Major waste-to-energy project honored for innovation

Major waste-to-energy project honored for innovation

A major waste-to-energy project incorporating GWE RAPTOR anaerobic digestion technology available throughout Australasia has been honored as a Finalist in this year’s American Biogas Council Industry Awards. The Quantum Biopower organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA began producing biogas this year that will be used to generate electricity, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and […]

Tomato smuggler refused entry

A Korean traveller has been refused entry to New Zealand after trying to hide some tomato seeds from Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity officers. The woman arrived at Auckland Airport yesterday with her husband. The seeds were found in tissue paper hidden between the flaps of a box during a baggage search. She has been […]

The True Value of Sustainable Foods

The True Value of Sustainable Foods

A growing body of evidence shows the disparity between the price we pay for food and the costs of production & consumption. Market prices do not reflect the environmental, social and health impacts of food products. At the Sustainable Foods Summit (www.sustainablefoodssummit.com), it will be shown how sustainable products have lower such impacts over conventional […]

Predictions for sustainable foods in 2017

Predictions for sustainable foods in 2017

Organic foods The market share of organic foods is expected to approach 7-10 percent in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and neighbouring countries. With growth in organic farmland slowing, supply shortfalls are expected. Eco-labelled foods – Fairtrade will retain its position as the second largest eco-label for food products, however fragmentation will continue: more fair […]

Rexmoi controls temperature and humidity

Rexmoi controls temperature and humidity

Rexmoi® has now become a multipurpose tool with the ability to control temperature and humidity with applications such as drying various products, cooking at low temperatures, and controlled cooling of products. The units are sealed enclosed chambers which allows control of the atmosphere within, using smart controls and refrigeration technology. Air flow around the product […]

Materials Handling & Logistic Show to run alongside Foodtech Packtech

Materials Handling & Logistic Show to run alongside Foodtech Packtech

With less than 8 weeks to go the countdown has begun for this year’s largest combined trade only industry event – the Materials Handling & Logistics Expo (MHL) running alongside Foodtech Packtech (FTPT). Event organisers, XPO Exhibitions have already confirmed in excess of 200 exhibiting companies across both shows and are expecting thousands of industry […]

Food Safety Concerns Driving Kiwis to Buy Local 

Food Safety Concerns Driving Kiwis to Buy Local 

Kiwi consumers are seeking out locally made food, as concerns about product safety and levels of additives in consumer goods manufactured offshore drive purchasing behaviour – according to the findings of a new survey. The Munchkin study which investigated the attitudes and habits of Kiwi shoppers showed that more than two thirds (69%) of Kiwi […]

NZ catches up with new health claims standards

By Peter Brown Food and beverage businesses need to make sure the nutrition and health claims on their products stack up, after new standards regulating these claims kicked in recently. The new rules couldn’t be more timely, with New Zealand’s food industry on a high. The health foods and health-giving foods sector is booming here […]

235 packaging machine for sliced products

 A new model of thermoforming packaging machine, the 235, has been specially developed for packing sliced products. The machine, which is in the medium- output range, is particularly economical and offers a practically based selection of equipment options. The machine is equipped as standard with format sets and sealing dies, which are specially tailored to […]

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