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Tomato-Based Coating Eyed for The Inside of Cans, Food Packaging

Researchers from the Spain-based Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea "La Mayora" (IHSM-CSIC-UMA) and the Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS-CSIC-US) have created a lacquer coating derived from tomato pomace for application to the inner surface of metal food packaging and food and beverage cans. Steel and aluminum are the metals typically used for canned foods and beverages. However, the food corrodes the metal and thus contaminates the food. Currently, to protect against such corrosion, cans are typically coated with an adhesive resin called epoxy, a petroleum-based plastic featuring bisphenol A, which is more commonly known as BPA — an industrial chemical compound that protects food, but that also releases particles that impact human health. "BPA

Boutique Hotel Installs New Cooking Suite In ‘Kitchen for The Future’

A hotel undergoing a multi-million-pound revamp has tasked UK supplier of induction cookers Exclusive Ranges with installing a first-of-its-kind cooking range in its kitchen. Stanwell House, a privately owned boutique hotel in the center of Lymington, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment project – building a “kitchen for the future”, centered around a multi-functional cooking suite. After working with a long list of suppliers to help with the final touches to the Grade II Georgian building, Stanwell chose Exclusive Ranges to install the Celsius Black cooking range by Menu System with full ‘Data Lounge’, being the first of its kind to be installed in the UK. Exclusive Ranges has built more than 3,000 cookers and installed over 200 kitchens in restaurants nationwide, including in more

Canned Food Market Size Will Reach $149.6 Billion by 2030, Growing by 4.3%

Due to the rising demand for easy food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global canned food industry will increase by 4.3% year from 2020 to 2030, reaching $149.6 billion. Canned good market size is increasing in the world Professional producers know the size of the canned good market is increasing in the

Uber Taps Nuro’s Street-Legal Robots for Food Deliveries

Nuro, a Softbank-backed developer of street-legal autonomous, electric delivery vehicles, has struck a long-term partnership with Uber to use its toaster-shaped micro-vans to haul food orders, groceries and other goods to customers in Silicon Valley and Houston using the Uber Eats service starting this year. People
Ingredients & Additives

Food Thickeners Global Market

Major players in the market are CP Kelco, ADM, Ingredion Incorporated, Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc., Tate & Lyle PLC, Cargill Inc., Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, TIC Gums, Medline Industries LP, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. The global food thickeners market grew from $11.44 billion in 2022 to $12.36 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services, and affecting many markets across the globe. The food thickeners market

Pepsico To Increase Reusable Beverage Packaging

PepsiCo announced a global packaging goal intended to double the percentage of all beverage servings it sells delivered through reusable models from 10 to 20% by 2030. This is part of PepsiCo Positive (pep+), the company's strategic goal that puts sustainability and people at the center of how the company will create

Smarter Meat Snack Processing

Just days before February’s Meat Snacks Short Course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), Jeff Sindelar reflected on the importance of the event for processors and the value of offering another way the university’s experts interact with the meat and poultry industry. Attendee collaboration with the group of speakers for this event is a core part of its success, but for Sindelar, watching people’s excitement and response to learning about the innovation in jerky and meat snack production and witnessing those ‘aha’ moments is affirmation that the curriculum is relevant, and the course is valuable. In early February, Sindelar, professor and extension meat specialist in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, and other faculty hosted

Khalifa Port to Set Up Massive New Grain Storage Facility

Abu Dhabi Ports has inked a 50-year land lease agreement with Anchorage Investment, for the development of grain storage and processing plants at Khalifa Port, to be managed by National Feed, one of the largest Agro commodity processors in Abu Dhabi. Set to be developed on a 100,000-sqm plot, and with an initial design

Tyson Ventures Leads Funding Round for Processing Robot

The Soft Robotics technology combines 3D vision, artificial intelligence and soft grasping. Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, participated in a $26 million Series C funding round to expand the commercial development of robotic picking solutions from Soft Robotics. "At Tyson, we are continually
Catering & Hospitality

McDonald’s Testing New Restaurant Format for On-the-Go Customers

The pilot location includes an order-ahead lane. In McDonald’s top six markets globally, digital has rocketed to more than a third of system-wide sales, fueled by north of 43 million active app customers. The chain’s U.S. digital business boasted more than 25 million in Q3 driven through MyMcDonald’s Rewards. In the
Country Reports

Saudi Arabia Eyes $20bn Investments In Food Industry By 2035, Minister Says

Saudi Arabia’s food industry is set for a $20 billion boost by 2035 as the Kingdom opens up to new investments, according to Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef. The poultry, dairy, bakery and sweets sectors will benefit the most from the new funds, as well as the beverages and juices industries, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The report further noted that these investments would also maximize the value of agricultural produce, bringing in comparative advantages for the Kingdom. The decision is also in line with the country’s aim to double agricultural exports from $3.7 billion in 2022 to $10.9 billion in 2035, as per the objectives of the National Industry Strategy. The National Industrial Strategy aims to promote food security and economic diversification

Exports Of The Italian Food Districts Exceed €25 Billion

According to Intesa Sanpaolo's monitoring, exports increased by +12.8% in 2022 compared to 2021. The wine supply chain reached 6.6 billion euros, followed by pasta and confectionery with over 4.4 billion euros The Monitor of the Italian agri-food districts published by the Studies and Research Department of the Italian

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