Aryzta sells Switzerland sandwich assets as Dawn Foods snaps up Polish food ingredients supplier Jabex

EUROPE – Cash-strapped specialty food company, Aryzta has announced the sale of its sandwich production business in Switzerland to Bell Food Group subsidiary, Hilcona for an undisclosed sum. The sale comes one month after the Zurich-based food company signed an agreement to sell its North American business to an affiliate of US private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg for US$850 million, as part of its efforts to reduce debt. As part of the deal, Hilcona will acquire Aryzta’s production premises located in Schlieren and will take on around 25 employees. Aryzta…

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Nestlé unveils coffee-flavored S.Pellegrino Essenza line, completes sale of North America water business

US – World’s number one food manufacturing company, Nestlé is adding a coffee-inspired line to its S.Pellegrino Essenza portfolio of flavored sparkling mineral waters. The company revealed that the new gently caffeinated S.Pellegrino Essenza products are available in three flavour combinations namely vanilla & coffee, cocoa & coffee and caramel & coffee. Bottled at source in Italy and scheduled to launch in US, the new zero-calorie line is free from sweeteners and contains 30mg of caffeine, which is said to be around one third of the amount in an average…

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Bühler to open 2 food-safe application centers in 2021, deploys digital technologies to keep global network fully operational

SWITZERLAND – Swiss food processing technology group Bühler will open two more food-safe application centers in 2021 to enable it to be close to customers and to their markets, the company has said in a statement. According to the statement, Bühler’s new joint lab with Givaudan in Singapore is set to open on April 26, 2021 while its new facility at Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V. (DIL) in Germany is scheduled to open in the second half of the year. Sandra Lutz, global coordinator of Bühler’s application center network noted…

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Bühler launches new malting equipment for small scale brewers

 SWITZERLAND – Swiss food technology group, Bühler has launched new malting equipment specifically meant for small to mid-sized craft beer producers. Called RimoMalt, the new equipment offers users unprecedented flexibility and brings investments down to an all-time low, according to the company. The company notes that with the new equipment craft producers can start off with very small batch sizes with an output that is easily scalable from 1,000 to up to 17,000 tons per year thanks to its modular system. The fully insulated and cladded steep house starts at…

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Bühler unveils new Temperature and Vibration Management System to support precision milling

SWITZERLAND – Swiss food processing technology group, Bühler has launched a new innovative Temperature and Vibration Management System (TVM) for milling to help millers deliver the best quality product efficiently, consistently, and with a minimum of energy consumption. According to Bühler, millers are under pressure to produce the best quality product consistently. Delivering the best quality product is however not a small feat. It requires millers to apply the same pressure along the rolls as any deviation would result in reduced quality and consistency of the flour. Up to now…

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Bühler, Premier Tech partnership gives birth to a new series of fully automated packaging equipment for millers

SWITZERLAND –  A strategic partnership between Swiss food technology group Bühler and Canadian company Premier Tech has yielded a new series of fully automated packaging equipment. Called CHRONOS OML-1060, the new packaging equipment leverages on Bühler’s strong footprint and market position in China and Premier Tech’s recognized knowledge in the field of automated packaging technologies. According to a statement from Bühler, the CHRONOS OML-1060 is the first of solution to be developed through this joint venture that was created in 2019. The equipment has been manufactured in Premier Tech and…

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Nestlé starts wider roll-out of chocolate made exclusively with cocoa fruit

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has begun a wider roll-out of its revolutionary Incoa chocolate made exclusively with the cocoa fruit without adding any refined sugar.   A statement from the Swiss food manufacturing giant, the chocolate under the Les Recettes de L’Atelier brand will appear on shelves in retail in France and the Netherlands with other European markets to follow. Nestlé first announced the development of this revolutionary approach in 2019 and then launched it with KitKat in Japan. The cocoa fruit contains cocoa beans and cocoa pulp. The pulp, which…

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Tetra Pak partners Rockwell Automation to improve quality consistency in cheese and powder solutions

SWITZERLAND – Swedish-Swiss food processing technology company Tetra Pak has partnered with Rockwell Automation to develop technologies aimed at reducing variability and improve quality consistency in cheese and powder solutions. Under the new partnership, Tetrapak and Rockwell will also work to ensure finished products are produced sustainably and cost-effectively within demand-driven manufacturing environments. The collaboration – starting with Evaporation and Spray Drying – has resulted in Tetra Pak’s new Powder Plant Booster™ solution, to be packaged with Rockwell Automation’s Model Predictive Control (MPC) and its Pavilion8® and PlantPAx® MPC technology.…

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Nestlé joins EU cage-free egg call as Nespresso expands Swiss facility to meet rising demand for coffee

SWITZERLAND – Swiss food manufacturing conglomerate Nestlé is now using only cage-free eggs in all its food products in Europe, as part of its wider commitment to animal welfare. To accelerate industry wide adoption of the practice, the company has now joined a call for the European Union to outlaw cages in animal farming, starting with laying hens. Nestlé says the call was inspired by the results of the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘End the Cage Age’ which calls for the end of cages in animal farming across Europe. In 2018,…

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Bühler, Balaguer partner to develop high-quality SmartRolls for grain processing

SWITZERLAND – Swiss Technology Company Bühler Group and leading manufacturer of centrifugally chilled cast iron rolls for the food processing industry Balaguer Rolls from Spain have partnered to develop next-generation smart rolls for grain processing.   Under the partnership, the two companies will work together in the design and supply of SmartRolls and services of the highest quality standards allowing remote condition and performance monitoring of the rolls. Being industry leaders in grain milling, the two companies however recognize that scale is critical on the digital journey and have partnered…

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