Industry Spotlight November 2015

Food Waste Transformed into LEDs LEDs made from sugary drinks could reduce waste and replace other light sources made with toxic elements, says a report in the Science Daily. It states that researchers at the University of Utah have developed a process for turning food, beverages and even combustion exhaust

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Food News November 2015

Cosmo Films to increase Production Capacity Cosmo Films Limited, a leading global specialty firm manufacturing bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) has announced plans to install a new 10.4 mtr BOPP line by early 2017. The line has already been ordered and will increase the company’s annual BOPP production capacity from 140k

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Healthy Meat Substitutes

By Nitin Mehta, Manish Kumar Chatli, Pavan Kumar and Om Parkash Malav Meat is an important source of nutrients for the human diet. It ensures adequate delivery of essential micronutrients and amino acids (Mehta et al., 2014). It is found to be an important concentrated source of micronutrients such as

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Around the Food World October 2015

International FoodTec India and PackEx India 2015 The International FoodTec India and PackEx India 2015 has benchmarked itself as the trade fair for food, drink and packaging industry in New Delhi. After 2008, the event has once again emerged as the numero uno supplier trade fair for food, drink and

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Tech Update October 2015

New Ultra Grade Ribbon for Thermal Transfer Overprinters Videojet Technologies Videojet Technologies Inc, a world-leader in manufacturer of coding, printing and marking products, as well as fluids and accessories for the product identification industry, has introduced a new ‘Ultra Grade’ black ribbon for the Videojet DataFlex® and 6X00 series of

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Industry Spotlight October 2015

Exposure to Talc is Health Hazard for Employees Research conducted at the Netherlands Expertise Centre for Occupational Respiratory Diseases (NECORD) indicates that talc, a substance commonly used in the food processing industry, is a health hazard and exposure to it should be closely monitored. Presenting the findings of his study

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Food News October 2015

WestCoast first to use Shrimp Harvester WestCoast Group, the aquaculture pioneer in India, is the first company to import and use a shrimp harvester at its shrimp farms in Gujarat. By introducing this technology, the company has set new benchmarks in aquaculture farming, to ensure high quality shrimp, as well

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India likely to Export Dairy Products to Russia by Dec

India likely to Export Dairy Products to Russia by Dec India will start exporting dairy products to Russia from December, after a proposed inspection of dairy manufacturing facilities by a team of experts from Russia and relaxation of norms by its phytosanitary authority, Rosselkhoznadzor. Although Russia had opened up its

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A Printing Revolution for Food Packaging

Thermal Inkjet Technology has undergone a breakthrough that is big news for food manufacturers, says Drew Weightman, Global Business Unit Manager, Videojet Technologies & Wolke in an interview to Food Marketing & Technology Flexibility is big for food manufacturers – flexible lines, flexible business streams and flexible packaging. We know

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It’s Snack Time in India

By Ashok Gourish Snacks used to be an occasional indulgence. But today, snacking is almost synonymous with a “fourth meal”. Perceptions of fragmented meals and between-meal snacks are fast blurring. With close to $400 billion of annual global sales, the snacking industry is robust and will continue to thrive1. Notably,

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