Processing: Frozen Foods Hitting the Bull’s Eye

By Dr Ashutosh Upadhyay, Gaurav Jain, Gautam Kohli Freezing has long been used as a method of preservation, and history reveals it was mostly shaped by the technological developments in the process. It was the year 1755 when ice was produced. Freezing was introduced into large-scale operations as a method

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Processing: Living up to the Standards

By Sueli Roel Backes Over the years, a number of standards and compliance requirements have been established for the food processing industry by different regulatory agencies around the world. For any product going onto grocery store shelves and restaurant menus, food processors must satisfy the alphabet soup’ standards handed down

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Processing: All-New Digital Sorting Platform for Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts

Transformational Intelligence Creates New Standards of Performance The US company Key Technology has introduced the all-new VERYX™ digital sorting platform, a suite of belt-fed and chute-fed sorters that offer high performance capabilities and share a common user interface. With unprecedented all-sided surface inspection, multi-sensor Pixel Fusion™ and the highest resolution

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Processing: Pressure Testing Equipment for Italian Blowmolding Machine

SMI has selected Agr International to provide pressure testing equipment for their quality management and testing program. The Agr PPT3000 Packaging Pressure tester will enable SMI to qualify bottles created in their design centre and ensure that they meet pressure strength and volume expansion design goals. Unlike Agr’s typical PPT3000

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Pulse Processing Pioneering Purpose-Designed Huller for Major Pulse Varieties

The Bühler Group, a global leader in pulse processing solutions, has launched its PULSROLL™ huller to support processors in their quest to produce innovative pulse products and tap into the burgeoning market for tasty and nutritious food alternatives in which nutrient-rich pulses play a leading role. With its new fully

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OneStep Technology improves Efficiency for Milk Production from Powder

Tetra Pak has extended the application of its OneStep processing technology to milk production from powder, offering a solution that has only been available previously for production from raw milk. Producers can now prepare UHT milk from powder in one continuous step, reducing operational cost by up to 40 percent,

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World’s First Earthquake Proof Whole Milk Drying Plant Starts Production

GEA has built a unique whole milk drying plant for Fonterra in New Zealand. It’s unique not because of its size which, at 15 ton per hour is amongst the biggest in the world; not for the speed of its construction which, at under two years is fast by global

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New Approach to Production of Large Hollow Chocolate Figures

Hollow figures such as chocolate Santa Claus or Easter Bunny are evergreens. The sweets – produced since the 19th century – are more popular than ever, as documented by rising sales in recent years. This is due to the increased diversity in shape, size and detail processing. In addition, seasonal

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Compact Gravimetric Mixing Line in Hygienic Design

The company KaTech Katharina Hahn + Partner GmbH was established in 2010 for the production of food additives derived from renewable raw materials. The product portfolio comprises, among others, stabilisers for dairy products and delicacies. The company Katharina Hahn Familien GmbH affiliated with Katech in June 2012. The newly installed

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Centralised Vacuum Supply for Reliable, Efficient Meat Processing

Westfleisch is one of the largest meat processing companies in Germany, with nine production facilities and a turnover of 2,500 million Euros. The Westfleisch meat processing centre in Erkenschwick covers an area of 135,000 square metres, and slaughters between 30,000 and 40,000 pigs per week. Eight hundred to 900 ton

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