Monday, January 25, 2021

NPD

BlueNalu raises cell-based seafood industry’s biggest financing

BlueNalu, a San Diego start-up producing seafood products directly from fish cells, has raised $60 million – the largest financing in the global cell-based...

Health & Safety

EFSA deems mealworms safe for humans, paving way for EU-wide approval

Mealworms have been deemed safe for human consumption, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in a new opinion that will pave the...

SPX FLOW enhances food safety with release of new detectable valve seats

SPX FLOW has released new metal and X-ray detectable seats for its Waukesha Cherry-Burrell® (WCB) range of single seat valves. When combined with metal...

SICK’s ‘Sceptre’ crowns safety system king of the active/passives

With the innovation of its Sceptre high-performance prism optic reflector, SICK has extended the range of its deTem 4 A/P multiple light beam system...

SICK’s Deep Learning brings simplicity to complex AI inspection

SICK has launched a suite of Deep Learning apps and services to simplify machine vision quality inspection for challenging food products and agricultural produce,...

SICK’s on the level with its CQF capacitive sensor

Compact, economic and quick to install, SICK’s CQF16 capacitive level sensor has been developed to provide a universal, non-contact solution wherever the fill level...

Verner Wheelock celebrates 30 years in business

Food industry training experts, Verner Wheelock, celebrated 30 years in business this month. The company based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, was founded by Professor Verner...

Production

London tech firm to accelerate deployment of vertical farms in the Middle East

Vertical Future, A London-based tech firm specialising in controlled-environment-agriculture (CEA), plans to deploy its proprietary vertical farming system across the middle east. This follows ongoing...















Packaging

SICK’s ready-made quality control system is super versatile

SICK’s newly-developed MQCS (Modular Quality Control System) is an “off the shelf”, multifunctional machine vision system, delivered as a ready-to-use package of hardware and...

Aldi scraps plastic shrink wrap on own-label multipack soft drink cans

Aldi has become the first UK supermarket to stop using plastic shrink-wrapping on its own-label multipack soft drink cans. The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket has replaced...

New guidance launches for low and no alcohol labelling

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WTSA) has produced new guidance around the labelling of low and no alcohol drinks, as a record number...

Kingsmoor Packaging launches lightweighting initiative

Somerset-based thermoformed packaging firm, Kingsmoor Packaging, has recently launched a new lightweighting initiative known as KPL Cirrus™. A year in development, the move is part...

FrieslandCampina switches to 100% recycled PET bottles

Beginning next month, Dutch dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can only be recycled...

Supply Chain

Olam Cocoa, a major supplier of cocoa beans and ingredients, has launched Twenty Degrees, a new specialty cacao business sourcing premium quality cacao beans...
Exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK were held to a marginal 5% decline in 2020, despite a period of unprecedented...
PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions  across its value chain by...

Retail & Food Service

Redefine Meat pulls off world’s largest alt-meat tasting

Redefine Meat has successfully undertaken the largest-scale public blind-tasting of Alt-Meat products targeting meat-eaters. Conducted recently with meat distributor, fellow Israeli businesses Best Meister, the...

Events

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