Could environmentally-friendly biodegradable containers made from wheat starch eventually replace traditional polystyrene-based products? Only if the price is right, reports Anthony Fletcher.
Mettler Toledo has launched the BBA platform, its latest range of scales designed specifically for the food industry. The open design platform, which is the world's first IP69K-certified scale, is...
Pursuit Dynamics has built a new pilot kitchen in order to demonstrate its steam-based PDX fluids handling system, which the company claims can increase production efficiency and conserve energy.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development has said that it is working with Australian authorities in an effort to reduce waste caused during the production and harvesting of...
A new wireless diagnostic tool for bottle and can production lines could revolutionise quality control in beverage packaging, according to the firm behind the technology. Anthony Fletcher reports.
Gold Peg International (GPI) has launched an aseptic packaging system that it claims eliminates the need for expensive refrigeration of end food products.
Anglo-Dutch group Unilever is rolling out its drip irrigation tomato production system to other countries in order to save water, cut costs and boost yields.
The EC plans to establish a food safety advisory group that will bring together the food industry, retailers, farmers and consumers.
Efficient, profitable baking is not just a question of having the right equipment for the job - it is also knowing how to use it properly. With this in mind,...
Scientists in the US have developed a system of low-cost fibres capable of filtering traces of atrazine.
A US company that manufactures and markets preservative technologies has unveiled a new natural preservative designed for orange and other fruit drinks.
As food processors race to meet demands for more natural means of preserving foods, Turkish researchers believe they may have found one solution in grape extract, which is said to...
Scientists in the US and Spain are trying to determine the factors behind public perceptions of meat quality, in order to better plan future business strategies and establish consistent labelling.
A US coffee producer has installed a Servomex 574 portable gas analyser at its plant to help ensure its coffee is produced to the same standard.
US scientists have designed an edible film made from natural ingredients that protects foods coated in the material from spoiling. The film can also hold vitamins and other nutrients within...
Japan-based engineering firm Teikoku Piston Ring has developed a hologram identification label that brings anti-counterfeiting packaging to new levels.
The Co-op is launching the UK's first ever 100 per cent degradable plastic bread wrappers after a survey suggested six out of 10 retailers should use only degradable or bio-degradable materials.
Extending food scientists' understanding of potential carcinogens in food products and allowing food makers to quantify dietary exposure to these compounds, a group of researchers in Spain have compiled an...
Slim Technologies has combined its supply chain modelling software with optimisation solver Xpress-MP to offer users such as Alcoa run times of up to 15 times faster.
US-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed Standard Reference Material (SRM) 1946 to help fish processors accurately determine the quality of their product.
Science is getting to grips with mad cow disease. Researchers have designed a synthetic protein (prion) that makes mice display symptoms similar to those of the brain-wasting condition, as well...
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (QEPP) has launched a new line of food compliant materials (FCM) that will allow food manufacturers to meet the European Union's Directive 2002/72/EC on food-contact materials.
A global retailer is planning to trial a barcode capable of monitoring food quality in the cold chain.
Meat production could become a whole lot safer and more hygienic if the findings of a current research project into a dangerous strain of E. coli prove conclusive.
Active packaging solutions specialist Multisorb Technologies has launched the FreshMax, an oxygen absorber that reduces the need for additives and preservatives in food products.