Clean Chemistry is in the evaluation stage ahead of plans to enter the food and beverage market next year.
Witt has unveiled a gas analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels in the ppm (parts per million) range.
An EU project is to run pilot lines in operational industrial environments to manufacture antimicrobial polymer films.
Antioxidants’ effects may not be altogether beneficial as a study shows the reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecule that antioxidants are so efficient at eliminating may aid in maintaining health.
The Comet Group and Bühler are to work together to develop applications based on ebeam technology.
A recall round-up covering April takes us to France, Greece, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, the USA, England and Denmark
A nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to holds promise for the food processing industry, according to its developers.
Aseptix Health Sciences has revealed a global license agreement with Ecolab.
Combining essential oils is better than single treatments when looking to stop the growth of some spoilage bacteria on vegetables, according to research.
Almost 200,000lbs of chicken could be affected after dioxin was found in chicken products, according to the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA- FSIS).
Firefighters tackled a blaze which started when a batch of Corn Flakes caught fire at Kellogg’s Manchester factory.
New technology has preserved salmon shipped from Chile to the US without ice or polystyrene in what Global Fresh Foods (GFF), the company spearheading the initiative, describes as an industry first.
Researchers have found packaging with an oxygen scavenger or carbon dioxide generator can inhibit the growth of listeria on ready-to-eat (RTE) meat.
An oxygen-sensitive colour change sensor used to determine the shelf-life of packaged food could challenge industry food quality and safety practices, says its UK-based inventor.
Oxygen measuring laser will set new food quality standard - GasPorOx
A laser designed to measure gas content in sealed food packaging has the potential to set a new food industry standard for food quality and safety, according to the developer.
Modified atmosphere processing could boost quality and shelf-life
Processing fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and other foodstuffs in a modified atmosphere could significantly improve quality and shelf-life, judging by preliminary research at UK food research group, Campden BRI.
CO2-based plastic flagged up as bisphenol A alternative
A breakthrough process that converts waste carbon dioxide into food packaging and coatings could also be used to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings of food and drink cans, said Novomer, the company developing the technology.
Additives and barrier coatings in plastic packaging – trends and growth forecasts
Global demand for functional additives and barrier coatings for plastic packaging is forecast to grow by 4.3 per cent in the five years from 2009 to reach US$752m by 2014, according to Pira International.
Nanotech’s potential to boost barrier performance of plastics
Nanotechnology offers significant potential progress in enhancing the barrier properties of polymers used in food and beverage packaging, according to a new scientific review.
New natural coating can control bacteria spread, claims firm
A new coating technology for food processing plant interiors utilizes titanium dioxide to inhibit odours and reduces the risk of bacterial contamination, claims the Canadian developer.
New film provides cost-effective low-temperature sealing, says Wipak
A new low-temperature sealing biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) grade film can increase output for bakery and chocolate manufacturers, while reducing their environmental impact, claims Wipak.
Protein analyzer wins IFT food science award
The Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer from CEM Corp, North Carolina, USA, has won a 2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award at the IFT trade food show in New Orleans.
CO2 levels may affect fish supplies
The impact of climate change on food supply could be felt even in
the depths of the ocean, warns a UK academic who is assessing the
impact of rising carbon dioxide on the marine environment.
Gas detection unit eliminates need for multiple detectors
A new monitoring system for toxic and flammable gases eliminates
the need for processors to install multiple fixed detectors, its
Spray system can reduce chemical reliance
A new food contact surface cleaning system uses both
ozone and antibacterial sprays to maintain hygiene in processing
Deaeration system improves beverage filling
A new system designed to reduce oxygen levels in beverages improves fillings speeds and can extend the shelf life of products, its manufacturer claims.
Detection system pinpoints packaging leaks
A new detection system pinpoints individual leaks in packaging,
which reduces recalls by raising the alarm before unsealed products
leave the production line.
Gas controller provides fine touch to atmosphere control
A new gas flow controller can help processors save on costs by
accurately adjusting oxygen levels in packaging or at produce
storage facilities, its manufacturer claims.
Liquid sterilizer provides alternative to hydrogen peroxide
A liquid system for sterilizing aseptic packaging provides
diaryprocessors with a cheaper alternative to hydrogen peroxide
solutions, its manufacturer claims.
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
Sterilisation method sucks life out of bugs
Scientists have developed a new sterilisation method for fruit and
vegetables that literally sucks the life out of bugs.
Campylobacter in poultry subject of two studies
The high presence Campylobacter in poultry and methods to defeat
the pathogen are the subject of two scientific studies published in
the April issue of the Journal of Food Protection.
Novel oxygen test for foods in plastic packaging
A new test that realistically determines how much oxygen will pass
through food and beverage packaging during a product's lifetime
will enable producers to speed up and improve new product trials.
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
Servomex develops portable gas analyser for coffee
A US coffee producer has installed a Servomex 574 portable gas
analyser at its plant to help ensure its coffee is produced to the
Schott gets the nod
The American Food and Drug Administration has given Schott HiCotec
approval for its innovative PICVD process for barrier coating in
food and beverage packaging made of PET.