Food Processing Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.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 Mars to remove artificial colours from food products http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmars-remove-artificial-colours-food-products-4803841 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmars-remove-artificial-colours-food-products-4803841 US-based company Mars has announced it will stop using artificial colours in its food products. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT In-House Belt Splicing for Food Processors http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/food-hygiene-safety/in-house-belt-splicing-food-processors/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/food-hygiene-safety/in-house-belt-splicing-food-processors/ Conveyor belts are an integral part of most food processing operations, but like all machinery, they require regular maintenance. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Research on arsenic in plant seeds, Cargill opens plant in India http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/features/featurejanuary-top-stories-food-2016-4803695/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/features/featurejanuary-top-stories-food-2016-4803695/ Oakland University researchers are collaborating to research on how arsenic enters and builds up in plant seeds, and IBM Research and Mars have collaborated to establish a food safety platform. Foodprocessing-technology.com wraps up the key headlines… Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Yogurt company Chobani rejects purchase offer from PepsiCo http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newschobani-rejects-purchase-offer-pepsico-4804359 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newschobani-rejects-purchase-offer-pepsico-4804359 Greek yogurt manufacturer Chobani has rejected PepsiCo's bid to purchase a majority stake. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Novitool Aero Portable Splice Press Featured at IPPE 2016 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/food-hygiene-safety/flexco-food-processing/pressnovitool-aero-portable-splice-press-ippe-2016.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/food-hygiene-safety/flexco-food-processing/pressnovitool-aero-portable-splice-press-ippe-2016.html Flexco has introduced the Novitool Aero portable splice press. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Ergot Alkaloids: An Increasing Threat to Feed Safety http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/randox/pressergot-alkaloids-threat-feed-safety.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/randox/pressergot-alkaloids-threat-feed-safety.html Ergot alkaloids have existed as long as crops have been grown, although recognition of the detrimental effects the mycotoxin has on feed and affected animals were not fully explored until recent times. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:43:00 GMT Nestlé to acquire remaining stake in Osem for $840m http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestle-acquire-remaining-stake-osem-4802746 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestle-acquire-remaining-stake-osem-4802746 Nestlé will acquire the remaining 36.32% stake it does not own from Israel-based listed food company Osem for $840m. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT BRF completes £34m acquisition of Universal Meats http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbrf-acquisition-universal-meats-4803458 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbrf-acquisition-universal-meats-4803458 Brazilian food company BRF has acquired Kent-based food manufacturer Universal Meats for £34m ($49.5m) for expansion in the global market. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Automation of Process Control within the Food and Beverage Industry http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/processing/automation-process-control/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/processing/automation-process-control/ While most food and beverage businesses have adopted process automation in one format or another, the technology has evolved considerably over the past few years, leading to improvements in design, efficiency and reliability. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:50:00 GMT Increased Productivity in Spray Drying Applications http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/freezers/productivity-spray-drying-applications/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/freezers/productivity-spray-drying-applications/ During summer, when moisture content in the air is high, operating conditions are less advantageous than in winter, when the water content in the air is low. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:38:00 GMT Cargill Wet Corn Milling Plant, Karnataka http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/projects/cargill-wet-corn-milling-plant-karnataka/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/projects/cargill-wet-corn-milling-plant-karnataka/ Cargill India, the Indian subsidiary of US-based food processing company Cargill, opened a new state-of-the-art wet corn milling plant in India, in January 2016. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT AB Agri enters alternative proteins market with acquisition of AgroKorn http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsab-agri-alternative-proteins-market-acquisition-agrokorn-4802022 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsab-agri-alternative-proteins-market-acquisition-agrokorn-4802022 AB Agri, a UK-based animal nutrition and agricultural services company has acquired animal feed business AgroKorn in Denmark. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Emmi to acquire 60% stake in Bettinehoeve http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsemmi-acquire-stake-bettinehoeve-4801503 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsemmi-acquire-stake-bettinehoeve-4801503 Emmi will purchase a 60% stake in Netherlands-based goat's cheese manufacturer Bettinehoeve to strengthen its business in the growing market of goat's milk products. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Adding up the True Cost of a Homemade Belt Conveyor http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/food-hygiene-safety/cost-homemade-belt-conveyor/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/food-hygiene-safety/cost-homemade-belt-conveyor/ The FGP Precleaner is engineered with a simple to adjust spring tensioning unit that ensures optimal blade to blade contact. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:04:00 GMT Flexco Introduces the FGP Food Grade Precleaner http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/food-hygiene-safety/flexco-food-processing/pressflexco-introduces-food-grade-precleaner.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/food-hygiene-safety/flexco-food-processing/pressflexco-introduces-food-grade-precleaner.html Flexco is proud to introduce the FGP Food Grade Precleaner to its line of light-duty belt conveyor products. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:13:00 GMT Machine Applications Corporation-Moisture Analysers and Steam Flow Meters http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/machine-applications-corporation/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/machine-applications-corporation/ Machine Applications Corporation manufactures high-quality, heavy-duty, industrial instruments, and specialises in temperature moisture measurement for the food industry. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:50:00 GMT The Witte Company-Vibrating Fluid Bed Dryers and Coolers, Vibrating Dewaterers and Vibrating Screeners http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/processing/witte-company/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/processing/witte-company/ The Witte Company is a leading designer and manufacturer of vibrating fluid bed dryers and vibrating fluid bed coolers, vibrating dewaterers, vibrating screeners, and related process equipment.Witte ... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:46:00 GMT Flexco -Belt Splicing and Maintenance Solutions for the Food Industry http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/food-hygiene-safety/flexco-food-processing/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/food-hygiene-safety/flexco-food-processing/ Flexco manufactures endless splicing and belt cleaning solutions for the food processing industry. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:33:00 GMT Norwegian Seafood Council develops online platform with information on cod http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnorwegian-seafood-council-online-platform-information-cod-4800410 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnorwegian-seafood-council-online-platform-information-cod-4800410 The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), along with its new Cod Academy content hub, has developed a platform to provide a central resource for online information on Norwegian cod. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Total Produce acquires 65% stake in Progressive Produce http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstotal-produce-acquires-stake-progressive-produce-4800979 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstotal-produce-acquires-stake-progressive-produce-4800979 Fresh produce company Total Produce has acquired a 65% equity stake in California-based company Progressive Produce. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT