keyboard_arrow_upNew method measures the kokumi effect in Chanterelle mushrooms
keyboard_arrow_downNew method measures the kokumi effect in Chanterelle mushrooms

A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a method to clearly quantify chanterelle-specific key substances that contribute to it being a taste enhancer. Chanterelles give savoury dishes a rich body and a unique complex flavour. Experts refer to this as the kokumi […]

keyboard_arrow_upTomra publishes free eBook for potato fresh packers
keyboard_arrow_downTomra publishes free eBook for potato fresh packers

Tomra Food has published an eBook to help potato fresh packers tackle operational challenges intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 19-page publication, downloadable free-of-charge from the company’s website, offers information and advice which will be helpful to packhouses not only now, while market conditions are distorted, but also long after the pandemic has passed. Tomra […]

keyboard_arrow_upTomra publishes eBook for nut processors
keyboard_arrow_downTomra publishes eBook for nut processors

Tomra Food has published an eBook to help nut processors tackle underlying operational challenges, which are now intensifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new 15-page publication, downloadable free-of-charge from Tomra Food’s website spotlights how some nut processing challenges are longstanding but others are new and unprecedented. Not least, market trends and climate change threaten […]

keyboard_arrow_upSkyriders completes cleaning project at food-processing plant
keyboard_arrow_downSkyriders completes cleaning project at food-processing plant

Rope access specialist, Skyriders recently completed an unusual project at a major food-processing plant. The company is often called on to conduct maintenance, repair and inspection services at large-scale industrial structures such as smokestacks and petrochemical tanks “Our scope of work was to carry out general routine cleaning in inaccessible areas,” Skyriders marketing manager Mike […]

keyboard_arrow_upKey Technology helps Furmano Foods overcome food processing obstacles
keyboard_arrow_downKey Technology helps Furmano Foods overcome food processing obstacles

Over a 20 year period Furmano Foods has built up a successful business relationship with Key Technology. Furmano started 99 years ago with just 360 jars of tomatoes and has grown to become a nationally recognized name. Their tomatoes, green beans, legumes and ancient grains, which are packed either in cans or pouches, go to […]

keyboard_arrow_upSew-Eurodrive supplies special gear units for agitators, aerators and mixers
keyboard_arrow_downSew-Eurodrive supplies special gear units for agitators, aerators and mixers

For mixing, stirring, blending, aerating and kneading applications in a range of industries from food and beverage to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, Sew-Eurodrive can supply standard gear units in a special agitator design. Gear units in an agitator design are often equipped with an extended bearing housing optimised specifically for use in mixers and agitators, […]

keyboard_arrow_upABB accelerates remote connectivity during COVID-19 pandemic
keyboard_arrow_downABB accelerates remote connectivity during COVID-19 pandemic

ABB has rolled out remote service tools and digital solutions for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

keyboard_arrow_upPerfectly season product with On-Machine Seasoning Technology
keyboard_arrow_downPerfectly season product with On-Machine Seasoning Technology

Perfect application of herbs, spices and flavourings starts long before the actual powder hits the product. With the development of proportional product distribution and On-Machine Seasoning (OMS) systems, food processors now have the tools to perfectly season their products and efficiently adjust production to meet consumer trends for flavours or niche markets.

keyboard_arrow_upTomra opens regional headquarters in Johannesburg
keyboard_arrow_downTomra opens regional headquarters in Johannesburg

Tomra has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.

keyboard_arrow_upFive trends to look out for in the HPP food and beverage sector
keyboard_arrow_downFive trends to look out for in the HPP food and beverage sector

Increasing consumer demand for sustainable, safer and healthier products has compelled food industry to look for natural, environmentally friendly processes that help to keep fresh food characteristics such as flavour and nutrients while providing food safety and extending shelf life. High pressure processing (HPP) meets 100 per cent of these requirements.

keyboard_arrow_upABB to launch new, ground breaking predictive maintenance solution
keyboard_arrow_downABB to launch new, ground breaking predictive maintenance solution

ABB will launch a ground breaking, first-to-market solution to keep continuous gas analysers under control to ensure clean air operations at Hannover Messe in April 2020.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak opens €25 million cheese production facility in Poland
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak opens €25 million cheese production facility in Poland

Tetra Pak has opened a €25 million site with sales, engineering and manufacturing facilities for cheese production solutions in Poland.

keyboard_arrow_upIshida opens office in Kenya to service East African region
keyboard_arrow_downIshida opens office in Kenya to service East African region

Ishida Europe is opening a dedicated office for East Africa to provide localised sales, service and spares support to food processors and packers throughout the region.

keyboard_arrow_upGEA brings the heat to Gulfood with new food processing developments
keyboard_arrow_downGEA brings the heat to Gulfood with new food processing developments

GEA will present its process expertise, technology leadership and customer-centric services for a wide range of food processing industries at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing fair in Dubai from 29 to 31 October, at booth D1-64, A1-64 in hall 1. Key processing equipment and packaging exhibits will demonstrate the benefits of automation; optimal process control; as […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAPA says AMIE study is ‘questionable’
keyboard_arrow_downSAPA says AMIE study is ‘questionable’

The South African Poultry Association is aware the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters have released the results of a study into the SA chicken industry, claiming that a hasty decision about tariffs will have all sorts of dire consequences.

keyboard_arrow_upAfrica needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economy
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economy

African countries must act quickly and decisively to become leaders on the global economic stage. Digitalisation is providing the continent with the opportunity to accelerate growth and rapidly expand struggling economies – but it’s a small window and decision-makers must get a strategy in place now in order to succeed.

keyboard_arrow_upNOSA Testing for CO2 analysis and testing is now accredited
keyboard_arrow_downNOSA Testing for CO2 analysis and testing is now accredited

When it comes to beverages, carbon dioxide (CO2) provides effervescence, a level of acidity and some protection against microbiological growth without the beverage looking, smelling or tasting strange, and without any undesirable levels of trace impurities. The food industry also employs carbon dioxide for food processing applications, such as chilling and freezing, modified atmosphere packaging […]

keyboard_arrow_upAccurate dairy protein with first in-line standardisation analyser
keyboard_arrow_downAccurate dairy protein with first in-line standardisation analyser

Tetra Pak and FOSS have created an advanced version of the Tetra Pak Standardisation unit that provides accurate dairy protein and fat measurement and control.

keyboard_arrow_upThe ideal split bearings for sugar-mill maintenance and upgrades
keyboard_arrow_downThe ideal split bearings for sugar-mill maintenance and upgrades

Split bearings from Cooper Bearings, available from leading supplier Bearings International (BI), are ideal for maintenance and equipment upgrades for sugar mills in southern Africa. This is the view of Matthew Tyler, Cooper Bearings product manager at BI, who recently paid a visit to various sugar mills in Swaziland and Mpumalanga.

keyboard_arrow_up3D printed food – fad or future?
keyboard_arrow_down3D printed food – fad or future?

Remember the Replicator? In the Star Trek franchise, this fictional device could create objects from any molecule, originally being used to produce meals on demand. We’re not quite in the age of synthesising pizza in outer space, but 3D printed food is becoming reality.

keyboard_arrow_upTOMRA Food to partner with global leader in fresh-frozen vegetables
keyboard_arrow_downTOMRA Food to partner with global leader in fresh-frozen vegetables

TOMRA Food has been selected to partner with Ardo, a global leader in the fresh-frozen vegetable sector. Ardo has installed two TOMRA Sentinel II optical sorting machines at its processing plant in Ardooie, Belgium, as part of its ongoing objective to achieve ‘maximum output in both volume and quality.’

keyboard_arrow_upProseal to be acquired by US corporation in £220m deal
keyboard_arrow_downProseal to be acquired by US corporation in £220m deal

Proseal – a leading provider of tray sealing technology to the food industry – is to be acquired by Chicago-based JBT Corporation. JBT, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company for a purchase price of approximately £220m, subject to regulatory approvals. The deal will […]

keyboard_arrow_upTOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in SA market
keyboard_arrow_downTOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in SA market

TOMRA Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for a wide range of fresh and processed food applications, using the world’s most advanced grading, sorting, peeling and analytical technology. With a strong focus on Research & Development, its sensor-based sorting machines guarantee excellent quality and performance, which translate into greater productivity […]

keyboard_arrow_upRCL Foods turns to Schneider Electric to modernise Pongola mill operations
keyboard_arrow_downRCL Foods turns to Schneider Electric to modernise Pongola mill operations

When Durban-based RCL Foods embarked on a modernisation journey at one of its three sugar mills, it turned to Schneider Electric.

keyboard_arrow_upCummins launches state-of-the-art Power Hub in Waterfall, Midrand
keyboard_arrow_downCummins launches state-of-the-art Power Hub in Waterfall, Midrand

Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions, is proud to officially launch its state-of-the-art premises in the highly acclaimed business area, Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City. The Power Hub strategically consolidates and solidifies various business premises in support […]

keyboard_arrow_upHeat and Control to showcase complete processing and packaging solutions at Propak Africa 2019
keyboard_arrow_downHeat and Control to showcase complete processing and packaging solutions at Propak Africa 2019

Leading suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the global food industry – Heat and Control – are returning to Propak Africa in 2019 to showcase their latest and most innovative products at booth B31, Hall 6.

keyboard_arrow_upBI assists sugar industry with essential maintenance in ‘off-crop’ season
keyboard_arrow_downBI assists sugar industry with essential maintenance in ‘off-crop’ season

BI has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for the past 60 years. An area of expertise has been the design, selection, and supply of specialised chains for sugar mills in particular. ‘It is part of BI’s business ethos to view each client as a partner, and to assist where we […]

keyboard_arrow_upSurvey highlights opportunities and challenges in the food industry
keyboard_arrow_downSurvey highlights opportunities and challenges in the food industry

Many food manufacturers consider digitisation will have a huge role to play in the future of the food sector – but the majority still see a number of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to maximise the opportunity. This was a key finding of the 2018 CSB-System survey which canvassed the opinions of […]

keyboard_arrow_upOAL launches world’s first AI vision system for date code verification
keyboard_arrow_downOAL launches world’s first AI vision system for date code verification

The system removes the operator from the date code verification process, achieving full automation to reduce risk of product recalls and emergency product withdrawals (EPWs). Reaching speeds of over 300 packs a minute, AprilEye can make a significant improvement to processes, safety, quality and efficiency. It delivers cost savings to food and beverage manufacturers on […]

keyboard_arrow_uptna opens new Australian manufacturing facility to triple its production capabilities
keyboard_arrow_downtna opens new Australian manufacturing facility to triple its production capabilities

Food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna has officially opened a brand new, state-of-the-art Australian manufacturing site to support the global demand for its high performance food packaging solutions. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Boronia, the new factory will allow tna to triple the manufacturing capacities for its cutting-edge equipment, including its flagship vertical […]