary mixing across countless applications.
For 100% wetting out […]

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Primoreels Has Revolutionised Production of Ultra Filtrated White Cheese

  Primoreels Has Revolutionised Production of Ultra Filtrated White Cheese

By replacing the traditional permeable membrane with a specially developed impermeable membrane, Primoreels has radically simplified the process of producing UF white cheese.
Salting UF cast cheese using permeable membranes is a cumbersome process that requires two turns of the containers.
Primoreels has devised a two-part solution comprising:

a special impermeable membrane which eliminates the need to turn […]

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CPM Wolverine Proctor – A Total Solution Supplier For Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers

  CPM Wolverine Proctor – A Total Solution Supplier For Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers

By Robin Holding, Commercial Director, CPM Wolverine Proctor Ltd
The breakfast cereal industry sector has seen a steady growth over the last few decades with new markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe developing a taste for traditional breakfast cereals. However, in recent times, the major cereal manufacturers have been challenged by calls for recipe changes, […]

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Automation and Data Solutions For the Confectionery, Chocolate & Snack Industries

  Automation and Data Solutions For the Confectionery, Chocolate & Snack Industries

Established over 35 years ago, A.M.P Rose is one of the world’s leading machine builders, process and packaging solutions provider for the confectionery, chocolate and snack industries, all of which will be on display at this year’s Interpack exhibition.
The company continues to further develop new and exciting range of factory automation machinery, both with and […]

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Connect and Automate at Interpack 2017 With OAL

  Connect and Automate at Interpack 2017 With OAL

Experience how you can integrate and automate your factory to protect your brand with OAL Connected at Interpack 2017, Düsseldorf, Hall 5, Stand B28. The all in one software package helps food manufacturers get more from their factories by improving safety, monitoring performance and productivity, protecting packaging and date codes and providing traceability, ERP validation and […]

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Cargill, in Close Collaboration With its Partners, Drives Sector Transformation in Ghana

  Cargill, in Close Collaboration With its Partners, Drives Sector Transformation in Ghana

Cargill has celebrated the establishment of its own licensed buying company (LBC) – Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd – in Ghana, in the presence of a Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, a Deputy Minister designate for Food and Agriculture, Hon William Quaitoo, the Ambassador of the United States to Ghana, H.E […]

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Post Holdings to Acquire Weetabix For £1.4 Billion

  Post Holdings to Acquire Weetabix For £1.4 Billion

Post Holdings, a US-based consumer packaged goods holding company which is the third largest cereal company in the country, has agreed to acquire Weetabix from Shanghai-based state-owned enterprise Bright Food Group and an investment fund advised by Baring Private Equity Asia for £1.4 billion. UK-based Weetabix primarily produces ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal products spanning branded and […]

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Barilla Launches Organic Pasta in Italy

  Barilla Launches Organic Pasta in Italy

Barilla Group, the world’s largest pasta producer, is launching organic pasta in Italy, after the positive performance registered in the United States and various European countries, where it was introduced last year. Barilla spaghetti and fusilli are now organic in Italy being made with 100% carefully selected durum wheat originating from organic crops. This product […]

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Three Million UK Young Adults Putting Their Future Health in Danger

  Three Million UK Young Adults Putting Their Future Health in Danger

The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is warning that the current eating habits of teenagers and young adults is a ticking time bomb for their bones and time is running out for them to prevent permanent damage. A survey carried out on behalf of the NOS has found that 70% of 18 – 35 year olds […]

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Measom Freer Still Going Strong 80 Years On!

  Measom Freer Still Going Strong 80 Years On!

When Gordon & Eve Freer started a business selling buttons in 1937, little did they know that 80 years later their thriving business would still be going from strength to strength. Now in its third generation Measom Freer & Co Ltd still have the same ethos of good customer care at their core, allowing them […]

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Meat Technology Ireland Launched

  Meat Technology Ireland Launched

Meat Technology Ireland, a new Enterprise Ireland, industry-led initiative that will build a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheepmeat processing in Ireland, has been launched. The Centre will be a ‘one-stop shop’ for meat processing research and technology, serving as a hub to co-ordinate all beef and sheepmeat processing research needs.
Meat Technology […]

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New Beer Membrane Filtration Solution Meets Requirements of Craft and Small Breweries

  New Beer Membrane Filtration Solution Meets Requirements of Craft and Small Breweries

With the development of the BMF +Flux Compact S4, Pentair makes the benefits of diatomaceous earth (DE)-free beer membrane filtration accessible to craft and small breweries. The first BMF +Flux Compact S4 systems are already operating successfully at the Princen Brewery in the Netherlands, and two other breweries in Europe.
The BMF +Flux Compact S4 is […]

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Consolidation in Licensed Confectionery

  Consolidation in Licensed Confectionery

BIP Candy & Toys Germany has acquired International Food Cooperation Germany, one of the German market leaders in the development, production and distribution of children’s confectionery under the brand licence of internationally leading film and toy companies, for an undisclosed sum. BIP Candy & Toys Germany is a subsidiary of BIP Holland, the European market […]

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Danone Completes $12.5 Billion Acquisition of WhiteWave

  Danone Completes $12.5 Billion Acquisition of WhiteWave

Danone has completed its acquisition of WhiteWave, a global leader in organic foods, for a total enterprise value of approximately $12.5 billion. Danone and WhiteWave will now combine their activities in North America to operate as a strategic business unit, named ‘DanoneWave’.
The combination will include Danone Dairy’s and WhiteWave’s current North American businesses under the […]

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Half of Coca-Cola Sales Coming From No Sugar for the First Time in Great Britain

  Half of Coca-Cola Sales Coming From No Sugar for the First Time in Great Britain

Coca-Cola Great Britain is accelerating its investment in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as new data from Nielsen shows that nine months after its launch, sales in grocery and convenience stores are up 52% and for the first time ever sales of no sugar Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke) are matching those of Coca-Coca Classic. […]

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Aquapak Helps Food Manufacturers (Dis)-Solve Plastic Packaging Waste

  Aquapak Helps Food Manufacturers (Dis)-Solve Plastic Packaging Waste

Sustainable plastics manufacturer Aquapak Polymers Limited is helping food manufacturers (dis)-solve the issue of how to reduce its plastic packaging waste. Last year in the UK only a third of plastic packaging was recycled, with the remaining two thirds being buried in landfill sites or burnt in incinerators.
Although the recycling rate for plastic bottles is […]

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