In February the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, but we’d like to take a look closer to home.
Women have been integral to the evolution of food sciences within the broader STEM landscape, playing pivotal roles in research, innovation, and leadership. Their contributions span various facets, from exploring sustainable food production methods to enhancing nutritional value and ensuring food safety.
Women in STEM food sciences have demonstrated exceptional expertise in areas like microbiology, food chemistry, and engineering, shaping the development of new products and technologies.
If your company is one that champions gender equity and has women in significant roles within your organisation, we’d like to hear about it. Let’s discover how women are changing the future of the food industry.
MEAT AND SHELF LIFE
We cover the most investigated new preservation technologies for fresh meat and poultry, including non-thermal inactivation technologies. We’ll look at high pressure processing (HPP), modified atmospheric packaging (MAP), active packaging AP and natural anti-microbial and ingredients that can extend shelf life, without compromising the quality and safety of a meat product.
With meat safety a concern for both food processors and consumers, we unpack the latest tech, packaging and ingredient technology that will allow meat products to go the distance!
Keeping on top of recent technologies can be daunting, particularly around emerging tech in food processing. While isochoric freezing, electrohydrodynamic drying, and high voltage atmospheric cold plasma are buzzwords that will in time become mainstream, we believe that for our market, tried and tested technologies for freezing, disinfection, drying and authentication still have a vital role to play!
Why not share your best-selling technologies for food processing, and tell us what makes it a good choice for South African processing conditions?
BEVERAGE – PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
At the recent Brau Beviale show in Europe, suppliers to the beverage industry were out in full force, highlighting their unique processing solutions for the sector. In this feature, we highlight some of the Top trends seen at the show –
from ingredient solutions for natural and plant-based sweeteners and botanicals to CO recovery in breweries.
If your company exhibited, why not share your news and product launches with our readers?
FUNCTIONAL FOOD AND INGREDIENTS
The recent Food Ingredient Europe trade show was a hotbed of innovation for the food and beverage industry, particularly around novel, functional, and nutrient-dense ingredients. Here, we bring you the latest and best highlights from the event – including trending product solutions for gut health, the rise and popularity of mushroom-derived compounds to antimicrobial solutions that could impact shelf life in baked goods and confectionery
Partnering for your End of Life Packaging
Next steps for 2024
We all know that it is mandatory for producers to register with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) on their website and ensure that an appropriate Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme covers all identified products. Are you part of a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO)? This feature will help with insights from the
PRO’s as to what you need to address and how.
Do you have any success stories of how your organisation has done this? We’d love to hear from you so your experience can lead the way for others behind you.
Adhesive labels in the FoodBev industry are constantly developing and innovating. Popular smart labels (such as RFID labels) can provide more information and implement product tracking and management. Green and biodegradable label materials are receiving more and more attention. In terms of design, personalized and innovative designs are increasingly valued to meet diversified consumer demands.
DRY FILLING AND CAPPING
There has been significant adoption of new techniques for
filling and packaging because of a growing need for filling machines that can quickly fill materials while maintaining volumetric and weight accuracy. The future of dry filling and capping technology is likely to be characterized by automation, sustainability, flexibility, industry 4.0, and