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Kellogg to Close Frozen Food Factory in the US

April 30, 2015

As part of its four-year plan to reduce costs and increase efficiency, Kellogg will shut down its only existing frozen food facility in Clearfield, Utah, which operates on 100,000 sqf. As a result 200 people will be laid off. According to the Associated Press, the factory opened in 1998 and produces mainly frozen vegetables. The […]

Technology

Case Study: The Role of Optical Sorting for Food Safety

April 30, 2015

For processors of frozen fruit and vegetables, ensuring food safety and security are increasingly the most prominent issues affecting their businesses. However, quality control and safety processes can help to provide a consistent product level, by removing colour defects and extraneous vegetable matter, including sticks, stones and stems, as well as more serious or dangerous […]

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Frozen Gluten-free Product Wins First Prize

April 29, 2015

Fria, the Nordic market leader in frozen gluten-free bakery products, has won first prize in the Store Cupboard category in the FreeFrom Food Awards 2015 with its gluten-free and dairy-free puff pastry.  This prestigious food award was presented to Fria by category sponsor Sainsbury’s and restaurateur, celebrity chef and Patron of the FreeFrom Food Awards […]

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Convenience Products Growing in Popularity in Ireland

April 29, 2015

Manufacturers have been paying a lot of attention to consumers skipping breakfast, with innovators constantly creating the latest on-the-go breakfast solution. According to Canadean, the morning goods category, which includes ready-to-eat baked products (including frozen specialties) such as croissants, pancakes and toaster pastries, had a volume of 4.5 million kilograms in 2014, and is expected […]

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German Exports of Food Equipment Increased in 2014

April 29, 2015

For the fifth year in succession, exports of German food processing and packaging machinery increased again in 2014 to almost EUR 8bn, according to the VDMA – the German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association. With a share of 34 percent, the EU-28 remained the leading export region for German food processing and packaging machinery […]

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Another Proof that Frozen Food Cuts Waste

April 28, 2015

In its latest conference called „The Ultimate Solution to Food Waste”, organized on April 23rd, PROFEL (European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industries) invited policymakers, researchers and industry representatives to participate in an open debate where new sustainability thought leadership concepts were presented. At the forefront of the debate was the need to acknowledge […]

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Nestle, Pepsico, Stef Win Gold Medal For Supply Chain

April 28, 2015

Nestlé, Pepsico, STEF and TRI-VIZOR have won the European Gold Medal for Supply Chain and Logistics – Project of the Year for their European project on cross-company cooperation between two competing manufacturers. This international event is organized by ELA (European Logistics Association), a federation of some 30 national organisations dedicated to the development of logistics […]

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PPMA Show returns to Birmingham

April 28, 2015

The organizers of the PPMA show, the UK’s premier free-to-attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery, are expecting this year’s show to be the largest in recent years, with exhibitor floor space already up by more than 2000m² compared to preparations for the 2014 show, this time last year. Returning to the […]

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Aquaculture Industry Changes Discussed during Seafood Expo

April 27, 2015

A panel of industry representatives discussed the issues that need to be tackled, highlighting feed and social concerns, and how businesses are addressing these challenges. The discussion, facilitated by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Communication and Strategy Director Blake Lee-Harwood, went on to consider the role of certification programs in relation to these issues and how ASC […]

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Bike Your Way through Refrigeration

April 27, 2015

Bristol based ECH Engineering’s Dr Ed Hammond came up with an innovative way of providing an insight into the principles of refrigeration for visitors to the Big Bang Fair held at the NEC, Birmingham, in March. Dr Hammond’s BicyCool apparatus was designed and built to demonstrate the work required to cool the air inside a […]

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