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Capture Coated Snacks Market with Centrifugal Action

Defined by their crunch, freshness, and flavour-some ingredients — coated snacks are created when food-based ingredients in the form of liquids (or solids) are sprayed onto a product to enhance its texture and taste. In addition to flavouring the product, coatings are also applied to help protect the primary ingredients of the product, and for decorative or product differentiation purposes, and to enhance shelf life. Coated snacks hold a significant market share in the global snacks market and consumers are drawn to experience the exciting taste, texture, and appearance of these products. Changing consumption patterns and a shift towards more sustainable, plant-based, and immunity-boosting products is increasing demand in this segment and processors must be ready to take advantage. The


TOMRA Food will be present at Gulf Manufacturing 2002 that will be held in Dubai from the 8th to the 10th of November. This show is today the MEASA region's largest and leading food and beverage processing and packaging event. TOMRA Food will be promoting its sensor-based solutions for nuts and dried fruits, fruits and

AI-Designed Milk Chocolate Aims to Pass Taste, Sugar Tests

A dairy company researched the preferences of over a million milk chocolate lovers. Meet “The Bar” – the milk chocolate designed by AI that will pass both taste test and sugar-taxes. Growing awareness of the importance of health is on people’s lips, and so is milk chocolate that people want to enjoy with good

Portable 3-A Dairy Dumping-Conveying System

The system is comprised of a manual dumping station with surge hopper, flexible screw conveyor and support boom on a caster-mounted frame. According to Flexicon (Bethlehem, PA), its new manual dumping system with integral conveyor and separate dust collector is suitable for dairy powders, pharmaceutical products and contamination-sensitive bulk foods. Designed and finished to 3-A sanitary standards, the system is comprised of a manual dumping station with surge hopper, flexible screw conveyor and support boom on a caster-mounted frame, plus a separate mobile dust collection system that can be configured alongside or remotely. Ready to plug in and run, the mobile system can serve multiple functions throughout the plant, and then be rolled to a wash-down station and storage area.

Edible Sensor Can Tell if Frozen Food Has Thawed

The food-grade device is made from materials including table salt, red cabbage and beeswax. When you’re standing in the frozen food aisle, it’s nearly impossible to know whether that Salisbury steak has thawed and refrozen — a process with potentially harmful consequences. So researchers, reporting in ACS Sensors, have

Beyond Meat’s Asia Streak Continues As It Enters Japan

Beyond Meat is gearing up for a Japan launch in a new partnership with United Super Market Holdings. The partnership will include both product development and distribution. United Super Market Holdings (USMH), one of Japan’s largest grocery store holding companies with more than 500 retail outlets in Japan including
Ingredients & Additives

Antioxidants Market Growth Factor & Industry Revenue Analysis

Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. They are sometimes called “free-radical scavengers.” The sources of antioxidants can be natural or artificial. Certain plant-based foods are thought to be rich in antioxidants. Plant-based antioxidants are a kind of phytonutrient, or plant-based nutrient. According to one study Trusted Source: “Antioxidants act as radical scavenger, hydrogen donor, electron donor, peroxide decomposer, singlet oxygen quencher, enzyme inhibitor, synergist, and metal-chelating agents.” Other research has indicated Trusted Source that antioxidant supplements may help reduce vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration

Printing, labelling, and coding: labelling without the labels

Consumers need to know what’s in their food and customers need to know what product they’re moving around their warehouse, but as technology advances what’s the role of traditional labels in the food chain? One of the more drastic approaches to printing and labelling in the food and drink manufacturing space has been to remove printed labels from the equation entirely. We have in the past seen examples of lasers being used to print directly on to food. The next step being explored, for example, by Domino Printing Sciences has been to use laser technology to codes into films used on food products. The printing service provider describes its D-Series CO2 laser coders as an additive-free solution for food manufacturers using NatureFlex compostable cellulose films. The printing firm has

What Are the Different Types of Food Conveyor Belts?

Conveyor belts are used to transport materials through factories and other manufacturing facilities. Businesses that manufacture or process food products rely on special types of conveyors belts to provide effective sanitation and easy cleanup. These food conveyor belts are also used in other facilities that place a
Food Processing

Seattle Coffee Gear Unveils House Brand Diletta Espresso, Launches Two Machines

Equipment retailer Seattle Coffee Gear has launched its own brand of consumer espresso equipment called Diletta Espresso. The first two machines under the Diletta brand, the Diletta Bello and the Diletta Mio, recently became available for purchase in the United States. All products released under the sub-brand, which is wholly owned and operated by Seattle Coffee Gear (SCG), will be sold exclusively through the company’s website and its three retail stores in Washington State and California. The Bello and the Mio were designed by SCG’s product and repair teams in collaboration with engineers Stefano Chinaglia and Angelo Maccarone from the Northern Italy-based equipment manufacturer Quick Mill. “Diletta is an integral part of the growth plan for Seattle Coffee Gear,” Seattle Coffee Gear

Processed Potato Products Market

Processed Potato Products Market Over the forecast period of 2022 to 2032, the global processed potato products market is anticipated to expand at CAGR of 5.2%. Worldwide consumption of processed potato products is currently valued at US$ 79 Bn, with the market set to reach a valuation of US$ 131.8 Bn by 2032.

Effects of Processing

Natural almonds may be processed into different forms (blanched, roasted, sliced, slivered, diced, or ground) for ingredient or snacking applications
Catering & Hospitality

Cleaning In Place Market totaling around US$ 16,496.1 Million by 2032

Cleaning In Place Market forecasted to registering 8.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2022-2032) and projected to reach US$ 16,496.1 Million by 2032. Cleaning In Place (CIP) involves cleaning manufacturing equipment used in the food and beverage industry without dismantling the complete machinery set. This system has significant importance in the food and beverage industry. This is due to its capability to help maintain hygiene and keep machinery equipment clean and safe from bacteria. Some parts of the machinery such as pipelines, heat exchangers, mixing tanks, fillers, bends and others used in processing food items often contain food residue which provides a nutritional base for bacteria to thrive, and this will affect the quality of the next food item to be produced and also

How Is Robotics Adapting in The Hospitality Industry

Robots in restaurants and bars are making the hospitality industry safer, more efficient and reliable. Last year has been a rough road for everyone, especially for the hospitality industry. Initially, restrictions came for dine-in, lockdown happened, then because of the social distancing rules the number of people

Food Service Disposable Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report 2021-2028

Report Overview The global food service disposable market size was valued at USD 53.9 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from 2021 to 2028. The global market is anticipated to be driven by the growing penetration of online food delivery services. Moreover, the
Country Reports

How Self-Sufficient is Qatar in its Food Supply?

Qatar’s self-sufficiency in agricultural products has hit new levels thanks to solid strategic planning and continued support. Qatar’s National Food Security Strategy has been successful in strengthening the local food supply chain and boosting production and storage capacity, a government official has assured. Director of the Food Security Department at the Ministry of Municipality, Dr. Masoud Jarallah Al Marri, has revealed the Gulf nation’s latest food self-sufficiency statistics to Al Rayyan TV. According to the official, self-sufficiency in producing five basic types of vegetables has reached 46% thanks to local farms. The goal, however, is to reach 70% of the market demand in less than a decade. Meanwhile, the country has hit the 70% mark in dates and 75% in fish, he added. However,

Spain Finding it Tough to Cope with Surging Food Prices

Spain is known as Europe's garden because it is one of the continent's leading food producers and suppliers. In 2021, it exported €60 billion ($59 billion) worth of fruit, olive oil, vegetables, wine, meat, and cheese around the globe. But even Spain's relative self-sufficiency has been no match for inflationary
Logistics & Supply Chain

Key Technology Introduces High Capacity Veryx B210

Key Technology introduces the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry - the new VERYX B210. With an inspection area over 2 meters wide, the belt-fed VERYX B210 maximizes throughput on high-capacity lines. Like all sorters in the VERYX family, the new B210 features advanced detection technology and an innovative system architecture that improve sorting accuracy. Recognizing objects' color, size, shape and/or structural properties, VERYX sorters remove foreign material (FM) and product defects to improve product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yields. Featuring a 2100-mm wide inspection zone, VERYX B210 offers a production capacity in excess of 23 metric tons (50,000 lb.) of product per hour, depending on the application. With an

Food Supply Chain Industry

Numerous factors, such as forecasting accuracy, meaningful synthesis of business data, and increasing awareness about the benefits offered by supply chain analytics, are collectively responsible for driving growth of the market. Supply chain analytics solutions facilitate better strategic decision making, and help


Industrial Automation can be defined as the use of computer aided control devices to operate different industrial processes by replacing human involvement. Industrial automation helps to operate multiple processes in controlled manner. It helps for mass production by reducing time and increasing production quality.
Industry Experts


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The Consistency Strategy

Chris Gibson is an author, a franchise veteran and a F&B specialist with over 25 years of experience in the industry. After heading up some well-known brands that have restaurants all over the World, he is now based in the Middle East and is developing some exciting new food concepts with a vision to take these to new

Social Media Predicts Food Trends

New food trends are hard to predict. Food trends are strongly connected to different cultural aspects and are highly influenced by social media. Some big influencers in today’s society are the bloggers who have thousands and millions of followers. Bloggers use their platforms to promote different brands and lifestyles,

The Specialty Food Festival 2022

MENA's Leading event for the Gourmet and Fine Food Industry From 8-10 November 2022, The Speciality Food Festival will turn Dubai World Trade Centre into a bustling global marketplace and experiential ground for everything artisanal, speciality food and exotic ingredients. Catering to the exclusive hospitality &

Private Label & Licensing Middle East

Private Label & Licensing Middle East is MENA’s only event where buyers can get straight to the source for cost-effective customizable products, branding & packaging solutions, bringing together food & and non-food suppliers, private label & contract manufacturers from over 30 countries across the globe, all
Interviews & Profiles

De Groot: We Focus On The Market Of ‘Healthier Indulgence’

foodHQ conducted an interview with Gea de Groot, Product Group Manager Food Ingredients at FrieslandCampina Kievit. The company is a global manufacturer of beverage and food ingredients, and it is trusted by the world’s best loved brands to provide superior ingredient solutions.

The Five Pillars of Sustainability

Dr. Martin Berlekamp/Max Wolfmaier: Under the guiding principle of “rethink”, Schur Flexibles Group is presenting a sustainability program for greater environmental and climate protection. The recent European Plastics Strategy, developed by the EU Commission, is the result of an assessment of the global challenges

Sealing Technology: The Overlooked Backbone of a Successful Production Line

From product quality to output speed, uptime and design, sealing affects vital aspects of brand image and, ultimately, business success. However, the outcome depends on just how well the sealing technology is suited to the individual product, environment, production parameters and materials. The importance of the



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