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New chemical dispenser helps food firms clean up

A new chemical dispensing system can provide safer, easier and more economic extraction of chemicals from containers while helping to reduce costly spills, the manufacturer claims.

Government cover-up on UK scientist shortages, report says

Large increases in science graduates lauded by the UK government simply do not exist, the country's prestigious Royal Society has warned, adding more evidence of the threat to food industry...

New technology needed to cut acrylamide

EU manufacturers have made significant changes to their recipes andprocesses but have achieved only "modest" reductions in acrylamidelevels, according to an industry expert.

Netherlands company bacteriophage cleaner approved in US

A naturally-occurring bacteriophage that kills Listeria on foods has been approved for use oncheese products in the US.

Research helps cut Salmonella contamination

Government researchers are helping to dramatically reduce Salmonella on pigfarms, part of a bid by the US agriculture department to prevent the pathogen from showing up at processing plants.

Nanotech food under discussion in Amsterdam

The role of nanotechnology in food processing, monitoring, labelling, storage and distribution is the subject of a two day meeting that kicks off tomorrow in Amsterdam, Holland.

Flow-wrapper targets self service bakery

Spanish firm Ulma Packaging has increased its foothold in the bakery sector with the launch of new flow-wrapping equipment.

Valves designed for PET moulding operations

A new series of pneumatic valves solves many of the problems unique to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) stretch-blow molding operations, according to the manufacturer.

Elastomer provides increased shelf life, claims manufacturer

A new thermoplastic elastomer could increase shelf life significantly, claims its manufacturer.

Diluter improves test accuracy and traceability

A new programmable gravimetric diluter can reduce food lab technicians'workload while improving accuracy and traceability, its manufacturer claims.

Dairy research barely alive in the UK, warn scientists

Dairy research and development in the UK has been systematically destroyed, warn two senior ex-officials, seriously damaging the potential for the country's industry to compete against foreign players.

Phage product found effective against Listeria

A dose of bacteriophages can help ready-to-eat meat producing companies meet food safetystandards for Listeria, according to a university study.

Sonic wave processor to target brewing

The creators of novel, sonic wave processing technology for the food industry will look to build on a successful year by focusing on new developments in the brewing sector.

Yeast storage system cuts waste

Ingredients firm Lesaffre has created a new refrigerated liquid yeast preservation and distribution system for more efficient and simpler baking.

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X-ray system detects tiny contaminants

An X-ray inspection system introduced into Europe this month, can detect foreign bodies in packed and unpacked fresh foods.

Fonterra develops new milk powder quality test

Fonterra researchers have developed a flow cytometry test that can be used to assess the quality of milk powder.

Bagmaker combines fast production speeds

A new bagmaker combines fast production speeds with a range of configurations, providing userswith a versatile form, fill and seal machine, its manufacturer claims.

Researchers develop cheaper food safety techniques

Two food safety technologies for detecting and killing pathogens can cut costs for produce, fruitand vegetable processors, say researchers.

DNA technique developed for meat traceability

A DNA technique developed by researchers for use with meats could be used by processors as a certification method for their supplies.

Isolator barrier uses air blast to protect aseptic filling

A new isolator that uses air circulation as a barrier to protect the aseptic filling of milk andother drinks allows non-stop production for up to three days, its manufacturer claims.

Lube additives designed for incidental food contact

New additives for lubricants are designed for incidental food contact, and can be used for designing a wide variety of oils used by the sector, its manufacturer claims.

Pomegranate test determines concentration

With pomegranate rapidly assuming the status of the new super fruit, a food laboratory hasreleased a testing system for determining its concentration in products.

Crust freezer handles delicate foods

A new crust freezer on the market has been designed to hand delicate foodstuffs such as fish,other seafood and items such a mushrooms.

Multi-scan RFID uses reflectors to reduce errors

A new system for scanning multiple radio frequency identification (RFID) tags reduces the high error rate found in current systems, its manufacturer claims.

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