Food ATP Training: Understanding & Influencing Consumer Behaviour - Early Bird Offer

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Food ATP Training - Fresh Thought for Food

The Food ATP offers exciting new industry related training specifically designed to help fast track the careers of food professionals.  Key to the Food ATP’s success is our close partnership with a broad range of industry partners and stakeholders, and we consistently update our training programmes to provide cutting-edge learning opportunities that combine industry expertise with world-class research and teaching.

Inspiring, stimulating and exciting, our training modules and programmes reflect the latest thinking within the food industry. Whether you are in a  technical or production role, new product developer, technologist or researcher, our cutting edge learning pathways will increase your impact in the workplace, accelerate your career development and give you the skills to implement change.

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Stay Secure and Staple Free with Detectamet’s New Crimper and Staple Free Stapler

DetectametRogue pieces of metal in food are a long standing issue for the food industry. Detection equipment and good manufacturing practice which blocks the use of high risk items such as metal staplers can reduce the risks, but the incidents are is still too high.

The recent spate of product recalls caused by the possibility of unspecified metal pieces in a range of products has reminded us that a good exclusion and inspection policy is essential. Answering the food industry’s need to secure essential documents without compromising its ban on staples has been one of Detectamet’s objectives.

The new Detectamet Five Sheet Crimper for example can fasten several sheets of paper without the use of a conventional metal staple so that instructions, record keeping and report papers can be fastened together and taken onto the production floor. With no staples to get detached and mislaid the contamination risk is eliminated.

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Multisorb Technologies to Help Companies Extend Shelf Life & Reduce Preservatives at Global Pouch Forum


Multisorb Technologies will be participating in the Global Pouch Forum, the largest conference in North America focused on pouch formats in packaging for the food and beverage industry on June 10 - 12, 2015 at the InterContinental in Miami, Florida.

The forum provides the ideal opportunity for food and beverage manufacturers using pouch formats to meet with Multisorb's technical experts and explore how active package technology solutions can help extend product shelf life and reduce the use of preservatives and other additives.

"The trend toward natural and organic foods is driving processed food manufacturers to find innovative alternatives for the use of preservatives," said Bob Sabdo, Marketing Leader of North America Food and Beverage Packaging. "Today’s lengthy distribution chain also has manufacturers looking for ways to extend product quality and shelf life. Multisorb's solutions can help with both of these needs."

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TOMRA wins Business of the Year Award

tomra logoTOMRA was named the winner of the European Business of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of €150m or higher. TOMRA was one of ten finalists for this award category.

As the winner of this award, TOMRA is being recognized as one of the best European companies in terms of demonstrating innovation, business ethics and financial success. The announcement was made at a gala event held in London yesterday, and accepting the award for TOMRA was Lorraine Dundon, TOMRA Vice President and Head of Group Brand.

“It was an honor to accept this award on behalf of all my colleagues around the world. The global TOMRA team is working hard to fulfill its joint vision of being a leader in the resource revolution, and this award will provide further motivation in our work to develop innovative solutions for resource optimization,” said Lorraine Dundon.

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TOMRA Sorting Solutions Equips Its Belgian Test And Demo Center With New Cold Room

tomra logoTOMRA Sorting Solutions has installed a brand new 56 square meter cold room in its test and demonstration center in Leuven, Belgium.

Thanks to its new facility, TOMRA Sorting Solutions is now able to test the performance of its sorting machines for all individually quick frozen (IQF) products in a true-to life environment.

The conditioned room can accommodate two sorting machines at the same time, enabling parallel testing and comparisons. It features an indirect cooling system, fully controlled automatic access doors and LED lighting.

Read more ... Report Examines American Consumers' Seafood Decision-Making Processes at Retail Level, the international online news source for seafood industry professionals, recently released a new seafood consumer survey, detailing American consumers’ interest in seafood at the retail level.

Appraising Proteins: American Consumer Behavior at the Retail Level discusses the findings of an online survey of more than 500 American seafood consumers who were asked questions about themselves and their grocery-shopping behavior, with a focus on how seafood fits into their budgets and lifestyles.

Kerry Gross, market analyst at Diversified Communications, publisher of, said the report analyzes the decision-making process that goes into how American consumers choose what to buy for dinner, through their grocery shopping experiences to what they ultimately put on their dinner plates.

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Senior Management Change at Ishida Europe

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ishida logoLong-serving managing director of Ishida Europe, Graham Clements, is stepping down from his role from 4 May 2015, handing over the day to day running of the company to the new managing director and former finance director Dave Tiso.  Graham is to remain with the business as chairman to help effect a smooth transfer and will officially retire in May 2016.

“While I am obviously sorry to be relinquishing what has been such an enjoyable and rewarding job over so many years, I know that the business is in good hands with Dave and that he will oversee its continuing success and growth,” comments Graham.

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GLOBALG.A.P. welcomes you to join the News Conference at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels

gobalgapGLOBALG.A.P. welcomes you to join the News Conference at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels:

Date: 22. April 2015
Time: 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Venue: Hall 11, Room 1122, 3rd Floor

Topics and panelists will be announced soon!