Berndorf Band, one of the worldwide leading vendors of steel belts for use in the food industry, is introducing the new BTRV2.1 compact belt tracking roller for steel belt conveyors and continuous oven lines at the iba 2015 trade show in Munich, the world's leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks.
Versatility will be a major theme of the Ishida Europe stand at Gulfood where the company will demonstrate a range of packing line solutions. This will include weighing, bagmaking, tray sealing and quality control, as well as its ability to handle many different types of challenging applications from sticky and dusty products to very small target weights.
Processing methods span the entire food chain ensuring safety and improvements in the nutritional value of food. Shock freezing vegetables shortly after harvesting can slow the loss of sensitive nutrients for instance, while heating or cooking releases certain beneficial bioactive compounds such as beta-carotene in carrots. Nutritional values in tomatoes are also improved by cooking and canning, which renders the bioactive compound lycopene more available to the body.
Despite significant progress in the fight against undernourishment in the past few years, poverty and food insecurity still constrain access to vital nutrients impacting, in particular, on the younger population. Specially formulated food, fortified with essential nutrients like soy proteins, can play a key role in this fight.
The PET Recycling Company (Petco) is working with a small but growing company in the Western Cape that manufactures corner pieces using recycled PET. FTE’s corner pieces are used to secure pallets and the corners of crates for the fruit packing industry. Its products are now in commercial production.
Challenges facing food and beverage developers when venturing down the path of sugar reduction are vast. The playing field can be daunting if the full spectrum of sweeteners is not well understood and applied. So where does industry go to obtain accurate information? We provide some facts to consider when searching for alternative sweeteners.
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