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Ultrasonic sensors take the measure of fluids, liquids

New ultrasonic sensors provide a means for cosmetics processors to gauge the amount of fluids or solids in containers.

Biosensor uses nanotechnology to spot the right smell

An electronic biosensor using nanotechnology techniques could help companies to develop the right smells for their foods, or to sniff out rotting ingredients in the receiving area.

Online tool calculates gas mix for food packaging

An online tool is designed to help food processors select the best gas for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).

Prototype analyser detects meat pathogens within minutes

A hand-held analyser for detecting pathogens along the complete meat supply chain within minutes is being prepared for commercial application.

Biacore targets China with food analysis kits

The Swedish supplier of food testing equipment, Biacore International, is taking over from its sales agent in China and launching a full business operation in the market.

Weighers target demand for increased speed and hygiene

New weighers released for the European market indicate machine manufacturers are attempting to meet processors' demands for increased speed and hygiene on the line.

Packaging format designed for ambient wet soup market

A new packaging format for ambient wet soups allows processors to offer consumers convenience in a cup.

Test speeds up pathogen detection for dairy sector

An alternative to the traditional microbiological tests for ultra heat treated (UHT) and extended shelf life (ESL) dairy products speeds up assessments by over two days, according to its manufacturer.

Nestlé rolls out smart label for Maggi brand

Nestlé will roll out a wider range of products using a smart label that indicates the remaining shelf life.

Scientists achieve allergen-free soy breakthrough

Researchers have isolated two Chinese soybean lines that can grow without the primary protein linked to soy allergies in children and adults.

European countries united on functional food innovation

The European Commission is funding to strengthen innovation in functional and health foods in the food industry, with opportunities to join still open.

Bacteriophage production begins in Netherlands

A Netherlands-based company will begin producing bacteria that can be used to kill pathogens in meat and cheese products.

Liquid dairy packaging uses gas additive

A packaging method that uses a gas additive could help prolong the shelf life of liquid dairy products, its developer claims.

Infusion pump uses rotary device for accurate measurement

A new pump for the medical industry could also be used by the food sector to ensure the hygiene and the accurate measurement of liquids, its inventors claim.

Foss offers pay-per-test scheme to food labs

A pay-per-sample scheme introduced for a milk-testing laboratory in Germany could be offered to other customers across Europe, said Foss Analytical.

New releases: spiral freezer, flattener, paddle mixer and breader

A spiral freezer, a flattening machine, paddle mixers and a breading machine are the latest releases from Alco-Food-Machines in Germany.

Biodegradable bag quadruples mushroom's shelf life

Biodegradable packaging material made up of paper impregnated with wheat gluten boosts the shelf life of cultivated mushrooms, according to research conducted by scientists in Montpellier, France.

Probiotic culture tested against poultry pathogens

Some commercial processors are testing a probiotic bacterial culture that can sharply reduce pathogens such as Salmonella and Campylobacter says the University of Arkansas.

Poultry immunity test serves as early warning system

A new immune system test could help poultry producers improve the resistance of their flocks to disease.

Tester uses extrusion method to measure viscosity

An extrusion-style tester provides an economical alternative when measuring the dynamic viscosity of foods, its manufacturer claims.

Slicer cuts portion sizes into motif shapes

A new slicer can stack, offset stack, fan, shave and portion foods while allowing manufacturers to select a range of special shapes as a means of marketing their products.

Foss upgrades milk scanner for more accuracy

The launch of a new milk scanner by analytical specialists Foss has already bagged the group some major deals with its claim to be a fifth more accurate than its...

Carbon infrared sterilisers designed for bakery equipment

A new series of carbon infrared emitters can help bakeries speed up the sterilisation of tins, trays and equipment, according to the manufacturer.

Multi-wave milk scanner improves product analysis

A novel scanner, which uses a mixture of ultraviolet and infrared rays to probe the content of milk, will help dairy firms and scientists to more accurately analyse products and...

New program could lead to better quality peanuts

Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are working on producing high quality disease-resistant peanuts that also contain high levels of heart-healthy oleic acid.

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