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How packaging is getting future-ready with flexographic and rotographic printing

Flexographic printing uses flexible photopolymer plates to produce high-resolution images. The technology has been developed over time to adapt to…

How innovations in smoking and processing keep bacon on the menu

Bacon is a salt-cured pork made from various cuts, often smoked, and it is praised by consumers for its superior…

Marketing pain management: targeting for success 

How about Airbnb’s 2017 email campaign during Hurricane Harvey, which offered water-themed vacation homes alongside the promise that one could…

Six challenges of ham and bacon processing and how to solve them

A recent report by GlobalData[i], shows that trends around meat and meat alternative consumption have changed. A rise in cost…

Packaging and the circular economy: How to establish a successful reuse model

Reuse models for packaging are being adopted by brands and retailers as a means to decrease waste and alleviate the…

“Inject less, retain more quality” – GEA Food Solutions on their latest OptiFlex needles that don’t clog, bend or break 

OptiFlex needles flex and recover their shape instead of bending or breaking when encountering bone-in parts, resulting in no bent…

The meat of the matter: injecting value into the marination and brining process

“GEA wants to contribute to food quality and improve yields. We have several solutions for that,” says Willem Poos, Product…

“World’s-first” spiral oven that can smoke, signals exciting opportunities for more efficient and automated smoking 

Traditional methods of using wood smoke to preserve meat and fish, also enhance the products with delicious aromas and flavours,…

Resolving the health issues from mineral oil inks in packaging

Mineral oil-free inks are gaining international recognition as a safer option for use on food packaging than the widely used…

The missing link in food processing automation

As modern consumers become increasingly aware of industry’s impact on the planet, food manufacturers are rightfully facing increased pressure to reduce the emissions…