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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR It worries me sometimes to read, hear or see those who should know better, telling us how we could produce much more food here in Great Britain so that we could replace food imports and banish food miles. Most of us in the food industry know that the land area in this country already supports a larger population that most if not all of the countries in Europe. A recent suggestion was that Scotland could vastly increase meat production. Excellent meat, but the Highlands do not have much suitable grazing with so much granite around. Another proposal was to double fruit production – which would actually mean higher prices since we cannot compete with the vast amounts of excellent quality imports that arrive by the shipload from Canada, South Africa and Australia. Can we double the vegetable production in this country. Why not dig up all the golf courses, bowls greens, tennis courts, parks and football pitches just as was considered during the Second World War. I know that because my father, Raymond Binsted sat on the committee of five people with the Minister of Food to find ways to feed our nation under siege. Plenty of people out there want to tell our industry what to do – most of them with little knowledge of how UK PLCs largest industry by far, operates.

Adrian Binsted Editor

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Heat transfer specialist Fulton celebrated its move to a new £3.5m, 43,000sq. ft. Bristolbased headquarters recently and was joined by over 60 customers, suppliers and dignitaries, including US-based owners Ronald and Bram Palm and Honorary President of the Combustion Engineers Association (CEA) – and lover of all things steam – Pete Waterman. In his speech, Pete Waterman welcomed Fulton’s decision to bring the manufacturing of its larger boiler pressure vessels for UK and Export markets from Fulton’s facility in China to Bristol, at a time when many manufacturers are doing the opposite. Despite the many local, national and international obstacles Fulton faced, he also praised the company for maintaining its presence in Bristol and protecting the jobs of local people. Guests were given guided-tours of Fulton’s new facility and a demonstration of its stateof-the-art plasma cutter and, following speeches from Bram Palm and Pete Waterman, the company was presented with a commemorative plaque from the CEA. Commenting on the move, Fulton UK’s Managing Director, Paul Richards said: “The

move to the new facility has helped us to manage current demand and plan for the future. Being a much larger facility, it has also helped to boost morale amongst the Fulton team as the offices and manufacturing areas are lighter, brighter and a nicer environment in which to work.” Fulton’s new UK headquarters creates a centre of excellence for the company’s heat transfer products and provides comprehensive customer support, from applications advice and sales processing, through to delivery. Because Fulton stayed within the Bristol area and has not lost a single employee because of the relocation, the same experienced teams are available to help with enquiries for the company’s range of thermal fluid, fuel-fired and electric steam boilers, hot water boilers and ancillary products. The site also accommodates new training and seminar facilities created to enable qualified staff to keep customers up-to-date with the latest products and applications; and host the company’s recently announced City & Guild certified training courses, which offer a mix of theoretical and practical operational assignments.

Contact Fulton on tel 0117 972 3322 or visit


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Autotech scoops award from Siemens At its 2013 Solution Partner Conference, held at the DeVere Wychwood Hotel in Crewe on 17-18 September, Siemens awarded the accolade of ‘Best Factory Automation Partner' to Autotech Controls. Autotech beat off tough competition from fellow nominees for this award, MCS Control Systems and Newfield Automation. The criteria for the accolade were wide-ranging, encompassing not only technical competence but also the ability to deliver complex projects, customer interaction, working in partnership with Siemens, client satisfaction and commercial factors. Commented Nigel Brookes, Group Sales Director for Autotech's parent company, Automated Technology Group: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award from Siemens. It reflects our continued success in broadening our Siemens portfolio and our hard work in seeking out projects and requirements within them for which we can utilise the Siemens offering. The fact that our technicians are highly trained and certified means that they are able to identify potential problems and resolve any issues quickly. In addition,” concluded Nigel Brookes: “delivery on time and within budget are factors of paramount importance for us, a fact highly valued by our clients. We look forward to continued co-operation with Siemens on a variety of projects.” Contact Autotech Controls on tel 01582 400690 or visit

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Chalcroft’s high-care salad facility for Wingland

Russell Finex helps Nestlé safeguard quality Since Nestlé first began selling in Chile in 1934, the country now provides one of the highest per capita consumption and sales of their products. Nestlé’s continued commitment to developing operations in the country, and a change in society for a healthier lifestyle leading to increased demand for milk powder products, have resulted in the investment for a new factory. Requiring the highest quality machinery, Russell Finex, a longterm supplier to Nestlé, provided purpose built screening solutions for the new plant. The new factory, based in Osorno, is one of the most technologically advanced dairy factories of its kind. The factory produces a range of milk products with added nutritional value targeted not only at the domestic market but also at overseas markets, including the United States, Central America, the Middle East and Asia. Having strict GMP and HACCP in place, Nestlé sought only the highest quality equipment for the new factory. Traditionally, rotary sifters have been used for the screening of powders. However this method of screening presents many problems. With the impeller forcing the powder through the mesh, product quality can be compromised as very little oversize is collected. In addition, most rotary sifters are supplied with nylon mesh that is prone to breakage. Therefore there has been a move to use gravity fed circular vibratory sieves as an alternative.

Following a consultation with a Russell Finex Sales Representative, it was decided that the Russell Compact Sieve® would best meet Nestlé’s requirements. With three different milk product ranges being processed, each requiring different flow rates, different sized Russell Compact Sieves®, comprising of 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm diameter units, were supplied to each process line. Recent changes in industry practices have resulted in the need to screen milk powders finer. Traditionally 4mm aperture mesh (5 mesh) has been used but 2mm (10 mesh) is becoming more common practice. Unlike conventional vibrating screeners, the high performance Russell Compact Sieve® is able to screen the milk powder at this finer mesh size without compromising flow rates, preventing the sieve from becoming a bottleneck in the process. Constructed in the highest quality stainless steel, the Russell Compact Sieve® is easy to clean between batches, and its simple design allows operators to strip down and clean the machines without tools. With enclosed screening for total containment, dust and fumes are also eliminated, not only helping Nestlé to meet their strict zero dust environment policy, but also to improve operators’ health and safety. The machines were also fitted with BFM™ connectors, a unique innovation designed to provide a hygienic connector system, allowing for easy removal for cleaning or replacement.

Contact Russell Finex on tel 0208 818 2000 or visit


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Chalcroft Construction has broken ground on the latest phase of the redevelopment of Wingland Foods, Bakkavor’s salad production facility for Waitrose in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. Steve Woolley, General Manager for Wingland Foods, turned the first sod with Ed Getley, Chalcroft Contracts Manager and Carl Easter, Chalcroft Site Manager. The project will extend the conversion of loading bays into a salad production facility and new loading dock facility, with all service roads for future expansion capabilities. The new loading dock is required to be completed prior to complete handover of the existing dock, however to meet the project timescales, the existing dock super structure is due to be erected whilst in use. Ed Getley, Contracts Manager at Chalcroft Construction said: “We have had to develop a flexible approach to this particular project as we are required to work in and around areas which will remain in use during the build. The project timescales mean that we cannot delay the start of building the production facility until the new loading bay is complete; we have to develop them simultaneously. Our experience of managing similar projects will be vital in delivering this work for Wingland Foods.” The expansion also includes the construction of a new car park and associated roadways to improve access and egress to the new facilities and is due to be completed in March 2014. Wingland Foods anticipates that this will generate up to 200 new jobs at its prepared salads factory over the next two years. Wingland Foods is owned by UK company Bakkavor, a leading international manufacturer of fresh prepared foods. It currently employs around 400 people at its Sutton Bridge site and in 2011 expanded its low- and high-care cooking space by over 300sq.m.

Contact Chalcroft Construction on tel 01553 776543 or visit

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Iceland increase with Mercedes-Benz Iceland Foods is switching its entire fleet of home delivery vehicles to Mercedes-Benz Sprinters driven by staff trained in a smart new Centre of Excellence sponsored by the manufacturer. Iceland is replacing the 1,300 vans currently assigned to this operation with Sprinter 313 CDI chassis cabs fitted with temperature-controlled box bodies – more than 300 of these new vehicles will be on the road by the end of this year. Iceland’s Centre of Excellence represents a £250,000 investment and is located at Deeside, alongside the company’s head office. The vehicles are being supplied by Road Range, which opened its state-of-the-art commercial vehicle dealership next-door to Iceland’s HQ last July. The dealer is also providing specialist driver-trainers to work alongside Iceland’s own team at the Centre, with vehicle familiarisation sessions being delivered in the ‘Mercedes-Benz Room’. Other Iceland staff including store managers will receive training at the new facility too, to help them better understand the challenges faced by their home delivery drivers. Iceland undertook a comprehensive vehicle evaluation exercise before committing to Mercedes-Benz. Key to that decision was the Sprinter’s reputation for reliability and proven fuelefficiency, as well as its marketleading armoury of safety features, and the round-the-clock repair and maintenance back-up of the Mercedes-Benz dealer network. Crucial too, was the availability of a fully automatic transmission. Iceland’s Head of Home, Alex McKinlay confirmed: “Not only does the auto ’box make a difficult job that bit easier for our drivers, it will also improve safety and help to reduce wear and tear on the driveline. This, coupled with the 24-hour support of Mercedes-Benz dealers, will keep

vehicle downtime to a minimum.” The initial, two-day Driver Academy programme opens with a ‘hearts and minds’ session in which Simon Pill, Training Manager and his colleagues spell out the crucial role that drivers have to play in delivering customer service, and the importance of ensuring that vans which also serve as mobile advertisements for the brand are clean, well maintained, and driven professionally and courteously. For day two the emphasis shifts to ‘hands on’ instruction delivered by Road Range Driver Training Manager, James Green and his colleague Dylan Yates, and based on economical driving modules designed for truck drivers working towards the DCPC qualification. The pair aim to ‘light up the road ahead’ for Iceland’s drivers by outlining the Sprinter’s key features then providing practical guidance on applying anticipatory and defensive techniques at the wheel – not only do these save fuel, they also improve safety and cut maintenance costs. Nearly 1,300 of Iceland’s 1,600 drivers are scheduled to attend this course during the first year, while longer-term staff development initiatives will also be introduced. Powered by smooth and economical 129hp engines, Iceland’s Sprinters are air conditioned and equipped with hands-free Bluetooth telephony, as well as telematics systems that monitor driving style, and forward- and driver-facing cameras. Their purpose-designed, dualcompartment bodies are being built by Gray & Adams and Paneltex, with refrigeration by GAH and Alex. The vehicles carry up to 72 crates in a onethird, two-thirds split – the front, frozen section operates at -22 C, while the bigger compartment is used to carry chilled and ambient products at 4 C.

Contact Road Range Deeside on tel 01244 838280 or visit





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Unique oxygen barrier awarded a Scanstar

Ishida solution deals with sticky problem The challenge of weighing sticky dates with minimal giveaway at fast production speeds has been met by the installation of an Ishida multihead weigher with integrated product depositing system and thermoformer at leading Middle East producer Emirates Dates. The new system has replaced a manual operation and led to a near 200 percent increase in daily output – from seven tons to 20 tonnes – while product giveaway has been reduced from 3 percent to 1 percent. Established in 1989, Emirates Dates has grown to become one of the market leaders in the processing and manufacturing of date products, with its own palms in Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah. With a growing range of products the company needed to find a way to increase throughput while achieving greater pack weight accuracy. Ishida Europe was chosen to facilitate the investment thanks to its excellent reputation in providing weighing solutions for all types of difficult to handle products and because of its proven project management capabilities. The Ishida solution comprises a 14-head multihead weigher from the company’s advanced R series, together with a bucket elevator and cross-head feeder to bring product to the weigher, and a special distribution system that deposits the product into thermoformed trays in either 2x2 or 3x2 layouts.

The main problem with any automatic system for weighing dates is the product’s tendency to stick together in clumps, which can lead to excessive giveaway. The key feature of the Ishida weigher is therefore its Tefloncoated surfaces that enable the dates to flow freely Ishida’s proven combination weighing system which combines the weighments from any of the 14 weigh hoppers to meet the target weight delivers excellent accuracy and has doubled the overall line efficiency for Emirates Dates. Equally important, the weigher is able to maintain this accuracy at speeds of 40 packs/min on 500g and 1kg packs. The wide-angled touch screen monitor and the logical, straightforward and user-friendly interface mean that the multihead weigher is extremely easy to use, with changeovers achieved at the touch of a button. This had led to a reduction in manpower on the line from 21 to five people, while a further benefit is the exceptional hygiene levels that can be maintained, as the weigher can be conveniently cleaned without the use of tools at the start and end of each shift. Indeed Emirates Dates has been so impressed by how well the Ishida weigher operates and with the smooth installation that the company is already looking to invest in a second machine for a different part of the factory.

Contact Ishida Europe on tel 0121 607 7700 or visit


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RPC Superfos has been awarded a prestigious Scanstar 2013 for its unique customised polypropylene oxygen barrier packaging. This innovative solution was developed especially for Bornholms, a market leader in seafood in Scandinavia. The series of four types of packaging replaces metal cans. Combined with a membrane sealing, the packs offer a twoyear shelf life at ambient temperatures for selected seafood products. “We have united several methods to establish an oxygen barrier in one single packaging,” explained Benny Nielsen Executive Vice President and Technology Director from RPC Superfos HQ. “First, we create an oxygen barrier thanks to embedded barrier labels which fully cover the entire pack. Secondly, we embed additional barrier material in the middle of the packaging thanks to the twocomponent sandwich construction. And finally, we use virgin material which is approved for treatment under high temperatures and for autoclaving.” The packaging design is extremely flexible and can easily be adapted to many types of foods that require an airtight storage. The three parameters can be adjusted according to any product filled into the pack and its need for subsequent processing. Many food producers consider improved packaging as one of the ways to retain customer loyalty and to increase sales, said Executive Vice President CSO Søren Marcussen: “The food industry now has another award winning packaging option that withstands high temperatures, hot filling and autoclaving. At the same time, as it is a plastic pack, it has a fresh, contemporary aspect and a strong consumer appeal.” The prestigious Scanstar Awards are presented annually, with winners selected by a jury of packaging experts from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. “It is fantastic to get a Scanstar,” concludes Benny Nielsen. “We are very proud and happy because the award stresses that our barrier solution is unique.” Contact RPC Superfos on tel +45 5911 1110 or visit

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Robot has vision to win Award A tri-company project representing the best of British innovation and application expertise has won the Robotics & Automation category of the Food Processing Awards 2013. The project combines multi-axis robotics, 3D vision technology and development and integration expertise to automate baked product decoration. This is a process that was previously done manually because of the nonuniform shape of baked goods. The three companies involved were Mitsubishi Electric, whose robot technology has already won worldwide recognition, Scorpion Vision who provided a powerful 3D machine vision system and Quasar Automation, renowned for creating solutions to the most challenging applications in food manufacturing. The Food Processing Awards are a much-respected part of the annual Appetite for Engineering event for the food manufacturing and processing industry and provide a fitting celebration for the greatest achievements in the field. Again the Awards presentation ceremony was held in conjunction with a gala dinner attended by many of the major companies and people in the industry. Looking at the technicalities of the winning baked product icing system, Jeremy Shinton of Mitsubishi explains: “There is a persistent problem with food products in general and baked goods in particular with the non-uniform shape of the finished product. This makes applying any kind of final embellishment, such as piped icing or other forms of decorative solutions in an accurate way, very much a manual task. “Mitsubishi Electric and Scorpion Vision have teamed up with Quasar Automation to create a decorative depositing method that takes into account the irregular shapes but maintains the depositor at a constant height above the work piece. With such accuracy the decorative icing is applied in a repeatable way. This allows the optimum time for the icing to set, often a critical issue in real-world production processes.” Contact Mitsubishi Electric Europe Contact Avery Weigh-Tronix on tel 08453 667788 on tel 01707 276100 or visit or visit

Kliklok supplies cartoning line to Thailand Following their success at Propack Asia last year, Kliklok is continuing to expand its presence in this region by supplying a new Certiwrap wraparound cartoning line to F&N Dairies in Thailand. F&N Dairies, a leading manufacturer of food & beverage products, called on Kliklok to provide a fully integrated cartoning system for multiple cans of flavoured milk. The brief was to receive cans arriving in a single lane, so Kliklok designed a ‘petal starwheel’ device to split this into two lanes, this then guides the products into a scroll

infeed system which collates the cans in the required 2 x 2 and 2 x 3 formats. Once the groups of cans are cartoned, using Kliklok’s best-selling Certiwrap C150 machine, the finished packs travel through a right-angle transfer and flap closing unit, which closes the minor and lower major flaps to form a ‘gusset’ enabling secure product retention. The final stage in the Kliklok line is a selectable 1-to-4 lane diverger system to take the finished packs from a single lane, and divide into up to 4 lanes, ready for transfer to the customer’s shrink wrap machine.

Contact Kliklok International on tel 01275 836131 or visit

Loma receives prestigious accolade Loma Systems, leading UK manufacturer of food inspection equipment, is celebrating having received a finalist prize in the top category of the Food Processing Awards. In front of two hundred attendees including food producers, manufacturers, industry regulators and equipment manufacturers, Loma received the runner-up prize in the fiercely fought ‘Company of the Year’ category. “The company’s turnaround over the last few years is because of the changes our staff have implemented,” enthused Managing Director, Simon Spencer. “We have worked hard to engage with our entire workforce, putting in place systems that have helped them do their job well and rewarding them with greater job satisfaction. In return, every department has over-achieved – this award is a testament to their hard work.” All departments have adopted common business simplification tools, dubbed the

Loma ‘ToolBox’, to improve the way the company operates. This has helped staff to focus on what the company does best, using figures and data to make the business more streamlined, productive, staff engaging, measurable and profitable. The implementation of the ToolBox has seen the company’s profitability rise dramatically over the last three years, employee welfare and retention rise from 70 percent to 95 percent, and the technical department develop new ‘best in class’ inspection equipment with industry-leading detection performance. “Loma is a great company to be part of,” praised Marketing Manager, James Chrismas. “We are grateful to our customers and suppliers that put us forward for this accolade and hope that we continue to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction with our award winning technology and service support,” added James.

Contact Loma Systems on tel 01252 893300 or visit

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Pick and mix production line for chocolatier A leading global manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products has witnessed vast improvements in efficiency and throughput, while eliminating case damage, following the installation of six fully automatic packing lines. The lines consist of hand picked machinery by end-of-line equipment specialist Endoline Machinery to meet the individual needs of the blue chip company and are now achieving an annual output of 40,000 tonnes of chocolates. The chocolate manufacturer has been supplying food manufacturers and professional chefs and artisans for hundreds of years and was looking to automate their packing lines handling 10kg and 25kg boxes of chocolate chips, buttons and chunks which had previously been packed and sealed manually. As a system integrator Endoline installed their equipment into the chocolate manufacturer’s existing lines to work as a fully turnkey operation. The manufacturer specifically required a system that could handle the vast quantity and quality variation of cases supplied by their many customers. To meet this need Endoline incorporated their case erectors featuring a dual opposing

vacuum system which ensures the positive opening of each case overcoming issues relating to tearing and ultimately wastage. Endoline seamlessly integrated a Pattyn bag inserter to line the open case securing the chocolate within. During this process the chocolate is transported from the moulding line through metal detectors and onto a loading scale where the open and lined case is programmed to wait below before being filled by the target amount of chocolate from the loading scale above. While the footprint of all the cases remains the same the height differs according to weight however to minimise downtime during size changeover Endoline recommended their series of case sealers which only required a slight adjustment before securing both the top and bottom of the case with tape. Due to space restraints within the factory Endoline constructed an elevator system at the end of the lines to lift the filled and sealed case up to a powered roller conveyor which transported all of the complete boxes from each of the lines to a robotic palletiser. Each line now consistently achieves an output of over 20,000 cases per week.

Contact Endoline Machinery on tel 01767 316422 or visit

Unilever nets CO2 savings of 284 tonnes Unilever’s food production facility in Purfleet, Essex has reduced its lighting energy consumption by 40 percent as the result of a project to replace its outdated fluorescent lamps with low-energy equivalents using T5 retrofit converter, Save It Easy® from Energys Group. Reportedly the biggest margarine factory in the world, Unilever’s Purfleet facility produces spreads for household names like Stork, Flora and Bertolli. Understandably, its lighting needs are extensive and continual. Yet, with the costs associated with energy use and maintenance a growing issue, Unilever was keen to make sure its lighting was running as efficiently as possible. New-generation T5 fluorescent lighting was identified as a cost-effective means to improve the Purfleet facility’s energy efficiency. However, demanding production schedules meant that any lighting upgrade needed to be as non-disruptive as possible. For this reason, choosing a retrofit solution – allowing the T5 lamps to be slotted into the existing light fittings – was considered the best route forward. Save It Easy, a plug-in converter from Energys Group, was selected for the job, and 5,160 old-style fluorescent lamps across the Unilever site were replaced with T5

equivalents using Save It Easy. “It was an extensive undertaking, with Save It Easy proving suitable for installation in production areas, warehouses, packaging areas, and offices,” comments Kevin Cox, Managing Director of Energys Group. “The team of Energys engineers ensured the installation went smoothly and with minimal disruption – a true turn-key service. Plus, Unilever has the peace of mind that comes with a five year warranty on both the ballasts and the T5 lamps.” As a result of the Save It Easy project, Unilever’s Purfleet site is set to slash its lighting energy consumption by a staggering 40 percent, saving 529,476kW/hr of electricity every year. This means Unilever will net an estimated cost saving £60,370 a year, as well as making an annual carbon saving of 284.34 tonnes of CO2. “The substantial cost savings netted by Unilever as a result of the lighting upgrade mean that the project is set to pay for itself in just one year and nine months,” says Energys’s Kevin Cox. “This is a testament to how effective it can be, both environmentally and financially, to take advantage of the lowhanging fruit of energy efficiency through retrofit lighting upgrades.”

Contact Energys Group on tel 01403 786212 or visit


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New Marel training and demonstration facility Progress Point, the newest and most extensive Marel training and demonstration facility opened its doors for customer demonstrations and training on November 7. Progress Point is located in Denmark, only five minutes away from Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. Specially built for Marel, the facility will revolutionise the company’s capacity for showcasing the products that keep it at the forefront of progress in the food processing industry. Progress Point is designed to bring experts together to experience the full potential of Marel’s equipment and integrated systems in a hands-on environment with the aim of delivering increased value to customers. Progress Point features 2700sq.m of demonstration halls, meeting rooms, a large auditorium, professional kitchen and dining and entertaining areas. These state-of-the-art facilities are ideal for showcasing Marel products, staging events, holding meetings, and running training workshops. The demonstration facilities are designed to simulate food processing plant conditions, with 900sq.m of demonstration space that includes wet and cooling areas. Visitors to Progress Point can explore Marel’s advanced equipment and systems for the fish, meat and poultry industries, and discover why the company’s brands – Marel, Stork Poultry Processing and Townsend Further Processing – are among the most respected in these industries. Progress Point’s central European location is strategically chosen to ensure easy access for customers, guests and staff coming from all over the world. There is also easy access to Progress Point by train or car from other European cities. This convenient location gives many of Marel’s customers the opportunity to travel to and from Progress Point within the same day. Progress Point will bring numerous exhibitions, customer demonstrations and training sessions under one roof, enhancing the company’s capacity to demonstrate its products. Progress Point will strengthen the ongoing cooperation between Marel’s team of experts – in sales, service, innovation and manufacturing – and the company’s customers. In Progress Point Marel will be better equipped and positioned to provide its customers with solutions that give them the edge over competitors. Progress Point will be very active from day one, with demos and meetings already booked. The Salmon ShowHow in February 2014 will be the first

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large scale event to be hosted at Progress Point. At this event, salmon industry leaders from all over the world will come together to discuss the latest trends and key issues in the industry and to see and experience the latest and the best salmon processing equipment. Contact Marel UK on tel 01603 700755 or visit

Inauguration of Walki's Wroclaw plant Walki's new green field plant in Wroclaw has been inaugurated. As the markets for both consumer and industrial packaging is growing in Eastern Europe, Poland is the ideal location for Walki to build a platform for future growth. The brand new plant in Wroclaw has a capacity of about 50,000 tonnes annually, and employs 50 people. Initially, the plant will focus on catering to the customer segments Consumer Packaging and Forest Industry. “We are talking about a state-of-the-art, purposebuilt facility with the latest automation technology”, says Timo Finnström, Executive Vice President of Operations. The green field plant was completed in less than seven months after the construction work commenced. The main technology used is extrusion technology, and the first commercial products were delivered in July. Experiences of the new facility have so far been very positive. The fact that the raw materials are close at hand makes it possible to minimize lead times for customers without compromising on quality. “Our main markets are in Central Europe. The plant in Wroclaw reduces lead times significantly. Customers can expect to have their deliveries supplied within two weeks", said Leif Frilund, President and Chief Executive. Wroclaw is an attractive location because of recent investments in road infrastructure in the area. Hosting one of the highest ranked technology universities in Poland, Wroclaw is also ideal for recruiting highly skilled employees. Its central location, in Southern Poland close to growing markets across the German, Czech and Slovakian borders, minimises Walki's carbon footprint as transportation distances are reduced significantly. Walki has also recently invested in a flexoprinting machine in the Jatne plant for producing ream wrap mainly for the wrapping of A3 and A4 copy paper reams. “As the requirements on printing quality are increasing we felt that the time was right for modernisation”, said Leif. The 10-colour printing machine line is completely automated, and uses 100 percent water-based colours to minimise the environmental impact. Brand owners are increasingly betting on frequent campaigns

targeted for specific customer segments. This calls for flexibility and short lead times. Walki can now deliver within one week after an order has been placed. “Customers can expect higher quality, greater flexibility, shorter lead times and more environmental-friendly packaging”, said Leif. Together with the plant in Kwidzyn near Gdansk, Walki now operates three plants

in Poland “We have set our eyes firmly on Central Europe. Poland offers an optimal location with the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Ukraine and the Baltic countries at a close distance. Being close to growing markets is also the environmental-friendly choice”, concluded Leif Frilund.

Contact Walki on tel +358 205 363111 or visit

Astec ZLP conveyor for snack manufacturer Astec Conveyors were approached by a major snack manufacturer to develop a stainless steel, zero line pressure (ZLP) conveyor to meet their specific needs. With hygienic requirements becoming more challenging, particularly within the food industry, Astec Conveyors have experienced increasing demand for a stainless steel product, as it provides a cleaner and more hygienic conveyor solution than those manufactured with aluminium or mild steel powder coated side frames. This Astec system was designed to provide for smooth transportation and product accumulation without product contact or line pressure, plus optimum reliability and easy maintenance. Individual product ‘zones’ were created along the length of the conveyor system, each driven by a 24V brushless motorised roller that in turn drives slave rollers via linking belts. Each zone has a retro-reflective sensor to monitor the path of the products along the conveyor. When the first product moves or is removed from the zone, the following zones (if

occupied) are powered to feed forward to the next available zone and index product in sequence. Product can be removed from the conveyor at any location on the conveyor and the system will operate to allow full accumulation. Since the motorised rollers only run when required, this provides considerable energy saving costs. This system was also used at conveyor merge points eliminating the need for vertical blade stops and a pneumatic supply. The conveyor frame and supports are manufactured from stainless steel with 50mm diameter zinc plated grooved rollers at 75mm pitch and are designed to support easy maintenance. In the event of a drive roller or drive belt failing these can be easily removed and replaced. The profiled side frame has a removable cover that can neatly incorporate the cable runs for the drives eliminating visible wiring. Astec control the conveyor from a PLC and not control cards on the drive rollers, which in their experience enables programme modifications and fault finding to be carried out more easily if required.

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Pacepacker receives top technology award Pacepacker Services, has received the top technological development accolade at the recent Food Processing Awards 2013 for their patented FlexaPac system – an automated solution which has revolutionised the packing of netted fruits. Responding to a request made by an independent food production consultant working for a leading UK fruit packer, Pacepacker designed and manufactured the FlexaPac to automate the labour intensive activity of loading netted fruits and delicate vegetables into crates, trays and cartons. The system was designed to increase throughput and overcome the drawbacks of manual packing which included excessive product bruising due to human error – which often resulted in the packing company incurring retailer imposed financial penalties. Using their award winning ‘Try Before You Buy’ facility Pacepacker developed the innovative FlexaPac system using two simple, effective conveyor belts which transport the netted products from the net packing machine onto the FlexaPac’s set of landing platforms. Once the correct quantity of netted product has been recognised by the system, they are gently pushed from the landing platform onto a set of lowering plates that then smoothly lower the product into the waiting tray below – completely eliminating product damage and waste. Dennis Allison, Managing Director of Pacepacker Services, commented: “We invest large amounts of time and resource in equipment design and development to enable us to respond to the latest retailer and manufacturer trends and the FlexaPac is testament to this philosophy. We work hard to deliver exactly what our customers want and there are no ‘grey’ areas with the systems we design and install and we consistently strive to go that extra mile to meet our customer’s objectives. Awards and recognitions such as this give our team a well deserved ‘pat on the back’ for their continued drive and enthusiasm. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank everyone who voted for Pacepacker.” Contact Contact AveryPacepacker Weigh-Tronix Services on tel 08453 01371 667788 011544 or visit or visit


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Ishida multihead wins an Oscar Macfrut Ishida’s latest multihead weigher range, the RV Series, has received an award for innovation from one of the fruit and vegetable industry’s leading exhibitions. The Oscar Macfrut Awards, organised by Macfrut, the international exhibition dedicated to the fruit and vegetable supply chain, celebrate process and product innovation and are judged by a panel of experts in the agri-food sector. The Awards were first introduced in 2010, recognising the need to acknowledge and promote initiatives throughout the sector in terms of technical improvements, reductions in costs and consumer satisfaction. The Ishida RV range was rewarded for its numerous advancements to an alreadyestablished technology that enable the weighers to achieve 15 percent faster speeds than previous models while still delivering the highest levels of accuracy of any multihead weigher with close-to-zero giveaway. Key features include an improved user interface with an ultra-fast touch screen that ensures quicker and easier set up, while the CCW-RV can also be operated remotely via wireless access with tablets, androids and smart phones. Enhanced security features

include fingerprint verification access. The IP67-rated hygienic design incorporates six degree sloping, self-draining feeder covers and a nine degree sloping, self-draining main body, which minimise bacteria traps and allow faster and easier cleaning to increase uptime. A new Power Management system provides three power modes (Full, Half and Eco), depending on operating conditions. This helps deliver 20 percent lower power consumption when compared to the previous market leading Ishida R series, offering manufacturers additional efficiency and cost savings. In addition, the CCW-RV maintains Ishida’s legendary durability and reliability and its robust construction enables the weigher to operate reliably even in the most difficult environments. “We are delighted that the RV Series has received independent recognition for its innovation,” commented Marcello Del Villano, Ishida’s General Sales Manager for Southern Europe. “When we launched these new models earlier this year, we said that the best had got even better and the winning of the Macfrut Oscar demonstrates how we have once again extended the boundaries of multihead weighing.”

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Micarna is presented in innovative TraySkin® Based on close partnership, tray manufacturer Bachmann Forming, film manufacturer Sealed Air and packaging equipment manufacturer Sealpac were able to develop a modern packaging solution that helped the seafood grill range of Micarna in Switzerland to introduce a special seafood range of five different products. This delicious seafood for the barbecue season was presented in an innovative TraySkin® pack. At the Ecublens site in the West of Switzerland fresh fish is now processed and packed six days a week, working one and a half shifts each day. Marc-André Bourdilloud, Head of Seafood West at Micarna said: “For this we have our ‘twins’ in the production hall; two identical Sealpac A6 traysealers, positioned directly adjacent to each other. The corresponding tools for different pack formats can be used on both machines. As a result, we are extremely flexible in our planning, because we can vary quantities and sizes. This is quite necessary, because we are running many different products and pack

formats every day. Within the TraySkin® system the tray is exposed to great pressure. It has to cope with a heated film, which is dropped over the product to fit its contours, as well as with a heat seal on the edge. In this process, strong forces are applied to the tray from different sides. The tray must withstand all these forces without deforming. After various tests Bachmann Forming found the ideal solution in a pre-fabricated thermoformed polypropylene tray with EVOH barrier (PP/EVOH/PE peel 500 micron), which can withstand temperatures up to 120°C. Due to the specially U-shaped sealing edge additional tray stability is provided. The tray demanded a high-quality and highly transparent skin film with excellent barrier properties from Sealed Air. Furthermore, it had to show good peeling behaviour to allow for easy opening of the pack. In the end this lead the company to its VST-0280 skin film, a 150 m high-barrier film, as the best solution for Micarna’s seafood

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packs, which also proved excellent machinability. SEALPAC brought in its unique EasyPeelPoint system. With this system, the peel corner is integrated within the sealing contours of the tray. The corner of the top film is pressed into a round cavity and releases from the sealing edge. With the resulting easy-to-grip peel tab, the top film is removed from the tray with minimum force. Next to product protection and improved opening functionality, the TraySkin® solution is also useful from a marketing perspective. Marc-André Bourdilloud said: “With this type of packaging the product is the absolute star. Due to the highly transparent film that fits the product like a second skin, the shape of the content can be seen and felt. Since the transparent film is hardly visible, we have frequently observed consumers that turned our packs upsidedown with amazement.” A special feature of the seafood packs is that Micarna can use very flat trays, in that the products are perfectly presented. At retail, the product provides a great 3D providing a striking presentation. With the seafood products securely positioned in their tray, they can be presented at eye level in the stores – even hanging. Contact Sealpac UK Ltd on tel 0845 302 3057 or visit

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W T Endacott turns again to Oliver Douglas W T Endacott, one of the longest established and most highly regarded craft bakers in the south west of England, has continued its commitment to washing system specialists, Oliver Douglas. The installation of an Oliver Douglas Rotary Jet 550 at the baker’s Okehampton premises in Devon is the company’s third system of its type stretching back to the early 1960’s. Oliver Douglas believes this reflects on the company’s longterm commitment to equipment performance and to close customer liaison. “We have always used our Oliver Douglas installation for cleaning a wide range of stainless steel and plastic equipment – from pots and utensils to cutlery and mixing equipment,” commented Michael Finucane, Director at W T Endacott. “The units produce excellent results and now, with the latest version, the efficiency and quality of the cleaning process retains its high standards but can be undertaken more quickly. As a result, both our day and night shifts can turn to the Rotary Jet unit as and when they need to, helping to maintain the optimum level of baking throughput and operational efficiency.” The latest installation in Okehampton is an excellent demonstration of the willingness of Oliver Douglas to tailor its designs to meet precise customer needs. “The dimensions of the current Rotary Jet design differs markedly from that which dates from the early 1960’s,

but we were prepared to develop a one-off unit to match the original dimensions – including greater depth and a narrower width,” explained Paul Careless, Sales Manager at Oliver Douglas. “This enabled W T Endacott to install the facility in exactly the same location without extensive re-working of the production area layout.” As with all Rotary Jets, it is designed for batch washing and is fabricated entirely from stainless steel. Water changes are minimised due to the large capacity of the wash area – even with the tailored version for W T Endacott – with the wash process achieved via a high power wash rotating jet positioned on each side of the chamber. Pre-programmed wash sequences can then be selected as required. “Loads are located into a wire tray – that we also supplied – which is then simply pushed into the wash chamber,” continues Paul Careless. “Its configuration allows it to accommodate the wide range of equipment that needs to be processed, including screens that are located in additional vertical holders”, continued Michael Finucane. “Our decision to install our third Oliver Douglas Rotary Jet – following on from those in 1962 and 1979 – reflects both our commitment to this principle and the ability of Oliver Douglas to work closely with us to meet our continuing specific needs.”

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Malvern move Morphologi and Mastersizer merchandise Scientists at Reading Scientific Services (Reading, UK), are using a Morphologi G3 automated particle imaging system from Malvern Instruments to troubleshoot particle sizing methods for clients and develop fully validated procedures. The Morphologi G3 delivers statistically relevant particle size and shape data that enables the investigation of factors that can have an effect on particle size measurement, such as dispersion state and crystal shape. Running automated particle imaging alongside laser diffraction particle sizing using the Mastersizer 2000 supports the development of truly robust test methods that may be applied to characterize products from developmental through to commercial scale manufacture. Laser diffraction is a fast and efficient technique used routinely across the pharmaceutical industry for particle sizing. Sample preparation for laser diffraction is often rapid but appropriate dispersion of the test sample is essential in order to obtain meaningful results. As with many other sizing techniques, including sieving and sedimentation, laser diffraction results can be influenced by particle shape. Using automated imaging alongside laser diffraction is an efficient way of detecting problems with dispersion since it allows multi-particle agglomerates to be visually distinguished from primary, dispersed particles. A change in shape resulting from a change in feed source or process scale-up may also be efficiently detected. A refreshingly modern and inviting operating environment led independent, commercial materials testing laboratory NSL Analytical Services (Cleveland, US), straight to the Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Instruments when it came to choosing a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to extend testing capabilities. NSL provides physical material testing. Particle size and particle size distribution are critical, performance-defining variables for many. In the past, NSL met the associated need for particle size analysis through an outsourced service but with growing demand, the decision was taken to bring this increasingly important analytical method in-house. The Mastersizer 3000 was the newest laser diffraction system assessed by the NSL Analytical Services team, a factor that was most evident from the software interface. Recently celebrating its second birthday, the instrument sets the standard for laser


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diffraction particle sizing. With a small footprint and dynamic range of 0.01 to 3500 microns it efficiently delivers precise and robust wet and dry particle sizing for the broadest selection of sample types. The innovative software was designed from the

outset to ease the analytical burden and ensure that users of all levels could achieve reliable measurement. It includes features that inform method development and transfer as well as making it straightforward to verify measurement stability in real time.

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Retrofit for Valeo Foods Premier Tech Chronos has recently undertaken work with leading Irish food company, Valeo Foods Group in Dublin. This project has seen a SpeedAC NXT controller retrofitted onto a double screw fed E-SERIES Nett weigher, at their facility at Merrywell Industrial Estate, Ballymount, Dublin. The Valeo Foods Group boasts a diverse portfolio of leading consumer brands and is focused on the development of iconic food brands in the Irish and international grocery market including iconic Irish brands such as: Batchelors, Chef, Erin, Jacobs, Odlums, Fruitfield, Old Time Irish, Sqeez and Shamrock. The SpeedAC NXT controller replaced a Chronos Richardson supplied SpeedAC 8

bagging controller. The SpeedAC NXT is fitted with an Ethernet card, which enables the weighing information to be sent directly to a plant PC; thereby cutting out the need for paper records of the weighments. Engineers from Premier Tech Chronos worked with Valeo to ensure that the protocols to undertake this information transfer were quickly integrated into the existing plant control and data capture systems. This latest Premier Tech Chronos retrofit/upgrade has enabled the Valeo Foods Group to maximise the use of their existing weighing system mechanics, whilst upgrading their control system, with the SpeedAC NXT that fully complies with Weights & Measures regulatory standards

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Produce World wins at Waitrose Way awards Leading supplier of fresh vegetables, Produce World, is delighted to announce that it has won not one but two awards at this year’s Waitrose Way Awards. Produce World struck gold for its entry into the Treading Lightly - Water category, and a highly commended award for its entry into the Championing British category. To clinch the award win, Produce World detailed its pioneering use of drip irrigation in the UK, which has resulted in a 40-50 percent reduction in water used. The highly commended award recognised the innovative work that Produce World is doing through its Soil-for-life project. The Waitrose Way Awards celebrate suppliers’ outstanding initiatives to enhance the sustainability of their businesses and, ultimately, the food that ends up on consumers’ plates. This is the second year that these awards have taken place and winners were selected from over 150 entries. This year’s awards were held at the new Leckford Farm Shop at the Leckford Estate, the Waitrose farm in Hampshire. The fifteen winners were presented with a sustainably sourced, British Oak award by Waitrose Managing Director, Mark Price.

Suppliers were invited to enter the awards under the categories of Treading lightly, Championing British, Living well and Treating people fairly - which are the four core principles of the supermarket’s CSR policy, ‘The Waitrose way’. This year, four awards for building and development suppliers were also introduced - Treading lightly for carbon, waste and water and also for an award for Responsible Development Innovation. A panel of distinguished judges: The Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE, Dr Mark Ratnaragh, David Logan, Steve Isaia, Emma Tustain, Susan Nisbet and Paul King worked alongside senior Waitrose buyers and the retailer’s Corporate Social Responsibility team, to choose 15 winners who have gone the extra mile to demonstrate best practice. Quentin Clark, Head of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing at Waitrose said: “These awards are a fantastic way of celebrating the hard work that our suppliers have been doing to improve the sustainability of their businesses and ultimately the Waitrose business as a whole. It was hard to pick the winners from such a high standard of applicants and we are delighted that so many suppliers share the same goals that we do.”

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always putting the customers’ best interests first, regardless of whether it concerns a wellknown brand or a product in early development. With in-depth insight on the packaged product, they guide their customers to better business outcomes both in the market and for the total packaging economy. Where some people just see a box to protect a product, Smurfit Kappa sees a packaged dream.” “This prize is an honour for Smurfit Kappa, which has focused its efforts over the years to drive development forward in the Swedish packaging market. In addition to the Packaging Converter Award, the company has also won design prizes in recent times such as Scanstar and Innovation Award,” said Claes Bjäreholt, Managing Director of Smurfit Kappa Sverige. The Packaging Industry Awards, organized by the magazine Packmarknaden, were this year arranged in cooperation with Packaging Arena and easyFairs Pack and Emballage.


Smurfit Kappa has been recognised as Sweden’s best packaging supplier at the Packaging Industry Awards, winning the top prize in the Packaging Converter category. The annual competition highlights the most exceptional achievements in the Swedish packaging market. Companies nominated in the Packaging Converter category are seen as the best in adapting to new customer needs in a way that ensures customer loyalty. Or, as the competition organisers described it: “We are quite simply looking for Sweden’s best packaging supplier.” Presenting this coveted prize to Smurfit Kappa, the organisers commented: “Smurfit Kappa is one of the rare companies that has succeeded in unifying global strength and a local presence in striving to become a packaging partner for both newly started entrepreneurs and major international companies. Smurfit Kappa grasps its assignments by engaging both heart and mind,


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Mitsubishi Electric to strengthen in Turkey Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that its sales subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A. . established a new factory automation (FA) centre at its location in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul to provide enhanced services to locally operating manufacturers. The Turkish FA Centre is expected to support the ongoing expansion of Mitsubishi Electric’s FA business in Turkey, where the company expects sales to reach 3bn Yen by the fiscal year end in March 2016. Services, open to all, but tailored particularly to Japanese manufacturers, will include timely technical consultation, repairs, training and support for FA products. System proposals and engineering education will also be provided. With the third largest population in Europe and a rapidly growing GDP, Turkey’s economy is expected to see robust growth, particularly in the automotive and food industries, and the FA market is forecast to expand 10 percent yearly. Major Japanese manufacturers will be increasing their activities, raising demand for FA products and related service support. Mitsubishi Electric started its FA business in Turkey in June 2013 with five locations and 42 employees. FA product support has been provided up to now through local distributors and the European FA Centre in Poland. The establishment of this new domestic center is expected to realize significantly faster and stronger FA product services throughout the country. Contact Mitsubishi Electric on tel +49 2102 486 2150 or visit

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Buyers demonstrate their appetite for lunch!

Kerry opens new centre in Dubai

lunch! has confirmed its position as the leading trade event for the UK’s food-to-go market after its sixth, and biggest, edition attracted a record 5,929 industry professionals. Organised by Diversified Business Communications UK, the two-day show, which took place at the end of September at the Business Design Centre, London, enjoyed an unparalleled 37 percent increase in unique attendees (excluding revisits) compared to 4,314 in 2012. The significant surge in visitor numbers has led many exhibiting companies to rightly hail the 2013 show as its most successful ever. And, as a result, a record number of exhibitors have already re-booked for next year – when lunch! Will return to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 23-24 September 2014. lunch!’s Marketing Manager, Grace Allwright, who has worked on the awardwinning show since 2009, is delighted with the phenomenal feedback it has inspired: “We are thrilled that so many exhibitors, and visitors, are calling lunch! 2013 their best trade show ever and, we really could not have asked for a better testimonial than that! Thank you to all our valued exhibitors, visitors, supporters and partners who helped make lunch! 2013 such a great success!” Renowned for its exceptional show content, it was not just the show floor that was buzzing at lunch!. The show’s highly anticipated Keynotes were all well attended, with many enjoying standing room only crowds. Notable highlights for 2013, included ShakeTastic winning the live finals of the British Smoothie Championships (sponsored

Kerry Group, the global ingredients and flavours and consumer foods group, has formally opened a new Kerry Regional Development & Application Centre in Dubai, UAE, to serve Kerry’s global and regional customer base in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The new Kerry Centre is located at the Jumeriah Lakes Towers, Dubai, and was officially opened by Simon Coveney, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, who led a five-day Trade Mission to the Gulf States. Working closely with Kerry’s Global Technology & Innovation Centre for EMEA markets which is currently under construction in Ireland, the new Regional Development & Application Centre in Dubai will support the day-to-day development needs of Kerry customers across ‘MENAT’ developing markets, including the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. Speaking at the Official Opening Ceremony, Gerry Behan, President & Chief Executive, Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, said: “The Kerry investment in the Dubai based Centre is testament to the Group’s determination to service customer requirements in this important developing region. Here we will align our Kerry Taste and Nutritional offerings with local market trends and consumer demand – working in conjunction with our Global Centre to drive innovation across the beverage, dairy, meat, snack, confectionery and bakery industries. This Centre will support our global customers who are expanding their footprint in the region, whilst bringing the benefits of our global technologies to local food and beverage producers – supporting indigenous industry development.” He added: “The Centre will allow our commercial teams to better collaborate with customers in the region and we are confident that it will be a key differentiator in meeting the product development needs of our customers.” The opening ceremony was also attended by Ireland’s Ambassador to the UAE, Patrick Hennessy, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, senior officials of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and senior representatives of the Irish Food Board, Enterprise Ireland and Kerry’s EMEA Region.

by Magrini) for the third time – having triumphed in 2009 and 2010. Their winning smoothie – Pop Eye! (made from banana, baby spinach and freshly pressed apples), is now available to enjoy in all their stores. Audience participation was key to the prestigious, new-format Innovation Challenge Awards. For the first time ever this year, all products entered into the Innovation Challenge Showcase – including food, drink, packaging, equipment and technology – had to win over the show’s visitors before making it through to the live final. Designed to promote and celebrate genuinely new ideas in the market place, including brand innovations and new twists on established concepts, the Innovation Challenge Awards attracted over 50 entrants this year. The 15 short-listed finalists were invited to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of industry judges. The following companies received Innovation Challenge Awards at lunch! 2013: Gold: ¡Cho! – CHO The Drinking Gazpacho; The Nuttall Flexeserve Zone – Alan Nuttall; Mr. Sherick’s Shakes; Vivid Matcha Drinks; Wholeleaf Retro Fit – The Wholeleaf Company; WrapBag – ELLER FoodPackaging. Highly Commended: Little Big Shot – Health Energy Drink Finalist: Heavenly Cacao – Creative Nature; Fruity Cups – Pidy Ltd; Joe & Seph’s Peanut Butter Popcorn; Staybowlizer – Loxfield Distribution Ltd; mello – Mello Drinks; Passionfruit Chiffon Pie – Glamour Puds Ltd; Xue Bar – The Ying Yang Food Company; Thor Drinks.

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Delta Foods extends contract with ACS&T Delta Foods, supplier of chicken products to the food industry, has extended its contract with specialist food logistics company, ACS&T. Delta Foods sell chicken steaks, nuggets and a wide range of whole muscle products as well as Southern-Fried and Hot and Spicy chicken products under the Delta, Malov and Kingarth brands. The company, which is based on the Isle of Bute, specialises in halal products. ACS&T has provided distribution services for Delta Foods since October 2006. Delta Foods have now extended their contract with

ACS&T for a further three years. “We have always enjoyed great service from ACS&T,” said Andy Wallace, National Account Manager for Delta Foods. “They have provided warehousing and distribution services for us for the past few years, and we know we can rely on them to deliver to our high standards. Efficient distribution of product is absolutely crucial to our business. ACS&T are a vital link for us and we are looking forward to continuing to develop our working relationship well into the future.”

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Foster Refrigerator scoop top award Foster Refrigerator has added to its collection of environmental accolades, scooping a top industry award for its work to reduce carbon emissions. King’s Lynn based Foster received the prestigious RAC Cooling Award for Low Carbon Achievement, in recognition of their work to reduce carbon in commercial refrigeration manufacturing. Foster was presented with the award in a ceremony in London last September, among 700 professionals in the refrigeration and cooling sector, acknowledging the company’s continued successes in carbon reduction throughout their manufacturing process, and specifically in relation to the launch of Foster’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, and the multi-award winning Eco Pro G2 product range. Ashley Sword, Sales Director at Foster accepted the award at the Park Lane ceremony, and said: “Foster’s philosophy is all about responsible manufacturing through the whole production process, and we are constantly looking at how we can improve how we work, to ensure we are as environmentally friendly as possible, so we are overjoyed to have won this award in recognition of that.” Andrew Gaved, Editor of RAC congratulated all 2013 finalists and said: “Once again the industry has shown great imagination and ingenuity with some great technology, projects and initiatives. With advances in natural refrigeration, heat recovery and smart grid technology, to name but three, it seems clear that whichever direction the policymakers next, the cooling industry will once again be well placed to respond.”

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Needlers automate to enhance service Needlers, the food industry specialist has partnered with a leading business software provider to automate the warehouse, purchasing and sales functions within the business. The move follows a number of changes by the East Yorkshire-based food manufacturing hygiene and safety specialist to further enhance customer service. SAP Business One, the market-leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) application software offers the very latest in computer business integration tools to give Needlers complete internal traceability. SAP provides a tracking facility for every product in the warehouse, synchronising the logistics, stock and sales functions. With over 17,000 live product codes on the system, this new capability means Needlers can deliver a consistently high level of quality control, something its customers in the food industry rely on. Needlers Warehouse and Logistics Manager, Ian Pixsley said: “We ship orders to over 1000 customers on a next day basis using our own fleet of vehicles, so the tracking facility offered by SAP has immediately resulted in operational efficiencies. The flexibility we now have with management information means we can give customers full control of their budgets.” Needlers’ partnership with SAP represents a

significant investment for both staff and customers, and has been implemented over a period of 12 months, launching in September this year. This investment was key to the future strategy of the business, as Alistair Needler, Managing Director of Needlers explained: “The warehouse was as efficient as it could be with a paper-based system. In order to keep improving the service we deliver to our customers, we had to look at a way of automating the different elements of the business. The project saw us integrate three established business systems. It is to the credit of our hard-working, passionate team that we have been able to maintain our high standards of service during the process, minimising disruption to our customers.” The news coincides with a number of other key changes within the business, including the appointment of a marketing manager, internal staff promotion and a new in-house brand strategy. Needlers’ high-profile national food industry accounts include: 2 Sisters, Greencore, Samworth Brothers, Cranswick and ABP. Needlers prides itself on offering outstanding customer service, and makes daily deliveries across the UK using its own fleet of distribution vehicles.

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Chep UK launches Chep Stretch Chep has launched of Chep Stretch, an innovative new service that allows customers to use a market-leading, semi-automatic stretch wrap machine on a simple cost-per-wrap contract basis. The Chep Stretch service works in a similar way to a photocopier lease. Chep provides a stretch wrapping machine, the stretch film, and equipment maintenance. Customers simply add their product and the pallet, and wraps. So, rather than buying their own stretch wrap machines which require significant investment, or leasing a machine on a hire purchase basis, Chep Stretch delivers a much more flexible solution. Commenting on the associated cost comparison between Chep Stretch and the alternative of hand wrapping, Chep UK & Ireland, Commercial Director, Gill Sinclair, said: “Our total cost of ownership calculator shows that for some customers we can halve their total load containment cost with the Chep Stretch solution.” Chep developed the innovative pay-as-youwrap service in response to customer feedback and specifically designed the service to protect customers from unexpected risk, cost and hassle associated with traditional hand-wrapping, which can be inefficient and does not always provide adequate protection for loads in transit. Chep Stretch delivers the following benefits: Protection from risk: improved product presentation; safer, more stable loads and less manual handling that significantly reduces the potential for safety incidents; efficient film stock-holding; management of peaks and

troughs in demand; reliable machinery with equipment fully maintained and managed by Chep; BS EN415-6 compliant*. Protection from unexpected costs: less product damage and fewer rejected loads; minimised unproductive hours; elimination of unpredictability; reduced risk of film price fluctuations; no capital investment required. Protection from hassle: elimination of inefficient wrapping; less re-work of rejected loads; guaranteed inclusive maintenance. Chep UK & Ireland, Commercial Director, Gill Sinclair, said: “At Chep, we are seeking to build better supply chains together with customers by helping them store, protect and move their products through the supply chain in a cost effective, safe and environmentally sound way. Chep Stretch is an important addition to our service offers, and we’ve already successfully trialled the service with a small number of customers. We are looking forward to broadening the offer with more customers in the very near future.” Chep first launched Chep Stretch in Australia and New Zealand several years ago and now owns and operates the largest fleet of stretch wrap machines in the Southern Hemisphere. In the UK, Chep has partnered with Lantech, a stretch wrapping industry pioneer since 1972 and the world's largest manufacturer of stretch wrapping equipment, having sold over 65,000 machines. *BS EN 415-6 British Standard for Safety of Packaging Machines - Pallet Wrapping Machines.

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Smurfit Kappa UK acquire CRP Smurfit Kappa UK, integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products with operations throughout the UK, announces that it has agreed to acquire CRP Print and Packaging Holdings Limited. CRP is a private company with operations in Corby which specialises in litho-laminated packaging, 3D point of sale, HD preprint, food contact and heavy duty. CRP currently employs approximately 220 people. Eddie Fellows, Managing Director of CRP commented: The Company has enjoyed considerable success under private ownership for the last 20 years and has grown substantially in the past five years. The time is now right for us to strategically align our business to meet the future requirements of the market and Smurfit Kappa was the obvious choice with its extensive product

offering and wide geographical spread . Clive Bowers, Chief Executive of Smurfit Kappa corrugated UK commented: “I am delighted with the acquisition of CRP Print and Packaging. They have built an excellent business across a number of product group areas that add to our existing strengths, whilst offering new and exciting product opportunities to the market. This acquisition supports our continued drive to further develop the future of packaging with creative product and supply chain solutions.” “Eddie and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Sangster, founder and chairman of CRP, who has been associated with the industry for fifty years, for his commitment, dedication and market leadership. Everyone wishes him a healthy and well deserved retirement.”

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Dawn Farms achieves full membership Dawn Farms, a leading international supplier of cooked and fermented meat ingredients, has achieved full membership of Origin Green, Ireland’s sustainability programme for the food and drink industry – the first of its kind in the world. The company supplies ingredients to the food manufacturing and foodservice sectors throughout Europe and is one of the original nine pilot members of the Origin Green charter. It has now achieved full membership of the programme through the submission and approval of its sustainability plan by Bord Bia and independent auditors SGS. Origin Green is a voluntary sustainability development programme, devised and run by Bord Bia, which sets out to demonstrate the commitment of Irish food and drink manufacturers to operate sustainably in terms of greenhouse gas emission, energy conservation, water management, biodiversity, community initiatives and health and nutrition. John McGrath, Dawn Farms’ Business Development & Communications Director, said: “Enhancing the sustainability of our supply chain is the new bottom line for our industry, ensuring we meet the needs of today and that future generations can meet theirs. Making certain that the food suppliers you choose to work with, are producing sustainability is no longer a choice, it is a priority. As a result, sustainability is now a core business principal at Dawn Farms.” At the heart of Origin Green is a sustainability charter which commits participants to engage directly with challenges which include reducing energy inputs, minimising their overall carbon footprint, lessening their impact on the environment and developing staff and community programmes. Adding weight and credence to the programme, all full members of Origin Green are contracted to submit an annual report to audit their achievements versus the targets set out in the sustainability charter to Bord Bia and SGS for approval. Dawn Farms has already made a number of key investments in sustainability initiatives on its site at Naas, Co Kildare. These include: ·Energy: the installation of a bespoke heat recovery system in the cooked meat production plant has reduced the direct energy needed to heat water by 40 percent. ·Carbon: Converting the site’s steam boiler from oil to natural gas facilitated a 20 percent reduction in the direct scope 1

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carbon emissions from fuel per tonne of product produced. ·Waste: A 10 percent reduction in waste to landfill has been achieved and under Origin Green, a target of 70 percent has been set for diversion of waste from landfill to recycling and recovery. ·Water: Targets have been set for 15 percent reduction in water usage in 2014 and 2015 relative to volumes of product produced. ·Health & Nutrition: Dawn Farms is a nut free facility and none of the cooked meat components produced contain any hydrogenated fats; artificial flavours were removed from all products in 2012 and the remaining artificial colours will be phased out by end 2013. Meanwhile, all new products are developed to meet FSA 2012 Salt targets and minimise the use of allergens. John McGrath added: “We have always been committed to doing business in ways that are good for our customers, our staff, the environment and the community. Origin Green provides a credible sustainability roadmap for the Irish food industry and as a leading company in the Irish and European food industries, we are proud to be playing a key part in this development programme.” Contact Dawn Farms on tel +353 45 875555 or visit

Burton’s Biscuit Company wins IGD Award Burton’s Biscuit Company, a major player in the UK biscuit market, has won a national IGD Award for its outstanding achievement in using consumer insights to develop an innovative business solution. The accolade was awarded for Burton’s creative modernisation of its iconic Cadbury Fingers brand, by developing the more indulgent extension with the Cadbury Fabulous Fingers, which has grown to be a £7.1m brand (annual sales). The creation of Cadbury Fabulous Fingers is part of the company’s focus on investing and extending its stable of iconic British Biscuits. As a result of this strategy of innovation and investment Burton’s made the greatest contribution to the Sweet Biscuit Category growth (value) of any manufacturer over the last 12 months.* Stuart Wilson, Chief Marketing Officer, Burton's Biscuit Company, said: “This Award is reflective of Burton's commitment to delighting consumers by bringing new and innovative products to market quicker than anyone else in the sector. Continued and significant investment in R&D will see Burton's continue to lead from the front, driving value through our Power Brands and transforming the biscuit aisle.” The product was launched in September 2011 in response to consumer research showing that chocolate biscuit lovers did not find the classic Cadbury Fingers’ single layer satisfying enough. The new product contains more chocolate than standard and has delivered a significant increase in sales, without alienating Cadbury Fingers’ loyal fan base. Ed Culf, Marketing Director at General Mills, sponsors of the Award, said: “We had

another year of high quality entries, and it was a very close contest between the finalists. “Burton’s Biscuit Company won because of the effective way it used consumer insight, taking a brand that has been the same since 1951 and creatively modernising it. They were also quick to take it from the development stage to the products hitting supermarket shelves. “The new Cadbury Fabulous Fingers range has re-energised the brand, appealing to new customers and boosting sales without disaffecting its core consumers.” Commenting on the IGD Industry Awards, Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Executive, said: “We were overwhelmed with the calibre of entries and winners this year. It is great to recognise and share in the successes of people in our industry. The IGD Industry Awards recognise the ‘best in class’ and demonstrate some of the most exciting new thinking and developments in our sector. “This year we have seen small and large companies across the food supply chain giving consumers what they want and delivering for them on the things that matter – like making great strides in efficiency, sustainability and service. “We congratulate all of the nominees and winners of the 2013 IGD Awards and wish them every success in the future. Let us celebrate the companies and individuals that are leading the way in our sector.” The winners of the IGD Industry Awards were picked by some of the industry’s top personnel, including representatives from IGD, Diageo, the Fairtrade Foundation, and Marks & Spencer. *Nielsen MAT 2 March 2013

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Nestlé investments in Russia and Egypt

Nestlé is continuing to boost growth in Europe by opening a new CHF73m (about 2.6bn Roubles) Maggi factory in Russia. The facility, in Vyazniki in the region of Vladimir, is set to produce about 30,000 tonnes of Maggi products including seasonings, sauces, instant soups, bouillons and purées each year, which will be distributed across Russia and exported to other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. Nestlé has also increased employment in the area by creating jobs for

more than 600 people. The factory opening follows the company’s announcements earlier this year that will invest CHF93m in a new factory and distribution centre in Poland, and more than CHF29m to strengthen its supply chain in Russia. They are the latest in a series of investments Nestlé has made in Europe over the past few years. These include Nestlé’s biggest ever investment in the continent of EUR220m in its Nescafé Dolce Gusto site in Germany.

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Aiming to meet the growing demand for Maggi products in the country, the first phase of operations at the site began with the filling and packing of Maggi culinary products in 2012. Other Nestlé products manufactured in the country such as ice cream, coffee and confectionery have continued to deliver strong growth in Russia. The company also offers chocolate, infant cereals, and culinary product brands to its Russian consumers. To date, Nestlé has invested more than 1.5bn US Dollars (about CHF1.3bn) in its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Russia over the past 17 years. Nestlé has invested CHF26m (200m Egyptian Pounds) to extend its ice cream factory in Egypt, one of the company’s biggest ice cream markets in the world. Nestlé began selling its products in Egypt over 100 years ago and the investment in new manufacturing lines will help meet growing demand for Nestlé and Dolce brands. Demand for ice cream has also enabled Nestlé to create an additional 200 new jobs with this year's investment. Nestlé’s ice cream

factory is located some 30km from Cairo, at 6th of October City. Ice creams produced there are distributed locally as well as being exported to North East Africa – to countries including Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, and Tunisia. The factory also produces the super-premium Mövenpick products, exported to Malaysia. The investment at the ice cream factory also includes the introduction of some of the most advanced food production lines of any of Nestlé’s ice cream plants. Further significant investments are planned in the coming years to develop the factory’s mixing, processing, chocolate coating and cone filling equipment. Nestlé began to make ice cream in Egypt in 1988, when it acquired the Cairo-based Industrie du Froid company and its Kimo ice cream brand. Some seven years later, Nestlé acquired Dolce Co for Food Industries, based in 6th of October City. In 2001, it merged its ice cream manufacturing operations together. Today, Nestlé Egypt has three factories, seven distribution centres and employs more than 3,000 people.

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Swappage scheme encourages UK manufacturers A new swappage scheme being introduced by ABB seeks to promote greater use of the latest robotic automation technology amongst UK manufacturers. Subject to the payload of the robot, the Robot Swappage Scheme enables operators to get up to £4,000* off the purchase cost of a new ABB robot when they trade in an existing robot from any manufacturer installed 12 or more years ago. The scheme is aimed particularly at small and medium sized businesses that have a current working robot which may be nearing the end of its useful economical working life. “A large number of robots in use in the UK are now at the point where they are becoming increasingly difficult and costly to maintain,” said Dean Phipps, ABB Robotics’ Service Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. “Difficulties in obtaining spares for obsolete models, the absence of any warranties and finding technicians qualified to work on older models are just some of the problems that can add to the heartache, expense and inconvenience of using older robots when issues inevitably occur. In such cases, replacing the robot with a new model can present the most sensible option.”

“New developments in robotic technology may also mean that companies using older models may be missing out on a raft of new productivity enhancing features. The enhanced efficiency, flexibility and reliability delivered by the latest generation of robots could help these companies to dramatically transform their production operations.” The scheme is open to end users only across any industry where a robot is currently being used to handle a particular task. Different discounts according to the payload of the robot being replaced. Robots with up to and including a 20kg payload will receive a discount of £2,000 off the list-price for each individual robot being scrapped and replaced, whilst robots with a payload greater than 20kg will receive a £4,000 discount. The scheme operates on a one-for-one basis and will apply to any orders placed between 8th October 2013 and 8th April 2014. To apply for the scheme or to find out more email ref ‘Swappage’ or call the number below. *Discount applies to any robot with a payload of 20kg or greater. A separate discount of £2,000 applies to robots with a payload up to and including 20kg. Contact ABB on tel 01908 350300 or visit


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Slingsby’s 120 years supplying food manufacturers October marked 120 years since workplace equipment supplier Slingsby opened its doors and began supplying products to UK food manufacturers. The company was established in 1893 when Harry Crowther Slingsby, who previously worked in the family beer bottling business, devised a trolley to make it easier to move the heavy crates around. He went on to manufacture and sell a wide range of robust trucks and trolleys to move loads around large buildings. The Bradford firm’s product range continued growing and today Slingsby supplies more than 35,000 workplace products through its catalogue and website including a wide range of handling and lifting equipment, storage and shelving, safety and security products, signs and labels, environmental and waste related goods, office equipment and access solutions. In addition Slingsby offers moulding, bespoke manufacturing and prototyping operations and recently launched a salt distribution facility supplying products to tackle snow and ice including salt, rock salt and grit in quantities ranging from five kilograms to several tonnes. Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director of Slingsby, who is the fourth generation Slingsby to run the business, said: “After 120 years it is fantastic that Slingsby continues to thrive as a business and we are still very much a family run firm with many of the same values that formed the company’s foundations back in 1893. “Great customer service and follow-up support remains key to our operations and meeting key delivery times and schedules enables us to help our customers manage their supply chains, which is a vital part of running an efficient and successful business. As a result, to stay ahead of today’s demanding and fastmoving marketplace, we are always expanding the number of products available with free next-day delivery, which now includes thousands of items across all product categories. “In addition we are continually developing new online services to improve and enhance the ways that customers can buy from us and we now offer one of the largest and most sophisticated workplace e-commerce sites which has become an integral part of our business.” Slingsby recently launched a new edition of its catalogue that has held or reduced prices on more than 40 percent of products and increased the number of items available with free next day delivery across all categories.

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WorldFood Moscow's global appeal strengthens The 22nd edition of WorldFood Moscow took place on 16-19 September 2013 at the Expocentre in Moscow. The exhibition yet again proved its global importance as national groups from Poland, Tunisia, Dubai, Palestine, Brazil, Romania, the UK and South Africa exhibited for the first time. Furthermore, the show witnessed the highest amount of exhibitors and unique visitors to date. Over four days, 1,634 companies congregated to showcase brands from 69 countries, increase their business and learn more about the growing Russian market. This year, South Africa had a large presence, exhibiting for the first time with 25 companies. The national group showcased appetising South African exports, including wines, preserves, fruit, and other popular cuisines from the country. Trade associations EBLEX, MATRADE, Brazilian coffee roaster and AWEX also premiered at the event. Fabio Mauro, Director of Wallonia Foreign Trade & Investment Agency (AWEX) commented: “This is our first time exhibiting at WorldFood Moscow. There are a lot of markets developing at the moment, and Russia is one of them. Overall the impression is great so we will definitely come back next year.” Both Indonesian and Vietnam national group stands had a two-fold increase in their representation. In addition, Spain vastly increased their exhibition space, and Italy and Greece had a large presentation. An extensive business programme took place alongside the exhibition, which this year included the Product of the Year, the Food Forum and the New Product Showcase. In addition, live cooking demonstrations brought the show to life, as exhibitors and visitors experienced the smells, sounds and tastes of the produce on offer. As well as the aforementioned events, the Retail Centre returned to the show. This dedicated service enables companies to directly negotiate with Russia’s leading retail chains and national supermarkets. Richard Green, International Sales Manager, Coombe Castle, UK, stated: “We have seen a fantastic number of customers from nearly every different sector of the food industry, including the top five retailers in Russia, who have been around our stand. Already we have had direct responses, and we have signed a contract with a new distributor. WorldFood Moscow has been a great success.”

International support and presence at the event was also strong. Speakers at the opening ceremony included: Mr Mandisi Mpahlwa, Ambassador of South Africa in Russia; Mr Owen Patterson, UK’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and Sergey Doronin, Deputy Chairman from the State of Duma, Russia. Their presence was further enhanced with international buyer delegations eager to find out more about Russia’s food and drink market. Tony Higginson, Head of Sales, ITE Group, said, “We are delighted with the increased

amount of exhibitors this year; this is testament to WorldFood Moscow and Russia’s increasing global importance. We have received positive feedback from our participants regarding this dynamic market, many of whom have had successful negotiations onsite. I look forward to next year’s edition of the show – which I believe will be another success. ” The 23rd edition of WorldFood Moscow will take place on 15-18 September 2014. For more information, please visit the website:

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Modern Bakery Moscow sets trends for the 21st century The bakery industry enjoys a long-standing tradition. As one of the oldest professions in the world it looks back to an ancient history and long evolution. This continuous development has always renewed the industry, without neglecting its roots. Modern Bakery Moscow, which will take place April 23-26, 2014, uses these developments to set new impulses for the entire industry. “The core or the core product ‘bread’ remains unchanged, but its environment is changing. We use this transformation thematically and formulate tangible concepts for the future,” explained Bernd Fichtner, Managing Director of the organizer of Modern Bakery Moscow 2014. Modern Bakery Moscow contains the adjective ‘modern’ in its name, not without a reason. It is the leading trade fair for the entire baking and confectionery industry in Russia and sets new trends for the entire industry. “Our anniversary exhibition will present new bakery trends along with our classic and traditional topics: as for example tea, coffee, chocolate, ice cream or shop fitting concepts,” adds Bernd. Modern Bakery Moscow is the only

exhibition for the entire bakery and confectionery industry in Russia. For this reason and due to its 20-years existence, the trade fair is highly attractive for all large and economically important regions of Russia. “Our Modern Bakery Moscow is a kind of gateway to the Russian market. Through our long-standing and well -established network in Moscow and Russian regions, we can bring together our exhibitors and interesting visitors from all over Russia,” concluded Bernd. Bread consumption per capita in Russia comprises 114kg per year, which is well above the average in Europe. Further figures confirm an enormous potential for the Russian market. In 2012 one Russian consumed 5.9kg of chocolate, about 2.6kg ice cream and about 1kg coffee, further increases are to be expected. Modern Bakery Moscow 2014 The 20th Modern Bakery Moscow will be held from April 23-26, 2014 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow. The exhibition celebrates its anniversary and is the leading trade fair for the bakery and confectionery market in Russia and the CIS.

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GFSI expands Guidance Document scope The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has reissued its Guidance Document Sixth Edition Versi include key requirements related to the storage and distribution sector. As a result, food safety management schemes that cover the storage and distribution scope can now come forward to GFSI for recognition through its benchmarking process. If the scheme’s requirements are considered to be equivalent to those specified within the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition Version 6.3, the scheme will achieve formal recognition by GFSI*. The GFSI Storage and Distribution Technical Working Group began its work in December 2011 to define the key requirements for Storage and Distribution, for incorporation into ‘Part III – Scheme Scope and Key Elements’ of the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition. The Working Group was mandated to draft benchmarking criteria that shall be in place in a storage and distribution scheme’s standard covering: • Food safety management systems, • Good distribution practices, • HACCP-based requirements. The Working Group also defined the auditor competency requirements for their scope, and submitted scope definitions for inclusion in the GFSI Guidance Document Part IV Glossary of Terms. The Working Group were also requested to consider whether multi-site certification based on sampling is relevant to their scope, and worked with the GFSI Guidance Document Working Group to finalise these criteria for inclusion in the GFSI Guidance Document Part III – Scheme Scope and Key Elements. Storage and Distribution is the fourth scope added to the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth

Edition since January 2011, after the incorporation of benchmarking criteria for Feed Production in May 2012 and Packaging Production and Animal Conversion in August 2011. Five further scopes will be included in the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition in the future in order to provide a seamless and harmonised approach to food safety management from farm to fork. The Working Group Co-Chairs, Jorge Hernandez, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Quality, US Foods and Rena Pierami, Divisional Vice President, Silliker, commented: “Over the past months we have been approached by food storage, distribution and logistics companies seeking certification against a GFSI recognized scheme for their scope of activity. We look forward to seeing a number of food safety management schemes covering the scope of food storage, distribution and logistics come forward for benchmarking against the criteria that our Working Group developed, so that there is a solution for such companies and also for buying companies requesting certification against GFSI certified schemes of their supply chain”. Payton Pruett, Vice President, Corp. Food Technology, The Kroger Co. and Cenk Gurol, Chief SCM Officer, AEON Co, Ltd, the GFSI Board liaisons to the Working Group commented that: “The GFSI Board prioritised this sector as storage and distribution activities are an integral part of the food supply chain, and a service that is relied on for activities taking place from farm to fork. Food and feed need to be stored and distributed in a manner that helps assure food safety across the entire supply chain.” *Any interested parties should contact for a GFSI Benchmarking Application Form.

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Campden BRI supports ‘Global Hand Washing Day’ October the 15th 2013 marked the annual Global Handwashing Day, a worldwide initiative aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Leading food and drink research organisation, Campden BRI is lending its support with a best practice video advising professionals how to wash their hands effectively. Hands are one of the major sources and routes for cross-contamination in the food industry and Campden BRI’s step-by-step instructional video details how food manufacturers, operatives and those involved in food preparation and handling can minimise the risk of cross-contamination. Campden BRI Food Hygiene Specialist John Holah said: “It has recently been sugested that a typical hand has approximately 150 different species of bacteria[i] living on it. Reducing the risk of cross-contamination is key in the production of microbiologically safer, higher quality food. Even the most effectively designed food processing area and the most hygienically designed food processing equipment can be badly undermined if the personnel working in the area do not follow the correct hygienic procedures and wash their hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. It sounds so simple but proper handwashing techniques really can and do make a huge difference.” Campden BRI’s free expert handwashing instructional video can be found by visiting: An 80-page best practice publication written by Campden BRI providing guidelines on handwashing for the food and drink industry is also available to order. [i] University of Colorado, 2008 [ii] Contact BHJ UK on tel 0121 521 4300 Contact Campden BRI on tel 01386 842000 or visit or visit

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Magnetrol® launches new website Magnetrol® International is proud to announce that the company has launched its new, redesigned corporate website after almost a year in development, has a brand new look. Users will enjoy the improved functionality and simplified navigation. The streamlined product offering enables the company to focus to a greater degree on a customer’s and representative’s needs. Magnetrol is dedicated to providing the highest level of service. This new site enables the company to more efficiently promote new products and initiatives, as well as quickly direct traffic to the content they are looking for. Keep checking for the additional enhancements and improvements that are on the way. Not only is its website new, so is the corporate headquarters. In august, the US headquarters relocated from Downers Grove to Aurora, Illinois. Magnetrol’s headquarters move accommodates the need for increased

capacity by the company. The relocation to a new 20,530sq.m. facility in the Meridian Business Campus more than doubles its production capacity, while housing Magnetrol’s headquarters operation under one roof. Also the build - out of the facility in Belgium, which houses manufacturing, sales and administration operations, will double production capacity of Magnetrol’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India markets. The expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013. “Magnetrol’s growth represents our commitment to delivering excellent products and service, while leveraging strategic market opportunities,” said President and Chief Executive, Jeffrey K. Swallow. “Our company’s history is tied to instrumentation technology breakthroughs, and our continued success will come from remaining our customers’ preferred partner for level and flow control solutions.”

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Halal driven by growing Muslim population The Halal food industry has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.44 percent through 2016, driven by increasing R&D in Halal product innovations, and the increase in the Muslim population. Islam is one of the largest and fastestgrowing religions in the world; close to 25 percent of the world's population is Muslim, nearly 1.6 billion people. Food products prepared following a set of Islamic dietary laws and regulations, which determine what is permissible, lawful and clean, are classified as Halal. Unsurprisingly, the food sector makes up over 60 percent of the global market for Halal products. This includes primary meat, processed goods, bakery food and confectionary, with processed goods contributing around 35 percent of the total. With the increase in global Halal trade, many countries are taking initiatives to capitalise on the growth potential. Malaysia, as a Muslim country, is well positioned to be the centre for the promotion, distribution and production of Halal food.

Halal consumption is not limited only to the Muslim population; other consumer goods are seeking halal food due to halal food's excellent reputation for healthy and safe food products, and the humane treatment of animals. The increasing popularity of Halal products in Europe, is currently being driven by Russia, France and the UK. The Halal market in these countries has continued growing since 2004, albeit at a slower pace than Asian markets. A major opportunity can be found in the Australia/Oceania region, where the halal food market saw growth of 33.3 percent between 2009 and 2010. A major challenge currently faced by the Halal food industry is the certification of products by authentic bodies. Certification issues are generally noticed in products exported by local markets. Because of this certification issue, consumers may lose confidence in the product's Halal status and stop buying it. Key players currently dominating the Halal food industry include Carrefour SA, Nestlé SA, McDonald's Corp, and Yum!Brands Inc.

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Research and Markets: Soup Market 2013 Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ‘Soup Market Update 2013” report to their offering. This Market Update examines the soup industry in the UK. The market is made up of three main sectors wet ambient soups, fresh chilled soups and dry soups. Wet ambient soups are the UK's favourite and account for more than half of all soups sold in terms of value. Heinz is the leading brand in the market and is responsible for approximately 70 percent of all sales in the category. Own labels dominate the fresh chilled soups sector. Small premium brands are also performing well. Finally, dry soups have struggled in recent times. However, they appear to be making a comeback as of 2012. This is down to innovation and marketing efforts by brands. In total, the market's value grew by 8.9 percent in 2012. Soups are popular in the UK. Despite falling consumer spending, there remains a strong demand for products in the market. Variety and new product development especially flavour and format innovation have played a major role in this trend. Manufacturers are launching exotic soups as consumers become more adventurous in their cuisines, as well as to stand out on saturated retail shelves. In addition, there has been a rise in smaller formats that appeal to working professionals who eat lunch at their desk, as well as the growing number of Britons who are living on their own. There is also a growing demand for quality and nutritious soups. Rising production costs. Although the soup industry has remained resilient throughout the economic crisis and grown year-on-year, manufacturers are operating in a difficult environment. They have been unable to meet the Government's voluntary salt reduction target as the necessary technology does not exist. In addition, competition in the market is fierce and to maintain market dynamism manufacturers have no other option but to continually introduce new ranges and refresh their brands, as well as launch marketing campaigns to encourage consumers to remain loyal to their brands. Furthermore, they are facing growing pressure to engage in promotional activity and absorb rising production costs, which threaten to affect their sales and profit. Soup manufacturers are operating in an uncertain environment. Regardless of tough market conditions, the authors predict that the soup market will continue to grow over the next five years. Between 2013 and 2017, the industry is forecast to rise by 29.5 percent. Contrary to current

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market trends, the values of the wet ambient and dry soups sectors are expected to increase at a faster rate than that of the fresh chilled soup sector. Better value will play a critical role behind this trend. Contact Research and Markets on tel +353 1415 1241 or visit

Sara LBS portal for high speed doors sara LBS has launched a new web portal dedicated to high speed door technology. contains information about the company's flagship 'Sprint' range including a photo gallery and video of the doors in use. The site includes links to product pages dedicated to each of the doors within the 'Sprint' range. The 'Sprint' range of high speed roller shutter doors, available exclusively from sara LBS, offers the fastest opening speeds on the market (up to 3.2m/s) as well as smooth operation thanks to its patented MCC Vector Frequency Control system. The range allows end-users to reduce energy consumption during operation and improve thermal-insulation as doors are open for shorter time periods. Safety is also enhanced thanks to the sara safety beam, a unique non-contact travelling safety beam which runs in front of the curtain and prevents it closing in the event that there is an obstruction. There are a wide range of products that are suitable for either internal or external use, and even hygiene critical applications such as clean rooms and food production. Curtain materials include PVC RollTex and aluminium profiles for differing degrees of impact and weather protection and sizes range from 500mm - 750mm wide and 500mm - 6,000mm tall. The internet portal is designed to allow end-users to quickly learn about the 'Sprint' range as a whole and see some examples of where it has been installed. It is then easy to navigate to product specific pages where product literature and CAD files can be downloaded.

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Catalogue has largest range of spray nozzles Bete, the spray nozzle specialist has recently published a new product catalogue that represents the most comprehensive guide ever produced for its extensive range of spray nozzles, spray applications and spray technology. The 129-page catalogue includes a new tank wash section, a new air-atomising nozzle range, an updated spray lance section

along with all the new and improved product ranges introduced over the last six years. Available on-line or in hard copy, the catalogue covers spray nozzle options for just about any possible spraying application including; full cone nozzles, hollow cone nozzles, flat fan and misting nozzles, tank washing heads, spray lances and spray bars, plus specialist purpose nozzles.

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Meat processing equipment market The meat processing equipment market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2 percent over the next five years, increasing from a total of $7,656.5m in 2012, to reach a value of $11,495.3m by 2018. The processed meats industry is predominantly driven by the demand for meat. Due to rapid increase in globalisation, processing of various types of meat for feeding the global population has paced up recently. People around the world have also started increasing protein intake in their diet. Hence, this factor is also driving the processed meat industry. With the busy schedule of the two-income family members, ready-to-eat meat products are being largely preferred. All such meat products contain the essential ingredients and save cooking time of the consumers. The meat processing equipment market is driven by the associated advantages such as

increased consumption of processed meat and better quality of meat products. Growth is particularly high in the Asia-Pacific countries such as China, India, Japan, and New Zealand because of the growing awareness about processed meat and this will in turn increase the demand for the meat processing equipment, thereby influencing this industry. Leading manufacturers are focusing on expansion of their respective businesses across regions and setting up new manufacturing plants to ramp up production capacities and broaden overall product line. Major industry participants are involved in new product launches and acquisitions to penetrate the untapped markets of Asia and Latin America. Key players currently dominating the meat processing equipment market include: BRF SA (Brazil), Tyson Foods Inc. (USA), Cherkizovo Group (Russia), Marfrig Group (Brazil), and Nippon Meat Packers Inc (Japan).

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Hazardous area cable protection guide According to Flexicon’s new cable protection guide for hazardous areas, using flexible conduit systems will offer a potentially safer solution that could also save money and time. The 20-page guide details the different hazardous area classifications and zones and outlines the company’s flexible conduit systems that can be used in such areas. The guide features an extended range of EXD fittings, together with eleven liquid tight conduit ranges, this brochure brings together Flexicon’s hazardous area offer in one handy reference document. Complete with technical introduction, product comparison table, part number and ordering information, as well as installation and instruction notes, this comprehensive guide is a must-read for anybody operating or working within hazardous areas. Using Flexicon’s ATEX and IECEx Ex D flameproof barrier glands, specifiers can select from any of its compatible liquid tight conduit systems. Colin Legg, Marketing Manager for Flexicon said: “Using conduit provides superior cable protection for multiple cables, thus reducing the requirement for expensive specialist cables. Cables can also be grouped, decreasing the number of entry points into a control box or enclosure. Depending on the conduit selected, additional performance such

as EMC shielding, impact or crush resistance and corrosion and oil resistance can be provided. “Using our flameproof barrier gland with flexible conduit means the specifier can choose from a far wider choice of systems for cable protection within hazardous areas than they have had in the past.” Flexicon can supply any of its different conduit systems quickly, and is readily at hand to support with technical advice and help, whether you are onsite or over the telephone. The company can also accommodate specials more quickly, whether supplying bespoke lengths or ready-made assemblies. Specifiers can also easily select and download engineering drawings for flexible conduit systems from Flexicon’s website in a 3D format ready to import into their CAD designs. Flexicon now has a broad range of new products suitable for hazardous environments, all of which are detailed within the guide, including: Stainless steel EXD fittings; NPT threaded EXD fittings; 90deg EXD fittings; 45deg EXD fittings; EXD fittings for braided conduit; EXD thread converters; EXD stopping plugs; Low fire hazard liquid tight conduit – LTPLFH; Anti-static liquid tight conduit – LTPAS; Anti-static polyurethane coated liquid tight conduit – LTPPUAS.

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Mogensen introduces new website Mogensen Raw Materials Handling has introduced a completely new website. The site, which is very easy to navigate, not only from PCs but, importantly, also from mobile devices, provides a comprehensive account of Mogensen’s extensive range of vibratory bulk materials handling equipment. The product range comprising the original Mogensen Sizer, vibratory screens, feeders, grizzly feeders, conveyors, vibratory tables and ancillary equipment such as electric deck heating and pneumatic mesh cleaning is concisely described, explained and clearly illustrated. A helpful review of applications in the various industries served by Mogensen – minerals processing, chemicals, recycling and waste management, food processing and animal feeds – is included. Contact Mogensen on tel 01476 566301 or visit

The World Dairy Situation 2013 is released The World Dairy Situation 2013, the International Dairy Federation’s (IDF) flagship publication, was presented during the Dairy Policies and Economics conference at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Yokohama, Japan in October 2013. This comprehensive report will be considered an essential resource by the global dairy community. It investigates major developments, new trends, and the evolution of the demand for dairy products, as well as gathering statistics on production, consumption and trade in all regions of the world. The country reports are a significant feature of the World Dairy Situation report. Individual nations, including IDF member countries, present information on their own dairy sectors, providing the most complete and detailed overview of the global dairy situation possible. International experts also contributed to the Forum chapter, with an overview of the Japanese and South American dairy sectors. The issue of margins was much debated in our

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industry this year, with milk price on the one hand and production costs on the other. The Forum chapter focuses on recent developments in farm-level margins and policy options. This section also includes a contribution on milk prices and costs worldwide. Among the innovative aspects of this year’s edition is the layout. The format is more user friendly, with the introduction of a graphic summary entitled ‘World Dairy Situation at a Glance’. There is also a better balance between text and graphs, optimizing the presentation of data and making the report easier to digest.

The Editor of the World Dairy Situation 2013, Dr Adriaan Krijger, commented: “Having a comprehensive understanding of global demand and supply trends, and the wide range of policy and economic factors that influence them, is essential for the both the industry and policy makers alike. The World Dairy Situation, produced annually by the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics, is a major contribution toward that objective, as part of fulfilling the IDF’s mission to represent and support the dairy industry globally”.

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Food standards for thought In order to satisfy a rising demand, Certification body BM TRADA has begun providing BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials certification. The move comes at a time when the European food industry has been trying hard to rebuild consumer confidence in the provenance, quality, safety and legality of food ingredients in the wake of the horsemeat scandal. It has also been forced to accept the introduction of the Food Safety Modernisation Act and the ‘increased tightening’ of other food safety regulations worldwide. Tom Johnston, Chief Operating Officer of Central Certification Services at BM TRADA, said: “The food sector has recently faced market challenges on two fronts: from retailers on one side, concerned with protecting their brand reputation, and food safety inspectors on the other, concerned with safeguarding the food supply chain. “Manufacturers are therefore facing mounting pressure to comply with legislation and associated regulations, as well as client expectations, or suffer the commercial consequences, and BRC certification offers a straight-forward, all-encompassing and globally accepted solution to demonstrating best practice.” The discovery by food inspectors of horsemeat DNA in processed beef back in January led to a series of product recalls by a number of UK supermarket chains and brought into question the standards of the food industry's supply chain. As a result, it has driven the need amongst manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that at all points in the supply chain are working to the most rigorous standards. With recognized food safety certification fast becoming a prerequisite to trade in the food sector, both domestically and abroad, failure to demonstrate that such procedures are

in place can negatively impact a company's ability to retain and win new business. A lack of appropriate certification can also put a food company at greater legal risk, should an issue concerning quality or safety, arise, it is claimed. Johnston says that BRC food standard certification – a benchmark of quality endorsed by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) – is increasingly becoming ‘the certification of choice’ amongst manufacturers and suppliers of the food industry. It demonstrates compliance with HACCP, GMP, hygiene, food safety and quality systems. Certification can also be used by manufacturers to demonstrate fulfillment of relevant local legal obligations, which is an important consideration should a firm need to mount a due diligence defence. “By having certification, food production firms can better safeguard consumers, meet client expectations, and fulfill their legal obligations.” In addition to the BRC Global Food Safety Standard Version 6, BM TRADA - an active member of the BRC's Food and Packaging Technical Advisory Groups - is also now offering BRC Global Standard for Packaging Version 4, certification. This standard is designed to protect consumers by providing a common basis for certification of companies supplying packaging and packaging materials, setting out hygiene, safety and quality requirements for companies supplying the food and consumer products industries. Both BRC schemes involve an evaluation of a company's safety and quality procedures, full on-site audit and off-site written report detailing any non-conformances that need to be addressed prior to certification. By the end of 2013, it is predicted that there will be more than 20,000 BRC certificated sites worldwide — a 10 percent increase on 2012 — with strong growth in both North and South America, China and Europe.

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Fresh Produce firms increase in value A new pricing guide from business analysts Plimsoll Publishing confirms there are some encouraging signs for the UK’s largest Fresh Produce companies. Plimsoll’s latest research, which analyses the largest 957 Fresh Produce companies, states average company value within the Fresh Produce sector has increased by 1.4 percent and 267 firms have seen their value soar by 20 percent. This exclusive pricing guide, that is available for £350+VAT, also states that: · Overall, the value of Fresh Produce firms analysed in the report are up 1.4 percent. · Companies with sales up to £1m have seen their value rise by 9 percent. · 149 businesses have seen their value fall by as much as a third. · A group of 117 organisations have seen their value increase by 50 percent. David Pattison, Senior Analyst on the project said: “This is a great barometer for the industry to measure the overall improvement in the market – albeit a modest increase in the average value. In all we identified 267 companies that have increased in value by 20% and their performance adds to the belief that the overall market has stabilized. Pattison added, however, that although some companies have increased in value, there are still signs that the Fresh Produce market is still a challenging landscape. “Given the tough economic conditions of recent years, 149 firms are seeing their value fall by over a third and it is clear the market is still highly competitive and this is impacting on the value of the companies. “Of course a company is only worth what someone is willing to pay – however you need a start point and the Pricing Guide offers this”, David Pattison said. The Plimsoll Pricing Guide is ideal for anyone looking to compare and understand their own company’s value against the rest of the market. For more information on the Fresh Produce Plimsoll Pricing Guide contact Chris Glancey – readers of this article are entitled to a £50 discount off this Guide by calling and quoting reference PR/PG/FI40. Contact Plimsoll Publishing on tel 01642 626419 or visit


SHBURY LABELLING 0845 459 5019 the leading provider of specification and labelling services to the food and drink industry, has expanded its senior team with the appointment of Geoff Brown as Technical Director. Geoff joins the team from NSF International where he was a Divisional Managing Director, and has previously held senior positions with Whitbread and Sainsbury’s. As Technical Director, Geoff will lead the delivery of consistent and accurate technical services including product specification, pack copy and artwork verification work, in line with Ashbury Labelling’s unique endto-end methodology. He will also be responsible for building strong business partnerships with new and existing clients, as well as developing new market opportunities with UK and international food retailers, manufacturers, restaurant chains and food service operators. Geoff ’s appointment follows a period of strong growth for the company, which has consolidated its position as the leading service

from Baker Perkins enable bakers to meet increasing market demand for high quality premium bread. Equipment is designed to handle the dough carefully from mixing through the dividing, rounding and moulding operations, preserving the integrity of the dough structure and producing a quality product with high consumer appeal.

provider in this sector. Ashbury Labelling has more than doubled in size in the last 12 months including international service expansion, now offering advice on Eastern European and Far-East regulatory requirements. Geoff Brown commented: "I am proud to be joining the Ashbury Labelling team. Recent issues with horsemeat being found in certain products has emphasised the importance of assuring provenance and integrity across all parts of the supply chain, whilst ensuring that products and their component ingredients are comprehensively specified. My new role at Ashbury Labelling will allow me to work closely with retailers and manufacturers to ensure their product specifications and customer labels are right first time and in line with regulatory and individual brand requirements." James Post, Managing Director at Ashbury Labelling added: "Geoff ’s experience in supply chain management and food retailing is a perfect fit with Ashbury Labelling’s customers. Product specification and labelling has become incredibly


IMON ROWLATT has been appointed international Sales Manager for the Baker Perkins 01733 283000 range of mixing and forming equipment for high-output plant bakeries. He takes over from Geoff Hawley, who has joined Baker Perkins in the USA. Simon will support customers throughout Asia, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. His appointment provides continuity to Baker Perkins’ customers in these areas as he has already worked with many of them in his most recent role as a Project Manager. His wide experience with Baker Perkins bakery equipment includes spells as a design engineer, commissioning engineer, product engineer and deputy engineering manager. Mixing and forming systems




complex for retailers and manufacturers, meaning they increasingly seek expert advice and support from external partners. The new, pan-EU, provision of food information for customers regulations, which will be applied from December 2014, has forced the industry to respond and we have seen a huge upswing in demand for our services as a result. Geoff ’s appointment further strengthens our team so we can offer our customers unrivalled support at every step of the product development process."


EADOW FOODS 01244 680071 has appointed Mark Chantler as its Group Commercial Director. Mark joins the Executive Board with responsibility for implementing the group’s strategy for growth, including acquisitions, and more immediately the expansion and development of their production facility at Chester, which starts this week. Mark, the son of the company’s Executive Chairman, Simon Chantler, graduated with a first class honours degree in Economics from Newcastle University. During his time at Meadow he has worked as a project manager spending time in each division of the family business. Simon Chantler commented: “I am extremely proud to welcome Mark on to the Executive Board, he has become an important member of the team at Meadow.

As the next generation, Mark’s focus will be on the continual improvement and strategic development of the business.” The company, founded in 1992 by Simon Chantler and John Pickering, now employs more than 250 people and has a turnover in excess of £400m. Meadow Foods purchases milk from over 600 dairy farmers and operates from factories in Chester, Peterborough and Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Their products include cream, butter, sweetened condensed milk, anhydrous milk fat, chocolate crumb and cultured products.


NNOVATIVE SECONDARY PACKAGING COMPANY TRAKRAP 01695 555576 has appointed Colin Coules as Business Development Manager as part of its ambitious growth plans. Colin has worked within the corrugated and packaging industry in the UK, European and North American markets for more than 35 years and has held senior management positions within DS Smith Packaging, Linpac Containers and the Smurfit Group. He has a wealth of experience in delivering innovative, cost effective packaging line and supply chain solutions, working with multinational companies, independent producers and retailers. Colin has also served in an

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executive capacity on many trade bodies and associations such as: The British Box and Packaging Association, The Institute of Professional Sales and the Sales Qualification Board, sharing his expertise and in depth knowledge of the packaging industry. In his new role, Colin will focus on developing TrakRap’s relationships with approved corrugated and cartonboard suppliers and integrating TrakRap’s unique and sustainable, solution into end-of-line packaging systems in the grocery and pharmaceutical markets. Established as an alternative to shrink wrapping, TrakRap is a new and unique secondary packaging system, developed to help businesses achieve their commitment to deliver lighter weight, lower cost and more energy efficient transit and retail

ready packaging. The TrakRap system eliminates the use of heat, as applied in shrink wrap systems, substituting it with seven microns thick C8 LLDPE stretch film - a 100 percent recyclable polymer film that is lighter and, when combined with innovative TrakRap corrugated tray designs, uses less cardboard making it suitable for ambient, fresh and frozen products. The system has also delivered greater flexibility on operating speeds. Martin Leeming, Managing Director of TrakRap said: “We are delighted to welcome Colin to our growing team. He is a highly experienced packaging professional and we expect him to add significant value to our business and support us in making TrakRap synonymous with cost-effective, sustainable packaging.”


FORMER CHEF WHO HAD SO MANY UNANSWERED questions about the nature of food that he became a food scientist has won top prize in the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) 01827 872500 Student Awards with his dissertation on managing food safety threat Campylobacter. Daniel Walker entered the awards, designed to encourage young people into a career in food manufacturing and technology just as he was completing his degree in Food Science with Industrial Training at The University of Reading. Daniel is now on a 2-year technical management trainee programme with ABP Beef, the UK’s largest beef processor, and a division of ABP Food Group. His enthusiasm and dedication to go the extra mile on top of his studies impressed the panel of industry judges that included SOFHT Student Award sponsors Diversey Sealed Air and Tesco. The judges commented that Daniel’s dissertation was ‘well written, comprehensive and showed that he had carried out considerable research’. On winning the first ever SOFHT Student Award, Daniel said: “It is fantastic to win. I put a lot of effort into


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researching and writing this piece of work - editing it was the biggest challenge. I could have written 10,000 words covering the entire subject with all the reading I had undertaken.” His prize was £250 cash, membership of SOFHT and £400 worth of vouchers from Campden BRI to spend on technical resources, which will be extremely useful in his first role in the food industry working for ABP Beef. Second prize went to Lucie Humphries, Manchester Metropolitan University and third prize to Georgia Townend at Harper Adams University. Daniel was officially presented with his award at the SOFHT Annual Luncheon at the end of November.


01928 790444 software specialist in packaging device automation and data integrity, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new Business Development Managers; Barry Long and Akshay Intwala. Barry has the responsibility for Ireland and Scotland whilst Akshay will manage the business opportunities in the South East of England. Barry has over ten years’ experience of working with blue chip companies across pharmaceutical and food manufacturing sectors delivering complex Auto-ID solutions. AutoCoding Systems have continued to grow their customer base throughout Ireland and Scotland demanding that they have an experienced professional representation to progress these key accounts, as well as develop the significant opportunities that exist in these areas. Akshay has an established technical sales background. He has worked with numerous key accounts predominantly in the food and beverage industry having previously worked with Mettler Toledo and Intralox. Akshay will develop new opportunities in the South East of England, as well as maintaining AutoCoding Systems’ established customer base in this area. Barrie and Akshay will be supported by AutoCoding Systems’ pre-sales and solutions teams. Managing Director, Mike Hughes, said: “Barry and Akshay join AutoCoding Systems at an exciting time for growth”.


SB-SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL +49 2451 6250 a global leader in the development and installation of Business Software Solutions for the food industry, has appointed Paul Griffin as International Business Development Director. In his new role, Paul will be responsible for the further expansion of CSB into new territories as well as opening up additional sectors for the company’s range of business software solutions including ERP, BI, CRM, SCM, MES, Line

Control, OEE, Traceability, and PPS. Paul joins from Ishida Europe where he was most recently Marketing and Business Development Director, devising and implementing a global strategy across multiple regions that enabled the business to identify and enter into new markets and expand its product offerings. Founded in 1977, CSB-System creates tailor made business software solutions that help food and beverage companies achieve increased performance, profitability and efficiency, offering in-house systems for process and business management and also flexible mobile and field service solutions. The company is one of the leading business software vendors within the worldwide food and beverage sector, with over 30 sales companies and represented in over 40 countries. “We are delighted to welcome Paul to CSB,” says Hermann Schalk, CSB’s Director of Sales. “His extensive experience and impressive track record will be invaluable as we seek to take the company to the next level of success and growth.” Paul Griffin commented: “CSB has an excellent installed customer base and experience, as well as a record for product innovation and customer service. I am looking forward to helping to take the business forward, maximising opportunities in new countries and end-markets.”


INE FOOD DISTRIBUTOR RH AMAR 01494 530200 has added further strength to its new Impulse Sales Team, with the appointment of James Ellwood. James joins from Unilever where he was responsible for looking after sales of the company’s brands to pharmacy wholesalers and pharmacy retailers. Prior to that, he was a Customer Field Executive for Cadbury. He joins RH Amar as National Account Manager, Wholesale, and will support Karen Jones as the company looks to further expand its presence in wholesale and convenience. The sector currently accounts for around one third of RH Amar’s turnover, and

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Karen was brought in as the company’s first Impulse Channel Controller in April. James Ellwood is Jones’ second appointment following the addition of fellow National Account Manager Sue Paetel in August from Premier Foods. “We are delighted to welcome James aboard and feel confident he will add further depth and expertise to our impulse team as the sector becomes an ever more important part of RH Amar’s business,” said Karen. “Research from IGD shows that the impulse and convenience category is set to grow by 29 percent in the five years to 2017, and we have a strong portfolio of brands that can help retailers capitalise even further on that trend.” James added: “I am very excited to be joining RH Amar and to be working with a portfolio of extremely strong brands in such an exciting and dynamic channel.”


OY PARK’S 028 3835 2233 parent company, Marfrig has announced the start of a planned transition and change of roles and responsibilities within the Moy Park Leadership Team in Europe, following Moy Park Chief Executive, Nigel Dunlop’s decision to retire from the business. After six years as Chief Executive of Moy Park and following 33 years in the consumer goods sector, Nigel Dunlop has decided, in line with his own long term retirement plans, to step down from that position and retire at the end of this year. Since joining Moy Park in 2008, Nigel has played a pivotal role in the complete reorganisation and turnaround of the business. Moy Park has since achieved record levels of profitability and has almost doubled in size during this period. Moy Park recently became fully responsible for Marfrig’s entire European business. Nigel has successfully led Moy Park through one of the most challenging periods in recent times and leaves behind him a proud legacy of a strong, profitable and growing business which is today recognised as one of Europe’s leading food

companies. Nigel will remain in the role of Chief Executive, Moy Park until the end of this year. Starting on January 1st 2014, Janet McCollum, currently Moy Park Group Finance Director will take over the role of Chief Executive, Moy Park. Janet has had a long and successful career with Moy Park and more recently has played a key role in the comprehensive turnaround of the Moy Park business leading to significantly increased sales, profitability and cash. Prior to joining Moy Park, Janet started her career with Coca Cola and Schweppes Beverages after graduating in Business Administration and French at the University of Aston in Birmingham. Janet is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and sits on the main board of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce. Marcos Antonio Molina dos Santos, Chief Executive and Chairman of Marfrig Group, said: “I would like to express my sincere and warmest thanks to Nigel for his personal contribution to the success of Moy Park and for his support to the wider Marfrig Group during his time with the Company”. “I would also like to congratulate Janet on her appointment as Chief Executive, Moy Park and wish her every success in the new role. Between now and the end of the year Nigel will work closely with Janet to ensure a smooth and effective transition for the business.”


UROFINS FOOD TESTING UK 01902 627200 has welcomed back two former employees after several years working for competitive businesses. Harpreet Singh Rai has joined Eurofins as Analytical Services Manager within the Retail team and James Bates as Customer Service Account Manager. Harpreet originally worked in the Eurofins (then ADAS) Trace Elements and Soils departments and was most recently Principal Analyst at Exova. Meanwhile back in 1999, James worked in the Eurofins Chemistry Department focussing on HPLC analysis. Most recently, James has been

working as a Principal Analyst with Intertek. Liz Paterson, Sales and Marketing Director at Eurofins said: “We are delighted to welcome Harpreet and James back to Eurofins. The company has expanded extensively since they were with us originally and their industry knowledge and expertise will be real assets to both the laboratory and customer-facing sides of the business as we grow further”.


ORMER FLORETTE CHIEF Executive, Mark Newton has set out ambitious plans for growth after taking over as Managing Director of the highly successful snack salad and vegetable specialist Freshtime UK 01205 312010. Mark has left the Florette Group after 13 years to take charge of the Lincolnshire-based food-to-go salad and vegetable specialist which he says is ripe for growth. “Freshtime is a business I have known and kept my eye on for many years. Our product range and our production capabilities are bang on trend – we specialise in fresh, convenience food and snacking products," he said. “One of my main goals is to help it develop from a fantastic operation into a world-class business.” Freshtime was initially set up as part of a growers’ co-operative but now supplies chilled, value added, ready-to-eat salads, snacks, prepared vegetables and sandwich fillers to leading multiple retailers and food service operators. Mark Newton’s first objective will be to exploit the untapped potential he identifies within the firm. “What we do, and have been doing for some time, is right at the heart of current trends: street food, fresh produce and food ‘onthe-go’,” he said. “Freshtime is a successful, growing business and because of our size we have also got the flexibility to innovate. Many of the larger corporates talk about innovation but in reality it takes them a year to get a product from initial concept to market. “Because we are smaller, more nimble, we can innovate much more quickly and respond to market trends.” Mark foresees

expansion and growth and has no doubt that new jobs will be created at Freshtime’s site in Boston. “This is a great time for me to have got on board and everyone here is up to the challenge of taking this business forward,” he said. “We have a fantastic team here but the door is open to new people to come on board and help us to grow. We will be developing the workforce, creating jobs in a new structure and continuing to invest in the site itself.” Mark Newton was Commercial Director, then Managing Director of Soléco UK – part of Groupe Florette – between 2000 and 2011 and was Chief Executive of Florette SAS from 2011 to 2013.


ÜRGEN RÜTH HAS BEEN NAMED AS new Division Manager Central Europe for Mitsubishi Electric Europe +49 2102 486 2150. In September 2013 Jürgen took over the Industrial Automation Central Europe division of Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV. As Division Manager Central Europe he is responsible for sales, marketing and support for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries. Jürgen has extensive experience in marketing as well as direct and indirect sales in companies in the electro, energy and communications sectors. “I am delighted with this new position at Mitsubishi Electric. The German speaking market in Europe is the largest and most interesting for our automation products. Mitsubishi Electric is one of the world’s top three companies in the automation field”, said Jürgen. “In Germany we are certainly one of the market leaders in the field of compact controls. It is my aim to improve and extend our market position for all our products and solutions in our target markets.”


DC INFRARED ENGINEERING 01621 852244 is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Patterson as Vice President of Global Customer Care for its Sensors, Systems and Metals divisions. Terry’s responsibilities

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involve managing NDC’s Customer Care division and for developing the various Support Products that are designed to maximize the return on investment for its customers. Terry brings with him 25 years of experience in the field of service management in higher education and high technology companies such as NCR, AT&T, Northrop Grumman, Art Centre College of Design and most recently Vice-President of Service at Rapiscan Systems. He holds both a BSc and an MBA from the University of Redlands (California).


RESSURE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST ELFAB 0191 293 1234 has appointed Lee Farms as its sales manager for Western Europe, looking after OEM products. Lee joins Elfab from precision components manufacturer Katmex, where he was responsible for business development and quality management. He has 17 years’ experience of the metal engineering industry, working across design, production, sales and customer service functions. He also holds a Diploma in Strategic Business Management. Commenting on his new position, Lee said: “My experience and education have given me a thorough understanding of how a business operates and an appreciation of client needs. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with our clients to fulfil their diverse and individual needs, forging strong and longlasting partnerships.”


ITTLE MIRACLES +45 8747 8050 the organic energy drink which is gaining market share in the UK, has appointed Kate Woolf as International Marketing Manager as the brand looks to grow its presence across the UK following exceptional performance in over 20 European countries driving incremental category sales. Woolf will look after the key growth markets and brings a wealth of experience accumulated over 10 years marketing a number of high profile brands such as Walkers, Quaker, Tropicana, Naked, Cadbury, Bassetts and


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Maynards during her time at PepsiCo and at Cadbury UK. Frederik Senger, Little Miracles Owner said: “Kate’s appointment brings valuable retailer relationships, knowledge, experience and creativity to the Little Miracles business. As the brand vision continues to grow, gaining excellent support from the trade, appointments like Kate will be key to our wider international marketing activities and she will work closely with all of our international partners. We are continuing to ensure our presence is felt in over 20 countries where we are already doing exceptionally well.”


WISSLOG UK 01527 551600 has appointed Steve Thorp as their new Head of Customer Support. Recent new account wins and the growing popularity of automated intralogistics systems, brought about by a boom in ecommerce and multi-channel retailing, has led to Swisslog bolstering its UK operation. As Head of Customer Support, Steve will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the UK Customer Support division, leading a highly experienced, multi-disciplined team in the delivery of value-enhancing service and support. “Steve is a great addition to our ranks and we are delighted to be enhancing our support team,” said UK Managing Director, James Sharples. “Our customer support personnel work hard to provide innovative and proactive services and Steve will help us drive the business forwards and ensure our UK operations continue to grow.” A multi-skilled, highly driven, management professional, Steve has over 25 years’ experience of programme and project leadership, and a track record of successfully delivering business-critical contracts. “It is a very exciting time to be joining Swisslog,” added James. “Customer support is central to delivering a positive customer experience and a crucial aspect of our business. Swisslog has already made fantastic strides in fostering strong, global partnerships with customers and suppliers, and we look forward to Steve bringing his own experience and expertise to the role. The growth and importance of automation continues to rise

rapidly and we are keen to ensure our prestigious customer base makes the most of the many advantages it has to offer.”


HE GLOBAL GROUP OF COMPANIES, including Global Heat Transfer 01785 760555 has appointed Christopher Dryer as its new group accountant to help achieve the company’s rapid growth goals. Christopher joins the Global Group of Companies from UK Fuels. Amongst Dryer’s key tasks will be working with Global Heat Transfer, one of the Global Group companies, which has seen rapid growth of 66 percent in the last year. The business, a thermal fluid specialist, providing heat transfer engineering assistance and thermal fluid supplies, is one of the most innovative in the Group. As an auditor and accountant with Baker Tilly, one of the UK’s Top 10 accountancy firms, Dryer also obtained his ACA qualification. His main responsibilities in the role included managing financial accounts and auditing a wide range of companies. In only five years he rose from junior to senior accountant, building excellent professional relationships with his customers. As a result, he was recruited by one of his clients, UK Fuels Limited, at the beginning of 2011. As an assistant financial controller at UK Fuels, Christopher was assigned to work on the Southern and Northern Irish branches. He was in charge of a team of seven which managed the audit process of 15 companies with a combined turnover of £260m. Christopher’s key achievement in this role was taking sole responsibility for an annual project that correctly allocated the head office costs of 50 companies from the UK Fuels group. “I am very keen to create new management reports that will help Global Group achieve its goals and continue its rapid growth,” Christopher Dryer said. “I am planning to use my experience and the excellent training I have already received from Global to streamline costs, increase profitability and explore

new areas of business development.”


ARTIN OLSSON, currently the Technical Director at Nimo-KG +46 418 446440 takes over as Managing Director as Johan Bergman leaves to take on new challenges. “I feel very excited and extremely honoured,” said Martin Olsson, Managing Director at Nimo-KG. Nimo-KG is the technical specialist that, for the past five decades, has become a household name in the international food industry with their equipment for internal product handling. Lifts, tipping devices, weighing and batching stations are a few examples from the broad product range – and each year some 200 machines and more than a thousand stainless steel containers are delivered to customers worldwide. Martin has a long history at Nimo-KG and started as a designer in 1998. Since 2007 he has held the title of Technical Director, and in the new role he now plans to increase the overall technical focus even further. “I have had a long career at NimoKG, I am familiar with every detail of the company and it is hugely inspiring to have been given this chance. Our brand is strong and stable in the lifting and tipping equipment market and my main aim will be to cement this further. I will work hard to make Nimo-KG the first and obvious tech partner choice for the food industry, to an even greater extent than today. Both in terms of standard machines and customized special solutions,” said Martin Olsson. Timo Taiminen, one of the board members, was involved in choosing the new Managing Director at Nimo-KG: “Electing Martin Olsson as Managing Director is right in line with our strategy to further enhance Nimo-KG's offer to the customer base, which has expanded significantly during Johan Bergman's leadership. Martin is a skilled technician with straightforward management style, which makes him perfect for the job. This will result in an even greater focus on the kind of smart tailored-made solutions that have made Nimo-KG a well-known name in the industry. Both domestically and internationally”, said Timo Taiminen.




tGard - the new customisable Fortress product tGard is the new approach to controlling access to hazardous machinery and equipment. It is a compact, metal-bodied safety system that enables the configuration of various safety products including electrical safety gate switches (with or without guard locking), mechanical trapped key interlocks and electrical operator controls, either as separate devices or integrated into one device. Fortress Interlocks offers tGard as a customised product, as standard. It is defined by a range of tGard elements, including safety switches (solenoid and non-solenoid), personnel keys, emergency release, push

buttons, estops, indicator lamps and a choice of operating handles for both hinged and sliding guard doors. These elements are simply selected and then assembled into a robust housing, suitable for mounting onto machine guarding, providing the user with an exact configuration specific to the application. tGard is quick and easy to install and can be mounted directly onto a flat surface, doors or extruded aluminium profiles without the need for mounting plates or brackets. It is IP65 as standard and has been designed to be fully compliant with the new machinery safety standards.

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Seeing every critical moment Revolutionary equipment from Stable Micro Systems now provides unrivalled texture analysis data and analysis capabilities for food manufacturers. The company’s new Video Capture and Synchronisation System enables them to record tests and replay them frame by frame simultaneously with their corresponding force-distance-time graphs. This is an industry first, which means that even the quickest tests can be viewed and analysed in minute detail. The system will be particularly valuable in the bakery, snack and confectionery section. The new system includes a moveable video camera, a transparent test platform, which permits recordings from underneath the sample, and an optional light attachment. To conduct a test, the camera is positioned in the most appropriate location for testing. As the TA.XTplus texture analyser begins collecting data, a signal is relayed to the Video Capture Interface, which initiates recording at up to 50 frames per second. Data is collected and analysed by Stable Micro Systems’ proprietary software, Exponent. When replayed afterwards, each video frame is automatically synchronised with the data points on the force-time graph, allowing graph events to be

related simply to visual events on the product. Jo Smewing, Applications Manager at Stable Micro Systems, said: “This new system represents a huge leap forward in texture analysis for the food industry. Decisive visual aspects of a test can be easily missed by the human eye, but are critical to understanding a product’s textural and sensory appeal. A biscuit, for example, can snap or crumble very quickly, making it impossible for human observers to note the exact point at which it broke. Similarly, it is difficult to watch with the naked eye the fracture of a potato crisp. “Automatically correlating the peaks and troughs of a force-distance-time graph with frame by frame video recordings means the exact behaviour of a sample can be recorded, interpreted simply and re-examined as often as required. It also enables users to identify anomalies in a test without the need for retesting at a later date, and to undertake far more detailed comparative analyses.” The new Video Capture and Synchronisation System will be invaluable to R&D professionals and quality control departments as they seek to optimise the appeal of their products.

Contact Stable Micro Systems on tel 01483 427345 or visit

Guttridge launches new Silo Sweep Auger The new Silo Sweep Auger from Guttridge, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bulk materials handling equipment, is a robust, highly reliable machine for the automated emptying of grain silos. Its introduction extends Guttridge’s already broad range for grain handling allowing the company to offer efficient solutions, with local UK support, for every aspect of on-farm or central storage transfer. A fully integrated service for sweep auger replacement extends from the removal of old equipment right through to on-site commissioning of the new product. “We are delighted to be launching the elegant and highly specified Silo Sweep Auger,” said Paul Gott, Sales & Marketing Director. “The patented design has been rigorously refined to ensure the very highest levels of reliability and presents an efficient and robust solution, at a competitive price. We recognise the importance of a UK product to

many of our farming customers so we are very pleased to extend our range to include this important piece of grain handling equipment.” Grain silos empty under gravity but as grain levels drop this process stalls. One option is to dig out the residual volume manually, but this incurs substantial labour costs and raises HSE issues. The alternative is to use a sweep auger, which as the name suggests, sweeps across the silo floor, transferring the remaining grain via a screw to the silo outlet. The Guttridge Silo Sweep Auger is made from galvanised steel to improve longevity and reduce the risk of product contamination from flaking paint. Rubber blades ensure an efficient sweep of the silo floor while an enclosed clutch and motor mechanism prevents grain ingress and subsequent damage, improving reliability. The patented drive design delivers the very highest levels of efficiency by reducing slip and strain within the system.

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Preventing Food Recalls Food producers can predict and prepare systems to prevent all kinds of physical contamination of food, but sooner or later a rogue item can get into the product by accident. Many objects can be identified by metal detectors, or X-ray systems as the finished packs pass down the line and the pack is then removed for investigation. The alternative is that an undetected contamination can trigger a recall when the consumers discover the offending objects. Unfortunately not every type of material can be ‘seen’. Plastics can be invisible to both metal detection and Xray machines unless they are made from special polymers. Those used by Detectamet to make its extensive range of plastic tools and equipment produced can be both metal and X-ray detectable. As Sean Smith, Detectamet’s Chief Executive, explained: “By using our detectable plastic products the numbers of items that can sneak through the anticontamination systems are greatly reduced.” He went on to explain: “Even small bits of our plastics will be found by a properly configured detection system” “Many food companies are now using our products to protect their reputation and consequently this risk has almost been closed off. What is now a big worry”, said Sean: “Is the use of undetectable plastic or rubber products within machinery and equipment built for use in food factories and for harvesting.” Historically there have been several occasions when bits of plastic or rubber have made their way from farm to fork, or dropped out of production line fittings. “I am now getting regular enquiries from equipment manufacturers for detectable plastic to be engineered of formed into parts for food process machines”, Sean revealed. Detectamet will take the enquiring company through the technical processes to ensure that the new part or product is not only detectable but complies with the international and national regulations regarding plastics in contact with food. Sean explained how his thirty years’ experience in plastics so valuable. “It is essential that we make sure the modified plastic will keep the important characteristics of the previous material.” Seals must still seal and flexible items must still be able to bend or absorb shock. Trials are essential to prove that the new

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item is fit for purpose and then the whole and parts of it go through detection tests. Sean concluded: “Detectable Detectamet plastics are being specified more and more often because on that rare occasion the parts are damaged they can be identified if they end up in the food”.

Contact Detectamet on tel 01759 304200 or visit

New pump hoses with 80 percent greater life Watson-Marlow Pumps Group is introducing a new food grade hose for use with Bredel pumps. FDA and EC compliant, the new F-NBR hoses offer better wear resistance and longer life for improved production efficiency and process/product safety. Any manufacturer in the food and beverage sector that is using peristaltic pumps to dose additives or transfer abrasive, shear sensitive and viscous substances, will know all about the need for process uptime. To better meet this perennial requirement, Bredel is launching its F-NBR food grade hose that meets FDA 21CFR177.2600, EC 1935/2004 and BfR XXI cat.4 regulations and provides up to 80 percent longer life. Bredel hose pumps can deal with products as diverse as soft fruit and shellfish, abrasive yeast and finings, as well as fluids containing high concentrations of hard solids such as whole spices. Hygiene is seen as another key benefit unlike other pumps which incorporate a variety of moving parts and can contribute to microbial growth and contamination, Bredel hose pumps have no direct contact with the product at any stage of the production process. The new F-NBR hose can be cleaned by clean-in-place and steam-in-place sterilisation at full velocity, without the need for a bypass. At a time when organisations are under particular pressure to contain costs, maintain and improve quality and limit the expense of downtime and lost production, the introduction of the new F-NBR hose is good news to food manufacturers. Available in size 10-100mm, F-NBR hoses are manufactured in accordance with cGMP guidelines. Contact Watson-Marlow Pumps on tel 01326 370370 or visit

Same shift bacteria test approved The novel MicroSnap test, for Coliform and E.coli from Hygiena has been certified, by the AOAC Research Institute’s Performance Tested Methods Programme. MicroSnap is a novel rapid detection systems based on the utilisation of specific substrates linked to a light emitting reaction. It is claimed to be the only microbiology test to give results in eight hours or less using a simple, low cost, portable, instrument platform. Certification by the AOAC Research Institute means that customers can use the test with confidence knowing that all claims are independently verified against strict validation criteria and international reference methods. The rapid results enable food and beverage processors to get actionable information in the same working day or shift thus enabling cost savings and increased productivity through faster risk assessment and positive release of sensitive products. MicroSnap’s performance was certified to measure both Coliform and E.coli in a wide range of products including raw and cooked meat and fish, milk, mineral water and readyto-eat products such as sandwiches and green salad leaves. MicroSnap can be applied to many other products and the integrated swab provides a simple application for testing solid surfaces. MicroSnap is certified to give a quantitative

result after six hours and enumerates the bacteria in the range 100 – 10,000/g. Results can also be achieved in 3 – 6 hours depending on the desired specification. The test also gives presence/absence results in eight hours i.e. <10/g for solid foods and <1 per 100ml for water. The large dynamic range of the test reduces the need for serial dilutions thus saving the time and cost of sample preparation required for the conventional microbiology. MicroSnap’s simple convenient test format uses a liquid broth that enables every viable bacteria to be detected thus giving a more precise result than colony counting methods. Other tests in the MicroSnap range include Total Viable Count and newly developed tests include Enterobacteriacaea and Listeria. All tests are performed on the EnSURE instrument which is also capable of measuring adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for hygiene monitoring at both standard and high sensitivity formats, and together with another enzyme specific test (ZymoSnap), acts as process monitors for both the dairy and meat industries. An instructional demonstration of MicroSnap Coliform & E.coli testing may be found on Hygiena’s YouTube page at or view the video directly at

Contact Hygiena International on tel 01923 818821 or visit

New balls please The food industry needs to handle many ingredients of which several are powders. Specific preparation processes require that these powders are passed through sieve systems. The efficient working of these sieves can be directly related to the proper cleaning of the mesh surface. Cleaning this equipment can be a challenge especially if the use of liquid is limited. A popular method is to use plastic or rubber balls in the screening systems to release powders that have adhered or clumped. These balls are then subject to wear and tear and any break up may result in product contamination. “We were approached by a food processor about three months ago” said Detectamet’s

Chief Executive, Sean Smith, “and we have been working toward bringing these to market as soon as possible” To reduce the risk of such contamination Detectamet is now offering a new range of sifter cleaning balls that incorporates the company’s detectable polymer. The balls are available in a range of sizes to fit most food sifting applications. These Sifter balls will work inside screen decks to prevent the clogging which leads to a loss in sifter capacity along with an increase in sifter tailings or overs. The Balls hardness measure is 80 on the Shore Durometer and the range of sizes starts at 11mm (7/16”) and cover several sizes up to 250mm (10”). The Balls are in Detectamet’s distinctive food visible shade of blue.

Contact Detectamet on tel 01759 304200 or visit

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Bürkert improves control of water oxygenation Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has developed an innovative solution for the oxygenation of raw drinking water. Available in a range of sizes to suit industrial and commercial water improvement schemes, the Oxydatorbox is designed to automatically measure water flow and control oxygen levels accurately and efficiently. Water purity is a key factor in a number of industrial processes on sites such as breweries, fish farms and drinking water production. Oxygen is, amongst other things, used for oxidation of the dissolved iron in the raw water. The highly dissolved iron Fe2+ is oxidized to produce the much less soluble Fe3+. This leads to auburn deposits in the raw water that can then be easily filtered to fulfil the drinking water requirements. The Oxydatorbox is designed to control the airflow, independent of pressure, via a Bürkert mass flow controller (MFC), type 8626, which is a compact system consisting of a flow sensor, a controller and an actuator. The MFC is configured using the software supplied, which can also be used for diagnosis and communication with fieldbus systems such as Profibus and Devicenet. This extremely flexible system allows target points to be set as well as

read from a remote station. The incoming air pressure is controlled by a pressure-regulating valve, with a secondary valve designed to protect the Oxydatorbox from back-pressure in the event of a loss of air pressure. There is also an option to have a solenoid valve, designed with a slow opening characteristic for opening the air inlet safely via an external signal. The control system can be configured for use with air or pure oxygen, depending on the process requirements. The Oxydatorbox is available in three different sizes and can be constructed from GRP, steel or stainless steel, depending on the plant requirements, and is protected to IP56. The air-pipe fittings are available in ”, ” and ” as standard but other options are available on request. Options such as quick air-vent valves, power supplies and flow rate transmitters are also available. This packaged problem solving solution from Bürkert is designed to provide flexibility, but essentially to save time and costs compared to a fully bespoke solution, making it compact, cost effective and easy to apply in order to achieve reliable and extremely accurate performance.

Contact Bürkert on tel 01453 731353 or visit

New ATEX Certification for Netherlocks Netherlocks has received new EX certification for the Netherlocks FAITH Partial Stroke Testing (PST) system, recognising the addition of a dedicated grounding means for the system. The FAITH partial stroke product categorisation with this new certificate is now as follows: (CE Ex II 2 G D c IIC T4). The FAITH PST device uses mechanical pins to limit the degree of valve closure, allowing for easy, safe testing of systemcritical components such as ESD (Emergency Shut Down) and HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection System) valves without affecting normal online process or operation. There is no risk of test angle overshoot or

process interruption, the test can be performed at ‘real’ speed and will always return results. For most cases, the FAITH is suitable for SIL3 applications, with an FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis) assessment carried out by Exida showing 0 Fail Safe Detected, Fail Safe Undetected and Fail Dangerous Detected conditions recorded from the test. The new ATEX certification of the Netherlocks explosion-proof FAITH system is a good step forward in raising the level of applicability of mechanical PST in various process industries, bringing the highest levels of safety to as many environments as possible.

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Technology helps to safeguard food supply chain Muddy Boots, quality assurance and compliance software specialists, has launched a new product that helps businesses within the food supply chain ensure its suppliers and their growers meet the requirements set out by customers. Greenlight Supplier Approval is a cloudbased solution that has been designed specifically for the food industry to help manage and simplify the whole supplier approval process. It is a collaborative tool that enables businesses and their suppliers to easily access, record, search and share all of the important data relating to the approval status of a supplier, so they can all share the task of supplier compliance. With all of this information held in a centralised, secure location, businesses are able to map their supply chains from grower to retailer, providing visibility and clear transparency of who is in their supply network, where they are located and what products they are supplying to whom. All data is cross-referenced according to individual retailer audit requirements, giving businesses assurance that the produce meets the compliance protocol of the end customer. Automatic validation of data, which triggers alerts and notifications, ensures the supply chain remains approved at all times, whilst reducing the burden and risk of managing and maintaining the data manually. Commenting on the launch of Greenlight Supplier Approval, Muddy Boots’ Managing Director, Jonathan Evans, said: “Incidents like the horsemeat scandal expose the complexities of our supply chains, and even though you may have confidence in your internal operations, it is often your suppliers that make you vulnerable. “Greenlight Supplier Approval offers a comprehensive but really easy way of managing your supplier compliance data; it puts you in control so you can have total confidence that your supply chain is always meeting the required standard. This means you will be able to spend more time with your suppliers on valueadded tasks.” Greenlight Supplier Approval is part of the Greenlight network of solutions from Muddy Boots that manage all aspects of quality and compliance within the food vertical. Contact Muddy Boots on tel 01989 780540 or visit

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Needlers’ new two-tier brand strategy Needlers, the UK’s leading specialist hygiene and protection consultant to the food industry is re-launching a number of key product ranges under a new two-tier branding strategy. Needlers is bringing a number of its bestselling food industry products under its two in-house brands, Reldeen and Pro-Fit. This is part of a continuous drive within the business to deliver a service to its customers tailored to the exact needs of food manufacturers. Tony Mercer, Commercial Director of Needlers, said: “This new branding strategy will allow customers to easily select a product which suits them, knowing that we have developed them in-line with the changing demands of the food industry.” Reldeen is an historic name, established by Needlers through a number of popular product ranges already available. Pro-Fit products add value to the food industry

through enhanced features to suit specific applications. Following a ‘better – best’ approach, Reldeen will replace products previously supplied under the Nationwide brand. Needlers’ premium range, Pro-Fit will launch a range of products which are better by design, focusing on quality, traceability and ease of use within food manufacturing environments. Needlers Managing Director, Alistair Needler said: “Customers can be assured that Reldeen products will continue to offer the affordable quality they have come to expect of our existing ranges. In the case of Pro-Fit, we have been working closely with our suppliers to develop products that will deliver better performance. “In our experience, quality in hygiene and protection equipment within a food production environment is business critical.

By offering tailored products and specialist solutions to the food industry, we are aiming to work in partnership with our customers to help them become more efficient.” Customers are being advised to expect a transition in the supply of the newly branded products, according to stock levels. In all cases, newly branded products are a direct replacement, and relevant food contact certificates still apply. Needlers’ high-profile national accounts include; 2 Sisters, Greencore, Samworths, Cranswick and ABP. Needlers prides itself on offering outstanding customer service, and makes daily deliveries across the UK using its own fleet of distribution vehicles. Contact Needlers on tel 01482 467528 or visit

Stealth metal detector resistant to attack Fortress Technology has revealed that its extra rugged Stealth model is now officially accredited with IP69K rating. Reinforcing the system’s superior reliability and accuracy benefits for the harshest of production environments, this latest certification represents the highest level of waterproof resistance to high pressure jet wash and complete seal against dust. Tested in accordance with Ingress Protection (IP) standards by an independent European test facility, the high performance Stealth metal detector was subjected to a 80°C (175°F) steam clean spray at various angles with pressure up to 100bar (1500 PSI), as well as being placed in a dust chamber for eight hours. Produced at Fortress’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Banbury, the Stealth metal detector features a modular design with fewer product parts for greater reliability. Plus a revolutionary Lexan control panel has been specially designed to withstand the harshest production environments.

For heightened stability and performance in wet or heavy-duty product applications, IP69K certified extra rugged casing has been used and the addition of an epoxy chute makes the Stealth water resistant. Offering excellent return on investment and maintaining the company’s ‘never obsolete’ commitment, Stealth has been developed to be fully compatible with all earlier models of Fortress ‘Phantom’ branded metal detectors, including retrofitting of latest features and functionality. Using Fortress CONTACT Lite Software, the Stealth metal detector can be transformed into a Critical Control Point. Capturing performance details such as QA tests, rejects and faults, this can be extended onto a USB device for simple uncomplicated management reporting. Like other Fortress metal detector systems, Stealth incorporates the latest Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology for unparalleled precision and speed, and to detect and reject ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including non-

magnetic stainless steel in food processing and packaging applications. Additional key features include UltraSense, which ensures that high sensitivity levels are maintained in order to detect the smallest metal contaminants, and Auto Test, selfdiagnostics tool, which helps to guarantee consistent high performance and to keep costs down. Fortress metal detectors are renowned for speed, accuracy and simple operation and used widely within a range of food industry sectors including Bakery, Meats, Ready Meals, Dairy, Confectionery and Fresh, Chilled and Frozen Foods. Optional precautions include aperture lining, using epoxy resin with a labyrinth design seal for heavy wash down situations, or a dry liner for wipe down applications. Contact Fortress Technology (Europe) on tel 01295 256266 or visit

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Siemens launches Simotics FD motorseries The launch of the Simotics FD motor series from Siemens Industry marks a new generation of motor design with powers ranging from 200 to over 1,600 kW. The motors are constructed as intelligent modular systems with an innovative design featuring internal cooling ribs. This enables different types of cooling and mounting positions, increasing flexibility of plant planning and multiplying applications for motors in pumps, fans and compressors, as well as conveyor systems and hoisting equipment. The Sinamics frequency converters are optimally adapted to the low voltage motors and Siemens is also able to offer a complete system with a high power density and low noise level as part of its Integrated Drive Systems strategy. The requirements of modern high-power low-voltage motors range from flexible applications, to energy efficiency, to low noise running and these demands are met by the new Simotics FD motor series. For example, many different cooling methods are available both in open and enclosed versions with natural or separate ventilation. The portfolio includes water-cooled versions with cooling

jackets or air-to-water heat exchangers. Andy Hodgson from Siemens Industry commented: “Thanks to their innovative, compact design without external cooling ribs, the new Simotics FD motor series from Siemens is a flexible option for plant applications. Placing the cooling ribs internally close to the heat source means the different methods of air and water cooling are all possible in a single concept. Importantly, the design is modular, rugged and easy to engineer to maximise flexibility for operators.” As part of the Integrated Drive Systems strategy, the Siemens motors are optimised for inverter-fed operation and, in particular, for Sinamics low-voltage inverters. This way, Siemens is able to offer an efficient complete system with a high power density, low installation volume, and low noise level. As the motor rated currents are adapted to the inverter output currents and the motor is dimensioned for the rated pulse frequency of the inverters, this avoids over dimensioning the inverter and ensures the voltage is optimally utilised. In many constant torque applications, gear units can be coupled to Simotics FD, enabling seamless inclusion in an integrated drive system.

Contact Siemens Industry on tel 0161 446 6645 or visit

BS&B flameless vents for bucket elevators BS&B Safety Systems, a global expert in explosion protection technology, is launching a flameless venting system specific to bucket elevator operations, to protect against explosions. A bucket elevator, also called a grain leg, is a mechanism for hauling flowing bulk materials (most often grain or fertiliser) vertically. If an explosion happens inside a process or storage enclosure, the rapid rise in pressure will exert destructive forces in milliseconds, putting personnel and equipment at risk. The explosion venting IQR System™ comprises two parts, an explosion vent and a quenching module. The explosion vent responds rapidly to the building force of an expanding flameball and opens to relieve this pressure. As the developing fireball passes through the vent it is intercepted by the quenching module which retains the flames

and hot gases, as well as the potentially toxic burning and unburnt dust. While the flameball temperature of a dust explosion can easily reach 500°C/ 932°F, the quenching module typically remains below 100°C/212°F, followed by rapid cool down due to its large surface area. This results in a negligible change in temperature in the surrounding environment. The system is an ideal solution for venting of explosions in bucket elevators that are located within, or partially within, a building or a zoned area where normal venting cannot occur. The vents are relatively lightweight, as they are smaller than standard flameless vents. BS&B Safety Systems offer organisations bucket elevator examinations and guidance regarding size and position of the venting with respect to international codes and standards, including NFPA 61 or VDI 2263 Part 8.1.

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Infor Enhances M3 Infor, a leading provider of business application software customers, today announced it plans to deliver a range of enhancements to Infor M3, including the development of Infor M3 Fresh Food Planner (FFP) – a new application for companies that produce ultra-fresh food with shelf-life counted in days rather than weeks and months. Infor M3 FFP is designed to deliver a new way of planning fresh food production. The new concept of ‘forecast pacing’ provides detailed insight into current and historical flow of orders – down to the hourly level. This helps manufacturers refine forecasts within the tool. Combined with the speed of reporting, this enables an efficient daily planning process. Unlike traditional planning solutions, FFP is designed to run directly on top of the operational ERP database providing instant access to live data about current demand, supply and stock levels. With FFP the goal is for the planner to have the ability to adjust forecasted demand and plan production within the same application. This delivers total control over a rapidly changing situation for fresh food manufacturers. “Fresh food manufacturers are continually caught between being out of stock and having stock that is past its shelf-life,” said Patrik Sjoberg, Product Director, M3, Infor. “The window of maximum opportunity is based on having just the right stock at just the right time. We believe that in this context, accuracy in predicting stock needs more precisely increases revenue while reducing waste and write offs. Consequently, accurate demand planning is absolutely critical. “In addition, retailers want a greater share of shelf-life to remain when the product is shipped from the manufacturer. This narrows the timewindow for planning and production even more. The ongoing demand for customer choice results in growing portfolios and means that a manufacturer has less time to plan each product. Simply put, fresh food manufacturers have to be the fastest, most agile business they possibly can be and we believe that, to do that, technology such as the FFP is going to be a source of real competitive advantage.”

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Merck Millipore’s Jet Towel hand Direct Campy dryer wins Poultry Kit certification Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck, has launched the Singlepath® Direct Campy Poultry Kit for more rapid immunological screening of Campylobacter in poultry. The test kit contains all materials and reagents needed for testing, requires no prior enrichment step or additional laboratory equipment, and can thus be completed on-site, at the farm. Results are displayed in a clear yes/no format and available within two hours, allowing financially relevant logistical decisions to be made earlier. A built-in control reaction ensures greater accuracy. It is critical to test poultry for Campylobacter before slaughter as the bacteria can spread to an entire flock in a matter of a few days and render earlier results misleading. The Singlepath® Direct Campy Poultry Kit allows screening for Campylobacter immediately prior to slaughter, which enables financial decisions, such as the separation of Campylobacter highly positive (>107 CFU/g faeces) and lower risk flocks for slaughter, to be made on the basis of up-to-date information. The Singlepath® kit can be used on-site, which represents a significant advantage over conventional methods that require shipment of samples for laboratory analysis and several days wait time for results. With on-site testing, the kit eliminates the need to outsource or invest in capital-intensive instrumentation. Detection of Campylobacter requires 48 hours by standard microbiological methods and three hours by real-time PCR. Both methods must be performed in the laboratory and real-time PCR methods require additional capital-intensive instrumentation, which means samples must be shipped to a lab. Transporting samples to the lab adds at least a day to turnaround time and increases the risk of false negatives if transportation conditions are inadequate. Additionally, real-time PCR detects Campylobacter at 1,000 to 10,000 times lower than the 10 million Campylobacter per gram consumer infection level, which can lead to positive results that provoke over-reaction. “The occurrence of Campylobacter in food is responsible for millions of food-borne illness cases,” annually,” said Charlotte Lindhardt, Product Manager Lateral Flow Tests, Merck Millipore. “New policies, which focus on prevention rather than contamination response, are being implemented to protect consumers. The Singlepath® kit helps shift that focus to prevention and achieve faster, reliable results without the need for a laboratory, expensive instrumentation or skilled staff.”

Contact Merck Millipore on tel 01207 581555 or visit

The Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel hand dryer has been accredited with NSF/ANSI 169 certification, by yhe NSF International (NSF) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in recognition of its hygienic operation. This demonstrates its suitability for use in healthcare, catering and other situations where sanitation is a primary concern. Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel is a highspeed hand dryer, which blows water off the hands as opposed to evaporating it. The water is directed into a drain, rather than being allowed to drip onto the floor. NSF is a highly trusted and accepted certification and is often required by health institutions, catering establishments, food preparation plants, vet surgeries and other installations where bacterial transfer and microbial management are key concerns. Equipment with the NSF mark receives improved acceptance worldwide and guaranteed regulatory acceptance in North America.

NSF tests and certifies equipment for acceptance across the US, Europe and other global markets. It combines sanitation with electrical safety and energy efficiency testing, so is a preferred accreditation for many potential purchasers and users. NSF/ANSI 169 is a wide-ranging certification, which covers equipment that has ‘special, complex, or multiple functions’, and for which individual standards do not exist. Instead, it uses other relevant standards for components and materials as a basis to devise a test unique to each piece of equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel was the original high-speed hand dryer and has been steadily developed since its introduction. As well as its hygiene credentials, it is very low noise and energy-efficient, having Green Spec Approval and awards from the Noise Abatement Society. It is also on the UK Government’s Energy Technology List, so qualifies for Enhanced Capital Allowances.

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Aquamove’s first mobile membrane degasser Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has unveiled the latest addition to its Aquamove™ fleet of mobile water treatment solutions. Remox is a membrane degasser that removes carbon dioxide and oxygen from water. The first membrane degasser available on the rental market, Remox is housed in a fully air-conditioned standard 40ft container complete with all necessary compressed air, nitrogen and vacuum equipment. With two streams of membrane modules, Remox can treat up to 100cu m/h of water to less than 0.3mg/l dissolved carbon dioxide and up to 75cu m/h to less than 0.01mg/l dissolved oxygen. Among the many applications for Remox are de-aeration of boiler feedwater to reduce corrosion, degassing of semiconductor rinse water to reduce wafer surface defects and to

improve the shelf life and taste of food and beverage products. Additionally, ion exchange deionisation and continuous electro deionisation processes operate much more efficiently if dissolved carbon dioxide is removed upstream. Aquamove™ Remox removes dissolved gases without any chemical addition or waste water, providing safe operation. Complete with automatic monitoring, the Aquamove™ team can monitor the system data and performance, and control the plant. So the supply is maintained and optimised remotely, with total operational security. Visit to find out more about Remox and other mobile water treatment solutions for short or long-term hire.

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Keeping food workers safe Vynagrip anti-slip matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders, is a very durable and hardwearing matting widely used in all types of working environments to provide a permanent slip resistant surface in temperatures down to -26°C. Vynagrip’s very durable, extra aggressive and deep etched surface provides an excellent slip resistant performance (R11 when tested to DIN 51130). Furthermore, its non-porous 100 percent vinyl composition means it is resistant to acids, oils and fats making it ideal for use in food storage and preparation areas. It can be easily rolled up to facilitate cleaning while its open grid construction allows liquids and debris waste to fall through, thereby further reducing the risk of slipping or tripping. An example of this is at a well-known fast

food restaurant chain where it is used in frozen and chilled rooms to provide a comfortable and slip resistant walking surface. Since these areas often experience temperatures in excess of -20°C, it is vital to ensure safety underfoot and to protect workers from slipping on the frozen and icy floors. Vynagrip can be supplied in standard modules and roll format. Modules are available in 80 x 120cm or 100 x 150cm sizes while rolls can be 5m or 10m long and in widths of 60, 91 or 122cm. Standard colours are red, blue or black. The black version is manufactured from post-industrial recycled material and is fully recyclable, making it a sustainable and environmentally sensitive choice.

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Tsubakimoto’s new high-precision couplings Tsubakimoto Chain, premier manufacturer of power transmission products, has launched its LN Series of Jaw-Flex coupling to the European market. The high-precision coupling is specifically designed for use with servomotor drives such as those on machine tool feed shafts. Featuring excellent vibration damping characteristics, and a simple design that makes installation extremely easy, the new range is ideal for OEM and maintenance requirements alike. Tsubaki understands well that the performance of drive couplings is crucial to the overall precision and reliability of the equipment on which it is installed. This has led to the launch of the new LN Series that provides a zero back-lash coupling for precision torque transmission. Derek Mack, Sales Director for Tsubaki UK, commented: “Tsubaki is dedicated to manufacturing power transmission solutions for its customers that will improve productivity and offer industry leading reliability. The LN

Series offers a choice of materials to suit specific requirements and a design which is designed to provide excellent shock absorbing qualities and superior vibration damping; both of which improve overall machine performance." The coupling consists of two hubs, which use a simple clamping design to locate onto the drive shaft, and a spider that is available in two different materials types depending on the application. End-users can specify between material type 98A, which features excellent vibration damping, or 64D, which offers excellent rigidity and high wear resistance. Currently there are six couplings available in the LN Series range with the ability to deliver a torque transmission range of 60Nm to 405Nm and accommodate shaft diameters from 12mm to 42mm. In applications where precision and reliability is key, such as robotic servomotor control and machine tool applications, the LN Series offers the key characteristics required within these and similar applications.

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Malvern’s new models of the Kinexus Malvern Instruments has introduced two new models to its Kinexus line of rotational rheometers. The new Kinexus pro+ and Kinexus ultra+ incorporate enhancements to Malvern’s unique proprietary air bearing technology, the performance defining technology that sits at the heart of the rotational rheometer. These enhancements add to the capabilities of Malvern’s rotational rheometers for R&D by extending the range and robustness of test conditions that can be applied during rheological characterization. Kinexus pro+ and Kinexus ultra+ capitalize on and extend the marketdefining strengths of the Bohlin rheometers which preceded them and which are known for their low torque, high sensitivity measurement. Bohlin and its portfolio of rheometers became part of Malvern Instruments in 2003, adding the strengths in rheometer design that resulted in the launch of the Kinexus range of rotational rheometers in 2008. The new enhancements to Malvern’s air bearing technology included in the Kinexus pro+ and Kinexus ultra+ further reduce the inherent torque bias that exists in all rotational rheometer bearings. This development minimizes data corrections and extends the torque range of the instrument. As a result Kinexus ultra+ delivers the widest torque range of any Kinexus rheometer model to date. Malvern’s Kinexus rheometers deliver high performance characterization of dispersions, complex fluids and soft solids and are used within a diverse range of industries and applications from pharmaceutical drug development through to food quality testing. The Kinexus platform has dual-action capabilities for advanced shear and vertical testing that enable detailed investigation of the structural characteristics of dispersed systems. The Kinexus rSpace software user interface has broken new ground in using sequence-driven operation, which delivers both the flexibility of test design needed in academic research and the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) protocols essential to consistent testing in an industrial environment.

Contact Malvern Instruments on tel 01684 892456 or visit

#foodtec // TECHNOLOGY

Expanded AOAC certification for QIAGEN QIAGEN has announced that its mericon® Salmonella spp. kit received an expanded validation AOAC Performance Tested certification from the AOAC RI (Association of Official Analytical Chemists - Research Institute) to cover testing of four environmental surfaces – stainless steel, plastic, sealed concrete and tile – in addition to the test kit’s 2012 certification for use with eight major food matrices. The evaluation by the AOAC RI, an independent third party international organization that evaluates analytical methods for food safety and other applications, assures companies and laboratories that the QIAGEN’s mericon kit and the QIAsymphony RGQ automation platform has demonstrated that it can reliably detect Salmonella in a number of food and environmental matrixes. “Safeguarding against Salmonella, a leading cause of foodborne illness, is a key in our drive to build QIAGEN’s global presence in the food safety market,” said Dr Dietrich Hauffe, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences Business Area, of QIAGEN. “Food safety laboratories are increasingly adopting our automated QIAsymphony RGQ system for fast, efficient workflows, and AOAC’s extended certification of the mericon Salmonella kit adds further value to our offering. We continue to add to QIAGEN’s content menu for food safety testing as we build relationships with companies and agencies in the food industry.” The mericon test kit provides all necessary reagents for detection of Salmonella subspecies (or spp.) and runs on the modular QIAsymphony RGQ system, which automates entire workflows from food sample to final result. The AOAC Research Institute validated the mericon kit on QIAsymphony RGQ, as well as in manual use, for low- and high-throughput testing of four environmental surfaces that are widely used in food handling. This is an extension of the existing validation covering eight different food matrices. Sharon Brunelle, technical consultant for the AOAC Research Institute, said in a statement that QIAGEN “has demonstrated that the mericon workflow performs as well or better than the ISO reference method for environmental surfaces, extending the matrix claim for the AOAC Performance Tested Method status.” The AOAC Research Institute is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOAC International, a non-profit global standards developing organization with a membership of more than 3,000 laboratory scientists and officials. The AOAC Performance Tested Method certification has international recognition. AOAC’s extension of its certification (PTM #071204) adds to the global validation portfolio for the mericon Salmonella spp.

workflow. Earlier this year, the mericon Salmonella kit was certified NF Validation by AFNOR Certification in Europe for the detection of Salmonella in food, feed and environmental samples (excluding primary production stage environment) under the reference QIA 36/01-02/13. The portfolio of

validations assures food companies that the mericon Salmonella spp. assay and QIAsymphony RGQ, QIAGEN’s modular testing platform, which can be integrated to automate entire workflows in a broad range of applications, have been thoroughly evaluated by the major international validating organizations

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Gentle processing with fluid bed technology At FiE 2013 in Frankfurt, the contract manufacturer SternMaid presented its diverse capabilities for blending and processing. Their new fluid bed unit widens the company’s offer to include gentle drying, granulation, agglomeration and coating. With its state-of-the-art equipment that includes fluid bed technology, the company can manufacture products with optimal distribution of the active ingredients, excellent tabletting properties, good flowability, precisely defined solubility or very uniform particle size. In the fluidized bed, the product is dried in a controlled environment. This permits optimal adjustment and standardization of product attributes. Since the drying temperature can be selected freely, the product is usually subjected to only moderate heat between 30 and 50°C. Practically no thermal damage occurs – a

particularly important aspect when heatsensitive ingredients such as enzymes, flavourings or vitamins are to be dried. Moreover, products dried in the fluid bed dissolve and disperse much more readily in liquids than the fine powders produced by spray drying. This also facilitates handling of the goods, because the agglomerates, with their compact form, have better flow properties, are easier to dose, contain much less dust and can be tabletted directly. Mark Riemer, Commercial Director of SternMaid: “With this wide range of processing options and our comprehensive service offer we are in an excellent position to supply the food industry. With our capability for processing, drying, blending and filling food ingredients and food supplements we bridge the gap between individual solutions and flexible production.”

Contact SternMaid on tel +49 40 284 03975 or visit

GEA’s new plate heat exchanger With its new plate heat exchanger, the NT25M, GEA Heat Exchangers has rounded off downward the portfolio of its proven EcoFlex NT series (DN50 to DN500). The NT25M especially takes into account the requirements of the food and beverage industry. As a result, this new model is not only highly effective with low-viscosity media such as milk, beer, soft drinks, and vegetable oils, but also with liquids of high viscosity such as mustards, sauces, and concentrates. These capabilities became possible owing to the further developed, innovative EcoFlex NT plate geometry. As a result of the dimensions and the connection diameter of DN25, this model – the smallest heat exchanger in the NT series – is designed particularly for application in production plants with low media throughput, as well as in

laboratories and test facilities. The frame and the plate package consist of stainless steel. If required, the components coming into contact with the product are manufactured from higher-quality materials. As for all models in the EcoFlex NT series, plate packages can also be assembled as needed in multi-stage configurations, with up to 400 plates. Users of the new NT25M profit from the characteristics of the EcoFlex NT series: eg, the reliable connection of the plates by PosLoc locking technology, as well as OptiWave design. Even for the smallest flow rates, the NT25M offers a high degree of heat recovery and is easy to clean owing to its structural design. The NT25M is available immediately. The narrow-gap variation NT30M is also available.

Contact GEA Heat Exchangers on tel +49 234 9800 or visit

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TECHNOLOGY // #foodtec

Bibby Turboflex couplings span up to 10 metres

TAP’s Automated Vial

Based on its market leading Torsiflex range, Bibby has developed a composite, carbon fibre shaft coupling which has the unique ability to operate over lengths of up to 10m without central bearings. The Turboflex’s coupling has an inherently low mass and generous misalignment capacity, which does not require routine maintenance. The couplings are ideally suited on equipment such as cooling tower fans, large vertical pumps and marine drives where a long drive shaft is required and maintenance and repair work is costly. The Turboflex range from Bibby, part of Altra Couplings, uses the latest material technology to provide high strength couplings with a low overall mass. The tubes are filament wound on accurate mandrels using computer controlled machinery, and are cured whilst on the mandrel. This results in highly accurate tube dimensions, roundness and straightness; all of which contribute to a coupling which can offer excellent operational reliability, even in hard wearing applications. Purpose developed software enables Bibby to offer the couplings with fibre windings at

TAP Biosystems, a leading supplier of innovative cell culture and fermentation systems and consumables for life science applications, is delighted to announce its Fill-It™; automated benchtop vial filling system has been installed at Chr.Hansen, a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredients for the food and nutritional industries. The system, which is being utilised for the first time in the food industry, will be used to improve processing throughput of large batches of vials containing bacterial starter cultures for use in variety of fermented food products. Scientists at Chr.Hansen have factory tested and installed the Fill-It to decrease production time of their culture inoculation material. It will also be used to convert non-Kosher strains to ones that are Kosher certified. Each vial contains 4ml of a yeast extract media or a thick milk based culture containing up to 100,000 cells/ml of bacterial strains, including Lactobacillus, Lactococcus and Bifidobacterium. These starter cultures will be distributed globally to Chr. Hansen’s production sites to be used as the first step in producing cultures for yoghurts, fermented milks and cheese, or for wine fermentation. Microbiologists at Chr.Hansen selected Fill-It for this application because it has the capability to double batch production and more importantly, maintain high quality, contamination-free cultures. James Lemanczyk, Microbial Service Technician at Chr.Hansen explained: “We chose Fill-It because the system is so compact we can use it in a standard laminar flow cabinet, we can also fit the system with a disposable tube set, as well as adapt it to fit 5mL sterile Nunc tubes. These features will not only save time with batch set-up but will help us ensure there is minimal operator interaction to produce cultures that are kept pure and contamination free during each run.” Lemanczyk added: “We also liked the fact that TAP’s staff were willing to work with us in partnership to re-calibrate the Fill-It system to precisely dispense milk cultures. These are challenging as they can be gaseous and are very thick due to the cells lactic acid production which thickens the milk and their bacterial slime production. Now we can fill accurately, we are really looking forward to implementing the Fill-It system into our new dispensing process.” Stephen Guy, Fill-It Product Manager at TAP Biosystems commented: “We are delighted that our first installation in the food industry is at such a prestigious nutritional ingredients company. Chr. Hansen’s adoption of our state-ofthe-art automation indicates to food ingredients firms looking to improve batch productivity and product consistency that adding a Fill-It system in their workflow is a forward thinking investment.”

angles adjusted to give the optimum performance for specific lateral critical, torque and torsional stiffness requirements. In addition, Bibby offers the option to wind tubes using a variety of fibres: Carbon Fibre, Glass Fibre, Carbon/Glass Mix and High Modulus Fibre, all of which provide specific advantages in their relevant operating areas. The high quality materials and care that goes into the manufacturing means that Turboflex couplings are highly stable, lightweight units which, thanks to their low mass, suffer from minimal vibration even at lengths of 30m, where metal couplings would require support bearings. This makes them easier and quicker to install, and without the need to lubricate bearings they are essentially maintenance free. The couplings have been shown to be ideal in many applications where traditional couplings have been inappropriate due to vibration - such as high speed engine test beds or ship propulsion systems – or where access is extremely limited - such as cooling tower fans or water and sewage pumping stations which employ deep well pumps.

Contact Bibby Transmissions on tel 01924 460801 or visit

Rockwell Safety Maturity Index Tool Rockwell Automation today announced the Safety Maturity Index (SMI) tool, a self-guided assessment that gives manufacturers visibility into the effectiveness of their safety programmes and the ability to optimise plant performance. Applicable to any industry, any plant size and any location in the world, the SMI tool helps manufacturers see where they measure in safety culture, compliance and capital. Most importantly, it provides recommendations to help achieve best-in-class safety performance. The three principal components of a successful safe workplace – culture (behavioural), compliance (procedural) and capital (technical) – are equally critical and interdependent in developing a strong, sustainable safety programme. For example, creating and maintaining a robust safety culture but not investing in safety technologies and/or complying with standards lowers a company’s ability to provide a safe workplace. Likewise, the possibility of risk remains when

manufacturers invest in safety technologies but fail to emphasise the importance of safety culture throughout the organisation. Each safety pillar is measureable in the SMI tool using four categories – SMI 1: minimising investment, SMI 2: attaining compliance, SMI 3: cost avoidance and SMI 4: operational excellence. By answering a series of questions, manufacturers can complete the SMI assessment and determine how they measure in each of the four categories. The report also provides recommendations for improvement, if needed. “The benefits of optimising safety through the SMI assessment can result in fewer injuries and fines, as well as improved plant productivity, greater efficiencies and enhanced employee morale,” said Mark Eitzman, safety market development manager, Rockwell Automation. “Achieving best-in-class safety performance begins with assessing current practices companywide, and now customers can do this on their own.”

Contact Rockwell Automation on tel 0870 242 5004 or visit


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Processing System

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OLIO FOOD FESTIVAL This third oil and food exhibition will take place at the Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, Italy.

ISM This international Sweets and Biscuits Fair will take place in Cologne, Germany.

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visit MARCH


ProSweets Cologne Conference This conference on Ingredients, Packaging and Processing Technology for the Confectionery industry, will take place in Cologne, Germany.



This first 2-day oilseed congress will take place at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain.



The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show will take place at the NEC, Birmingham.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT This conference run by Professor Richard Wilding will take place at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, Bedfordshire.



PACKAGING INNOVATION This event will take place at the NEC, Birmingham.



CASUAL DINING This new trade event will take place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.


This 7th international conference will take place at Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

EUROPAIN and INTERSUC These two events will take place at Paris Nord, Villepinte, France.



DAIRY AND MEAT INDUSTRY EXHIBITION This event will take place at the VVC Expocentre in Moscow, Russia.


31March/ 2 April

FOOD STRUCTURE and FUNCTIONALITY FORUM SYMPOSIUM This event will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.





FISH FAIR INTERNATIONAL & GASTRO EVENT This event will take place in Bremen, Germany.









ALIMENTARIA This 20th edition of the international

3 April food and drinks exhibition will take

place at the Fira de Barcelona, Grand Via Exhibition Centre.

visit APRIL


VITAFOODS South America This event will take place at the Transamerica Expo Centre, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

visit SPRING 2014

This second WeihenStephan conference on automation technology used in the manufacture of bakery goods will take place in Germany.


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EVENTS // #foodevent #foodex #foodconf #foodsym


WorldFood Warsaw This new event will take at the International Expocentre, EXPO XXI in Warsaw, Poland.



MODERN BAKERY This 20th exhibition about modern bakery will take place in Pavilion 2 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds, in Moscow. Russia.


28 April/

1 May

HOTELYMPIA This event will take place at the London Excel.


WORLDFOOD MOSCOW This 23rd food exhibition will take place at the Expocentre in Moscow, Russia.



EQUIPMAG This show will take place at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, France.



INTERPOMA This ninth international apple trade show will take place in Bolzano, South Tyrol.



MAY 2014


THE ASIAN SENSORY AND CONSUMER RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM This event will take place at SingEX, in Singapore.



SEOUL FOOD & HOTEL This exhibition for the Food & Hospitality Industry returns to Kintex, the Korean Exhibition Centre in Goyang-si, Seoul, South Korea.



DRINK TECHNOLOGY India & International PACK TECH India These two shows will for the third time appear in Mumbai, India.

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30 Sep/ 2 Oct

PPMA SHOW This event will take place at the NEC Birmingham.




FOOD STRUCTURE DESIGN This first congress will take place at Porto, Portugal.

visit IFST JUBILEE CONFERENCE This conference will celebrate the 50th year of IFST. It will take place at the Holiday Inn, London – Kensington Forum.

visit JUNE 2014




SIAL This exhibition will take place in Paris Nord, Villepinte, France.


AFRO FOOD EXHIBITION This conference and exhibition will take place at the Cairo International Convention Centre, Egypt.


PACK EXPO/PHARMA EXPO These events will take place at the MçCormick Place, Chicago, USA.


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SPECIALITY & FINE FOOD FAIR This exhibition will take place at the Olympia, London.

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INTERNATIONAL FOODTEC INDIA This exhibition and conference for food processing, packaging, ingredients, beverages, cooling and refrigeration, will take place in Mumbai, India.



EuroSense This 6th European conference on sensory and consumer research will take place at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.



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Essential Cuisine unveils brand new look

Roquito® Peppers launch into Retail After numerous requests from consumers Leathams will be launching Roquito® peppers into the retail marketplace starting with Tesco. Whilst they have always been available across the ingredients and food service channel, the decision to extend the product range came after an overwhelming demand from consumers who were desperately seeking a retail presence. Speaking about the decision, Sanjay Davda, Head of Retail Sales said: “We are really excited about the launch of our Roquito® peppers into Tesco as it has long been one of the number one questions that we receive from consumers, especially through our social media channels. The demand for this product has been growing steadily over the years and we think that it is the perfect time to extend its reach and bring the sweet and spicy flavour to the nation. In the last year there has been a 36 percent growth in

sales of Roquito® across our food service channel, which suggests that its unique taste is ticking the right boxes for consumers. The hot and sweet chilli peppers from Peru, offer a distinct flavour, great crunch and vibrant red colour. Marinated in natural sugar cane brine, Roquito® Chilli Peppers have an enjoyable combination of heat and sweetness that is very different from anything else that is currently on the market. Suggesting that they offer the consumer a range of mealtime options Sanjay said: “Our Roquito® peppers are ideal for topping pizzas, stirring through pasta, adding a spicy crunch to sandwiches and salads or blended into sauces. They will be available in both sliced and Chilli Pepper Pearls® which are about the size of a garden pea with a hot and sweet kick that bursts through with each bite and their unique size will give any dish the wow factor.”

Contact Leathams on tel 020 7635 4000 or visit

Essential Cuisine has revealed a refreshed new look. Formerly known as The Stock Specialists, the company has evolved to become The Stock People, while its branding, sales & marketing materials and website have also been updated to reflect a brand new look and feel. It is a case of evolution-not-revolution for the British producer of premium stocks, jus, gravy, demi-glace and glaces, with a subtle, yet modern update to reflect the company’s ambitions as it goes for growth with a £1m expansion of the factory at its Cheshire headquarters. Essential Cuisine Managing Director, Nigel Crane, said: “With exciting expansion plans in place, the new look perfectly encapsulates our ambitions to grow as a business. You can rest assured that it is the same great product; we have just updated the brand to let more of the Essential Cuisine personality shine through.” October also saw the launch of brand new campaign: ‘Proud to be one of the Team’, celebrating the unity of the modern brigade and the role the Essential Cuisine stock pot has to play in busy kitchens. Nigel explained: “So many brands are great at lauding individuals. Fewer recognise the skill of a whole team. These team structures - family units, each as important as the next - are instrumental in the success or failure of a kitchen and, therefore, a business.”

Contact Essential Cuisine on tel 01606 541490 or visit

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NEW PRODUCTS // #newfood

Pomegreat brings pomegranate juice to the UK The Simply Great Drinks Company, the new owners of PomeGreat, the UK’s leading pomegranate juice drink brand, has launched a new and uniquely created pure pomegranate juice; the latest addition to its expanding range. The new product, which comes packed in a striking 650ml PET bottle, combines pomegranate fruits from across the globe to create a uniquely rich and refined, naturally sweet taste. Pomegranates were sourced from countries renowned for their high quality fruit: India, China, Spain, Turkey, Israel, Azerbaijan and Australia. Following a rigorous 12 months selection process in the UK, the best possible recipe was identified as a varied combination of differently sourced fruit. By considering global weather patterns and adopting principals more commonly favoured by wine makers, the final product is the World’s finest, according to the company. Adam Pritchard, Chief Executive of The Simply Great Drinks Company, said: “This is an exceptional product and we are excited by the initial reaction from consumers. We have spent the last 12 months researching the very best pomegranate juices from around the world in order to create this unique drink. It is a drink for discerning juice drinkers and those seeking a quality alternative to alcohol free products. It has a healthy sweetness unlike any other juice on the market.” “The ability to source and blend such a wide variety of pomegranates is what sets us apart from competitors. We are not limited to just one pomegranate variety – we can blend a truly premium product by using the finest fruits available.” Contact PomeGreat on tel 01225 904004 or visit

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More achievements for The Highland Chocolatier Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier and the team in Grandtully, Highland Perthshire win yet more awards for their trophy cabinet. They have achieved five Gold Stars in the Great Taste Awards with the unique un–enrobed Cocoa Dusted Velvet Truffle, the deliciously rich Dark Velvet Truffle and the absolutely exquisite, number one seller in the range, fresh Raspberry with a hint of Black Pepper. All of these fabulous truffles are created using the single-origin cocoa

from Sao Tome mixed with the sweetness of Scottish cream with no preservatives or additives. The judges at the Great Taste Awards were very impressed with the texture, taste and presentation of this unique truffle and said: “Stunning colour, melt-in-the-mouth texture that is creamy but not cloying, perfect amount of bitterness, beautifully made and just the right size, very attractive and a wonderful taste”.

Contact The Highland Chocolatier on tel 01887 840775 or visit

Um Bongo more flavours from the Congo Um Bongo, the classic 1980s juice drink that has seen resurgence in 2013 is adding a third flavour to its range. Mango Tango (mango and apple) is now available in Tesco in 1-litre cartons. The brand is also introducing a new chilled version of its Tropical variety, in super value 1.75-litre cartons. Um Bongo sales are growing at 383 percent year on year. The Tesco Juice buying team have been really enthusiastic about the relaunch of the brand and have listed the new Um Bongo Mango Tango in 800 stores and the chilled 1.75-litre in 358 stores.

James Logan, Commercial Director of the Gerber Juice Company, which licenses the Um Bongo brand said: “This is a new era for Um Bongo and we are seeing many customers that loved the drink in the 80’s introducing it to the next generation of Um Bongo drinkers.” The new Um Bongo Mango and Apple flavour will be available in 1-litre cartons at Tesco’s nationwide alongside the Original Tropical and the Orangutan Orange. The Original Tropical is also available in 3 x 200ml at ASDA.

Contact Gerber Juice Company on tel 01278 441600 or visit

Peter’s Yard launches Artisan Crispbread There is a new member to the award-winning Peter’s Yard family. Like its counterparts, it’s stylish, natural, unique and authentically Swedish; but this new crispbread has been specifically designed to enjoy whilst entertaining friends. The new size has a characteristic hole in the centre, reminiscent of traditional life in Sweden, the home of crispbread. In years gone by, it was customary that large discs of crispbread were baked during the harvest and left to preserve over the long Swedish winters. The discs were made with a central hole so that they could be left on a wooden pole, often above the fireplace. The crispbread has been cleverly created so that each one is the perfect serving size for a

dinner party guest to enjoy with an array of special cheeses. Not only do the crispbreads create a dramatic centrepiece for the dining table, they generate a talking point due to their unique shape, crisp texture and signature ‘hole’. No two crispbread are alike. They are different to the mainstream - unique, artisanal and individual: characteristic of the people who create them and those who enjoy eating them. The Peter’s Yard range is made to a traditional Swedish recipe that uses just five all-natural ingredients that include whole wheat flours, fresh milk, honey and a naturally fermenting sourdough. They are high in fibre and completely natural as they are free from anything artificial.

Contact Peter’s Yard on tel 07967 687717 or visit

#newfood // NEW PRODUCTS

Indo European Foods win two Grocer Awards “It is no longer a secret” said Adam Leyland, Editor of The Grocer, while announcing the winners of The Grocer New Products Awards for Meal Kit and Ethnic Cooking Sauces. Food manufacturer, Indo European Foods, won two awards for its new food range ‘Our Little Secret’. Our Little Secret ‘Kadhai’ won the ‘Meal Kits’ award, and Our Little Secret ‘Makhani’ won the ‘Cooking Sauces – Ethnic’ award. The Grocer New Products Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding innovation in both food and non-food product categories, and

provide valuable feedback through a rigorous judging process, from both consumers and industry experts. The panel of consumers was nationally representative, and all were invited to give their opinion of the look, feel, taste and value for money that the products offered. Indo European Foods’ expertise lie in creating World Cuisines through a variety of products including Meal Kits, ready-to-eat microwave products, Basmati, Long Grain, Thai rice, cook-in sauces and ambient curries. The food manufacturer launched its new dine-in range named ‘Our Little Secret’ which

Wensleydale bring Snowman™ to Christmas The Wensleydale Creamery, maker of the renowned Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, secured its long-standing licence deal with The Copyrights Group, Snowman Enterprises and Channel 4, allowing the Dales-based cheesemaker to produce miniature character shaped waxed cheese truckles bearing the famous illustrations of Raymond Briggs’ Christmas characters. The deal saw The Wensleydale Creamery once again produce its popular The Snowman™ and Father Christmas™ character shaped waxed cheese truckles, with the addition of a third festive character, The Snowdog, following the huge success of The Snowman™ and The Snowdog film released in December 2012. Based at Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Wensleydale Creamery utilised it’s expertise in producing waxed, shaped cheese truckles to create The Snowman™ [Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese 90g] and Father Christmas™ [Cheddar cheese 90g] truckles along with the addition of The Snowdog [Cheddar cheese 90g], to complement its

popular miniature waxed Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese truckle range. David Hartley, Managing Director of The Wensleydale Creamery, said: “Following the hugely successful release of the film The Snowman™ and The Snowdog in December 2012, which was viewed by over 10 million people last Christmas, we were thrilled to have renewed this deal and add The Snowdog to our miniature character waxed cheese truckle collection, which we expect to be a big hit this Christmas. With a 25 year broadcast commitment for the film, these loveable characters, with iconic Christmas association, are firmly rooted as festive favourites. “Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese is a firm family favourite, especially around Christmas time, and our range of miniature waxed cheese truckles and blended cheeses sell incredibly well, particularly our popular Yorkshire Wensleydale and Cranberries. By further investing in our Christmas range with this deal, our aim was to show that our delicious cheeses are ideal for every occasion, from the festive family cheeseboard to the perfect gift.”

Contact Wensleydale Dairy Products on tel 01969 667664 or visit

includes sixteen products that are divided into Indian, Oriental and Mediterranean cuisines. Kaushik Dutta from Indo European Foods, said: “It is an honour to win two awards from one of the foremost trade publications in the UK. We are delighted that consumers voted for our products to be the best of its categories. We are very passionate about this new range and are thrilled to see that consumers are very happy with the products too.” Contact Kohinoor Foods UK on tel 01394 276700 or visit

Sacla’ ‘Squeeze A Little’ goes large Sacla’, the Pesto Pioneers, have increased the size of their Squeezy Pesto Sauce to make it even more versatile for pesto lovers. ‘Squeeze A Little’ comes in two deliciously popular flavours – ‘Basil’ and ‘Chilli & Tomato’ – and is now available in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. Even more convenient, versatile and easy to use, these new Sacla’ Pesto sauces perk up family favourites in a squeeze – from sandwiches, salads and snacks, to pasta, pizza and potatoes. The increase in size is designed to provide better value for money and improved on-shelf appeal to customers, instantly communicating the Squeezy concept. Clare Blampied, Managing Director Sacla’ UK, said: ‘Only Sacla’ have the Italian know-how to produce the quality, taste and spirit of Italy in a totally new way, which we hope will inspire and delight Italian food lovers everywhere. These new ‘Squeeze A Little’ Pesto sauces are indispensable to anyone who loves Pesto and will make it easy to squeeze this Italian favourite onto even more favourite daily dishes.”

Contact Sacla’ UK on tel 01494 687900 or visit

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Holland’s package up a new look Holland’s, the North West’s bestknown producer of pies and pastries, is to refresh its packaging across its frozen, chilled, hot food-to-go and stadia pie portfolio. The iconic pie brand has modernised its look by introducing a new logo, new bolder coloured packaging, serving suggestions via new photography and new on-pack messages emphasising the British Beef, British Chicken provenance. Holland’s new packaging phased in to stores from November onwards, features strong colour coding, to help consumers easily identify the flavour varieties; improved lifestyle photography, standout easy-read cooking information, GDA’s on front of pack and the new-look Holland’s logo. A British flag will also be prominent; to communicate Holland’s British ingredient message, which is not only a guarantee from Holland’s on its meat sourcing assurance, it also demonstrates Holland’s support for British farmers and the importance of low food miles by sourcing within the UK. The ranges’ new look packaging will retain the traditional elements of the brand’s heritage, whilst providing a clear, sharp look for greater customer ease in retail and in the home. The quality of Holland’s chilled line packaging will be improved further by replacing the clear wrappers with a metallic film, to give a more premium appearance. David Girdler, spokesperson for Holland’s, said: “We wanted to create a fresh new look for Holland’s, whilst still keeping hold of the brand’s traditional heritage. The new-look packaging does just that; it is bolder, it has clear concise information for the consumer and it is more appealing, which provides a better showcase of the product on shelf. We want to ensure the Holland’s brand continues for the next 162 years and remains relevant for today’s consumer ”

Contact Holland’s Pies on tel 01706 213591 or visit


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Prima Donna maturo ‘Best European Cheese’ Prima Donna maturo - a unique combination of Parmesan and traditional Dutch cheese flavours - recently won the Gold Award in the category ‘Best Dutch Cheese’ at the Global Cheese Awards. Moreover, Prima Donna maturo was elected as ‘Best European Cheese’. The Global Cheese Awards has been held in England for 150 years now and is one of the most famous cheese competitions. Each year approximately 1,000 cheeses are submitted worldwide in 170 different categories. This year’s Global Cheese Awards took place some weeks ago in England. Prima Donna maturo won over the jury – which included cheese masters of major retailers and culinary specialists – with its excellent, extra mature and full-bodied taste. The jury awarded Prima Donna maturo not only the best cheese from

Holland, but also the best cheese from all of Europe. In the category ‘Single Specialty Hard Cheese,’ the extra-long ripened Prima Donna forte won a Gold Award and was elected ‘Best Hard Specialty Cheese’. Prima Donna is aged until it reaches the pinnacle of flavour. For this reason, Prima Donna cheese does not age for a set amount of time, but rather until it acquires a particular flavour profile. Throughout the aging period, there are three different varieties identified as the pinnacle flavour stages: fino, maturo and forte, each one offering a unique Italian taste sensation. A fourth variety, leggero, contains only 17.5 percent fat content (30 percent of the cheese) and features a light, piquant flavour, making it the ideal cheese for health-conscious consumers.

Contact Vandersterre Groep on tel +31 172 606114 or visit

First UK team at Ecotrophelia Europe The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and Campden BRI sent a team of UK students to Ecotrophelia Europe recently, marking the first time the UK was represented at the European food innovation student awards. Ecotrophelia Europe is a prestigious European-wide food innovation competition that challenges students to develop brand new, innovative, eco-friendly food or drink products with commercial potential. This year’s competition took place in Cologne on 6th and 7th October during Anuga, the world’s leading fair for the retail trade, food service and catering market. The UK team, made up of students from Harper Adams University, secured their place at Ecotrophelia Europe after winning gold at the first ever Ecotrophelia UK heat earlier this year, which was organised by IFST and Campden BRI. Their product, ‘Hearty Meal’, is a ready meal pie made from various types of offal, vegetables and potatoes. The UK team was one of 18 European countries competing for the top prize of €8,000. All the teams were judged by a distinguished panel of European food industry experts, including IFST President Professor, Margaret Patterson, and chaired by Dr Michael Knowles, President of the European Technology Platform ‘Food for Life’. France was awarded gold for their product, ‘Ici&Là’, a frozen patty range of French PDO

lentils without allergens. Silver was awarded to The Netherlands for their product, ‘ChocoQuino’, an organic and fair-trade chocolate drink, high in protein and low in fat. Bronze was awarded to Italy for their product, ‘SOcrock’, a sorghum crunchy snack with dark chocolate and powdered grape seeds. A special prize for innovation was awarded to Iceland for their product ‘Hai Shen’, an instant soup made from sea cucumber. IFST was pleased that the UK fielded a strong entry against established European finalists. IFST President, Professor Margaret Patterson, said: “I was very impressed by the incredibly high standard of all the entries. The UK entry was excellent, especially considering that this was the first time we were involved in the competition. These students are our future food scientists and technologists and this experience will be invaluable for their careers in the industry.” IFST and Campden BRI are now looking forward to running a second UK competition in 2014. If you know a team of students interested in registering a team for Ecotrophelia UK 2014, they can register their interest with Jane Emery at IFST:

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Chilled coffee market continues to heat up Ready-to-drink (RTD) or iced coffee remains one of the smallest sectors of the soft drinks market in terms of launch activity, accounting for just 3% of global launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in the 12 months to the end of June 2013. It has entered a period of strong product and market activity, however. This is particularly the case in the traditionally, relatively undeveloped European market. Growth has been led by chilled milkbased variants in lidded cups rather than the more usual ambient products in cans and bottles, in the more established markets of Asia and the USA. Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation for Innova Market Insights, believes that RTD coffee is set for further growth, particularly for premium-style chilled in-cup lines. “The market has particular appeal as an on-the-go option for younger consumers,” she contends, “offering a sweet, indulgence-style beverage or snack.” For Lu Ann, “the rise of RTD milky coffee drinks has offered opportunities both for coffeehouse brands to expand into supermarkets and for flavoured milk suppliers to broaden their customer base.” Germany probably has the largest iced

coffee market in Europe, and has also seen strong growth in the market for chilled products. Emmi has been a pioneer in this area with its Caffe Latte range, with Germany one of its key markets, although the range is also available in other European countries and in the USA. The range, in characteristic cardboard cups with snap-on-lids, now encompasses a range of flavour variants and was relaunched across Europe in early 2013, at which time the 2012 limited edition Tahitian Vanilla also became permanent under the Vanilla name and a new limited edition New York Caramel replacement was introduced. In Germany, Caffe Latte faces a range of competition from other chilled lidded cup lines, including the premium Mövenpick line made under licence by J Bauer. This was extended in 2012 with a Caffe Colombia variant sweetened with stevia, and the Landliebe range from FrieslandCampina, launched in the first half of 2012. Supermarket brands have to compete with Starbuck’s Frappuccino range, available in a number of European countries under licence from Arla Foods since 2010, as well as the Illy Issimo joint venture set up by Coca-Cola and

Illycafe in 2007 to develop premium RTD coffee products. The Starbucks Discoveries range in lidded cups has been joined by fairtrade ready-to-drink coffee specialities (Coffee, Mocha Chocolate and Vanilla) in 250ml bottles, marketed as perfect for consumption on the go. The UK has seen a number of new entrants into the market over the past year or so. Perhaps most notable was the multinational, Mars in mid-2012, when it launched two Galaxy branded ambient coffee drinks in lidded cups. Smaller specialist brands have also been able to create space for themselves. Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, launched in 2011 claiming to be the only chilled RTD coffee drink made with British milk, now has a range of standard and more exotic lines. The limited edition Gingerbread flavour introduced in autumn 2012 was followed in April 2013 with a decaffeinated variant in a 330 ml screw top carton.

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New dairy alternative Coconut Dream® Dream® launched Coconut Dream®, a deliciously refreshing dairy-free alternative to milk that is based on a mix of coconut and rice. The new range was launched in Sainsbury’s and ASDA stores, packed in 1litre Tetra Brik® Aseptic Edge cartons. Enriched with calcium and vitamins D2 & B12, Coconut Dream® is made from 100 percent natural ingredients, is naturally low in fat, has no added sugars, and is free from lactose, gluten and wheat. It is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and gives consumers a great-tasting alternative or supplement to milk that is perfect poured over cereal, chilled in a glass or in cooking and baking. It is packed in 1-litre Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge cartons, a next-generation pack from Tetra Pak, approved by the Swedish Rheumatism Association because it ensures easy use for everybody, including those with reduced hand strength. The carton features a sloping top panel with an easy-to-open, resealable screw cap and larger opening to allow smoother, more controlled pouring at an ergonomic angle for hands. Coconut Dream® is the third brand from Dream® to be packed in this innovative format, after it moved its Oat Dream® drink into the 1-litre pack, and its Rice Dream® drinks range into the 1-litre pack earlier this year. The range of Dream® includes an oatbased drink and five rice-based drinks: calcium-enriched, organic, vanilla, chocolate, and hazelnut/almond flavour. They also offer Almond Dream® and a newly launched Nut Dream®. Bart Dobbelaere, General Manager at Hain Europe commented on the launch: “Innovative dairy-free drinks and dairy alternatives are going from strength to strength across the globe, and we are thrilled about the launch of Coconut Dream® in the UK. We have seen an explosion in popularity of coconut based drinks, especially in the last year, and we are confident that UK customers will love the unique taste of Coconut Dream®. As with our Rice Dream® and Oat Dream® range, we have chosen the Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton because it gives customers a comfortable, convenient drinking experience, while helping us to keep our environmental impact to a minimum.” Andy Smith, Portfolio Manager at Tetra Pak UK & Ireland said: “We have seen huge growth in the dairy-free milk alternative category recently, as customers look for new and exciting options to substitute or supplement dairy, for taste, heath or ethical reasons. With this in mind, it is a really


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exciting time to be working with Dream® who is recognised as a leader in this field. Our distinctive and diverse carton formats are perfect for opening up dairy-free beverages to a wider consumer base, while maintaining the unique personality of the Dream® brand”. The Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton is designed to bring advanced environmental performance, as well as great functionality to

the consumer. The sloping top panel is angled to make the pack easily stackable and space efficient in distribution and storage, cutting costs and emissions in the supply chain. Like all Tetra Pak cartons, it is made primarily from a renewable resource – paperboard, sourced from responsibly-managed forests – and is widely recyclable across the UK after use.

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House of Dorchester’s dramatic new look House of Dorchester, the premium British chocolatier announces a complete rebrand of its extensive portfolio of premium chocolates. The rebrand, which comprises fresh new contemporary packaging designs together with some new product lines, is featured in the company’s retail brochure published in October with shipment of the revised branding effective from 1st January 2014. The innovative elegant, stylish packaging supports the established quality positioning synonymous with House of Dorchester. It has been designed to offer improved synergy across the range and to boost overall impact on shelf. The rebrand also makes it easier for consumers to identify products within the company’s extensive selection of chocolates under the umbrella House of Dorchester brand - and will also encourage trial of new or revamped lines. The line-up is: New Chocolate bars featuring British 70 percent dark chocolate bar with Mitcham mint, British salted caramel milk chocolate bar with flakes of Anglesey sea salt and British milk chocolate. Each bar weighs 85g. New Mini selections featuring indulgent Dessert, Mint and Champagne truffle mini selections to capitalise on impulse/personal indulgence/wedding favour opportunities. Each mini selection weighs 40g. New Sea Salt Caramel flavour (with a touch of Anglesey sea salt) joins the highly successful Stir-in Hot Chocolate range alongside Mini Marshmallows and Chocolate Fudge. Each Stir in Hot Chocolate spoon weighs 30g. New Premium Drinking Chocolate Flakes: Drinking Chocolate Flakes and Gingerbread Drinking Chocolate Flakes both made with

British milk and 70 percent dark British chocolate. Each pack weighs 180g. New and revised Chocolate Collections: Caramel; Coffee; Dessert; Mint and awardwinning Violet Crêmes (Gold Great Taste Awards 2013). Each box contains six chocolates and weighs 75g to 80g dependent on variant. New and revised Connoisseur Collections in four classically popular flavours: Dessert; Mint, Rose & Violet, and award-winning Stem Ginger (Gold Great Taste Awards 2012). Each box contains 12 chocolates and weighs 120g to 160g dependent on variant. New and revised Luxury Assortments: luxury milk, dark and white chocolate assortment in 200g and 400g and luxury dark chocolate assortment in 200g. Each 200g box contains 16 chocolates and the 400g box contains 32 chocolates. Commenting on the dramatic new look for the House of Dorchester brand, Marketing Operations Manager, Katherine Ebbs said: “We are incredibly proud of our brand’s 50 year heritage but we felt it was time to strengthen the visual appeal of our range to drive home the premium positioning that is consistent with the superior quality chocolates for which House of Dorchester is renowned. Our chocolates are ideal for every gifting occasion so our objective has been to ensure that first impressions of the brand match the exquisite tasting experience associated with our delicious British produced chocolates. The new designs provide a powerful style statement which supports the luxury chocolate proposition, whilst also delivering dramatic impact in-store.”

Contact House of Dorchester on tel 01420 84181 or visit

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Scotty Brand serves Leathams is top of the awards up fresh soup launch Scotty Brand, provider of premium seasonal Scottish produce, has extended its portfolio with the introduction of a range of three delicious Scotty Brand Fresh Soups. With traditional appeal, the new Fresh Soups include Scotch Broth, Potato & Leek and Lentil, all produced by the award-winning Scottish Sword family. These classic Scottish soups use fresh vegetables and are packed full of wholesome flavour and goodness. • Scotch Broth: A classic Scottish soup of vegetables and barley, prepared with lamb stock as the traditional recipe. • Potato & Leek soup: A traditional creamy soup with chunky potatoes & tender leeks. • Lentil: A hearty Scottish soup with red and green lentils and carrots, cooked in a tasty ham. The Sword Company was founded in 1894 as a bakery in Airdrie and is still owned and managed by the family - David and Douglas Sword – from Blairlinn, Lanarkshire. The family’s philosophy is simple and based on values shared by Scotty Brand: To deliver good quality products, using natural Scottish ingredients wherever possible. Commenting on the new soup launch, Michael Jarvis, Marketing Manager for Scotty Brand, said: “Our new Scotty Brand Fresh Soups are guaranteed to appeal to those looking for a healthy, fresh soup that can be simply heated up and enjoyed. Made using fresh vegetables picked at their prime, the hard work has been taken care of with none of the goodness taken out, so we are confident that these Fresh Soups will prove popular for busy Mums looking for a tasty and convenient lunch option.” The new range of Scotty Brand Fresh Soups is available in 550g tubs. Each variety is clearly differentiated from the other by use of different coloured tartan flashes. This tartan element highlights Scotty Brand’s Scottish provenance and the colour of each one is drawn from the principal ingredient. Scotty Brand was first launched in 1948 by Albert Bartlett, a shipyard worker who wanted to support his family and so began boiling up beetroot in an old tin bath, selling it under Scotty Brand. Albert’s name and his values of hard work and honest endeavour live on in the family company today, as it continues to bring you the very best tasting, highest quality products from Scotland. Scotty Brand recently won the ‘Success Through Working In Partnerships’ award at the Scotland Food and Drink Awards. This award was made in recognition of the way Scotty Brand has brought together producers and processors to develop a great tasting range, delivering authentic Scottish provenance. Contact Scotty Brand on tel 01236 771740 or visit

Leathams had four of their products short listed for the PAPA and Q awards. Roquito Chilli Pepper Pearls®; Merchant Gourmet Dulce de Leche; Crumbled sausage meat and spreadable Chorizo have all proved to be winners in their own right. With the short listed products coming from both the Ingredients and retail grocery channels. Clive Moxham, Director of Sales and Marketing expressed his happiness about the short listed products he stated: “We are delighted to have been short listed for both the PAPA and the Q awards as it shows that there is a strong appreciation for the quality of our products across both trade and consumer sectors. We pride our self as being suppliers who lead with innovative and quality products and these recent nominations confirms that there is a real appreciation of our innovation in food”. The Roquito® Chili Pepper Pearls, Crumbled sausage meat and Spreadable chorizo were contenders for the new product or ingredient award at the PAPA’s which recognises those suppliers who are developing or sourcing new products and ingredients for use by manufacturers, restaurants, caterers and QSR businesses. Commenting about the categories Clive

said: “In the last few years Leathams have successfully introduced a number of innovative products to market such as our Merchant Gourmet® Ready to eat pulses and grains range, Roquito® peppers, Baby SunBlush® plum tomatoes as well as IQF pasta, brie and IQF Buffalo Mozzarella. Some of these products now make it possible for manufacturers to work with products that traditionally were not accessible and have introduced their customers to new foods. The products shortlisted for this year’s awards are equally innovative and designed to be a great benefit to businesses and consumers alike. Our Merchant Gourmet Dulce de Leche which was in the Home baking category for the Q awards has been a product which has been sincerely missed by consumers for several years due to supply issues and so I am extremely happy that we were able to bring it back and satisfy this ever growing demand for a truly authentic Dulce de Leche.” Both Roquito Chilli Pepper Pearls and Crumbled Sausage Meat went on to eventually achieve ‘Highly Commended’ as indeed did Merchant Gourmet Dulce de Leche, at the PAPA and Q Awards respectively.

Contact Leathams on tel 020 7635 4000 or visit

Bannisters’ Farm announces range expansion Bannisters’ Farm continues to innovate in the frozen food category with the addition of two new product ranges: Fully Loaded Jackets and Farmer’s Roasting Potatoes. Aimed at the convenience market, these traditionally baked potatoes come in individual portion sizes, with the choice of five tasty fillings. Tesco Express were the first multiple to stock Fully Loaded Jackets with two variants. This was followed by the launch of four of the variants in NISA stores. Zoe Bannister, Commercial Director, explained: “We are delighted to introduce these new products into the Bannisters’ Farm range and the Fully Loaded Jackets offer an interesting proposition in the frozen food category. They are a quick and convenient lunchtime or dinner option and can be cooked in minutes in the microwave. Our Bannisters’ Farm mission is to produce the tastiest baked potatoes on the market and our aim has always been to produce good food that fits in with the requirements of busy modern life. This is good wholesome food when you need it fast.” Bannisters’ Farm Fully Loaded Jacket Potatoes have been launched in a sub-range

comprising of five delicious recipes: Chicken Tikka, Chicken and Mushroom, Broccoli and Cauliflower Cheese, Cheese and Beans and Mature Cheddar Cheese. They use British Chicken and British Cheese and are traditionally oven baked using only British potatoes. Bannisters’ Farm also introduced another pioneering product to the range - Bannisters’ Farm Farmer’s Roasting Potatoes in Tesco stores. Unlike other frozen roast potatoes, Bannisters’ Farm roasting potatoes are not fried or battered and neither do they contain lots of ingredients; they are prepared exactly as if prepared at home, simply tossed in rapeseed oil and perfectly seasoned. Rob Bannister, Founder, like most farmers detests waste, so when he came up with this concept, the team named them Farmer’s Roasting Potatoes as a nod to him. “These roasting potatoes fly in the face of tradition; in these times of waste-watching, we began to wonder why we were scraping the best bits off our roasting potatoes, so for this product, we have decided to keep the skins on which means that they really are extra tasty.”

Contact Bannisters' Farm on tel 01262 605650 or visit

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Booths’ support UK apple & pear growers Booths customers love English apples and pears. The North West food, wine and grocery retailer, recognised for its close relationships with suppliers, claims to sell more English apples and pears pro rata than any other retailer in the UK. They say in fact, that last year sales of English apples and pears at Booths accounted for an impressive 0.7 percent of the UK market – and for a retailer that has only 29 stores that is a lot of English apples and pears. Heralding the start of the main English apple and pear season, Booths introduced a range of varieties, from the traditional Spartan, Cox and Egremont Russet, to the more recognised Gala, Conference pears and popular new varieties such as award winning Rubens. In all, over 23 varieties are being sold over the coming season. Chris Treble, Fresh Produce Buyer at Booths, explained: “During the UK season, Booths will not stock imported apples when there is a British equivalent. In fact, we even stock apples like crab apples which have a very small market, but our customers welcome seasonal, heritage varieties that hark back to an age before standardised supermarket varieties.” “The season could not have come sooner for Booths’ customers who are just as passionate as we are about the quality of apples and pears being produced within the UK. We are fortunate to have built strong and close relationships with exceptional growers across the country, who produce the highest quality crops which we will be selling at competitive prices, while still giving a fair deal to the producer.” Booths will be stocking apples grown locally by John Winsor at Willington Fruit Farm in Cheshire, as well as growers from the traditional, apple growing region of Kent. The Bardsley family started in 1892 and have been growing fruit at River farm since 1953 and 4th generation grower Nigel Bardsley and his son Ben supply apples and pears to Booths from River Farm in Kent. In addition to established orchards of Cox, Bramley, Braeburn, Russet and Conference pears: Nigel


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is also a great pioneer of new varieties and was one of the first to grow Rubens, Britain's tastiest apple. Sean Charlton from George Charlton & Sons, established in 1950 by Sean’s great grandfather George, supplies Booths with Gala and Rubens from his 250 acre Rumwood Green Farm in Kent. Sean is a forward thinking grower and has invested in a state of the art pack house ensuring Booths have continued supply for many years to come. Chris Treble, Fresh Produce Buyer at Booths, added: “Due to the mild climate and long growing season, English apples and pears produce exceptional taste and flavour and this year will not disappoint. Harvesting of this

year’s crop is about two weeks behind a normal year following the long and cold winter and spring, however the warm summer has meant that the fruit is particularly sweet with excellent depth of flavour and bright colour, enabling Booths customers to enjoy a vintage year.” Booths is highly regarded for its efforts to engage customers on issues of sustainability and trades heavily on loose fruit and vegetables to encourage customers to reduce household food waste. Many of the varieties being introduced into stores can be bought both loose and in packs, and the supermarket will encourage customers to take advantage of this year’s English crop with in-store marketing and promotions.s

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EFSA recognizes Roquette quality and rigour This summer, Roquette received a favourable opinion from EFSA concerning a 13.5 health claim. The claim relates to the company’s Nutriose® fibre, a non-fermentable carbohydrate in the buccal cavity and the maintenance of tooth mineralisation. For Roquette this first claim application success is positive confirmation in particular of EFSA’s recognition of the quality and scientific rigour of the company’s nutritional studies devoted to its ingredients. At the same time the opinion is seen as a ‘strengthening of one of Roquette’s strategic development areas: nutrition-health’. Last January, Roquette submitted a health claim application to EFSA in accordance with article 13.5. This concerned the physiological benefits of the non-fermentable fibre* Nutriose® in the maintenance of tooth mineralisation. The claim for which EFSA issued a favourable opinion stated that ‘consumption of food/drinks containing ‘nonfermentable’ carbohydrates instead of sugar may help maintain tooth mineralisation by

decreasing tooth demineralisation”. Sophie Chesnoy, NUutriose® Development Manager pointed out that: “Roquette proactively supports and promotes the recognition of its products’ health benefits. “Nutrition-health has been a priority research area for over half a century in the Roquette group. With its nutrition-targeted ingredients such as polyols, fibres, proteins and more recently micro-algae, Roquette is in a position to supply reliable and sustainable solutions not only for dental health, but also to combat diabetes and obesity and to control weight”, comments Dr Bertrand Rodriguez, Scientific Communication Officer, R&D, Roquette. Elisabeth Goidin, Corporate Regulatory Affairs Dept Food Sector Manager, added: “Today, we are developing protocols and studies with our Scientific Nutrition team to demonstrate the nutritional and health properties of our ingredients. This work is performed with a view to submitting claim applications.”

Contact Roquette Group on tel +33 321 633600 or visit

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Protein Plus Co., one of Russia’s largest suppliers of fluid lecithin in bulk, IBCs and drums for the food industry has become the first Russian supplier certified as non-GMO compliant by Cert ID Europe, so providing easy access for the European food industry to tonnes of independently certified non-GMO product. Although Russia grows vast quantities of non-GM soy, certification is nonexistent so food manufacturers have been hesitant about sourcing from the country. Cert ID’s non-GMO Certification Scheme, recognised in the food industry as one of the most rigorous available, means that manufacturers can now source with confidence using Protein Plus as an intermediary. Richard Werran, Chief Executive of Cert ID Europe explained: “With pressure on supplies of non-GM soy from countries such as Brazil means that food manufacturers have to source lecithin and other soy based ingredients for example from elsewhere in the world. Cert ID Europe has already certified tonnes of food grade non-GM soy from North America and continues to work with Indian suppliers on nonGMO certification too. Russia now gives another – and more accessible – alternative sourcing option. “In addition many brands have set up factories and transferred production to Poland with further migration expected to Romania and Bulgaria. Being able to locally source lecithin with non-GMO surety is a real advantage for food businesses”. Valery Krasilnikov, General Director of Protein Plus Co. explained: The crops Russia produces today make full use of non-GM domestic varieties, successfully developed over many years, without resorting to GM technology. With WTO accession, Russia now has increased international access to valuable international food and feed markets as well as increased opportunities for the domestic trade of grains and oilseeds. The value and competitiveness of our products is significantly increased by the additional assurance independent certification such as CERT ID provides.”



First certification of Russian non-GMO lecithin

New Chocolate Cheesecake Battermix Following on from the success of its Chocolate Full Fat Soft Cheese, launched earlier this year, dairy ingredients company Meadow Cheese has launched a Chocolate Cheesecake Battermix, ideal for use in all kinds of indulgent cold-eat desserts and in particular American themed products such as Fudge Cheesecakes and Mississippi Mud Pie. The new ready-to-use Chocolate Battermix combines full fat soft cheese with milk and dark chocolate to give a smooth mouth feel and luxuriously rich chocolate taste.


Spreadable and freeze-thaw stable, the Battermix aerates well, consistently holding its whipped texture so it can be used to create aerated cheesecakes, mousses and even used in ice-cream based desserts, depending on customer specification. The product can be supplied without modified starch if required, so that customers are able to make ‘clean label’ declaration on-pack. Supplied in 9kg pouches, Chocolate Battermix has a chilled shelf life of three months.

Contact Meadow Cheese on tel 01531 631300 or visit

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DSM optimizes cottage cheese yield DSM has announced the launch of two new cheese culture ranges for cottage cheese applications. Delvo®Cheese CC-300 and Delvo®Cheese CC-200 have been specifically developed to allow medium and large scale cheese producers create dairy products with great texture and mouth-feel, while maximizing profits through optimized processes. Part of DSM’s broad portfolio of cheese cultures, the Delvo®Cheese CC-300 range delivers both performance and quality. With set times between 5 and 5.5 hours, it not only provides fast and consistent acidification, but also achieves a higher curd integrity, allowing for a more accurate dosage of the cream. The result is a more optimized and cost-effective cheese making process with improved yield and the optimum product quality consumers seek. In addition, the CC-300 series is the most phage robust series on the market with 10 rotations, making it particularly suitable for large scale producers looking to speed up their processes to utilize their capacity to the fullest whilst maintaining product quality. For medium sized producers with classic manufacturing processes, DSM also offers the Delvo®Cheese CC-200 range. These cultures were specifically developed for cheese plants

using mesophilic solutions and deliver improved phage protection with 4 rotations and superior curd integrity. Both the CC 200 and CC 300 range cultures are able to preserve the fresh and characteristic mild flavour over the course of the product’s shelf life in this way, so consumers can enjoy their cottage cheese for longer. “The trend towards health and wellness has been one of the main drivers behind the growth of healthy and versatile dairy products, such as cottage cheese”, commented Karnika Goel, Product Line Manager, Cheese at DSM. “Cottage cheese is a source of protein and calcium, but also offers multiple applications, ranging from sweet desserts to savoury snacks. Our two new culture ranges were specifically created to help cheese manufacturers respond to the consumer demand for a variety of cheese solutions with authentic flavours and smooth viscosity. Depending on the size and type of their production, our Delvo®Cheese portfolio provides manufacturers with tailored culture solutions that suit their individual production needs, while enabling them to optimize their processes to meet increasing demand.”

Contact DSM Food Specialties on tel +31 152 793474 or visit

Ingredion at Food Ingredients Europe 2013 The Ingredion Group of companies highlighted its latest market-shaping innovations and rich legacy of exceptional performance at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) 2013. Combining the best of National Starch and Corn Products International, the leading global ingredient solutions provider showed its wide portfolio of nature-based highly functional starches, clean label starches, nutritional ingredients and high quality sweeteners, celebrating a year since it adopted the Ingredion brand in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Through its theme of ‘Developing ideas. Delivering solutions.™’, Ingredion demonstrated how its cutting-edge technical support, culinary expertise, R&D, sensory science and market intelligence combine to enable customers to keep ahead of trends. Those visiting FiE 2013 were invited to sample

a menu of chef-inspired prototypes at the onstand bistro, with chefs and technical experts on hand to explain how Ingredion’s capabilities in texture, clean label and nutrition address key challenges in areas including bakery, beverages, dairy and savoury. Ingredion introduced a number of new product innovations and highlighting recent launches including the Novation Endura™ series, a revolutionary addition to the Novation range of clean label (no E number) starches. Novation Endura™ 0100 starch offers maximum stability and the ability to withstand higher cooking temperatures, enabling manufacturers to create a wider range of appealing and additive-free food products than ever before, including many savoury products, dairy desserts, fruit preparations, sauces and salad dressings.

Contact Ingredion UK on tel 0161 435 3306 or visit


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Paying more for chocolate this Christmas? A ‘perfect storm’ of conditions means that chocolate could be in short supply this year as dairy and cocoa supplies dwindle and prices soar in the run up to Christmas 2013. Two new reports from Informa Agra publications, Dairy Markets and The Public Ledger, highlight the problems being faced by British chocolate lovers at this most important time of year. Unfavourable weather, declines in production, import taxes and high demand have resulted in deficits in both the cocoa and dairy markets this year. This, of course, impacts those markets and the general economy and for British chocolate lovers, it points towards a pricey Christmas season. “The world cocoa deficit will rise to 136,000 tonnes in 2013/14, with unfavourable weather and demand recovery leading to the second consecutive annual deficit,” explained Emile Mehmet, Head of Bulk Commodities at The Public Ledger. “We are seeing output declines for both Ivory Coast and Ghana, two of the world’s leading producers with increasing demand in most importing regions.” “This, combined with the issues being faced by the dairy industry, indicates that milk chocolate will face supply and price pressure during the coming festive season,” added Emile. High butter and milk powder prices are putting European dairy customers – including chocolate confectionery makers under pressure with conditions as bad now as during the last severe convulsion to shake the industry, in 2007. “The pinch point for EU milk production came last spring, when seasonal flush volumes did not materialise due to unusually harsh weather conditions,” said Richard Dillon, Senior News Analyst at Agra’s Dairy Markets. “Since then, business customers have found the lack of supplies and rising prices impacting on their businesses.” European Union prices for butter and milk powders are upwards of 30 percent higher so far this year than they were in 2012. Rising ingredients prices will mean higher prices for consumers during a period when tougher economic times are putting pressure on family budgets. The crisis in milk production alert has been sounded by the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO), which is calling for the emergency lifting of import tariffs to ease supply costs and ensure that producers do not prioritise export markets

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at the expense of EU consumers. Caobisco believes that, because EU price levels are aligned with international prices, import tariffs limit the competitiveness of EU industry and fuel further food price inflation. “The fact that short supplies in the cocoa market are coinciding with shortages and price hikes in the dairy milk and butter markets and the high demand Christmas season form an almost ‘perfect storm’ scenario for both producers and consumers,” explained Richard. “Chocolate lovers are going to have to dig deeper into their purses this Christmas.”

Contact Agra Informa on tel 020 7551 9000 or visit

Renshaw rolls out its colour collection Renshaw, has expanded its range of Ready to Roll Icing Multipacks to include two new varieties - Neons and Naturals. The new packs each contain five 100g sticks of Ready to Roll Icing, providing further options for those cake decorating projects that require small areas of icing detail in a rainbow of colours. In striking fuchsia pink, lime green, orange, turquoise and yellow, the Neons pack allows bakers to create modern, eye-popping designs. The new Naturals pack contains handy brown, black, white, chocolate and skin colour hues, making it perfect for modelling figures, faces and everyday scenes. Renshaw Marketing Director, Mark Bosworth, said of the new product developments: “With 29 colours available in the Ready-to-Roll Icing range, the introduction of the Neon and Naturals Five Colour Multipacks will provide a more manageable size option for a variety of decorative applications. “As the popularity of cake decoration continues to rise, we have seen a greater demand for variety in colour and pack sizes. The Neons and Naturals Five Colour Multipacks give the option for those who require quick and convenient Ready-to-Roll Icing details using a variety of hues, but with minimum waste.” Earlier this year, Renshaw’s extensive range of professional Ready-to-Roll products was expanded with the introduction of a variety of different activity and modelling packs to capitalise on the growing trend for colourful celebration and occasion cakes. Contact Renshaw on tel 0151 706 8203 or visit

Ulrick & Short launches unique new glaze Ulrick & Short, British-owned clean label starch specialist, has announced the extension of its range of clean label non-GM glazes, to include Eziglaze C which is unique in the market place. The Eziglaze range has now been extended for all different pastry types and is perfect for hot cross buns, sausage rolls, chilled or frozen pies, morning goods, among other applications - and can be declared as a starch or cornflour to simplify and clean up labels. Eziglaze C is especially suitable for freshly baked goods, is declarable as wheat and has increased the range of non-GM glazes. Both of these glazes and others in the range are egg and milk free, contain no additives and are microbiologically stable. A key benefit of Ulrick & Short's starches is that they are supplied in powder form and can be stored at ambient temperature for up to two years - a massive advantage over both egg, milk and other commercial glazes. Simple to dissolve in cold water, the glazes are suitable for use in both craft bakeries and with automated applications. The Eziglaze range is

much more cost-effective than other commercial glazes with increased functionality and significantly lower associated hygiene risks, they are also free from artificial colours, flavours and additives. Ulrick & Short Director, Adrian Short, explained: “The U&S range of non-GM clean label starches is incredibly versatile and these new glazes are a perfect example of this. Dairy and especially egg prices are constantly in flux - usually upwards - and the Eziglaze range offers a superior performance alternative at a stable price, with significant added benefits of extended ambient storage and ease of use. “These glazes can be applied to products by spray, spinning disc or brush, pre or post-bake whilst still hot. Eziglaze tends to build colour later in the baking process than egg or milk and, as a result, browning tolerance and glaze longevity are considerably enhanced. There is nothing like Eziglaze currently available on the market and we are confident it will be a big hit in the sweet and savoury bakery sector in particular.”

Contact Ulrick & Short on tel 01977 620011 or visit

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Rousselot wins Frost & Sullivan Award Market research and growth strategy firm, Frost & Sullivan, has awarded Rousselot® with the 2013 Global Product Line Strategy Award in the collagen peptides market, for its innovative Peptan® range. Each year, Frost & Sullivan recognises companies in a variety of markets for demonstrating outstanding performance in areas such as business growth, technical innovation, customer service, and product development. For the Product Line Strategy Award, a number of unique measurement indicators were taken into account to benchmark Rousselot’s performance against its key competitors. The criteria for the award included breadth of product line; size of addressable customer base; impact on customer value; market share; and extent of applications and markets served. The competitive analysis revealed that the flexibility of services Rousselot offers its customers is unmatched by its competitors within the collagen peptide industry. Frost & Sullivan awarded the Global Product Line Strategy Award to Rousselot due to the unrivalled product offering, extensive customer support and proven efficacy of its Peptan range. Peptan are highly digestible and bioactive peptides that provide various functional properties not found in other protein sources. Numerous studies have highlighted the ingredient’s ability to promote healthy bones and joints, while collagen peptides have also been proven to increase muscle regeneration. Clinical research has also shown Peptan’s

ability to rejuvenate skin collagen structure and promote younger looking skin. Peptan can be easily and cost-effectively incorporated into a wide range of functional foods, beverages and nutraceuticals. Christopher J. Shanahan, Global Programme Manager for Food & Agriculture, at Frost & Sullivan, said: “As the clear market leaders and innovators within the collagen peptides category, we are proud to present Rousselot with the 2013 Product Line Strategy Award. “Under its flagship Peptan brand, Rousselot has been very proactive in launching highlytargeted and scientifically-proven products in multiple formats, which cut across applications and meet specific consumer requirements. Combined with its unmatched customer support and unique production capabilities, Rousselot is a standout company among its peers.” Hans Langereis, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, Rousselot, added: “It is with great pleasure that we accept this prestigious accolade from Frost & Sullivan. Not only does the award recognise the ongoing investments we make in our ingredients portfolio and technical capabilities, it is also an invaluable endorsement of our customer-centric, scienceled approach to product development. “Our extensive technical expertise and cutting-edge research activities enables us to support manufacturers every step of the way in the development of appealing and scientifically-verified products which help consumers live healthier, more active lifestyles.”

Contact Rousselot on tel +33 146 678720 or visit

Royal Crown Cola launch liquid enhancers Royal Crown Cola International (RCCI) brought flavour, innovation and convenience to the European beverage industry with its portfolio of liquid water enhancers at Anuga 2013 in October. As Europeans continue to embrace onthe-go lifestyles, demand for convenient beverage options increase. The new product meets the needs of consumers and gives bottlers and distributors an opportunity to stand out in a highly competitive industry. With taste among consumers’ top priorities, liquid enhancers allow each person to customize a given drink and adjust for how sweet or strong it is. “Consumer preferences keep evolving and RCCI continually strives to answer the demands of their fast-paced, contemporary lifestyles. We are now able to provide our

network of global bottlers and distributors with a wide range of liquid enhancers, offering a variety of functions and flavours,” said Moshy Cohen, Vice President of Marketing, RCCI.” Liquid enhancers’ specific appeals address changing trends in the beverage industry: a focus on exciting flavours, convenient portability, and nutritional benefits. With liquid enhancers, consumers not only have a wide array of tastes available to them, but can also now choose products that offer relaxation properties or an energy boost. The introduction of this product, which will be produced at RCCI’s state-of-the-art facility in Columbus, USA, is a great opportunity for bottlers and distributors looking to establish leadership in the market.

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Sensient further extends its natural solutions Sensient Food Colors Europe showed many new technologies, while demonstrating enhancements to the existing natural colour offerings at the FiE exhibition in Frankfurt last month. With sustainability and the environment always very much at heart Sensient has enhanced its Palm-free range with new products. These alternatives successfully replace all palm-derived ingredients and their performance even exceeds that of the standard palm-based products. Sensient has also extended the Cardea™ range with an even wider range of bright new colour shades. These new shades are especially suitable for sweet and fruity applications such as yoghurt, dairy and fruit preparations as well as confectionery and other food and beverage use. The new Cardea™ shades are composed completely of natural ingredients and concentrates meeting growing clean labelling demands. For pan-coated sweets Sensient has introduced an exceptional new range of High Load natural colours achieving bright, attractive shades with significant advantages in coating performance versus standard natural colours. These High Load formulations achieve superior coating quality and stability with unusually low dosages and virtually no flavour impact. “Once again we demonstrated our commitment to genuine colour innovation, quality and the environment, showcasing these exciting new products designed to meet the needs of high performance and consumer demands.”, said Dr Roland Beck, Managing Director of Sensient Colors Europe. Contact Sensient Food Colors Europe on tel +49 4152 8000 or visit

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Indena to produce and commercialize Gikacran® As part of a new strategic initiative, aimed at strengthening its presence in cranberry derivatives, Indena has entered an industrial and commercial agreement with Pharmatoka. On the basis of this agreement, Indena will produce Gikacran® under exclusive license for Pharmatoka and will directly market Gikacran® in Japan, South Korea, China, India and Russia. Gikacran® is a well characterized cranberry juice (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) extract, standardized so as to provide 17-22 percent total proanthocyanidin (PAC) measured by DMAC method1,2. 200mg of Gikacran®, containing 36mg of cranberry proanthocyanidins, provide the same amount of PACs as found in 40g of fresh fruits. Gikacran® has been used since 2006 in different dietary supplement products in and outside Europe under the brand names Urell® and Ellura®. It is also available in Malaysia as a traditional herbal medicine and in Australia as a complementary listed medicine. “Indena and Pharmatoka share the mission to improve health and wellbeing for people worldwide, summarized in our four principles, said: Gunter Haesaerts, Chief Executive and Founder of Pharmatoka: Scientific support, close relationship with health professionals, continuously listening to our customers and the excellence of our products are what we commit to, and Indena is an excellent partner.” Commenting on the news Christian Artaria, Marketing Director of Indena, said: “We are excited to start the commercialization of Gikacran® in these countries in which we have an historically important presence, and Japan is the first market we will approach. We strongly believe in Gikacran® and in its potential, and we are really confident that our product will clearly distinguish from any other cranberry extract on the market”.

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Pecan Deluxe nuts for snacks & confectionery Nut inclusions are a significant contributor to the growth of both the global and UK snack foods market, says Graham Kingston, Commercial Director of inclusions and toppings specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe). “Nuts are fantastic sources of healthy fats, protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, whilst also being associated with reduced obesity and positive health benefits such as protection from heart disease and other conditions. There is a growing national and international focus on healthy eating and the market for nutritious snacks and confectionery is undoubtedly on the increase.” Graham continued: “Since the misguided and generalist fear of fat as a dietary threat has evolved into much better-informed nutritional knowledge, nuts in all their forms are enjoying a strong renaissance. Over recent years nut inclusions have almost completely reinvented their role within the worldwide market – firstly they made their way into tub, foodservice and stick ice-cream in multiple applications; then tray bakes, bakery and patisserie. “Finally delicious desserts, confectionery and cereal bar snacks succumbed to the lure of nut inclusions, supplied in the perfect format for their respective markets, whether it is frozen or ambient, bagged or loose product, processed or not – and in whatever quantities are required. Now, increased consumer interest in weight loss and healthy eating, in conjunction with the inevitable evolution of eating patterns, is leading to the development of new offerings that will meet consumer demand for healthier snacks to better fit into a time-poor lifestyle.”

Aside from a strong foot-hold in the snacks and confectionery sector, some nuts are now being used in entirely different formulations such as flours, offering a gluten-free alternative to coeliacs and people with sensitive digestive systems. Effective segregation is not just a legal consideration but absolutely essential to protect consumers from a potentially lifethreatening allergic reaction. Pecan Deluxe has made a significant investment in its segregated facilities to the extent that it can also offer Halal and Kosher ingredients – demonstrating its commitment to all markets including nutfree. In response to rising concerns about salt levels in all types of processed foods Pecan Deluxe has recently introduced a reduced sodium pecan, as ideal for use in cereals and snack bars as it is in tray bakes, desserts and indulgent ice cream where pecans have for many years proved their worth. The company also fulfils demand for traditional inclusions – for example a salty blend of nut inclusions - to cater for different palates across the UK and Europe. Graham concluded: “As for the future of nut inclusions, it will be innovators who take the lead in a competitive market. There is no doubt that snacking is a growing market and will remain so, as will the focus on choosing healthier snacks. After school snacking and over-55 markets were recently identified as offering significant untapped potential – and with both sectors likely to favour healthier options, nut inclusions are certain to play a key part in snack and confectionery products for many years to come.”

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A touch of Brazilian flair TICAmulsion is now approved in Europe TICAmulsion, from TIC Gums, is now an approved additive for flavour-oil emulsions and other food products in the European market. TICAmulsion is a patented technology that utilizes the OSA modification of gum arabic to provide superior emulsification. Made from a commonly available grade of gum arabic, TICAmulsion is not prone to the shortages associated with other grades of gum arabic. Flavour concentrate manufacturers can now create high oil load emulsions of up to 40 percent, with a reliable ingredient source, for increased production efficiencies and an overall cost-in-use savings. Regulatory Approval Opens New Markets: On 28 August 2013 Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 were amended to include OSA modified gum arabic (E 423) as an authorized food additive. TICAmulsion at a Glance: Creates stable high oil emulsions over time in comparison to standard methods Provides cost-in-use savings in production, packaging, and shipping Enables innovative product development in fortified beverages Classified as “non-GMO” in accordance with the European Commission labelling requirements “The approval of TICAmulsion in the European market allows manufacturers to take advantage of the unique properties of modified gum arabic,” said Greg Andon, TIC Gums’ president. “Its broad regulatory approval will now allow product developers to use TICAmulsion on a global basis to enable dramatically increased productivity or to create new higher oil products.” Contact TIC Gums on tel +1 410 273 7300 or visit

Tying in with the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, Frutarom Savory Solutions brings South American flavours to Europe with marinades, seasonings and deco seasonings With its latest product line, Frutarom Savory Solutions is focussing on Brazil. Inspired by typical Brazilian dishes and condiments, the company has developed sophisticated marinades, seasonings and deco seasonings. To accompany the new range, Frutarom is also providing customers with recipes and product ideas to help them create diverse meat and fish specialties, sausages, as well as dips, salads and herb butters. There are six concepts in the line up, each merging typical South American flavours with creative ideas from Frutarom’s experts. All of the ingredients are expertly combined to create interesting and harmonious taste experiences. One of the concepts is “Cariocas”, which is characterized by spicy notes rounded off with the sweetness of honey – inspired by the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, from whom it takes its name. This combination fits especially well with fish and meats such as pork and chicken. Mirjam van Veldhuizen, Marketing Manager at Frutarom Savory Solutions said: “For the

food and drinks industry, sporting events are perfect occasions for promoting the specialties of host countries. Consumers are keen on new taste experiences and are curious to get to know typical country-specific flavours and dishes. The forthcoming FIFA World Cup and Olympics will create high awareness of Brazil. With our new line of seasonings and marinades, we are enabling manufacturers to capitalize on this.” Alongside Cariocas, Frutarom’s Brazilian Range includes Chimichurri, a concept inspired by one of the most popular South American condiments that contains coarse chopped herbs, coriander leaf and lemon. Just as exhilarating as a relaxing day at the sea, Copacabana – one of the most famous beaches in Brazil – is characterized by its sweet, fresh and fruity taste with a subtle note of orange. Churrasco, the Brazilian term for grilled meat in general, has a deep smoky flavour refined with pink pepper that goes particularly well with beef. The Ceviche concept, inspired by a traditional fish dish, is characterized by fresh citrusy flavours combined with coriander leaf and onion. And finally, Peri Peri has a spicy note – the seasoning consists of chili, mustard, coriander and pepper.

Contact Frutarom Savory Solutions on tel +49 7150 20900 or visit

Barry Callebaut’s first Turkish chocolate factory Barry Callebaut has officially inaugurated its first chocolate factory in Turkey. The new state-ofthe-art facility in Eskisehir offers an initial annual production capacity of 14,000 tonnes of chocolate. The total amount invested is CHF16m (TL35m). Situated in Turkey's Central Anatolia region, the location in Eskisehir is close to existing and potential new confectionery customers. The facility will serve as a local base to further tap into the fast-growing Turkish chocolate market as well as to capture opportunities in the company's EEMEA region. Juergen Steinemann, Chief Executive of Barry Callebaut, said: “We are excited about the opening of our first chocolate factory in Turkey, the second one in our EEMEA Region. This new local presence is another important step in continuing our expansion in fast-growing chocolate markets and widens our footprint. Now we are in an even better position to capitalize on the future growth of the attractive Turkish as well as neighbouring markets.” Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Filip de Reymaeker, Barry Callebaut's President, EEMEA Region added: “Turkey ranks among the top five fastest growing chocolate confectionery markets in the world. There is

significant growth potential for us here as demand for high-quality chocolate, technical services and new innovations are growing fast. Being centrally located in Eskisehir means we are now closer to the customers we want to serve and to the raw materials we need - all within an ideal radius of 400km from our factory.” With less than 2kg per capita, chocolate consumption in Turkey is still rather low. However, in the last five years the total volume of the local chocolate confectionery market has expanded by nearly 50 percent to over 125,000 tonnes. The market is expected to continue to grow strongly at a rate of over 6 percent per annum in the period from 2013 to 2018 - much higher than the long-term average growth rate of 1-2 percent per year for the global chocolate market.[1] Barry Callebaut opened its first chocolate factory in the EEMEA region in 2007 in Chekhov, Russia, 60km south of Moscow. Its annual sales volume in the EEMEA region has increased at a double-digit rate ever since. Regional headquarters were established in Istanbul earlier this year. And last year the company also opened a sales office in Belgrade, Serbia. [1] Source: Euromonitor

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Gernep at SIMEI 2013

Upbeat gets into shape with Esterform When UK based Volac’s The Good Whey Company was looking for a unique shape to give their new protein rich drink ‘Upbeat’ a creative identity with an outstanding presence on the store shelf, it approached Esterform. Esterform Packaging has a wealth of experience in the design and manufacture of custom-moulded bottle solutions and used these skills to turn the bottle design concepts into an exciting contemporary product that won ‘Best New Brand’ at the recent Beverage Innovation Awards@Drinktec organised by FoodBev Media. Discussions began in April 2012 and following the suggestion of the waisted design in the original brief, the initial concept design for a customised 250ml bottle was presented in May. The resulting shapely, curvy design appeals to Volac’s key target market of health conscious consumers.

The first production run took place in November with bottles delivered in time for the initial trials and for the full product launch at the beginning of March 2013. A UV barrier is essential to protect the whey-based Upbeat product. It was suggested that a clear or opaque white master-batch be added to the monolayer PET to add a UV barrier to the bottle. Ultimately Volac decided to go for a sleeve incorporating a UV lacquer. This provides a good UV barrier while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the pack design. The product is not aseptically filled, so requires refrigeration in shipping, display and storage. Esterform 38mm UCS preforms range in weight from 16.5gm to 50gm. Designed so that consumers can drink straight from the bottle, Upbeat uses a 38 UCS with a 38mm UCS tamper evident cap.

Contact Esterform Packaging on tel 01584 810600 or visit

Gernep showed a number of new developments at the SIMEI 2013 trade show. Labetta-SK, the rotary labelling machine has special servo drives located at the self adhesive dispenser transfer the labels precisely and above all smoothly onto the container; even with container recesses or increased label fields. Innovative and exclusive label designs as well as no-label-look and water resistant plastic labels can be processed. For labelling bottles of various formats, alternative servo driven bottle plates offer enormous flexibility. For wet glue labelling Gernep has the Labetta labelling machine: Important advantages of the wet glue aggregate are the innovative overlay gear that allows precise label adjustment and the individually adjustable glue segments. Highly variable is the combination of wet glue, self adhesive and hot melt labelling. To meet all requirements of the processing industry Gernep developed the Labetta Combi labelling machine. Due to the compact arrangement of several different labelling systems nearly every variant of label outfit can be realized. Optionally, the Labetta and Labetta Combi labelling machines can be equipped with mechanical or photo-electronic container orientation systems. The machines can additionally be equipped with temper evidence labelling (self adhesive) or tax labelling (wet glue) in L- or U-shape

Contact GERNEP on tel +49 9401 92130 or visit

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Linx distributor appointment for Germany

Asda’s Simply Roast in the Bag Chicken Flying High with FFP Great-tasting, succulent whole chicken, ready to be roasted in the bag with a variety of delicious added-value flavours have hit the chiller cabinets in Asda as part of their Butcher’s Selection range, with new ovenable printed packaging produced by FFP. FFP worked closely with leading UK food company Faccenda, who had been challenged by Asda to come up with a truly innovative packed product, and who worked closely throughout with FFP together with machinery manufacturers and ingredient suppliers to create the category-defining result. The new packaging, part of FFP’s key Estercook high temperature packaging project was produced in conjunction with film partner DuPont Teijin Films and allows people to cook a delicious whole chicken, from scratch, without ever having to handle the raw bird. Many people miss out on the benefits of cooking because they lack confidence in handling and storing raw food. FFP’s Estercook

packaging remedies this by taking the handling and the waste out of the equation. People take a convenient pack home and place it directly into the oven, so they do not come into contact with the food until it is fully cooked. The pack is simply pierced once, placed into the oven and left to cook in one of seven complementary flavoured coatings, from spicy piri-piri to traditional sage and onion. The pack forms a chamber around the bird, keeping the inside of the oven clean and allowing the moisture and flavourings from the chicken to surround and permeate the flesh. The chicken skin will brown within the pack, and customers can choose to open the pack a few minutes before the end of cooking if they want a crispy finish. Asda are supporting the launch with a campaign called ‘Love Your Leftovers’, aimed at cutting waste, each bag printed with a QR code and a recipe idea, plus on-line video tips from Jim Viggars, Asda’s head of meat quality.

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Leading global coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has strengthened its presence in Germany with the appointment of a new distributor partner. Elried Markierungssysteme, of Oberhaching, which has over 50 years’ experience in the German coding industry and a large and well-established customer base, is expanding its range with the introduction of the Linx IJ355 and IJ375 large character case coders. Elried will be the exclusive distributor for these coders in the country. Both models provide an ideal solution for high definition printing onto cartons as a replacement for labels or printed boxes, helping to keep costs low. Elried is creating an exclusive, dedicated homepage on its main website for the Linx coders and establishing a training programme for its staff to fully integrate these products into its sales and service organisation. Founded over 25 years ago, Linx Printing Technologies is a leading global supplier of coders, which are used across many different industries where product identification codes, batch numbers, dates and barcodes are required. All Linx products are designed with low cost of ownership in mind and are distinguished by reliability, robustness and ease of use. Elried said that the arrival of the Linx IJ355 and IJ375 fills an important gap in its portfolio and will play a key role in enabling the company to continue to develop and expand its coding and marking business. “Like Linx, we are driven by our commitment to our customers and we are delighted to be able to offer the trusted Linx range of large character coders to the German market,” commented Elried Markierungssysteme’s Managing Director, Bernd Riedmaier.” Mike Utley, Divisional Business Manager, EMEA/APAC for Linx, added: “Elried is a long-established company with a large and diverse customer base and an impressive commitment to customer service and strong technical support. We are excited to be working with an experienced partner who will help to strengthen our presence in the German market.” Contact Linx Printing Technologies on tel 01480 302100 or visit

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Thermalite® jar is clear choice for G’s Packaging solutions manufacturer APPE’s ThermaLite® pasteurisable PET jar is being used for a range of Marks & Spencer pickles supplied by food manufacturer, G’s. The wide mouth jar was chosen because it offers the same crystal clarity as glass as well as delivering improved production line efficiencies and less environmental impact. As G’s Marketing Director, Anthony Gardiner explained: “The clear plastic pickle jar has helped create an interesting point of difference in the pickled grocery market place. Our consumer research shows that they understand the benefits of a plastic container over glass but expect the same clarity as glass, as they are seeking to clearly see the product. The APPE solution has allowed us to overcome this from a hot fill pickle perspective where historically we have

struggled to find a jar of suitable clarity.” ThermaLite® jars are manufactured using the unique double-blow technology developed by APPE and Nissei ASB which enables them to be hot-filled and/or pasteurised at temperatures of up to 95°C. Their light weight – up to 85 percent lighter than glass equivalents – offers efficiencies during transportation and filling, as well as safety and convenience benefits, and they are fully recyclable. The jars are also particularly unique because they can incorporate a metal closure to enable them to be used on existing glass filling lines. APPE Business Development Manager, Nick Humphrey said: “There are considerable benefits for companies switching over to the Thermalite® jar as manufacturers do not have to change their filling lines, which helps them

avoid any additional costs.” He added: “The container also has considerable aesthetic appeal and is a true alternative to glass, with the light weighting benefits that switching to PET brings.” As well as pickles, the containers can also be used for cooking sauces, pesto, tomato-based products, relishes, chutneys, fruit purées, jams and spreads. The new jar received two Highly Commended certificats in the recent Starpack Awards, in the Food, and Environment & Sustainability categories, and has received the Horners Bottlemakers Award for 2013.

Contact APPE on tel 01978 317378 or visit

Lightweight options with heavyweight potential When it comes to beverage innovation, moves to light weighting and a rise in the number of nutritional drinks on offer are a growing trend. From today’s juicy waters to carbonated soft drinks and refreshing still water, clear bottles are the most popular, but today’s big question is still one of cost. So how can producers cut their bottle production costs and keep their customers happy? PET converter Esterform Packaging has introduced short neck 28mm 1881 PCO neck preforms for soft drinks and water in bottles from 250ml to 2 litres. These save on expensive PET resin and conserve precious resources – so meeting consumer and retailer demands for sustainability.

The lightest preform in the range weighs just 13.6g and works well for individually embossed 250ml and ribbed 330ml bottles, and also for ultra lightweight 500ml bottles for still water. For more individually designed bottle concepts for still water, a lightweight 14.5g preform is available. Esterform’s 18.5g preform weighing just a little more is a cost effective solution for 500ml bottles of sparkling and carbonated products. The 20.8g preform offers the widest range of design possibilities for 500ml bottles – both still and carbonated and for 600ml promotion packs. The 22.3g preform is designed for lightweight 750ml bottles and is the best when

it comes to material economy. For a wide range of 1-litre shapes, including Champagne-based table waters, the 28.3g preform works best and is also suitable for 1.25-litre promotion designs. Esterform’s 33.3g preform was developed for 1.5-litre bottles (for still and carbonated beverages) and is suitable for most 1.5-litre bottle concepts, yet it is very cost-effective. The 37.5g preform works for both still and carbonated products in 2-litre standard shape containers.

Contact Esterform Packaging on tel 01584 810600 or visit

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Linpac Packaging goes East Leading multi-material packaging manufacturer, Linpac Packaging, has extended its reach into the Middle Eastern market with a contract to supply its new Vacuum Skin Pack solutions (VSP) to one of Saudi Arabia’s largest chicken producers. Linpac Packaging will supply PET skin trays following a major chicken producer’s investment in two Mondini VSP packaging lines with the prospect of extending production to a further four lines. Linpac reports that the customer expects volume to grow significantly over the next three years as Saudi Arabian poultry consumption is a massive 45kg per year, second only to Qatar being the highest consumption country in the world. The market is also moving rapidly from frozen (largely imported) birds to fresh poultry, locally produced and slaughtered according to Islamic Rites. Linpac Packaging will deliver its new range of rigid VSP solutions which ensure significantly improved product protection and extended shelf-life of meat by as much as three days. That is a very important figure for retailers as it brings improved inventory and order management, as well as production efficiency. Adam Barnett, Linpac Packaging Vice President of Sales, said: “This is a very significant partnership we are creating and further extends our footprint in the Middle East which is rapidly growing economically as

shoppers adopt a more Western approach to retailing. “Our innovative rigid and foam vacuum skin pack solutions provide enhanced consumer appeal, shelf space efficiency and maximum protection to products during transit and in store. The preformed tray also gives a higher quality look and feel to packs and this, combined with the extended shelf life provided by this design, means our customers are getting the very best from their packaging.” Linpac Packaging VSP solutions, delivered in partnership with leading packaging machine manufacturers, offer the packer a flexible and highly efficient packaging line that is suitable for both large and small run lengths. They give retailers a great looking pack that can be attractively branded and displayed shingled, vertical or by the inclusion of a Euroslot, hung to maximize shelf space efficiency. With VSP retailers and brands can create outstanding and attractive product presentation and differentiation; easy-to-open peel options and a range of unique pack formats. The technology Linpac Packaging has developed means that its range of trays can deliver multiple packaging material formats on one tray sealing platform. Crucially, the same machine can skin pack a normal tray for sliced and cooked meats; protruding skin packs for steaks, chops and chicken breasts; and super protruding for joints and whole chickens.

Contact Linpac Packaging on tel 01977 692111 or visit

A safer pallet wrap that works Detectamet has launched an exciting new detectable plastic product for the food industry. The new Detectable Pallet Wrap offers a less risky means of final packaging for pallet handling in food warehouse storage and shipping. A pallet over wrap can have several functions that are of general benefit and of specific food safety benefit. A wrapped pallet is less likely to be attacked by insects, or damaged by water, and is more likely to arrive as clean as when it was despatched. A film wrapped pallet is more likely to be stable, especially when there are a variety of sizes of packs and boxes, and there is less likelihood of pilfering and any deliberate damage would be easier to identify. The company’s Managing Director, Angela Musson said: “Even with all these benefits the food industry has become aware of the risk of discarded wrap accidentally getting into the food processing chain undetected”. Angela

went on to explain: “We were asked by a number of food processors and ingredient suppliers to look at ways in which we could introduce detectability to the film.” The new Detectable Pallet Wrap has been tested and found to offer good levels of detectability in metal detectors. In trials by experienced wrap users the film was described as offering a more resilient strength that was less likely to tear. “Following discussions with the food industry a distinctive blue colouring has added a visual identification of contamination to the metal detectability,” Angela revealed, “and the greater film thickness reduces tears in mid wrap for greater efficiency in despatch.” There are two sizes of roll. The hand wrapper size of 400mm wide by 200m long and for wrapping machines the roll is 500mm by 800m.

Contact Detectamet on tel 01759 304200 or visit


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Loma’s new X5 X-ray System Loma’s flagship X5 x-ray inspection system incorporates new features, to bring industry-leading levels of product integrity to the busiest of food packing lines. Responding to user demands for ease of cleaning and reduced maintenance, the X5 x-ray system has been redesigned to deliver maximum uptime in round-the-clock manufacturing sites whilst identifying and rejecting the smallest contaminants. The rounded, sloping surfaces of the system ensure that food particles and washdown droplets cannot accumulate on its surfaces, unlike equipment with flat surfaces which can leave areas of potential contamination. Additionally impermeable seals have been added to the x-ray cabinet to prevent water ingress. Cleaning is both quick and effective, allowing packers to achieve significant savings in productivity whilst satisfying retailer mandates. A new tubular framework, made from high quality 304 grade stainless steel, is equally easy to clean and is robust to withstand harsh working conditions. The new X5 X-ray Inspection System is powered by a Windows based operating system that delivers accurate reliable product control at lines speeds of up to 120m/min. The system benefits from Adaptive Array Technology (AAT) that dynamically tailors resolution, depth and scaling to give the best detection performance for any product requiring inspection. AAT eliminates the previous need to specify the diode array pixel size as the X5 will adjust from 0.4mm, 0.8mm and 1.6mm to give the best detection performance for the product. The X5's touch screen has been designed and tested to IP69k, which is robust enough to survive the harshest environments and wash down specifications. Capable of matching any line speed, the X5 X-ray ensures that suppliers of packaged foods and ready meals can meet the quality and consistency standards of leading retailers with confidence. Loma has solved the problem of lengthy conveyor belt changes by introducing a quick release mechanism, mounted on a gas strut for operator safety. This allows the conveyor belt to be changed within a few minutes. The belt itself is toughened for a long productive life, even in heavy-duty applications, and comes in a choice of widths; 300, 500 and 600mm to suit

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individual requirements. Like all Loma products, the X5 X-ray is built to last; its rugged construction proof against the rigours of multi-shift operations in challenging manufacturing environments. A sideways-opening door provides safe and easy access to the cabinet interior for quick serviceability. This legendary reliability comes with a ‘green’ bonus, an advanced X-ray technology that delivers high quality visual images with energy efficient power consumption. There are a number of cooling options to suit individual applications and the innovative energysaving heat exchange system delivers excellent thermal dissipation. The control panel, housed in a brushed stainless steel cabinet as standard, features an intuitive 12” colour touch-screen with USB connectivity. Instead of the usual lamp stack, the new Loma X5 also incorporates a clear – and easily cleaned – dome signal lamp which displays the unit’s status at a glance. Contact Loma Systems on tel 01252 893300 or visit

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RPC Containers Corby has launched its latest innovation in modern pack alternatives to more traditional formats, in this instance tins and composite packs. The new Artemis jar provides a practical and convenient solution for a variety of dried, powdered and granulated products such as nuts, instant coffee and infant milk formula. The high barrier material structure protects products against moisture and oxygen (and has the option of a UV-light inhibitor), meaning there is no need for the product to be bagged inside the container. The design incorporates a new non-round neck feature, making use of Apta’s BAP® ‘Quantum’ closure. This type of neck-finish and closure combination gives an induction weld for confidence of product integrity, and therefore product and shelf life longevity. An integrated ring pull ensures easy opening for consumers and the flip-top lid provides the convenience of resealing between uses, helping to maintain product freshness and minimise food waste.

In addition, the jar’s light weight, recyclability and long ambient shelf life offer important sustainability benefits. The jar is blow moulded in a multilayer PP/EVOH/PP structure, suitable for both hot and cold filling, and complies with current food contact legislation. Its standard design creates a distinctive appearance on shelf, while good contact clarity enables products to be visible. The design also provides a wide area for effective decoration by printing, labelling or sleeving, allowing brands to create a unique appearance, with plenty of room for eye-catching graphics as well as product information, instructions and marketing messages. Bespoke shapes can also be created to meet specific customer and brand objectives. Michael Stegeman, General Manager, RPC Corby, said: “This is another example of how plastics can deliver a modern take on traditional pack formats, combining effective product protection with all the material’s established practical, convenience and safety benefits.”

Contact RPC Containers Corby on tel 01536 263488 or visit

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Microscan Link ensures easy connectivity Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, has announced new Microscan Link connectivity, providing vision engineers, programmers, and other users with additional options for communicating with Microscan smart cameras. Now available in AutoVISION™ machine vision software, the Microscan Link feature introduces an easy method to connect parameters inside AutoVISION™ jobs to outside industrial control systems with a single click on the “Link” icon within the software. Whether communicating inspection results from a smart camera to a PLC, or communicating between multiple smart cameras remotely from a networked system, Microscan Link ensures reliable connectivity between AutoVISION™ and the entire factory floor. With the intuitive AutoVISION™ interface, this flexible data exchange requires no protocol knowledge. Microscan Link also allows job parameters to be changed from an outside system. For example, use an HMI to easily change a count value or alignment angle to match the product currently being produced.

“Microscan Link makes the integration of vision into any automation system very easy,” explained Nico Hooiveld, Microscan’s Machine Vision Product Manager. “From industrial Ethernet communication to discrete I/O and serial protocols, Microscan Link supports a wide range of automation systems and devices. AutoVISION™ and Microscan Link work together to provide seamless factory-wide communication through a simple interface and one-click connectivity.” AutoVISION™ machine vision software supports Microscan’s Vision MINI and Vision HAWK Smart Cameras. With compact, fully integrated or C-Mount designs, the hardware line offers a range of solutions for easy integration into systems or existing assembly lines. For more complex applications, AutoVISION™ can be upgraded to Microscan’s advanced Visionscape® platform, which also supports the Microscan Link feature. This scalable format protects the customer’s time, effort and capital investment in their system because it is uniquely expandable to handle cases where requirements extend beyond the scope of original application.

Contact Microscan Systems on tel +31 172 423360 or visit

Crown and Cofaco bring packaging in-house Crown Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings Inc. has installed an aluminium can production line inside the Rabo de Peixe plant of Cofaco, the leader in the Portuguese canned fish market. Located in Cofaco’s plant on Sao Miguel Island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, the in-house line serves to meet a growing market demand for canned tuna while also enhancing the operational efficiencies of the company’s entire production process. “A passion for the sea has always been a symbol of the Portuguese people and canned tuna forms an essential part of the Portuguese diet. The canned tuna market represents our core business” said Antonio Luis Tavares, Administrator of Grupo Cofaco.

Crown trained the can line operators at its facility in Alcochete, Portugal, from where Cofaco sources its easy-open ends and the line has now been operational since July 2013. “Our two companies have worked together for over 20 years, and Crown is committed to supporting Cofaco as they continue to reinforce their established leadership in the Portuguese canned fish market,” explained Didier Sourisseau, Senior Vice President, Crown Food Europe. Cofaco has operated its Rabo de Peixe plant for over 25 years, running three production lines exclusively for tuna fish and producing various styles, including fillets and slices, in olive oil, soya oil and brine. In addition, Cofaco operates a second plant in Magdalena on Pico Island in the Azores archipelago.

Contact Crown Food Europe on tel 01235 402796 or visit


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KHS focuses on Bottles & Shapes At the K 2013 trade show for plastics and rubber in Düsseldorf, Germany, KHS Corpoplast and KHS Plasmax presented innovative PET bottle design solutions in the field of PET expertise. For the first time at K 2013 the company showed its newest innovation: a 'streamlined' bottle thread. The objectives behind this latest development were not just to reduce weight but also to ensure that the bottle can be transported by air conveyor, the option can be retrofitted into existing lines and the performance of the stretch blow moulder is maintained. In addition, the setup must be able to continue to use the caps applied in the past. All of these criteria have been met. To date, classic threads for carbonated beverages weighed 3.7g. The new development now permits an extra 1.1g of material to be saved in this area which at a line output of 48,000 bph results in a cost saving of approximately €385,000 per annum. KHS Corpoplast exhibited its 'lightweight' thread alongside many innovative bottles newly designed in the Bottles & Shapes programme. One extremely important aspect of lightweight PET manufacture is that production has a high process stability. KHS Corpoplast stretch blow moulders in the InnoPET Blomax Series IV are exemplary in this respect. The servomotor-controlled stretching process ensures that the stretching motion can be flexibly adapted to suit varying speeds in the filler area, for example. Other major advantages of the InnoPET Blomax Series IV are the high production capacity of up to 2,250 PET bottles per hour and blow station, optimized preform handling, much lower energy consumption thanks to the newly developed heater area and a reduction in the amount of compressed air used. New machine modules, such as the Feedflow preform infeed, permit safe handling of lightweight preforms at high speeds. One key topic is the saving in compressed air, with KHS Corpoplast again setting standards with its new Airback Plus development. This system allows about 40 percent of the compressed air consumed in the stretch blow moulding process to be reused in the blow wheel. The previous statistic was just 10 percent. Other benefits of Airback Plus are that less energy and a smaller volume of high-pressure air are required for the stretch blow moulding process than was previously the case. The compressor can therefore be smaller which cuts investment and running costs and reduces the maintenance effort. The Airback Plus option can also be retrofitted into InnoPET Blomax Series IV stretch blow molders and into those of the previous generation, the InnoPET Blomax Series III. Contact KHS on tel +49 2315 691718 or visit

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Improved Oxybaby® enters series production Witt has improved its mobile gas analyzer even more with the new version of the Oxybaby® - featuring measurement of the gas pressure within the packaging, a brighter, more brilliant display and less need for sample gas. This aims to further enhance the precision and reliability, along with the application range of quality testing for protective gas packaging. With the latest version of the Oxybaby®, the handheld unit developed for mobile sample analysis requires only a small amount of sample gas. Depending on the application, around 2ml are now adequate for determining the oxygen or carbon dioxide content. That corresponds to about half the very low gas levels required by previous versions. Even the smallest packaging can now be monitored with a high degree of accuracy. This has been made possible thanks to an optimized design and hose system, as well as improved interaction of the individual components. According to the manufacturer, the modified structure will also increase reliability against failure and minimize service requirements. The dual pressure sensors now installed provide an even more accurate flow-rate control and indicate the gas pressure in the packaging - a completely new feature. In addition, the modern LED display has a white illuminated background making it easier for the user to read the measuring results, even at low ambient lighting. There are three versions of the Oxybaby® for use primarily in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The sensor needle (protected when not in use) is inserted into the packaging via a small sealing plate, and the measurement is output automatically in just a few seconds. With a measuring range extending from 0-100 percent and a display accuracy of 0.1 percent, all measured values are saved. Weighing around 600g, the unit is supplied in a protective case including batteries, spare parts, consumable material and accessories. It comes with major additional options, such as a barcode reader, a can piercer (for testing bottles and cans) or Bluetooth capabilities. Complete digital documentation and analysis of the measured results are also possible via optional software. Contact Witt Gas Techniques on tel 01925 234466 or visit

Soletti now in a convenient to-go cup Austria’s most popular snack, Soletti Pretzel Sticks, satisfies the latest craze of on-the-go snacking in an innovative and convenient container. The Soletti cup (75g/2.6oz contents) is manufactured using thermoform technology, the product presentation being enhanced by high-resolution printed shrink sleeves. Kenneth Boldog, Head of Division K at Greiner Packaging, states that the use of this particular labelling technology offers significant advantages, stressing that the look and feel of

the Soletti cup can easily be adapted to different products and occasions, minimizing the turnaround time on client requirement changes. Soletti Pretzel Sticks are Austria’s favourite snack food. Manufactured in Feldbach, Styria for more than 65 years, all ingredients from flour to salt are 100 percent Austrian in origin. Soletti Pretzel Sticks proudly carry the red, white and red AMA quality seal and packaged in the new Austrian made Soletti cup, which means the product can be classified as 100 percent ‘Made in Austria’.

Contact Greiner Packaging on tel +43 7583 72510 or visit

Milliken and RPC promote benefits of PP RPC Group is choosing Clear PP for certain of its products to help it achieve both the high clarity packaging desired by consumers and the highest sustainability targets. The majority of RPC’s thermoformed, blow moulded and thin walled injection moulded food-related applications are made with polypropylene (PP) because of the material’s unique combination of physical properties, high clarity option (where clarity is a key requirement), cost efficiency and sustainability benefits. High clarity PP enables a new level of brilliance and transparency for plastic packaging. The highly appealing aesthetics achieved through the addition of Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 advanced clarifying agent, are supported by a host of performance and sustainability benefits that add to PP’s overall viability and attractiveness, particularly in light of increasing environmental awareness and tightening packaging regulations. PP’s low density creates lightweight finished products with a low carbon footprint. Low greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions during production of the raw PP are continued into the product manufacturing stage and beyond. Millad NX™ 8000 enables the processing of PP at lower temperatures, which leads to a reduction in energy usage, shorter cooling times and a lower carbon footprint, with the possibility of faster cycle times for higher productivity. Furthermore, Clear PP ensures good impact protection and barrier protection for finished packaging that help to extend the shelf-life of products and prevent food waste by

protecting produce from ‘plot-to-plate’. Strong, yet lightweight packaging is easier to handle and transport, lowering vehicle weight and overall energy consumption. These advantages make Clear PP a contributor to RPC’s Sustainability Matters Programme – its in-house commitment to energy and waste reduction, and increased recycling. Packaging based on Clear PP is highly suitable for recycling, in particular into nonfood applications. This is a key focus area for RPC, which has been working with AkzoNobel on the use of post consumer recycled (PCR) material in their Dulux brand PP paint containers, at an inclusion rate of 25 percent. RPC is also part of the WRAP initiative, which is working in partnership with industry to develop a viable process to recycle post consumer PP packaging waste into recycled PP (rPP) suitable for use in the manufacture of new food packaging. “The UK Government has recently introduced new packaging recycling targets through to 2017. The targets are material specific and plastics received the most stretching target of all, requiring plastics recycling to double over the next five years,” commented David Baker, General Manager UK, RPC Group. “Failure to meet the targets will probably result in financial penalties being imposed across the supply chain and the largest proportion of these penalties will be borne by the retailers and thence by the consumers. So it is important that the whole supply chain works together with some urgency as 2017 will be upon us before we know it.”

Contact Milliken on tel +32 9265 1136 or visit

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Swedish company adopts DuPont™ Delrin® Swedish company WeLoc is using DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin in a new range of food industry bag closures, for its suitability for ‘snap-closure’ action, durability at -50°C and this particular grade's ability to be seen by metal detectors. These features, combined with the excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness, toughness, low wear and low friction, offer WeLoc and other food industry suppliers an engineering polymer capable of replacing metal components in a huge array of applications. Metal or X-ray detection is required in the food industry to protect against foreign material cross contaminating food. This is one of two new food-compliant Delrin® resins developed specifically for food processing equipment components; material handling equipment, such as conveyor chains and hoppers; food-manipulation tools, such as cutters, shovels, scrapers; and forms and moulds. Particles as small as 3mm, the size of three grains of sugar, can typically be detected using standard inspection systems. This helps ensure contaminated food does not reach the consumer. “We tested other materials for this application but chose Delrin® as it fulfilled a number of our major requirements: Use at down to -50°C, fully metal detectable and FDA/EU (GMP) compliant,” said Arne Henningsson, Division Manager at WeLoc. “The material also maintains its properties well, has a good resistance against moisture and is pre-coloured in the right shade of blue for the food industry.” The WeLoc closure, originally developed in 1983 for liquid-tight sealing, has grown to include more than 50 variants in multiple sizes, for sealing and reclosing of flexible packages across a great many industries and, indeed, in the home as well. They are sold all over the world, under the names WeLoc, Clip-it and Klippit. “We strive to produce and supply highquality products, putting high demands on our partners for development, testing and documentation,” said Arne. “DuPont has been a main supplier of the materials for our products since we started almost 30 years ago and we still view them as an important and beneficial partner today and for the future.” Looking at the wider food processing industry, Delrin® offers many potential savings, for example in conveyors, including: Cost and maintenance savings based on improved design and functional integration; reduced energy consumption due to lighter components; and longer replacement intervals based on excellent wear/friction properties. Delrin® typically does not require


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additional lubrication, resulting in silent and durable mechanisms, and offers good, clean aesthetics, leading to a cleaner and friendlier working environment. It also is highly resistant to cleaning agents and offers very good behaviour under thermal shock. It also promotes ergonomic improvements thanks to lighter equipment and quieter systems due to lower noise emissions compared to metal equivalents. “DuPont was involved from the very start of the project and supplied very good

support,” Arne concluded, “which is not a surprise to us as we already have a good collaborative relationship spanning nearly 30 years. Together with DuPont we are looking forward to develop new materials for our existing assortment and for future products.” WeLoc has also evolved the design of the bag closure by incorporating other valueadded features, including grippers for heavyduty applications, scoops and spoon for the bag contents (animal feed, coffee, flour, etc) and indented jaws for holding cables.

Contact DuPont on tel +41 22 717 5111 or visit

A new era in PET preform production With SIPA’s all-new Xtreme machine, it is possible to produce PET preforms that are up to 10 percent lighter than even the lightest injection moulded perform - but without losing any key properties. More weight can be shaved off the body and base of the preform than ever before. The new injection-compression technology takes the shackles off developers’ freedom to create new and unique designs. Whereas just a short while ago, a preform with a length-to-wall thickness ratio (L/t) of much more than 50 was virtually unthinkable, SIPA’s Xtreme technology makes an L/t ratio of 80 a reality. Injection-compression moulding overcomes the issue of filling moulds with very thin walls, by having the moulds slightly open when injection starts, and then closing them as dosing finishes. This means lower injection pressure can be used, lower clamp force is needed (which has the additional benefit of extending mould life), and there is less stress on the melt - which means acetaldehyde (AA) levels are reduced, and resin intrinsic viscosity (IV) falls less. With Xtreme, it is now possible to produce preforms with bases thinner than ever before. In a conventional preform, the thickness of the base has more to do with enabling the mould cavity to fill than it has with bottle performance, but Xtreme injectioncompression removes that constraint. As a result, it is now possible to make a preform for a 500ml bottle that weighs just six grams. The system is particularly well suited to production of preforms for bottles up to 1.5-litre in volume, but can also be used for bottles up to

2.5-litre. On top of all that, the equipment uses lower temperatures and 10 percent less energy than an injection moulding system with the same output - and it fits into much less space. A 72cavity Xtreme machine takes up just 34.5sq.m, which is over 30sq.m less than SIPA’s own Xform. The Xtreme system is very simple to operate, it uses only pneumatic valves, and the mechanical layout has numerous similarities with rotary stretch-blow moulding machines. No hydraulics are used, which is an extra bonus in terms of cleanliness. Pneumatic operation has a lower sensitivity to very short power interruptions and the overall quality of the electrical supply - a feature especially important for processors operating in developing countries. The new system will also be very attractive to companies running a wide range of products, since it is very easy to change the lightweight mould blocks. In fact, the time it takes to change all the mould blocks, or stacks, on a 72-cavity Xtreme machine is around 45 minutes, or one quarter of the time it takes to change a 72-cavity mould on a conventional injection-moulding machine. The Xtreme is more versatile, product changeover times are significantly reduced, and preform quality is higher. It is even possible to produce two different types of preform at the same time. Furthermore, 100 percent preform quality control is possible with an automatic opto-electronic system, which makes Xtreme ideal for ‘lights out’ operations that run with minimal manual intervention.

Contact SIPA on tel +39 0438 911511 or visit

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Before you make it real, make it right An optimal shopping experience will ultimately lead to the perfect packaging design. New technology now allows customers to live this experience and translate it in to reality with Smurfit Kappa s 3D Store Visualiser which was launched recently. This tool is a technological advancement that enhances shopper experience so that customers may analyse and optimise packaging performance virtually. The Store Visualiser allows access to thousands of highquality interchangeable scenarios and shelf imagery. Using the unique Shelf Viewer, pictures, movies and live demos of segment brands and customer specific packaging options are projected on a giant 4.5 x 2.5m high-resolution screen. The Store Visualiser follows last year’s launch of the Shelf Viewer. It is the latest step in Smurfit Kappa s range of Innotools and consolidates their market positioning with innovation that works. With the Store Visualiser Smurfit Kappa give customers a clear competitive advantage as the impact of packaging design in a shopper’s experience can be tested before it goes into the market. So, before a packaging design is made real, it is made right. The secure and confidential environment that the Store Visualiser provides for brand research is the best way to guarantee the most significant impact at that ‘First Moment of Truth’, when shoppers come into contact with the brand. This study of consumer behaviour is a competitive advantage, and is a step further in Smurfit Kappa s leadership in researching the optimisation of packaging design for our customers. Our constant improvement shows that in Smurfit Kappa we know that the future is now, and we are ready for it. Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa’s Chief Operations Officer commented on this latest innovation: “One of our main objectives is to help our customers succeed in the marketplace. The Store Visualiser proves our leadership in uniting technology with unique packaging insights, and is the next step in understanding consumers by literally stepping into their shoes. This is how we ensure that when our customers are designing and testing their packaging, before making it real, they make it right”.

Contact Smurfit Kappa on tel 01518 021761 or visit

New compact bottle/can drying unit Designed specifically for bottling and canning operations located in areas with limited space for drying equipment, Air Control Industries has introduced a compact version of its ‘LNL’ drying systems enclosure, shown for the first time at DrinkTec. Like the original full-size unit, ACI’s new Min LNL is fabricated in stainless steel and can accommodate either the company’s ‘JetPlate’ bottle drying plenums or ‘Can Tunnel’ together with centrifugal blower. It also fulfils the same functions of moisture containment to prevent water dispersal throughout the working environment and noise reduction. However, unlike the full size

version ancillary drying equipment, such as airknives, must now be located outside the enclosure. Other common features with the larger unit are noise reduction baffles at entry and exit points and options for either solid or windowed hinged or sliding doors. It is also mounted on adjustable legs for easy integration into filling lines and to permit easy cleaning. The Mini LNL dimensions are: 966mm long x 1011mm wide x 1614mm tall plus adjustable legs. The new Mini LNL joins ACI’s ‘EL’ (Eye Level) semi-enclosed unit, ‘RB’ (Remote Blower) and ‘DS’ (DRI-Spot) in the company’s range of bottle/can drying solutions.

Contact Air Control Industries on tel 0845 500 0501 or visit

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Celebrity Juice at Packaging Innovations London SIG Combibloc was crowned Packaging King after winning the Lions' Lair competition at this year’s Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London show on Wednesday 2nd October. SIG Combibloc was the second competitor to enter the Lair, pitching its innovative product, Combidome - the first ever bottle made of cardboard. The new innovative Combidome combined the best features of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle – guaranteeing exceptional differentiation for any beverage. Thanks to its shape, stability and smooth pouring action, Combidome seemed easy to handle, like a bottle, while at the same time offering all the proven and unrivalled benefits of a carton pack in terms of product protection, environmental and economic considerations; benefits that are equally important for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. On winning the Lions’ Lair accolade, Malcolm Allum, Managing Director at SIG Combibloc, commented: "SIG Combibloc is delighted to win Lions' Lair this year, especially as it was voted by the prestigious panel and audience. This is the third award in just three weeks for our new innovation Combidome, so it is really building momentum. It was great to see the other short-listed product presentations and we wish the other companies luck with their innovations." The three other companies that took part in the competition were DAPY Paris, Design Activity and EasyPack. DAPY Paris pitched its Pulsar display box for Dom Pérignon. The technological innovation made from moulded plastic, reproduced the shape of the famous bottle displaying the Dom Pérignon logo and messaging by using more than 1200 micro LEDs injected into the clamshell display case. Having been approached by many smaller companies when first exhibiting at Packaging Innovations in 2011, Design Activity returned this year pitching a new service, Launch Pad. Specifically developed for those with limited resource (time and cost), the new service provides award-winning branding and packaging design expertise, within an accessible pricing structure. The new service is certainly something that most start-up businesses are looking for when they want to make their mark within the industry. EasyPack pitched Spiral Pro, which uses Easypack’s patented technology to deliver high volumes of void-fill paper packaging in seconds. The 100 percent recycled paper offered great protection for products of all shapes and sizes, across a range of industries. The new automated dispenser is slim-line to fit into almost any packaging unit and takes only moments to install. The Lions’ Lair was one of the show floor


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features at Packaging Innovations London. The show, which took place last month, received record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. The next event will be Packaging Innovations

NEC, which takes place on 26 & 27 February 2014. Packaging Innovations London will return on 30 September & 1 October 2014, again at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

Contact easyfairs on tel 020 8843 8821 or visit

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Corbion Purac and Innovia develop PLA films Innovia Films, a leading global manufacturer of Biofilms, and Corbion Purac, a global leader in lactic acid and lactides, are joining forces to develop PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) film that is both transparent and resistant to higher temperatures. High heat PLA was launched following a dedicated research effort by Corbion Purac. As a result, Innovia recognized an opportunity to work together to further develop a transparent, heat resistant PLA film. Many biopolymers, including existing PLA, have limited heat resistance, meaning that brand owners and packaging converters are limited to oil-based plastics for many applications. However, Corbion Purac and Innovia are working together to create a biobased, temperature stable, and transparent PLA film. Early product development has shown that these films exhibit considerably less shrinkage at high temperatures compared to existing PLA films and offer properties much closer to oil-based PET. Possible opportunities for the new bioplastic film include both food and non-food packaging and many industrial applications. In food packaging, for example pouches such as juice or soup pouches, the new PLA film will be able to withstand the temperatures required for sterilization. Non-food applications could include release liners for pressure sensitive products, window films, and protective films for smartphone screens. Many of these

applications require thermal stability during processing or use. Steve Langstaff, Product Development Manager at Innovia sees the product as a major breakthrough. “Dimensional stability, particularly at high temperatures is a real weakness in biofilms. This new development will fill a performance gap in the market and is a great opportunity for both Innovia and Corbion Purac”. Corbion Purac’s lactide monomers are sourced from GMO-free, renewable feedstocks such as sugarcane, and form the basis for high performance PLA bioplastics. The resulting homopolymers have already proven to withstand boiling water, and can now boast performance characteristics to rival their oilbased counterparts. As a result, PLA can replace oil-based plastics and alleviate our dependency on fossil fuels. Jeroen Jonker, Senior Vice President Bioplastics at Corbion Purac is pleased with the partnership: “Innovia, a recognized leading player in the global film industry, is the right partner for Corbion Purac to develop this groundbreaking PLA film. By pooling our expertise and combining our research strengths, we can develop a bio-based performance film to rival traditional, oil-based standards. This will provide brandowners with the opportunity to select a more sustainable alternative for their film applications.”

Contact Corbion Purac on tel +31 183 695695 or visit



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Conveyor Systems, George Holme Way, Hearthcote Road,

Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DF. Tel:01283 552255.


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Oliver Douglas Ltd, Amberley Works, Chelsea Close, Leeds,

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Gough Engineering Ltd, Alderflat Drive, Newstead Industrial


Estate, Stoke on Trent, Staffs ST4 8GE. Tel:01782 654770.

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Weyfringe Barcode and Labelling Systems, Longbeck Road,

Newsmith Stainless Ltd, Fountain Works, Child Lane,

Marske, Redcar, Cleveland TS11 6HQ. Tel:01642 490121.

Roberttown, Liversedge, West Yorkshire WF15 7PH. Tel:01924

Fax:01642 490385

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Wire Belt Co. Ltd, Castle Road, Eurolink Industrial Centre,

Jayton Systems Ltd t/a Robinson’s, 20 Parker House, Mansfield

Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3RF Tel:01795 421771. Fax:01795

Road, Derby DE21 4SZ. Tel:01332 679898. Fax:01332 342828


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F. Jahn & Co. Ltd, 17 Teddington Business Park, Station Road,

Cox and Plant Products Ltd, Monument & Tabor Works, Balds

Teddington, Middx TW1 1BQ. Tel:020 8977 8822. Fax:020 8977

Lane, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8SE. Tel:01384


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Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW.

Road, Derby DE21 4SZ. Tel:01332 679898. Fax:01332 342828

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Interbelt Ltd, Glensyl Way, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs DE14 1LX.

Dunelm Supplies Ltd, Netherset Lane, Madeley, near Crewe,

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Wire Belt Co. Ltd, Castle Road, Eurolink Industrial Centre,


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Road, Holton Health, Poole, Dorset BH16 6LT. Tel:01202 625656. Fax:01202 621002. EMULSIFIERS Rigal Bennett Group, Gravel Hill Lane, Whitley, near Goole, East Yorkshire DN14 0JJ. Tel:01977 661095. Fax:01977 662165

HYGIENIC WALL CLADDING Be-Plas Hygienic Walls and Ceilings Ltd, Unit 2, Junction 8 Business Park, Ellesmere Port, Wirral CH65 3AS. Tel:0151 334 5133. Fax:0151 355 7970. E-mail:

FILLING MACHINES Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW. Tel:01780 749097. Fax:01780 749098.

KDH Projects Ltd, KDH House, Millfield Road, Donnington, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 4UR. Tel:01775 822888. Fax:01775 822892

F. Jahn & Co. Ltd, 17 Teddington Business Park, Station Road, Teddington, Middx TW1 1BQ. Tel:0208 977 8977. Fax:0208 977 1818.

LABELLING MACHINERY Atwell Self Adhesive Labellers, Unit 18, Bolney Grange Business Park, Stairbridge Lane, Hickstead, West Sussex RH17 5PB. Tel:01444 239970. Fax:01444 246609.

FLOOR and WALL FINISHES for the FOOD INDUSTRY KDH Projects Ltd, KDH House, Millfield Road, Donnington, Spalding, Lincs PE11 4UR. Tel:01775 822888. Fax:01775 822892. Kemtile Ltd, Unit C3, Taylor Business Park, Warrington Road, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6HT. Tel:01925 763045. Fax:01925 763381. Lasercroft Ltd, 9 Hedon Road, Hull HU9 1LL. Tel:01482 229119.Fax:01482 223077. FLOORING SURFACES for FACTORIES KDH Projects Ltd, KDH House, Millfield Road, Donnington, Spalding, Lincs PE11 4UR. Tel:01775 822888. Fax:01775 822892. Kemtile Ltd, Unit C3, Taylor Business Park, Warrington Road, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6Bl. Tel:01925 763045. Fax:01925 763381. Veitchi (England) Ltd, Grange Works, Mill Lane, Rugeley, Staffs WS15 2JW. Tel:01889 586621. Fax:01889 579923. FLUID DRYERS European SprayDry Technologies LLP, Regal House, South Road, Harlow, Essex CM20 2BL. Tel:01279 780268. FREEZING EQUIPMENT JBT FoodTech, East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 5NP. Tel:01506 857112. Fax:01506 852232. HEAT EXCHANGERS (Scraped Surface) Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW. Tel:01780 749097. Fax:01780 749098. HOMOGENISERS Rigal Bennett Group, Gravel Hill Lane, Whitley, near Goole, East Yorkshire DN14 0JJ. Tel:01977 661095. Fax:01977 662165. HOSES & COUPLINGS Guyson International Ltd, Hose and Couplings Division, Southview Business Park, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 9PR. Tel:01943


870044. Fax:01943 870 066.

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Weyfringe Barcode and Labelling Systems, Longbeck Road, Marske, Redcar, Cleveland TS11 6HQ. Tel:01642 490121. Fax:01642 490385. LABEL OVERPRINTING and APPLICATING SYSTEMS Atwell Self Adhesive Labellers, Unit 18, Bolney Grange Business Park, Stairbridge Lane, Hickstead, West Sussex RH17 5PB. Tel:01444 239970. Fax:01444 246609. Weyfringe Barcode and Labelling Systems, Longbeck Road, Marske, Redcar, Cleveland TS11 6HQ. Tel:01642 490121. Fax:01642 490385. MAGNETIC SEPARATORS F. Jahn & Co. Ltd, 17 Teddington Business Park, Station Road, Teddington, Middx TW1 1BQ. Tel:0208 977 8822. Fax:0108 977 1818. John R. Boone Ltd, 18 Silk Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4DH. Tel:01260 272894. Fax:01260 281128. METAL DETECTION Lock Inspection Systems Ltd, Lock House, Neville Street, Oldham, Lancs OL9 6LF. Tel:0161 6240333. Fax:0161 6245181. MIXERS (Dry and Wet Processes) Farleygreene Ltd, Unit 8, Alpha Centre, Aldershot, Hants GU12 4RG. Tel:01252 322233, Fax:01252 325111 MIXING MACHINES John R. Boone Ltd, 18 Silk Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4DH. Tel:01260 272894. Fax:01260 281128. PANS-JACKETED and TILTING Rigal Bennett Group, Gravel Hill Lane, Whitley, near Goole, East Yorkshire DN14 0JJ. Tel:01977 661095. Fax:01977 662165 PASTA MAKING EQUIPMENT Pasta Technology Ltd, 14 Waunfawr Road, Crosskeys, Gwent

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NP11 7PG. Tel & Fax:01495 273311. Mobile:07973 831331.

Tel:01780 749097. Fax:01780 749098



Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW. Tel:01780 749097. Fax:01780 749098. POTATO PEELING MACHINES –ABRASIVE RE-LINING Porcher Abrasive Coatings Ltd, Nursery Road, Riverside Industrial Estate, Boston, Lincs PE21 7TN. Tel:01205 356666. POUCH FILLER/SEALERS F. Jahn & Co. Ltd, 17 Teddington Business Park, Station Road,

Sharpak Aylesham, Aylesham Industrial Estate, Aylesham, Kent CT3 3EF. Tel:01304 840581. Fax:01304 842207. Sharpak Bridgwater, Colley Lane Estate, Bridgwater TA6 5YS. Tel:01278 435000. Fax:01278 423019 Sharpak Yate, Highway, Yate, Bristol BS37 7AA. Tel:01454 874100. Fax:01454 874304.

Teddington, Middx TW1 1BQ. Tel:0208 977 8822. Fax:0208 977



Farleygreene Ltd, Unit 8, Alpha Centre, Alfa Road, Aldershot,

PROCESS VESSELS Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW. Tel:01780 749097. Fax:0208 9771818. PROJECT CONSTRUCTION SPECIALISTS TO THE FOOD INDUSTRY KDH Projects Ltd, KDH House, Millfield Road, Donnington, Spalding, Lincs PE11 4UR. Tel:01775 822888. Fax:01775 822892. PUMPS and PUMP MAINTAINANCE AxFlow Ltd, Orton Park, Northfield Avenue, London W13 9SJ. Tel:0208 832 1831. Fax:0208 280 0796 PUMPS-HYGIENIC FOOD (Maso Sine and Peristaltic Pumps) Watson Marlow Pumps, contact Geoff Sanders, Mobile:07799 665533 Office fax/phone:01255 863932. PUMPS-HYGIENIC FOOD Grundfos Pumps Ltd, Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds

Hants GU12 4RG. Tel:01252 322233. Fax:01252 325111. Gough Engineering Ltd, Alderflat Drive, Newstead Industrial Estate, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST4 8GE. Tel:01782 654770. Fax:001782 654771. SORTING MACHINES-COLOUR and SHAPE Buhler Sortex Ltd, 20 Atlantis Avenue, London E16 2BF. Tel:0207 055 7777. Fax:0207 055 7700. Radix Systems Ltd, 1 Moorside Place, Moorside Road, Winnall, Winchester, Hants SO23 7FX. Tel:01962 892530. Fax:01962 813354. Satake ESM, Horsfield Way, Bredbury Industrial Estate, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 2FN. Tel:0161 406 3888. Fax:0161 406 3889. SPICE STERILISING EQUIPMENT Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW. Tel:01780 749097. Fax:01780 749098.

LU7 4TL. Tel:01525 850000. Fax:01525 853981


Starfrost UK Ltd, Newcombe Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32

READY MEALS LINES Sealpac UK Ltd, Units 1 - 3, The Concept Centre, Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QT. Tel:0845 302 3056. Fax:0845 302 3057.

1XA. Tel:01502 562206. Fax:01502 584104. SPRAY DRYING PLANT European SprayDry Technologies LLP, Regal House, South Road, Harlow, Essex CM20 2BL. Tel.:01279 780250. Fax:01279 780268.




KDH Projects Ltd, KDH House, Millfield Road, Donnington,

Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 3HW.

Spalding, Lincs PE11 4UR. Tel:01775 822888. Fax:01775

Tel:01780 749097. Fax:01780 749098.


F. Jahn & Co. Ltd, 17 Teddington Business Park, Station Road,


Teddington, Middx TW1 1BQ. Tel.:208 977 8822. Fax:0208 977

F. Jahn &Co. Ltd, 17 Teddington Business Park, Station Road,


Teddington, Middx TW1 1BQ. Tel:0208 977 8822. Fax:0208 977



Kemtile Ltd, Unit C3, Taylor Business Park, Warrington Road,

Holmach Ltd, The Dingle, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3HW.

Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6BLTel:01925 763045. Fax:01925

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763381. THERMOFORM FILL and SEAL MACHINERY Sealpac UK Ltd, Units 1 - 3, The Concept Centre, Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QT. Tel:0845 302 3056. Fax:0845 302 3057. TRAY and UTENSIL WASHING MACHINES Industrial Washing Machines Ltd, Facet Road, King Norton, Birmingham B38 9PT. Tel.:0121 459 9511. Fax:0121 459 9001. Newsmith Stainless Ltd, Fountain Works, Child Lane, Roberttown, Liversedge, West Yorkshire WF15 7PH. Tel.:01924 405988. Fax:01924 403304. Oliver Douglas Ltd, Amberley Works, Chelsea Close, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 4HP. Tel.:0113 279 7373. Fax:0113 279 1014. TRAY SEALING MACHINES Sealpac UK Ltd, Units 1 - 3, The Concept Centre, Innovation Close, Poole, Dorset BH12 4QT. Tel:0845 302 3056. Fax:0845 302 3057.

TRAY WASHERS Newsmith Stainless Ltd, Fountain Works, Child Lane, Roberttown, Liversedge, West Yorkshire WF15 7PH. Tel:01924 405988. Fax:01924 403304. Oliver Douglas Ltd, Amberley Works, Chelsea Close, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 4HP. Tel.:0113 279 7373. Fax:0113 279 1014. VIBRATORY FEEDERS Cox and Plant Products Ltd, Monument and Tabor Works, Balds Lane, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8SE. Tel.:01384 895121 Fax:01384 893 611. WALL and CEILING FINISHES Be-Plas Hygienic Walls and Ceilings Ltd, Unit 2, Junction 8 Business Park, Ellesmere Port, Wirral CH65 3AS. Tel:0151 334 5133. Fax:0151 355 7970. Kemtile Ltd, Unit C3, Taylor Business Park, Warrington Road, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6HT. Tel:01925 763045. Fax:01925 763381.

Raw Materials, Ingredients and Additives ANCHOVY (Fillets, Pastes, Flavourings, Canned Jarred, Tube) La Monegasque UK Ltd, The Priory, High Street, Ware, Herts SG12 9AL. Tel:01920 469107. Fax:01920 486646 E-mail:enquiries@the

Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311.

Meridian Sea, 10 Thornby Road, Estover, Plymouth PL6 7PP. Tel.08702 400172,

PE20 3DJ. Tel:01775 822389. Fax:01775 822443.

ARROWROOT The Essbro Co. Ltd, 1 South Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BL Tel:01702 530329. Fax:01702 530331. E-mail:


CHILLIES (Red and Green Fresh Chopped and Fresh Puréed) JDM Food Group Ltd, Monument Road, Bicker, Boston, Lincs CLEAN LABEL BAKERY INGREDIENTS British Bakels Ltd, Granville Way, Bicester, Oxon OX26 4JT. Tel.:01869 247098. Fax:01869 242979.

BAKERY INGREDIENTS British Bakels Ltd, Granville Way, Bicester. Oxon OX26 4JT. Tel:01869 247098. Fax:01869 242979. E-mail:

COCONUT-Desiccated Cream-Liquid and Powder)

BLUEBERRY, CRANBERRY & POMEGRANATE (AIR DRIED) Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311.

COCONUT PRODUCTS (Powder and Cream)

F.R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923 293168. Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311.


COLOURS (Natural)


Kalsec Europe Ltd, 7 Merlin Park, Fred Dannatt Road,

Markus Products Ltd, Murray Way, Wincanton Business Park,

Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7TD. Tel.:01938 715011. Fax:01638

Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9RX. Tel.:01963 435270.


Fax:01963 435271. E-mail:


British Bakels Ltd, Granville Way. Bicester. Oxon OX26 4JT.


Tel:01869 247098. Fax:01869 242979.

Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage,

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Capol UK Ltd, Oaktree Court, Mill Lane, Ness, Cheshire CH64 8TP. Tel:0151 342 8900. CURRY POWDERS (Triton Madras, Mild & Hot) The Essbro Co. Ltd, 1 South Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BL Tel:01702 530329. Fax:01702 530331. E-mail: DRIED FRUITS (Sweetened and Unsweetened (also Fairtrade and Organic) F.R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green,

HERBS and CHILLIES (Frozen, Ambient) S. Black Ltd, Foxholes Business Park, John Tate Road, Hertford, Herts. SG13 7YH. Tel:01992 825555. Fax:01992 825566. HYDROCOLLOIDS J R FOOD CONSULTANCY Tel:07771 716323. IQF/CHILLED MEATS Food Network Ltd, Keepers Cottage, Chrishall Grange, Royston, Herts. SG8 7NT. Tel:01763 837000. Fax:0208 464 1551.

Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923

MAPLE SYRUP (Various Grades)


F.R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green,

EGG POWDERS –Whole, Yolk, Albumen (Also Organic)

Rickmansworth WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923

F.R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green,


Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923


MUSHROOMS (Concentrate, Powder and Dehydrated)

FLAVOURS (Liquid and Powder) Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311. FOOD ACIDS

F.R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923 293168. NATURAL COLOURS Kalsec Europe Ltd, 7 Merlin Park, Fred Dannatt Road,

Rigest Trading Ltd, Hipocampus House, Hulme Lane, Lower

Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7RD. Tel:01638. 715011. Fax:01638

Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9QQ. Tel:07595 793224.



Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage,

F.R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green,

Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311.

Rickmansworth WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923



FRUIT and VEGETABLES (Powders and Flakes and Extracts)

Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage,

F. R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green,

Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311.

Rickmansworth WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160.

Fax:01923 293168.


British Bakels Ltd, Granville Way, Bicester, Oxon OX26 4JT.


Tel:01869 247098. Fax:01869242979.

Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage,

Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311.

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS F.R. Benson & Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Croxley Green,


Rickmansworth WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923

Cobell Ltd, Alphinbrook House, Alphinbrook Road, Exeter EX2


8RG. Tel:01392 430280. Fax:01392 430060.

ORGANIC VEGETABLES (Roasted or Puréed)

JDM Food Group Ltd, Monument Road, Bicker, Boston, Lincs

GARLIC and GINGER (Fresh Peeled, Pureed, Chopped and Roasted)

PE20 5DJ. Tel:01775 822389. Fax:01775 822443.

Beacon Foods Ltd, Units 3 and 4, Brecon Enterprise Park,

Warren Road, Brecon, Powys LD3 8BT. Tel:01874 622577.

PASTA (Durum Wheat Semolina, Egg, Spinach, Tomato,

Fax:01874 622123.


Food Network Ltd, Keepers Cottage, Chrishall Grange, Royston,

JDM Food Group Ltd, Monument Road, Bicker, Boston, Lincs

Herts. SG8 7NT. Tel:01763 837000. Fax:01763 838280.

PE20 5DJ. Tel:01775 822389. Fax:01775 822443.

DRIED FRUITS (Sweetened and Unsweetened (also


Fairtrade and Organic)

Tech-Pet Ltd, 11 Hammond Way, Market Harborough, Leics LE16

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7JW. Tel:01858 434545. Fax:001858 432828. PRESERVATIVES Rigest Trading Ltd, Hippocampus House, Hulme Lane, Lower Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9QQ. Tel:07595 793224.

Beans, Blackeye Beans, Black Turtle Beans, Adzuki Beans,

THAI INGREDIENTS JDM Food Group Ltd, Monument Road, Bicker, Boston, Lincs PE20 3DJ. Tel:01775 822389. Fax:01775822443.

Pinto Beans)

TOMATOES (Canned and Aseptic)

PULSES-CANNED (Red/White Kidney Beans, Chickpeas, Bortolli Beans, Butter Beans, Flageolet Beans, Haricot

Food Network Ltd, Keepers Cottage, Chrishall Grange, Royston, Herts SG8 7NT. Tel:01763 837000. Fax:0208 464 1551. ROAST VEGETABLES and FRUIT Beacon Foods Ltd, Units 3 & 4, Brecon Enterprise Park, Warren Road, Brecon, Powys LD3 3BT. Tel:01874 622577. Fax:01874 622123. JDM Food Group Ltd, Monument Road, Bicker, Boston, Lincs PE20 3DJ. Tel:01775 822389. Fax:0775 822443. SAVOURY FLAVOURS and SNACK FLAVOURS Savoury Flavours, Units 2B/C, Riverside Avenue West, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1UN. Tel;01206 399540. Fax:01206 393345. SEAFOOD POWDERS (all varieties) Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311. SEAWEED (Fresh and Dried) Meridian Sea Ltd, 10 Thornbury Road, Estover, Plymouth PL6 7PP. Tel:08702 400172, SEASONINGS Unbar Rothon Ltd, Radford Crescent, Billericay, Essex CM12 0DR. Tel:01277 632211. Fax:01277 830151. SPECIALITY SUGAR and SPICE Speciality Farm Foods Ltd, Cleave Farm, East Down, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4NX. Tel:0845 812 0129. Fax:01271 882843. SPICE OLEORESINS and EXTRACTS Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311. Kalsec Ltd, 7 Merlin Park, Fred Dannatt Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7RD. Tel:01638 715011. Fax:01638 715031 SWEETENERS Rigest Trading Ltd, Hippocampus House, Hulme Lane, Lower


Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9QQ. Tel:07595 793224 TAMARINDS The Essbro Co. Ltd, 1 South Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BL Tel:01702 530329. Fax:01702 530331. E-mail:

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Food Network Ltd, Keepers Cottage, Chrishall Grange, Royston, Herts SG8 7NT. Tel:01763 837000. Fax:01783 838280. TUNA (Pouch and Canned) Food Network Ltd, Keepers Cottage, Chrishall Grange, Royston, Herts SG8 7NT. Tel:01763 837000. Fax:01783 838280. E-mail: Website: VEGETABLE and FRUIT JUICE CONCENTRATES F.R. Benson and Partners Ltd, 117a New Road, Crowley Green, Ricksmanworth WD3 3EN. Tel:01923 293160. Fax:01923 293168. VEGETABLE INGREDIENTS-SPECIALITY (Dried/Preserved) L’Aquila Importers and Distributors, 860 Coronation Road, London NW10 7PS. Tel:0208 965 0666.. Fax:0208 965 0999. VEGETABLES (Freeze Dried, Air Dried, Spray Dried, Flakes) Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311. WILD and EXOTIC CULTIVATED MUSHROOMS L’Aquila, Importers & Distributors, 860 Coronation Road, London NW10 7PS. Tel:0208 965 0666. Fax:0208 965 0999 YEAST INACTIVE (Debittered Powder) Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 743242. Fax: 01438 742311. YOGHURT and SOUR CREAM POWDERS (Spray Dried) Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 743242. Fax:01438 742311. ZEST (Orange, Lemon and Lime) Kanegrade Ltd, Ingredients House, Caxton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2DF. Tel:01438 742242. Fax:01438 742311.

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