Food Preservation

OctoFrost Group acquires Innotec Systems. Picture: OctoFrost Group.

OctoFrost Group acquires Innotec Systems

By Jenny Eagle

OctoFrost Group has acquired Innotec Systems, which manufactures food processing machinery and processing lines including thermal processes for blanching, cooking and chilling.

Frutarom acquires 79% of Nutrafur

By Niamh Michail

Frutarom has acquired 79% of Spanish firm Nutrafur in a €10.3 m sale which will help the company develop its portfolio of natural plant extracts for food preservation, says Frutarom.

Picture: Brian Saunders, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Food Laboratory Division

EFSA assesses prevalence and compliance of Listeria

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has analysed data to estimate prevalence and contamination levels of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods at the retail level.

A food scientific cited advancements in dehydration, such as EnWave's nutraREV vacuum/microwave technology, among the top advancements in recent years.

IFT 2014

Top 11 advancements in food safety and quality

By Jenni Spinner

A veteran food scientist shares his views on the most important technological developments to hit the food safety and quality arena in recent decades.

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

By Rod Addy

Global sales of aspartame “decreased considerably” during the first quarter of Ajinomoto’s financial year, according to the company.

Greencore sales rise after Uniq acquisition

Greencore sales rise after Uniq acquisition

By Oliver Nieburg

Irish convenience foods manufacturer Greencore saw its sales soar in its first quarter interim results driven by its recent acquisition of Uniq.

Next generation mayonaise? Unilever seeks future food solutions

Unilever cranks up open innovation activities

By Jane Byrne

Unilever is looking for new ideas to help it reduce the sodium levels in its food products by a further 15 to 20% without compromising taste - just one ‘want’ on its newly launched open innovation platform.


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