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 Deals this week: Mr. Hot Foods, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-mr-hot-foods-pvt-ltd-archer-daniels-midland-adm-5690940 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-mr-hot-foods-pvt-ltd-archer-daniels-midland-adm-5690940 India-based online food delivery services provider Mr. Hot Foods has announced that Pawan Raj Kumar has provided the company seed funding. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Costa Group, B&G Foods, Nagatanien http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-costa-group-bg-foods-nagatanien-5690943 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-costa-group-bg-foods-nagatanien-5690943 Australian horticulture company Costa Group has reached an agreement in conjunction with Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management (MAFM) to acquire Avocado Ridge from the Carney family for an undisclosed sum. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 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, spray drying operating conditions are less advantageous than in winter, when it is low. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:31:00 GMT Ardo Condensation Control Meets HACCP http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/freezers/munters/press16.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/freezers/munters/press16.html Ardo produces frozen vegetables and ready-made meals, and is one of Europe's leading suppliers. The factory in Nyborg, Denmark, produces 40-50 million bags of 150g - 2,500g annually. About 85 people work in three shifts in the production section, whe… Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMT Nestlé partners with USAID for high-quality maize in Ghana http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestl-partners-with-usaid-for-high-quality-maize-in-ghana-5690987 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestl-partners-with-usaid-for-high-quality-maize-in-ghana-5690987 Nestle has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) programme to establish a new partnership. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hilton Foods intends to build new packaging facility in Australia http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newshilton-foods-intends-to-build-new-packaging-facility-in-australia-5691013 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newshilton-foods-intends-to-build-new-packaging-facility-in-australia-5691013 UK-based Hilton Food (Hilton) intends to proceed with its plans to expand its packing capabilities in Australia. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Shanghai Maling completes deal with Silver Fern Farms http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsshanghai-maling-completes-deal-with-silver-fern-farms-5690964 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsshanghai-maling-completes-deal-with-silver-fern-farms-5690964 China’s meat processor Shanghai Maling has completed a deal to buy a 50% stake in Silver Fern Farms, a New Zealand-based marketer, processor and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef, venison and associated products. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Smithfield Foods to adopt GHG goal http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssmithfield-foods-to-adopt-ghg-goal-5690148 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssmithfield-foods-to-adopt-ghg-goal-5690148 Smithfield Foods has become the first protein firm to announce a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal throughout its entire supply chain, from feed grain to packaged bacon. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Munters-Frost Prevention in Freezing and Cold Storage with Humidity Control http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/freezers/munters/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/freezers/munters/ Munters design and manufacture products for controlling moisture, humidity and condensation, while optimising conveying, mixing, blending, drying, cooling, packing and general storage applications. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tyson Foods to invest in start-up companies http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-invest-in-startup-companies-5690154 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-invest-in-startup-companies-5690154 Tyson Foods has launched a venture capital fund that will be used to invest in companies that develop advanced technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world population. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Salt of the Earth expands production capacity for reduced sodium solutions http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssalt-of-the-earth-expands-production-capacity-for-reduced-sodium-solutions-5690167 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newssalt-of-the-earth-expands-production-capacity-for-reduced-sodium-solutions-5690167 Sustainable sea salt solutions provider Salt of the Earth is expanding the production of its all-natural ‘Mediterranean Umami’ clean-label sodium-reduction ingredient. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Costa agrees to buy Avocado Ridge http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscosta-agrees-to-buy-avocado-ridge-5688808 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscosta-agrees-to-buy-avocado-ridge-5688808 Australian horticultural company Costa Group has agreed to take over Queensland-based Avocado Ridge orchards and packing operations from the Carney family. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Japan-based Nagatanien acquires Chaucer http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsjapans-nagatanien-acquires-chaucer-5688835 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsjapans-nagatanien-acquires-chaucer-5688835 Japanese manufacturer and distributor of pre-mixed and instant food Nagatanien has acquired specialist bread producer Chaucer. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT November’s top stories: Cadbury in Cocoa Life, Snyder's-Lance to sell Diamond of California http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-cadbury-in-cocoa-life-snyders-lance-to-sell-diamond-of-california-5687753/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-cadbury-in-cocoa-life-snyders-lance-to-sell-diamond-of-california-5687753/ Fairtrade and Cadbury have entered a global partnership called Cocoa Life programme, and Snyder's-Lance has agreed to sell its Diamond of California culinary nut business to Blue Road Capital. Foodprocessing-technology.com wraps up key headlines from… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT B&G Foods takes over Victoria Fine Foods http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbg-foods-takes-over-victoria-fine-foods-5688849 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbg-foods-takes-over-victoria-fine-foods-5688849 US-based B&G Foods has acquired Victoria Fine Foods Holding and Victoria Fine Foods from Detroit-based private equity firm Huron Capital Partners and other sellers. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Webinar on Gel Permeation Chromotography by Malvern http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/size-reduction/malvern-food-processing2/presswebinar-gel-permeation-chromotography-malvern.html http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/size-reduction/malvern-food-processing2/presswebinar-gel-permeation-chromotography-malvern.html Malvern has announced it will be hosting a webinar discussing gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:01:00 GMT ADM sells ownership stake in GrainCorp http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsadm-sells-ownership-stake-in-graincorp-5687095 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsadm-sells-ownership-stake-in-graincorp-5687095 Global agricultural processor and food ingredient provider Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has entered an underwriting agreement to sell its 19.9% stake in Australia-based GrainCorp (GNC) for a total value of A$387m (287$m). Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT PBH acquires Island City Baking and affiliate Conte Foods http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newspbh-acquires-island-city-baking-and-affiliate-conte-foods-5687133 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newspbh-acquires-island-city-baking-and-affiliate-conte-foods-5687133 Canadian speciality food distributor Premium Brands Holdings (PBH) has acquired Island City Baking and its affiliate Conte Foods. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Audax Private Equity takes over Accent Food Services http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsaudax-private-equity-takes-over-accent-food-services-5687127 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsaudax-private-equity-takes-over-accent-food-services-5687127 US-based Audax Private Equity (Audax) has completed the acquisition of Accent Food Services (Accent) from Silver Oak Services Partners. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Magnattack™ Global-High-Strength Magnetic Separation Equipment for Improving Metal Fragment Control and Food Safety http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/separator/wjb-engineering/ http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/contractors/separator/wjb-engineering/ MAGNATTACK™ Global has expertise in the design, manufacture, and installation of magnetic separation equipment for metal fragment control and food safety. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT