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 Antibiotics Resistance Concerns Fuels Global Increase in Drug Residue Testing in Honey http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/randox/presshoney-drug-testing.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/randox/presshoney-drug-testing.html Growing worldwide concern about human resistance to antibiotics is driving an increase in drug residue testing in honey products, according to Randox Food Diagnostics. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:42:00 GMT Tetra Pak launches automated solution for prepared foods http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstetra-pak-launches-automated-solution-for-prepared-foods-4524173 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstetra-pak-launches-automated-solution-for-prepared-foods-4524173 Tetra Pak has launched a new flexible, automated solution for sauces, dressings, pastes, dips, soups and other prepared food applications. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT EC-funded project launched to strengthen Africa’s fish trade http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsec-funded-project-launched-to-strengthen-africas-fish-trade-4524289 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsec-funded-project-launched-to-strengthen-africas-fish-trade-4524289 A new pan-African project funded by the European Commission (EC) has been launched to enhance Africa's fish trade. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Russia might loosen food embargo to certain EU nations http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsrussia-might-loosen-food-embargo-to-certain-eu-nations-4523537 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsrussia-might-loosen-food-embargo-to-certain-eu-nations-4523537 Russia might consider partially lifting its food embargo on a few European Union (EU) countries on the condition that Western countries invest in processing facilities in Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT EU member states get more authority regarding GM crops http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newseu-member-states-get-more-authority-regarding-gm-crops-4523842 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newseu-member-states-get-more-authority-regarding-gm-crops-4523842 The European Union (EU) member states will now have the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Best of British: UK products are getting protected food name status http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/features/featurebest-of-british-4523239/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/features/featurebest-of-british-4523239/ As more UK products received protected food name status this year, Stephanie Phillips speaks to industry experts to find out how protected status products can boost the UK economy Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:25:00 GMT Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to acquire Lion-Dairy and Drinks for $107.3m http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newswarrnambool-cheese-and-butter-factory-acquire-lion-dairy-and-drinks-1073m-4522581 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newswarrnambool-cheese-and-butter-factory-acquire-lion-dairy-and-drinks-1073m-4522581 Australia-based dairy group Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory (WCB) will acquire the everyday cheese business (EDC Business) of Lion-Dairy and Drinks (Lion) for $107.3m (A$137.5m). Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Report says food waste reductions may save $300bn per year http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsreport-says-food-waste-reductions-may-save-300bn-per-year-4521867 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsreport-says-food-waste-reductions-may-save-300bn-per-year-4521867 A new report by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has revealed that the reduction in consumer food waste may save between $120bn and $300bn a year by 2030. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT TOMRA Sorting Food's QVision and Falcon Swoop into CFIA http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/tomra/pressqvision-falcon-swoop-cfia.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/quality_control/tomra/pressqvision-falcon-swoop-cfia.html TOMRA Sorting Food is to show food processors how they can tick all the boxes for food safety, quality and optimal production at this year's Cfia trade show. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Study says common ingredients in packaged food may promote inflammatory diseases http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsstudy-says-common-ingredients-packaged-food-may-promote-inflammatory-diseases-4521962 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsstudy-says-common-ingredients-packaged-food-may-promote-inflammatory-diseases-4521962 A study has revealed that common ingredients in packaged food may promote several chronic inflammatory diseases. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 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, 26 Feb 2015 09:24:00 GMT Bürkert - Welcome to the Fascinating World of Fluid Control Systems http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/processing/burkert-fluid-control-systems/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/processing/burkert-fluid-control-systems/ Since Bürkert started in 1946, it has developed into one of the world's leading suppliers of fluid control systems. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:24:00 GMT Munters ML Plus http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/freezers/munters-mlplus/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/freezers/munters-mlplus/ The ML Plus concept is a compact standardised standalone dehumidification system with incorporated temperature and humidity control. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:22:00 GMT Bon Appetit acquires Dairy Bell to save it from closure http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbon-appetit-acquires-dairy-bell-to-save-it-closure-4520494 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbon-appetit-acquires-dairy-bell-to-save-it-closure-4520494 Gelato maker Bon Appetit Australia paid an undisclosed amount to acquire ice-cream maker Dairy Bell, its recipes and five of its shops in Melbourne to prevent the company from closing. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT KFC to launch edible coffee cups in UK http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskfc-to-launch-edible-coffee-cups-in-uk-4520940 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskfc-to-launch-edible-coffee-cups-in-uk-4520940 KFC is to start using edible cups made from a wafer coated in sugar paper and lined with a heat-resistant white chocolate to serve its coffee in the UK outlets. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT UN launches new technique for smoking fish in West Africa http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsun-launches-new-technique-smoking-fish-west-africa-4519750 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsun-launches-new-technique-smoking-fish-west-africa-4519750 The United Nations has launched a newly developed fish drying technology in West Africa that is helping the region improve food quality and boost food safety. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT London’s LGC develops meat mixture reference materials to prevent food fraud http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newslondons-lgc-develops-meat-mixture-reference-materials-to-prevent-food-fraud-4519343 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newslondons-lgc-develops-meat-mixture-reference-materials-to-prevent-food-fraud-4519343 London-based life sciences measurement and testing company LGC is to put six new meat mixture reference materials on sale with the aim of controlling food fraud. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mitsubishi acquires 34% stake in Indo Nissin Foods http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-acquires-34-stake-in-indo-nissin-foods-4518411 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-acquires-34-stake-in-indo-nissin-foods-4518411 Mitsubishi (MC) has announced that it will now hold 34% stake in Indo Nissin Foods, which produces Top Ramen instant noodles in India, for an estimated Rs5bn ($80.22m). Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Australia opens $93m Livingstone Beef facility http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-opens-93m-livingstone-beef-facility-4518759 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-opens-93m-livingstone-beef-facility-4518759 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has opened the Australian Agricultural Company's (AACo) $93m Livingstone Beef facility, near Darwin. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Caramel colouring in soda could increase cancer risk, says study http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscaramel-colouring-soda-could-increase-cancer-risk-study-4517471 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscaramel-colouring-soda-could-increase-cancer-risk-study-4517471 A new study has found that ingredients used to manufacture cola contain high levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), which can cause cancer. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT