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food Marketing & Technology

Issue 6-2017

Here you find a selection of articles which you can have a look at or download as PDF.

Please find numerous articles, product news and interesting event reports relevant to the food industry in this latest issue. This trade magazine is published in English only.

food Marketing & Technology
Publication date: 15.12.2017
Cover Story

Grey Pumps Create Green Vacuum

PDF (393 KB)

The COP23 climate change conference showed again that reducing our environmental footprint has become a major stake, which has to be overcome in the next years. Decrease of energy consumption, carbon emissions, as well as the reduction of waste in general with innovative recycling ideas must be achieved in all areas. This concerns of course the fields of transportation, agriculture, building construction and all the sectors from the industry, and not only the heavier ones.

Editorial

Taking your time

PDF (111 KB)

We've written a lot about the need to enjoy food, as well as to find the required nutrition and strength. Sometimes we forget this, especially when we are under pressure from outside - too much to do before the next holiday, things that have to be ready before the exhibition, challenging deadlines as the end of the year gets closer.

Ingredients

Dried Blueberries: Their Time has Come!

PDF (332 KB)

Advancements in dehydration technology have led to the growing popularity of dried blueberries for product development in all categories. Dried blueberries have become an economically attractive option for formulating a whole range of intermediate and low-moisture products and snacks. They are excellent in a variety of cereal products, in both dry and instant hot cereal products, adding sweetness, flavor, color, texture and nutritional value. Dried whole blueberries (natural or sweetened) are featured in granola-type cereals while freeze-dried blueberries are generally the format of choice in flaked cereals. Chopped dried blueberries sprinkled on or incorporated into flakes or formed into clusters and as a filling in cereal shapes provide formulation opportunities. They are also used in cereal bars, baked goods, confectionery, snack mixes and even pet foods! It takes about 3.5 kg/lbs to make one kg/ lb of an infused-dried blueberry-a great way to get

Packaging

Everything you Need for Reliable Incoming Goods Inspection

PDF (206 KB)

Minebea Intec, previously known as Sartorius Intec, supplies industry with products, solutions and services that increase the reliability, safety and efficiency of production and packaging lines. The portfolio covers all applications from incoming goods inspection right through to goods delivery, including automatic and manual processes as well as filling and packing. Over the coming months, this series will guide you step by step through an example production line for the food industry, starting with incoming goods.

Processing

Advanced Digital Inspection Sorters for Green Beans

PDF (360 KB)

Key Technology introduces the VERYX. family of digital sorters for green beans. These chuteand belt-fed sorters identify and remove extraneous vegetable matter (EVM), including stalks, calyx, stems and several other types of unwanted vegetable materials often found with harvested green beans, as well as beans with blemishes and foreign material (FM) such as sticks, wood, glass and more. With optional three-way sorting, VERYX separates beans for rework while rejecting waste product and FM and passing good beans. Through improved sort accuracy, VERYX increases the removal of EVM, FM and defects to enhance product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to maximize yield.

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