Ingredients & Additives Focus

Coloring Foods for On-Trend Beverages

Consumers increasingly seek variety in their glasses and expect more from beverages than just to satisfy their thirst. New drinking experiences and bursts of flavor are in demand that provide appealing and sophisticated alternatives to the usual sweet and fizzy lemonades.

Naturalness Drives The Spice & Herb Extract Markets

The market for spice and herb extracts consists of celery, cumin, chili, coriander, cardamom, oregano, pepper, basil, ginger, thyme and other types of herb extracts. These extracts are concentrated solutions made by extracting (pulling or "washing") the herb's chemical constituents out of the inert herb fiber

IMA DAIRY & FOOD Presents Innovative Packaging Solutions

IMA DAIRY & FOOD presents various newly developed products at "interpack 2017". Besides machines on display, visitors to the stand can also see packaging machines in action on large video walls as well as partly in virtual reality technology. IMA Hassia extends its product range by adding a packaging machine for portion cups in the low output range - an ergonomic FFS machine for mini-portions. The "P100" as an entry-level machine is particularly noted for its compact design and easy handling. With a length of five meters and depth of approximately 1.3 meters it can be integrated in a space-saving manner in any production facility. The cup web is transported at an easy to use height of one meter, making visual inspection easier for the operator. The output of the new FFS machine is up to

The Multihead Weighing Technology: Mix it Up for Profit

The enhanced versatility of mix weighing offers many opportunities for manufacturers supplying the retail sector, explains Ian Atkinson of Ishida Europe. Convenience has become a dominating factor in many areas of the retail food market. One result of this is the growth in popularity of pre-mixed packs for everything

Cama Group Marks a New Milestone in R&D

Visitors to the Cama stand at interpack 2017 will be able to experience in person the very last technological innovations made as standard on the full range of Break-Through Generation (BTG) systems, which mark a milestone in R&D: Higher Hygiene Standard; Open Profile; Safe �Easy Entry� and Ergonomics; Flexible Frame
Catering & Hospitality

Brazilian Coffee Exports to MENA Witnesses 30% Increase

A rise in coffee exports from Brazil to the Arab region led to sales of USD122 million, as shipping volume increased during the first half of 2017. According to the Brazilian Coffee Exporter Council (Cecaf�), revenue gained from coffee exports from Brazil to the Arab region witnessed a 29.7% increase at USD112 million during the first seven months of the year, in comparison to 2016. A total of 653,200 bags of coffee were exported to Arab counties between January and July 2017, while 645,100 were exported during the same period last year, indicating a 1.2% increase in export volume to Arab countries. Lebanon remained the top buyer of Brazilian coffee in the Arab world with a recorded USD29.9 million spent on coffee imports during the same period. It was followed by Jordan at USD14.6

Competitions part of Dubai International Coffee Championships

The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East's only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD25,000, the largest in

Zero-Emission Technologies Provide Avenues to Refrigeration Vehicles

The commercial refrigeration equipment market was estimated to exceed USD31 billion in 2015. Increasing demand for packaged food and beverages with high growth in hospitality industry has led to significant industry growth. Furthermore, increasing trend towards consumer dining out and ongoing expansion of retail chains across the globe including Europe and Asia Pacific is contributing to the overall industry growth. Recently, the food industry has started formulating the seafood exports, globally owing to the reduction in overall meat consumption in the Europe and North America owing to environmental and sustainability impacts. It offers manufacturers with immense opportunities for growth by developing efficient and advanced refrigeration equipment to handle extra seafood.

It's A Chocolate Commitment

In the recent years our Company is seeing an increasing demand for refrigerated cabinet specific made for Chocolate products especially in the Middle East Area. The Maitres Chocolatier recognize the essential importance of having a proper refrigerated cabinet to preserve chocolate in the best way. For this reason

A-Tec Spiral Freezer Provide Additional Hygiene & Space Benefits

GEA has announced two new options for its trusted A-Tec spiral freezer for the North American market that provide significant hygiene and practical benefits to its food processing customers while maintaining all the essential and unique performance features of the range. By locating the fan electrical motor outside the
Industry Spotlights

Oshakits.Com Introduces New Premium Food Safety Spill Kits, a well-known developer of customizable Food Safety Spill Kits, announced the availability of its new Premium Food Safety Spill Kit featuring PURELL� Foodservice Surface Sanitizer. "Norovirus can quickly spread through a restaurant, and this is why national restaurant and retail food chains are choosing to implement biohazard cleanup kits system-wide for spills involving vomit, blood, feces and other potentially infectious body fluids," said Owen Griffin, vice president of business development for "We saw the need to develop a complete kit that features products designed to quickly and effectively kill E. coli, norovirus and other potentially hazardous bacteria and viruses that can cause foodborne illnesses." A ready-to-use food contact safe and OSHA-compliant

IMA Benhil: First Multipack 2000 Goes To Butter Producer Agral

Agral S.A., one of the largest butter producers in Europe, is the first company to have IMA Benhil's newly developed wrapping machine "Multipack 2000" installed. This will enable the butter producer to achieve considerable productivity growth in its manufacturing processes. "As a very compact and flexible wrapping
Country Regional Report

tna Expands China Operations & Strengthens Local Customer Support

tna is pleased to announce the opening of TNA Solutions (Shanghai) Co. Ltd to provide local food manufacturers with on-the-ground support services. Located in the Minhang district of Shanghai, the office will be managed by Sean Xu, who recently joined tna as general manager - China, and will host both sales and technical service staff. The new office follows the opening of tna's first Chinese manufacturing site in Qingdao in 2011 and demonstrates the company's long-term commitment to the region and the local food industry. "China is one of the major economic players in the world and we're delighted to be opening another site here as we continue to expand our global footprint," comments Alf Taylor, CEO at tna. "Our installation base in the country is well-established, ranging from baggers,

Aviko Snowvalley Teams Up with Tomra Sorting Food

SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility. Both SnowValley and

Integrated Bakery Helps Rich Products Ltd. With New Production Facility

Rich Products Ltd. contracted Integrated Bakery for the development and realization of their new European production facility in Andover, United Kingdom. Integrated Bakery supplies integral advice and engineering services with regard to both production equipment and supporting technical installations, and architectural
Logistics & Supply Chain


Industrial Automation can be defined as the use of computer aided control devices to operate different industrial processes by replacing human involvement. Industrial automation helps to operate multiple processes in controlled manner. It helps for mass production by reducing time and increasing production quality. Industrial Automation consists of different levels such as sensor level, automation control level automation, supervision level and enterprise level.
Consumer Corner

Poultry & Eggs

Sure as eggs is eggs, eggs never fail the food industry, and by the looks of it, they’re here to stay. Nothing can brighten your day better than Sunnyside up eggs. You can go with boiled, scrambled or fancy it up a bit with Omelets & Frittatas the point is eggs just tie breakfast together. You can never go wrong with a kick of necessary protein provided by the inexpensive and accessible nutritious gem. Just thinking about all the glorious dishes that can be done using eggs waters the mouth and stimulates the appetite. And 2018 is expected to introduce emerging gastronomic and practical trends that surely won’t disappoint. Plus the high demand for eggs has been driving the growth of the market as well as their prices. So let’s get cracking!

Vegan Cuisine

An increasing number of people around the world are turning vegan either permanently or temporarily because of their compassion toward animals and the environment or for improving their personal health and wellbeing. Animal activists worldwide have growing concerns about animal cruelty, especially in the meat and dairy


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