Helping customers reduce food waste
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:57 PMPLUMROSE, one of the largest U.S. producers of sliced meats, upgraded its line of premium packaged deli meats with a ZIP-PAK DoubleZip resealable closure to help consumers protect the freshness of their packaged foods, which reduces food waste and enhances sustainability The resealable closure features two sets of interlocking profiles that are ergonomically designed to guide consumers' fingers along a path when closing a package, ensuring complete closure after each use.
Inspection system for chips
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:21 PMHISTORICALLY, kettle chip processors have had to rely on hand sorting because until now, automated inspection systems could not detect problematic clusters. To address this sorting challenge, Key Technology modified its Optyx sorters with a specialized off-belt scanning zone that measures opacity to detect and remove clusters of kettle chips in addition to standard on-belt scanning that identifies defects and foreign material.
Buying food packaging machines ?what makes it easier?
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:34 PMBUYING the right food packaging machines is always a tough task. The challenges are many. Not only that you need to buy something which looks good, but also the machine should be efficient enough to do the job at a great speed helping you save a recognizable amount of money and energy. So the main target while buying a food packaging machine is to see its efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Also we are required to give a keen look on its price tag.
The Top 10 Things Made Possible by Stand Up Pouches
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:12 PMIN A FICKLE consumer market, shoppers are constantly bombarded with kitschy catchphrases and fancy marketing lingo. They can see through these cheap tactics and know when they're being taken for a ride. As a result of this increased savviness among consumers, one of the most important things marketers can do to sell their product is to make them stand out on retailers' shelves.
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:59 PMJOLLIBEE Foods Corp., the Philippines' leading fast food operator completed the acquisition of a 70% stake in Lao Dong, a Taipei-based restaurant, for PhP 61.1 million (NT 42 million) and an additional investment of PhP 30.6 million. Lao Dong, a full service restaurant with beef noodles as core product, has eight stores and a commissary in Taiwan. Jollibee said it plans to further expand the Lao Dong group in Taiwan and introduce the brand in China, where it operates Chun Shui Tang teahouse and Yonghe King and Hongzhuangyuan restaurants.
Splenda introduced to SEA
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:20 PMFood & beverage manufacturers from the ASEAN and India attended a seminar and plant visit conducted by Tate & Lyle Asia Pacific to introduce its calorie-free Splenda sucralose to the industry. Over a hundred industry professionals met in Singapore to attend the Health & Wellness Seminar, the first held in the ASEAN region, following the success of a similar seminar held in China in December 2007.
Nicotine gum effective for gradual quitters
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:03 PMRESEARCHERS from the University of Pittsburgh and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare have now found that smokers who are trying to quit gradually can also be helped by nicotine gum. The results of the first study to test the efficacy and safety of using nicotine gum to assist cessation by gradual reduction are published in the February 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Nicotine gum has been in use for over 20 years to help smokers quit abruptly yet close to two-thirds of smokers report that they would prefer to quit gradually.
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