Technology – Driving the Beverage Industry Forward

non-alcoholic beverage

The non-alcoholic beverage sector’s share in the GDP is rising, and it is projected to have high double-digit growth for the next 10 years. It has the potential to create four indirect employment for each direct employment.

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Contamination in Chocolates

By Dr Saurabh Arora Chocolates are regarded as the world’s most popular snack food. An average American consumes over 4kg of chocolate annually, while in Switzerland, the world’s leading chocolate producer, a Swiss consumes over double this amount. Indians also have a sweet tooth, and consume considerable amount of sweets,

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Cracking the Food Safety Code in a Global Supply Chain

By Chirag Sheth The global ready meal and frozen food market has grown considerably in recent years, benefiting from the globalisation of the food industry. However, with globalisation comes an increasingly complex food supply chain. In light of recent food safety scandals, food brands around the world are having on-going

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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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Testing Fruit and Vegetable Ripeness becomes Hi-tech

How do you check the ripeness of a bunch of bananas or avocados before putting them into your shopping basket? Most of us either sniff the fruit or push it with our thumb to check for ripeness. However, a new scanner has been introduced that can sense whether fruits and

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Robot Automates Bacteria Screening in Wine Samples

The Australian Wine Research Institute has developed a new robotic liquid handling system which, it claims takes malolactic fermentation research to the ‘high-throughput’ era. According to a press release issued by the institute, the robotic system (Tecan Evo 150) automates the screening of large numbers of malolactic bacteria strains using

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Food Testing: Does India have the Necessary Facilities

It goes without saying that food is an integral part of our daily lives, and without food, life itself would cease to exist. It follows that the food we consume should be safe in all aspects and not pose any harm to the body. For this reason, it is of

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