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Sanitary non-contact sensors reduce cleaning, company claims

Non-contact "rod-style" sensors for gauging liquid levels in tanks have been designed for the food industry.

Coloured wrapper gives yeast a longer life

New coatings on cellophane film designed to wrap large blocks of yeast used in bakery processing plants could help managers ensure the ingredient remains alive and no contamination ends up...

Fat taste receptor discovery could influence food formulation

The recent discovery of fat taste receptors on the tongue sheds new light on how taste buds function and could have ramifications for food makers.

Natural flavor enhancer promises greater shelf stability

Blue Pacific's new functional flavor system offers health-minded beverage makers the promise of shelf stability without the threat of ringing or separation.

Single-serve PET ready for Italy's regulatory change

Proposed regulatory changes in the Italian market has led a Canadian machine maker to team up with two other companies in developing what they say is a cheaper way of...

New system sets standard for bread quality control

A new version of an image analysis system for baked products has been launched, designed to make quality control and ingredient testing an easier and faster process for the bakery...

Givaudan taps demand for salt reduction

Givaudan Flavours' new proprietary salt reduction system aims to help food makers develop lower salt alternatives without sacrificing flavour.

Food industry demands quicker pathogen testing

Growing demand from food companies for quicker pathogen testing to free up both time and inventory should benefit microbiology firms, according to a business consultant.

RFID tag tracks temperature for food processors

A new temperature logging radio frequency identification (RFID) tag targets food processors and handlers who need to comply with the latest EU requirements and pending US traceability legislation.

Food safety sensor research aimed at small companies

Mice and rats may get a break in being used as testers for toxins at shellfish processing plants under an EU-wide project.

Tester measures carbonated beverage shelf-life

The fast and accurate verification of carbonated beverage shelf-life is now possible via what Mocon is calling the first machine tester able to do the job.

Palsgaard launches lecithin replacer for chocolate

As supply and demand issues for non-GM lecithin propel ingredients manufacturers to push alternatives onto the market, Danish emulsifier firm Palsgaard launches citric acid ester as a lecithin replacer.

Fast take-down conveyer speeds up cleaning time

A new conveyor frame can be completely disassembled, without tools, in only three minutes, allowing processors to clean their machines and get production underway again faster.

Tetra Pak launches low temperature ice cream innovation

Tetra Pak's new low temperature ice cream solution, utilising the firm's patented microform technology, could revolutionise the sector.

New test tackles E.coli contamination

US firm Nymox Pharmaceutical rolls out a new treatment to tackle contamination of the potentially fatal E.coli food pathogen.

French firm claims new extraction process cuts costs for semi-refined carrageenan

French carrageenan producer Selt Marine spears blossoming semi-refined market with a new extraction process.

Palsgaard new emulsifier-stabiliser system targets low fat foods

Targeting growing demand for fat-reduced food formulations, Danish emulsifier firm Palsgaard launches a new emulsifier-stabiliser system for chilled, quark based aerated desserts.

Salt-reduced foods grow in popularity

The appeal of salt-reduced food formulations confirmed as fresh figures reveal salt sales are on the decline, finds a new report.

Food industry shares tips on acrylamide reduction

In issuing a set of successful procedures on reducing acrylamide formation during manufacturing processes, the EU's food industry association is attempting to help its smaller members get on the right...

Deadly wine grape disease found in weeds

A chance to fight Pierce's disease, one of the wine industry's most deadly foes, at its origins has come a step closer after scientists found common weeds nestling in vineyards...

Oxygen absorber preserver contained if cut accidentally

Multisorb says its self-adhesive oxygen absorber now sticks better to packages, helping food processors to eliminate downtime on the production line.

Kiwi allergy concern drives new test methods

UK food analysis firm RSSL has added kiwi fruit to the list ofallergens it can detect by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) methods.

Intelligent label protects foods against counterfeiting and tampering

A new intelligent label is designed to protect foods against counterfeiting and tampering, a growing problem for high value products.

Timestrip develops smart shelf-life label with Nestlé

A method of using smart labels to indicate remaining shelf life on food products is about to be launched commercially by UK-based Timestrip and Nestlé.

Detecting microbes using the glow worm effect

A quick method to determine whether meat, milk or other food products are contaminated with microbes uses the "glow-worm" effect.