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O’Brien Fine Foods expands to UK market with acquisition of London-based food producer

    O’Brien Fine Foods expands to UK market with acquisition of London-based food producer

O’Brien Fine Foods, one of Ireland’s leading producers of cooked meats, including the Brady Family, Homebird, and Green Farm brands, has acquired the brand and business of Bearfields of London,

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Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

    Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

Glanbia plc  and Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the sale of the PLC’s 40% interest in Glanbia Ireland DAC to Glanbia Co-op for

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Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

    Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

The Irish Government has announced that 22 projects in the meat and dairy sectors across the country will receive funding to enable them to develop and diversify, following Britain’s exit from

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Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new dairy research programme

    Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new dairy research programme

The Government has announced significant new investment in the next phase of research at the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC). The DPTC, which is hosted by the University of Limerick,

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Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

The global market size for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is set to reach a market value of $100 billion by 2030, with six potential opportunities capturing $78 billion in market

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months the organisers of The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

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Irish Bread Price Rises Inevitable in the Face of Brexit

    Irish Bread Price Rises Inevitable in the Face of Brexit

The Irish Bakery Association has warned that despite the best efforts of the industry, bread prices will soon be forced upwards because of the impacts of Brexit on ingredients costs. Only

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Steadied to 2% Decline in 2020 During Period of Record Economic Disruption

    Irish Food and Drink Exports Steadied to 2% Decline in 2020 During Period of Record Economic Disruption

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that the value of exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture were held to a marginal 2%

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s unique exposure to the impact of Brexit. The new Capital

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New Research Reveals Food Waste as a Top Consumer Concern

    New Research Reveals Food Waste as a Top Consumer Concern

Tetra Pak has unveiled findings from its global research study, in partnership with Ipsos[1], showing that food safety is a major issue for society. The same amount of respondents believe that

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GEA Purger Ready For Propane Use

    GEA Purger Ready For Propane Use

GEA has launched the latest version of its Purger for refrigeration plants that uses the environmentally-friendly natural refrigerant R290 (propane). R290 has a very low GWP (Global Warming Potential) ensuring

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Tetra Pak and Lund University Predict Four Potential Scenarios For the Future of the Dairy Market

    Tetra Pak and Lund University Predict Four Potential Scenarios For the Future of the Dairy Market

Tetra Pak and the Lund University School of Economics and Management have recently completed a joint study that presents four plausible scenarios for the future of the dairy industry. The

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JBT Takes Next Steps in Spiral Freezing

    JBT Takes Next Steps in Spiral Freezing

As a global technology equipment supplier to the food processing industry, JBT has launched its new Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT® 70 Spiral Freezer which, the company believes, is set to take food-focused

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Pasteurisation Kills Bacteria and Guarantees High Food Safety

    Pasteurisation Kills Bacteria and Guarantees High Food Safety

The patented Micvac method is used by several producers of fresh convenience food. The process takes place in a number of stages, whereby the ingredients are cooked in a sealed

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Four UK Food Manufacturers Secure Support From Made Smarter

    Four UK Food Manufacturers Secure Support From Made Smarter

Four English food manufacturers have secured support from Made Smarter, the movement helping SMEs join the Industry 4.0 revolution. The Bury Black Pudding Company (Bury) and Flavourfresh Salads (Southport) have

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Danone Achieves Landmark Carbon Neutral Certification at Baby Formula Production Facility

    Danone Achieves Landmark Carbon Neutral Certification at Baby Formula Production Facility

Danone has announced that its facility in Wexford, Ireland, is the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, an independent

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Tetra Pak Introduces First-of-its-kind Low Energy Processing Line For Juice, Nectar and Still Drinks

    Tetra Pak Introduces First-of-its-kind Low Energy Processing Line For Juice, Nectar and Still Drinks

Tetra Pak has launched a new, first-of-its-kind low-energy processing line for juice, nectar and still drinks (JNSD) to take beverage processing to a new level of efficiency. Innovatively using a unique combination

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Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

    Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

Tetra Pak has reconfirmed its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an

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Seventh Production Line For Polish Breakfast Cereal Producer

    Seventh Production Line For Polish Breakfast Cereal Producer

Earlier this year, GEA Pavan successfully handed over a seventh production line for manufacturing breakfast cereals to OBST. Both companies have been working in a close partnership for 20 years.

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Winkworth’s UTS Mixer Solution Adds Scalability For Food Production Firms

    Winkworth’s UTS Mixer Solution Adds Scalability For Food Production Firms

For growing food production firms looking to add scalability to their business, Winkworth, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of industrial mixing and blending machinery, has launched an innovative new

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Bunge Loders Croklaan Takes Lead in Lowering 3-MCPDe Levels

    Bunge Loders Croklaan Takes Lead in Lowering 3-MCPDe Levels

Bunge Loders Croklaan, a key supplier in specialty oils and fats for the food industry, has strengthened mitigation of 3-MCPDe in its oils portfolio ahead of expected European legislation. “We

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DuPont Launches YO-MIX® PRIME to Help Yogurt Manufacturers

    DuPont Launches YO-MIX® PRIME to Help Yogurt Manufacturers

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the global launch of its DuPont™ YO-MIX® PRIME cultures series. These innovative cultures set a new industry standard for yogurt manufacturers around the world.

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Risk-free Expert Assistance With GEA Remote Support

  Risk-free Expert Assistance With GEA Remote Support

With the outbreak of Covid-19, organizations are faced with travel restrictions and quarantine challenges, required to reduce direct contact between

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Tracking Microorganisms Through the Dairy Production Process

  Tracking Microorganisms Through the Dairy Production Process

Microorganisms from the environment can enter the dairy supply chain at multiple stages, including production, milk collection, and processing, with

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PPMA Show 2020 – 29 September to 1 October 2020 – NEC, Birmingham

  PPMA Show 2020 – 29 September to 1 October 2020 – NEC, Birmingham

PPMA Show 2020 returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 29 September to 1 October 2020 in what is the UK’s

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Aurivo Significantly Reduces Fossil Fuel Consumption by Some 80% With GEA Solution

  Aurivo Significantly Reduces Fossil Fuel Consumption by Some 80% With GEA Solution

Ireland’s second largest liquid milk processing firm Aurivo has cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at its Killygordon site by 80%

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Unique Digital Weighing Solution For Mobile Processing Tanks

  Unique Digital Weighing Solution For Mobile Processing Tanks

In the food, pharma and biotech industries, an increasing number of companies are using single-use totes, mixers, and mobile vessels

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Winkworth Claims Hygienic Mixer/extruder Design is a World’s First

  Winkworth Claims Hygienic Mixer/extruder Design is a World’s First

As the result of an intensive 3-year design programme, Winkworth, the UK designer and manufacturer of industrial mixing and blending

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SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

  SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

In future-oriented fields such as laboratory automation or biotechnology the requirements placed on the cleaning of production facilities and their

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Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

  Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

Irish chicken producer Manor Farm has won the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020. Manor

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Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

  Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

Loughborough University computer scientists in the UK have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that

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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

  European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

  Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has inaugurated its new Chocolate Academy at Banbury

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Digitisation Brings Major Benefits For Poultry Specialist

  Digitisation Brings Major Benefits For Poultry Specialist

A bespoke IT system from food and drink specialist CSB-System has helped a Slovenian poultry processor to double its growth,

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AB InBev Agrees European Renewable Energy Brewing Deal

  AB InBev Agrees European Renewable Energy Brewing Deal

AB InBev beers, including Budweiser, the world’s most valuable beer brand, will soon be brewed with renewable electricity throughout Europe

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Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions

  Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions

Key Technology, a leading global designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and other processing equipment, and a member

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Tetra Pak Collaborates With Hexagon in Smart Plant Engineering Platform

  Tetra Pak Collaborates With Hexagon in Smart Plant Engineering Platform

Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has announced a collaboration with Hexagon’s PPM Division, the

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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using

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DSM expands BakeZyme® Portfolio With the Launch of New Solutions to Maximize Freshness in Baked Goods

  DSM expands BakeZyme® Portfolio With the Launch of New Solutions to Maximize Freshness in Baked Goods

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has introduced the latest additions to its

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New GEA Nitrogen Freeze Drying Pilot Plant For Bacteria Allows For Process Testing Before Investing

  New GEA Nitrogen Freeze Drying Pilot Plant For Bacteria Allows For Process Testing Before Investing

GEA has launched its new nitrogen freezing pilot plant for bacteria, giving food and dairy processors the opportunity to trial

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Cargill Opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Belgium to Help Customers Respond to Evolving Consumer Demand

  Cargill Opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Belgium to Help Customers Respond to Evolving Consumer Demand

Cargill has opened a Culinary Experience Hub in its research & development site at Vilvoorde in Belgium. Customers from across

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Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

  Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New  SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system

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Tetra Pak Invests €25 Million in World-class Cheese Production Centre in Poland

  Tetra Pak Invests €25 Million in World-class Cheese Production Centre in Poland

Tetra Pak has opened a €25 million site with sales, engineering and manufacturing facilities for cheese production solutions. Building on

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PPMA Total Show 2019 Leads the Way

  PPMA Total Show 2019 Leads the Way

PPMA Total Show 2019, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, has been hailed an overwhelming success by exhibitors

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C&C Group Accelerates Tennent’s Sustainability Plans

  C&C Group Accelerates Tennent’s Sustainability Plans

C&C Group has announced enhanced investment of €16 million (£14.23 million) in sustainability for its Tennent’s Lager brand, significantly boosting

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Loma Launches New RUN-WET IQ4 Metal Detector

  Loma Launches New RUN-WET IQ4 Metal Detector

Loma Systems, a leading manufacturer of high performance metal detectors, checkweighers and x-ray inspection systems for the global food and

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Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

  Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

Solving simple motion tasks electrically is now possible with the Simplified Motion Series from Festo. The electric drive series combines

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The Biggest Celebration of Achievement and Business Excellence at the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

  The Biggest Celebration of Achievement and Business Excellence at the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

The processing and packaging machinery industry celebrated another year of outstanding achievement and business excellence at its eighth PPMA Group

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Carlsberg Group Investment Halves Water Usage at Danish Brewery

  Carlsberg Group Investment Halves Water Usage at Danish Brewery

Since the introduction of its sustainability programme Together Towards ZERO – an important element of the seven-year SAIL’22 strategy –

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Bakery Processing Equipment Market to be Worth Over $11 billion by 2025

  Bakery Processing Equipment Market to be Worth Over $11 billion by 2025

Bakery Processing Equipment Market size is set to exceed US$11 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by

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Starfrost Designs State-of-the art Cooling System For Pladis

  Starfrost Designs State-of-the art Cooling System For Pladis

Industrial freezing and chilling equipment specialist, Starfrost has implemented a new, state-of-the-art spiral cooling system for Pladis, the global snacking

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Carlsberg Relies on Eilersen

  Carlsberg Relies on Eilersen

World-class beer has been brewed on Valby Bakke in Copenhagen since 1847. The Carlsberg specialty brewhouse Jacobsen is located in

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Ready For Industry 4.0: New Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump With Pressure Control

  Ready For Industry 4.0: New Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump With Pressure Control

At the Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2019 at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday, September

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Challenges Faced in the Food & Beverage Industry Require a Specific Planning & Scheduling Tool

  Challenges Faced in the Food & Beverage Industry Require a Specific Planning & Scheduling Tool

By Filip Schiettecat, Senior Director Industry Management at Siemens PLM Software. The food and beverage industry faces a set of

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