Traceability in Food Processing Is a Profit Opportunity

May 23, 2019

End-to-end traceability in the food supply chain can do more than safeguard against potential disasters, particularly at the processing stage. Geoff Furniss, Head of BBC Technologies within TOMRA, explains how. Every step of the food supply chain, from farm to table, is under pressure to improve traceability. Regulators, retailers and consumers increasingly demand traceability, and […]


Spanish Shoppers Are Keen on Organic Food

November 29, 2018

According to new figures from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, organic food sales hit record levels in 2017 reaching 1,962 million euros (up 16.4% on 2016 and almost double the 1,000 million quoted in 2013). Speaking at BioCultura Madrid earlier this month, Francisco Javier Maté, deputy general director for differentiated quality and organic agriculture at […]


Packaging: Hygiene and Safety in the Bag

September 27, 2018

The frozen food industry has some of the highest food safety standards. Food packaging equipment in this industry needs to withstand some of the most demanding sanitation requirements and cleaning procedures. By Dan Orehov VFFS systems are a popular choice as they are designed to leverage the benefits of gravity to transport products and their […]


Germany Dominates Global Vegan NPD

August 2, 2018

Over the past few years, Germany has emerged as a leading force in the so-called ‘vegan revolution’. New research from Mintel shows that Germany has retained its crown as the country with the highest percentage of global vegan food and drink launches, accounting for 15% of global vegan introductions between July 2017 and June 2018. […]


Ice Cream Tops Summer Food Trends

July 4, 2018

Mintel’s global analysts predict the food and drink trends consumers can expect at parties and celebrations this summer season, as it publishes its 2018 Summer Food & Drink Trends. Using Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), the expert analysts examine new products hitting store shelves around the world and provide the latest insights into consumer […]


SIAL Paris Innovates with Future Lab

April 12, 2018

Since its creation, SIAL has given pride of place to food innovation, with almost 10% of the world’s innovations presented by its exhibitors. In 2018, SIAL Paris will once again be the biggest laboratory of Planet Food, where professionals will be able to try out thousands of innovations, live and direct. With Future Lab: SIAL […]


Trends in Food Processing @Anuga Foodtec

April 12, 2018

Consumer desire is a fundamental driver for change in the food sector as this has a direct influence on production processing and subsequent packaging, according to Carola K. Herbst from the DLG’s (German Agricultural Society) Food Competence Center. Speaking at Anuga FoodTec 2018, which took place last week in Cologne in Germany, she said the […]


Mintel: Five Global Food Trends for 2018

November 2, 2017

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year. In 2018, expect to see transparency and traceability for all, regardless of their income. From ingredient scares to political bombshells, self-care has become a priority for many and one that […]

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Anuga FoodTec 2018: Strong Participation Expected

July 6, 2017

According to Koelnmesse, the organizers of next year’s Anuga FoodTec, 65 percent of the planned exhibition space has already been booked after the end of the first registration period. In comparison to the same period of the previous event, 50 percent more exhibition space has already been reserved. The number of exhibiting companies has also […]


Obama Signs the Bill That Requires Labeling of GMOs

August 18, 2016

At the end of July, President of the US Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time. The legislation passed by Congress two weeks ago will require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone […]

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