Better Juice, Ltd., the sugar-reduction food-tech start-up, has announced a collaboration with GEA Group AG, Germany in a push to scale up and expand Better Juice’s global footprint. This move comes as part of the company’s commitment to transform the global juice industry through advancing its technology for reducing all sugars in orange and other juices.
It used to be that spent brewers’ grain was often fed directly to the animals. But, now there’s an in-between. A new company called EverGrain Ingredients, and backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev, takes the spent/saved barley grain from breweries and turns it into useful protein and fiber ingredients for food and beverage products. Once EverGrain is finished with the spent grain, the remainder is processed for animal nutrition—so no waste.
The problem with an ergot infestation in a seed/grass crop is that it looks like grain-except for the color, which is much darker. If grain farming is your way of life, you’re extremely familiar with ergot and the aflatoxins it produces, which can make animals or humans sick if they consume too much of it.
In today’s highly competitive dairy marketplace, owners and operators of dairy production facilities are focused on meeting or exceeding key performance metrics, such as improving yields, minimizing waste and saving water and energy, in order to maximize the efficiency and profitability of their operations. Examining all of the cost components that go into production provides owners and operators an opportunity to understand their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which is a logical way to improve a plant’s profitability.
Filtration systems, including those for water filtration, play a key role in helping to prevent food contamination. This article explains how to select the right seals for water filtration systems, how to ensure regulatory compliance, and what design elements to consider so required hygiene levels are met.
Informa Markets, show organizer of Fi Europe CONNECT, announced the winners of this year’s Innovation Awards and the Startup Innovation Challenge for their groundbreaking offerings during virtual award ceremonies held on December first and second.
Batter is widely used as a coating for deep-fried foods as well as many other products such as cakes, waffles, biscuits, and pancakes. Depending on the type of food product, the processing objectives and challenges may be different but one thing is certain—food companies strive to meet their requirements of consistent quality and freshness by developing innovative products, while lowering production costs and easing maintenance.
Pod Pack, a Baton Rouge, La.-based coffee processor, turned to the DELMIAworks ERP system to help keep up with demand. The new system has allowed to company to adapt quickly to changing conditions and be prepared for future growth.
With in-person gatherings still not possible, the 2020 Food Automation & Manufacturing conference shifted to a virtual platform for the first time. Although it was a different format, one thing stayed the same: A number of industry experts provided attendees with valuable insights on topics ranging from successful project management to the engineering challenges of alternative meat, and almost everything in between.
Even in the U.S. an exhaustive track and trace system, which is available to all participants—including small producers and farms—and additional members in the supply chain, right up to the consumer, has been elusive. The FDA, in its recent proposed rule, "Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods," is a good starting point in defining what kind of data needs to be kept and where new data should originate, but it doesn't get to specifics in implementation.