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Eppendorf targets growth in food and beverage

Eppendorf has said that it has the intention to be more aware with its products in the food and beverage sector.

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Taking the temperature of quality control

Refrigerated and heating circulators are vital tools in quality control in the food industry, according to Julabo.  

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Shimadzu: Flexibility vital to meeting customer demand

Shimadzu said meeting customer demand for food safety and quality control depends on what they want to see or know from their samples.

Efacec automates logistics for Carlsberg distributor

Efacec is to construct fully-automated logistics facilities for Portuguese brewery Unicer, a distributor for the Carlsberg group.

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‘The Poster Boys of HPP!’: Coldpress takes smoothie fight to Innocent

Cold Press MD Andrew Gibb reveals the HPP juice and smoothie brand’s sales could hit circa. $5m in 2014 and is unfazed about taking on the might of Innocent Drinks and Tropicana.

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Mobile colorimeter meets immediate analysis needs

Making decisions based on quick on-site analysis is helping to drive the demand for mobile colorimeters, according to Merck Millipore.

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Checking product quality with a refractometer

Refractometers can be used as a final check to ensure everything has gone right in the production process, according to a UK firm.  

CSB-System eyes English speaking market expansion

Business software specialist CSB-System says it is keen to expand in English-speaking markets such as the US and UK, and claims it offers beverage firms a level of system integration that rivals cannot.

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‘Not their cup of tea!’ Tetra Pak VP warns brands must meet consumer needs

Tetra Pak’s US and Canada VP of marketing and product management is warning tea brands that the ‘acid plus sugar’ production method will not satisfy the region's growing need for premium natural products.

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Aseptic: The future of processing and packaging

Aseptic processing can better retain product quality while using heat to kill spores, according to a leading academic.

BEVERAGE & DAIRY TREATMENT 2014

'Sell your process pizzazz!’ Packaging guru urges beverage brands

Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.

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Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

CiderLab system for quality control in cider processing

An analysis system for use during cider processing can help industry test for a range of parameters, according to Quadrachem Laboratories (QCL).

‘Yeast Lightning!’ UK firm reveals big beer interest in testing kit

UK firm BACTEST says a major global brewer is trialing its ultra-fast testing kit for wild yeasts in beer, and insists Speedy Breedy will save money and remove the risk of brand damage.

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges.

Nestlé keeps top secret under wraps during live Twitter chat

How does Nestlé get the bubbles into an Aero chocolate bar, why is food engineering dominated by men and what high tech kit produces instant coffee?

F&B industry will need 170,300 recruits by 2020 to meet consumer demand

Nestlé to debut live Twitter debate

Nestlè UK and Taste Success, an industry-led campaign by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will host a live Twitter Q&A with engineering graduates from its apprenticeship scheme from midday-2pm tomorrow (Thursday, March 6).

'We're on top of the world in CSDs!' Tetra Pak buy boosts fizzy expertise

Tetra Pak today claimed world leadership in the processing of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) after buying Swiss beverage processing firm Miteco.

Farm owner faces up to four years in prison

A farm owner has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for selling apple cider which caused an E.coli outbreak.

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Meeting the demands for all-natural foods and beverages

Consumers have long held a desire for fresh, all-natural foods and beverages. Quality and safety are among the most important factors for the modern-day shopper.

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