Forward thinking solutions

Snacks manufacturer and co-packer Keystone Food Products has dramatically expanded production capabilities at its Easton, Pennsylvania site in the US by adding three new tna packaging lines.

Chocolate academy in Moscow

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced the opening of a new state of the art Chocolate Academy in Russia’s capital, Moscow. In 2008 Barry Callebaut opened its first training centre for chocolate professionals on the premises of its chocolate factory in Chekhov, 60km south of Moscow. Relocated now to Moscow, the new academy will offer […]


Flexible packaging solutions

Increasing regional food production and the need for sustainable, flexible and cost-effective packaging solutions catering to regional consumers’ tastes will see a host of leading global packaging technology providers converge on next month’s inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing. With the food and beverage sector contributing 59 per cent of a MENA packaging industry predicted to be worth […]

Catering supplies company

A new catering supplies company called Cooksmill is set to get operations underway in Salford, UK, over the next three months. The first ten new team members will be recruited over the next few weeks for a variety of roles in both the office and wholesale warehouse and will cover a range of areas and […]


Turkish cocoa academy

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced the opening of its first Chocolate Academy centre in Turkey, the 16th in the company’s network of training centres worldwide. Located in Istanbul, the Chocolate Academy is a state-of-the-art teaching and workshop facility for culinary professionals at all levels interested in strengthening their skills […]

Meeting the needs of manufacturers

Khalid Mahmood, MP for Perry Barr, Birmingham, has given his backing to a new multi-million pound Apprentice and Skills Training Centre in his constituency, which will set the standard for world-class manufacturing education. A former engineer himself, Mr Mahmood expressed his support for the centre’s goal to train the engineers of the future and its […]

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Electronic temperature tool

The new Thermamite thermometer offers accuracy, flexibility and ease of use, coupled with the durability and reliability that is required by the food and catering industry in helping to meet today’s food hygiene legislation. The thermometer incorporates a clear LCD display with a precise read-out of temperature over the range of -50 to 300 °C […]

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Starch and sweetener growth in Saudi Arabia

Cargill and Arasco hare planning to create a new starches and sweeteners joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The joint venture company will acquire Arasco’s existing corn milling facility in Al Kharj and will produce starch based products primarily for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, […]


Zero waste for Kit Kats

21 July 2011 – Nestlé UK has announced that one of the World’s largest confectionery plants has achieved zero waste. The Nestlé York site makes over a billion Kit Kats and 183 million Aero’s each year and achieved zero waste to landfill status nearly four years ahead of the company’s 2015 target. The move to […]

Whitakers launches dispenser and chocolate range

Whitakers Chocolates has launched a counter-top dispenser plus Whitakers branded ranges of its milk orange and plain mint chocolate squares for the food services sector. The new 1kg dispenser box is designed to sit on the counter and comes filled with approximately 200 pieces of Whitakers’ milk orange or plain mint chocolate squares. Both ranges […]

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