Sensory perception of flavours could be boosted, and salt levels lowered, by choosing the optimal starch thickener, say scientists, a result that could have big implications for the food industry.
Nanotechnology, the science of the very small, has been employed as a microscopic coating on a heat interchanger used by a Corona brewing plant in Mexico.
A seam free conveyor belt reduces the places where food can stick to while being processed, helping cut the costs and labour needed for cleaning and sanitation, claims its manufacturer.
An automated software system allows processors to detect food contaminants in their products, according to its developers.
Quest has developed a unique freezing technology that it claims captures the essence of true-to-fruit flavours.
Regulation and the demand for better traceability throughout the supply chain is driving the search for better, more efficient food safety products in the US, according to a forecast report.
A water-based coating for cartons could help keep insects such as German cockroaches and Indian meal moths out of the food chain.
Software for manual weighing operations uses a wireless network to achieve the right balance for the fresh food sector.
A machine for applying barrier treatment to PET containers can handle up to 40,000 bottles per hour, making it the fastest of its kind in the world, its manufacturer claims.
Satori Stocktec has became one of the first companies to produce a pilot machine companies can use to trial a new process for the fast sterilisation of canned foods.
A single test for about 600 deadly viruses speeds up the process of spotting a food-related disease outbreak -- such as bird flu -- in hours rather than days.
New ultrasonic sensors provide a means for cosmetics processors to gauge the amount of fluids or solids in containers.
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.
An online tool is designed to help food processors select the best gas for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
A hand-held analyser for detecting pathogens along the complete meat supply chain within minutes is being prepared for commercial application.
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.
New weighers released for the European market indicate machine manufacturers are attempting to meet processors' demands for increased speed and hygiene on the line.
A new packaging format for ambient wet soups allows processors to offer consumers convenience in a cup.
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 will roll out a wider range of products using a smart label that indicates the remaining shelf life.
Researchers have isolated two Chinese soybean lines that can grow without the primary protein linked to soy allergies in children and adults.
The European Commission is funding to strengthen innovation in functional and health foods in the food industry, with opportunities to join still open.
A Netherlands-based company will begin producing bacteria that can be used to kill pathogens in meat and cheese products.
A packaging method that uses a gas additive could help prolong the shelf life of liquid dairy products, its developer claims.
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.