Food Processing Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the foodprocessing-technology.com web site http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/ en-us http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/ Food Processing Technology-Updates http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Post Holdings signs deal to acquire Michael Foods for $2.45bn http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newspost-holdings-signs-deal-to-acquire-michael-foods-for-245bn-4216501 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newspost-holdings-signs-deal-to-acquire-michael-foods-for-245bn-4216501 US-based Post Holdings will take over egg distributor Michael Foods for $2.45bn on a cash-free, debt-free basis from affiliates of private investors GS Capital Partners, Thomas H Lee Partners and others. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Turners & Growers to buy apples exporter Apollo Apples http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsturners-growers-to-buy-apples-exporter-apollo-apples-4216449 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsturners-growers-to-buy-apples-exporter-apollo-apples-4216449 New Zealand-based fresh produce exporter Turners & Growers will acquire Hawkes Bay-based Apollo Apples in a NZ$36m deal, as part of its global growth strategy. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Palsgaard Advises Danish Trade Delegation on How to Achieve Success in Asia http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/ingredients/palsgaard/presspalsgaard-advises-on-how-to-achieve-success-in-asia.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/ingredients/palsgaard/presspalsgaard-advises-on-how-to-achieve-success-in-asia.html On 7 April a Danish trade delegation headed by Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Mr Dan Jørgensen visited Palsgaard's newly inaugurated emulsifier factory in Johor Bahru during a visit to Malaysia and Singapore. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:08:00 GMT ADM to retain cocoa press operations, divest chocolate business http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsadm-to-retain-cocoa-press-operations-divest-chocolate-business-4215696 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsadm-to-retain-cocoa-press-operations-divest-chocolate-business-4215696 Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced that it will retain the majority of its cocoa press operations but will pursue the sale of its chocolate business. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nestlé reports 5.1% drop in Q1 net revenues http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestle-reports-51-drop-in-q1-net-revenues-4215541 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestle-reports-51-drop-in-q1-net-revenues-4215541 Nestlé has reported a 5.1% year-over-year decrease in net sales to CHF20.8bn ($23.6bn) for the first quarter of 2014, its results affected by severe weather in North America and weak consumer confidence in Europe. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT BAADER Announces Relaunch of its Next-Generation Trout Deboning Machine http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/processing/baader/pressbaader-relaunches-trout-deboning-machine-1.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/processing/baader/pressbaader-relaunches-trout-deboning-machine-1.html The BAADER 136 produces a trout which seems to be complete - with head and tail - but it is indeed boneless and ready for preparation. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:00:00 GMT Heartland Food Products to expand operations in Indiana http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsheartland-food-products-plans-to-expand-operations-in-indiana-4214872 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsheartland-food-products-plans-to-expand-operations-in-indiana-4214872 Heartland Food Products has unveiled plans to expand its operations in Indianapolis, Indiana, US, with an investment of $21.2m. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Wilmar and Great Wall form sugar JV in Myanmar http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newswilmar-and-great-wall-form-sugar-jv-in-myanmar-4214675 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newswilmar-and-great-wall-form-sugar-jv-in-myanmar-4214675 Wilmar Sugar (Myanmar), a subsidiary of Singapore-based agribusiness firm Wilmar International, is to establish a joint venture (JV) with Myanmar-based Great Wall Food Stuff Industry. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Priorclave's QCS Front-Loading Autoclave Range Provides Greater Versatility http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/priorclave-sterilisers/presspriorclaves-qcs-autoclave-provides-greater-versatility.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/priorclave-sterilisers/presspriorclaves-qcs-autoclave-provides-greater-versatility.html Priorclave's QCS front-loading autoclave range should help any laboratory increase its sterilising throughput thanks to a combination of an improved load capacity and strong operating performance. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Ishida Europe’s RV Series Takes Hygiene to the Highest Level http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/packaging/ishida/pressishida-takes-hygiene-to-highest-level.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/packaging/ishida/pressishida-takes-hygiene-to-highest-level.html Ishida Europe’s newest range of multihead weighers, the RV Series, has been independently certified as having a market-leading level of water and dust-ingress protection for its WP waterproof models. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:23:00 GMT Michael Foods reportedly close to sealing $2.5bn deal http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmichael-foods-reportedly-close-to-seal-25bn-deal-4214172 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmichael-foods-reportedly-close-to-seal-25bn-deal-4214172 US-based egg distributor Michael Foods Group is reportedly close to selling itself in a deal worth around $2.5bn. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Symrise offers $1.8bn to buy French ingredients maker Diana http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssymrise-offers-18bn-to-buy-french-ingredients-maker-diana-4214182 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssymrise-offers-18bn-to-buy-french-ingredients-maker-diana-4214182 Symrise has made a €1.3bn ($1.8bn) offer to take over French food ingredient maker Diana from private equity firm Ardian, a move which will significantly expand its position in the flavour and nutrition segments. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Canadian Wheat Board begins work on second elevator in Saskatchewan http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscanadian-wheat-board-begins-work-on-second-elevator-in-saskatchewan-4213321 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscanadian-wheat-board-begins-work-on-second-elevator-in-saskatchewan-4213321 Canadian Wheat Board, a marketing board for wheat and barley in western Canada, is constructing a second grain elevator near Colonsay, Saskatchewan. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Mondelez International plans to strengthen Russian presence http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmondelez-international-plans-to-strengthen-russian-presence-4213362 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmondelez-international-plans-to-strengthen-russian-presence-4213362 Food and beverage maker Mondelez International has announced plans to strengthen its presence in Russia with an investment of $110m to construct a snack manufacturing facility in the Novosibirsk region. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Haribo Confectionery Facility, Castleford, Wakefield http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/projects/haribo-confectionery-facility-castleford-wakefield/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/projects/haribo-confectionery-facility-castleford-wakefield/ Haribo started construction on a new confectionery production plant in October 2013 at Castleford in Wakefield, UK. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:25:00 GMT DTS Food Laboratories - A Leader in Food Testing http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/quality_control/dts-food-laboratories-food-testing-wp/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/quality_control/dts-food-laboratories-food-testing-wp/ DTS Food Laboratories offers comprehensive analytical services to the food and allied industries, supported by our extensive accreditations and expertise. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:18:00 GMT World Bank to provide $210m loan for food storage system in Bangladesh http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsworld-bank-to-provide-210m-loan-for-food-storage-system-in-bangladesh-4212410 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsworld-bank-to-provide-210m-loan-for-food-storage-system-in-bangladesh-4212410 The International Development Association (IDA), part of the World Bank, will provide a $210m loan to Bangladesh to set up a food storage system and strengthen distribution capabilities. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Asahi to acquire Etika International’s dairy operations in South-East Asia http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsasahi-to-acquire-etika-internationals-dairy-operations-in-southeast-asia-4212471 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsasahi-to-acquire-etika-internationals-dairy-operations-in-southeast-asia-4212471 Asahi Group Holdings Southeast Asia (AGHSEA), a subsidiary of Japan-based brewer and soft drink maker Asahi Group, has entered into an agreement to acquire Singapore-headquartered Etika International’s dairy and packaging business in South-East Asia … Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Allergen Testing Services http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/dts-food/3449649040001.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/dts-food/3449649040001.html Allergen testing services from DTS Food Laboratories. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:21:00 GMT DTS Food Laboratories Celebrates 60 Years as a Trusted Partner in Food Quality http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/dts-food/pressdts-food-laboratories-celebrates-60-years.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/dts-food/pressdts-food-laboratories-celebrates-60-years.html DTS Food Laboratories is excited to be part of the future of food safety and assurance excellence, supporting the Australian food manufacturing industry and helping to provide safe and healthy food for local and international markets. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:10:00 GMT