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Quality control solutions from Ishida Europe are enabling one of Slovakia’s leading spice suppliers meet the increasingly strict standards of retailers. Thymos, based in Veľká Lomnica, has recently installed an Ishida IX-GN-2443-S X-ray inspection system and two DACS-GN-SE012 checkweighers from the company’s latest ranges, bringing the total number of Ishida machines at Thymos to nine checkweighers and four X-rays. The newly installed models have further enhanced the versatility of the Ishida equipment with the different versions able to handle a wide range of pack sizes, from small 5g retail sachets to larger 1.5 kilo packs for the Horeca sector. For example, the large-size Ishida IX-GA-65100 X-ray inspection system is able to carry out a final check on packed cases of product, including



Canned Food Market Size Will Reach $149.6 Billion by 2030, Growing by 4.3%

Due to the rising demand for easy food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global canned food industry will increase by 4.3% year from 2020 to 2030, reaching $149.6 billion. Canned good market size is increasing in the world Professional producers know the size of the canned good market is increasing in the world. This report examines the Canned Food Market in great detail, including the company’s history, current state, projected future, key employees, significant competitors, and much more. This report examines the canned food industry from every angle, including sales, profits, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial status, and efficiency ratios. In the report “Global Canned Food Market,” we provide an in-depth analysis of the market status of the Canned

Uber Taps Nuro’s Street-Legal Robots for Food Deliveries

Nuro, a Softbank-backed developer of street-legal autonomous, electric delivery vehicles, has struck a long-term partnership with Uber to use its toaster-shaped micro-vans to haul food orders, groceries and other goods to customers in Silicon Valley and Houston using the Uber Eats service starting this year. People

Beyond Meat Debuts 'Beyond Steak'

The plant-based steak is launching at Kroger and Walmart stores nationwide. Beyond Meat Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, on Monday announced the launch of Beyond Steak, a new innovation designed to deliver the juicy, tender and delicious bite of seared steak tips with the added nutritional and environmental benefits
Ingredients & Additives

Rare Sugars Expert Announces Sweetener Breakthrough

European industrial biotechnology specialist BRAIN Biotech has teamed up with Bonumose to bring the rare sugars expert’s sweetener tagatose to market globally. Announcing they have reached initial project milestones as part of their strategic collaboration, the companies aim to improve the performance of several enzymes that catalyze cascade reactions in the continuous production of low-calorie, ultra-low-glycemic, naturally occurring sweeteners. Tagatose has attracted attention as a sweetener. But despite its health advantages over sugar, tagatose cost-effective production remains a roadblock. Bonumose has developed a process using cornstarch instead of lactose from milk that could potentially lower production costs significantly by 80 percent (to around $3/kg). The company uses its

Global Food Stabilizers Market Size

The Global Food Stabilizers (Blends & Systems) Market was valued at USD 2.45 Billion in 2021, and it is expected to reach a value of USD 3.76 Billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 6.35% over the forecast period (2022 – 2028). A substance that is added to improve properties such as performance, durability, efficiency, shelf

Fat Replacers Market Expected to Reach Tremendous Growth by 2032

The fat replacers market is expected to witness growth at a CAGR of 6.4% over the forecast period, reaching a valuation of US$ 4.5 Bn by 2032. Though consumers are well versed with risks of consuming fats daily, people find it hard to cut down on their fat intake because fat makes meals flavorful and tempting. Under

Synerlink Launches Versatech, an Innovative Filling Machine for Food & Dairy Processors

Modular design and endless flexibility are among top customer benefits Synerlink, a leader in rigid, eco-friendly packaging solutions for the food industry, has launched Versatech, a future-proof filling solution for the food and dairy industry. Its modular design enables customers to continually realign this packaging innovation with their evolving business strategy. “Through conversations with our customers, we discovered a market need for a filling solution that would outlast the standard 20-to-30-year lifecycle,” said François Truffier, Synerlink President. “Rather than disposing of this machine when it ceases to support the business, Synerlink’s customers can quickly, and inexpensively, reconfigure Versatech to once again work in support of new business initiatives.” Starting with a

Cell-Based Milk Could Change the Dairy Industry

The dairy industry is among the most environmentally unsustainable sectors due to its contribution to greenhouse emissions, notably the releases of methane and degradation of biodiversity and water resources. However, the latest biotechnological advances are looking to improve the sector's green credentials with the introduction of cell-based milk. Turtle Tree Labs is one startup creating cell-based milk, which promises milk products from cells grown in the lab. The startup produces milk from mammary cells grown in the lab and produces milk in bioreactors. Cell-based milk is a niche sector that could eat into the $871 billion global dairy sector. Meanwhile, the global plant-based milk market is continuing to gain steam, hitting nearly $39 billion in 2022. The market is projected to rise at

Product Innovation Fueling Baby Food Industry Gains

In a scenario outlined by the rising importance of nutrition in preventing and reducing maternal and child mortality, there has been a significant proliferation of stringent regulations to promote the intake of nutritionally adequate and safe complementary baby foods. According to WHO (World Health Organization),

Breeze: A Healthy Ice Cream Made from Grape By-Products Is Born

Leila Khalife and Pamela Slaiby will introduce us to “Breeze”, a healthy ice cream made with 100% Lebanese ingredients and no chemical additives. The extracted polyphenol from the grape waste acts as an antioxidant to reduce health problems and as a cooler for the first five minutes to avoid melting. It All Started
Catering & Hospitality

Shine Lights Up B&I Catering with Multi-Level Kitchen Installation

Shine Catering Systems has installed kitchens and front-of-house facilities in a landmark development for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EBRD, which promotes the development of private sector enterprise across 38 emerging economies in three continents, has moved its HQ to Bank Street in Canary Wharf after being located in Exchange Square in the City of London since 1993. Around two-thirds of the firm’s 3,500-strong global workforce will work out of the London office, occupying the top 12 floors of the 24-storey building. Chris Hinton, sales director at Shine Catering Systems, said: “B&I catering has had to develop in recent years to keep up with high street trends, otherwise employees will simply leave the office and spend off-site. “Whether inviting guest
Country Reports

Yum China Continues Lavazza Café Expansion, but 1,000-Store Target Looks Elusive

The Chinese quick-service restaurant group expanded its Lavazza café footprint during the fourth quarter of 2022 to reach 85 outlets, but remains significantly behind its 2025 growth target. Yum China is steadily expanding its premium Lavazza coffee shop concept across China, opening 27 outlets in 2022, but is yet to ‘accelerate’ its store network as outlined in 2021. Yum China partnered with Italian coffee roaster Lavazza in May 2020 to establish its premium coffee shop concept across the country. In September 2021 the two companies announced a $200m investment to grow the concept to 1,000 stores by 2025. At the time Yum China CEO Joey Wat said the companies were ‘well positioned to capture the significant coffee opportunity in China with accelerated store network development’. The

Food Prices Rise At Fastest Annual Rate In More Than 30 Years

Food prices have risen their fastest annual rate in more than 30 years driven by sharp increases in groceries, fruits and vegetables. Stats NZ said food prices rose 1.5 percent in February on the month before, to be 12 percent higher than a year ago. That was the highest food inflation rate since September 1989. Fruit

The Specialty Food Festival 2022

MENA's Leading event for the Gourmet and Fine Food Industry From 8-10 November 2022, The Speciality Food Festival will turn Dubai World Trade Centre into a bustling global marketplace and experiential ground for everything artisanal, speciality food and exotic ingredients. Catering to the exclusive hospitality &

Private Label & Licensing Middle East

Private Label & Licensing Middle East is MENA’s only event where buyers can get straight to the source for cost-effective customizable products, branding & packaging solutions, bringing together food & and non-food suppliers, private label & contract manufacturers from over 30 countries across the globe, all
Interviews & Profiles

De Groot: We Focus On The Market Of ‘Healthier Indulgence’

foodHQ conducted an interview with Gea de Groot, Product Group Manager Food Ingredients at FrieslandCampina Kievit. The company is a global manufacturer of beverage and food ingredients, and it is trusted by the world’s best loved brands to provide superior ingredient solutions.

The Five Pillars of Sustainability

Dr. Martin Berlekamp/Max Wolfmaier: Under the guiding principle of “rethink”, Schur Flexibles Group is presenting a sustainability program for greater environmental and climate protection. The recent European Plastics Strategy, developed by the EU Commission, is the result of an assessment of the global challenges



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