INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS
Food retailers, manufacturers, and producers are enacting clean label guidelines. The term “clean label” is not uniformly defined, but it usually implies that there are no added artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, binding agents, and often, other specific ingredients.
The Australian government has announced a $7.2 million investment into improving food processing technology using the microwave processing systems sold by 915 Labs, beginning with a pilot-scale plant to be placed in the Defence Food and Nutrition Centre in Scottsdale, Tasmania.
FOOD QUALITY NEWS
Massey University is mulling the creation of a centre based around a novel food processing technology. The university in New Zealand hosted 915 Labs, which has commercialised the product and holds the exclusive worldwide license, at a workshop last week.
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS
Massey University researchers are investigating whether establishing an Innovation Centre focused on a novel food processing technology could transform New Zealand’s food industry.
Anthony R. Knoerzer, a senior food R&D executive and innovator, has joined 915 Labs as Vice President for Customer Success.
Lora N. Spizzirri, a research and development executive with significant experience in the food and beverage industry, has joined 915 Labs as Vice President for Packaging Solutions.
THE CITY WIRE
Denver-based startup Solve For Food plans to raise $6 million among Arkansas investors to construct a food innovation center that uses 915 Labs’ patented technology to help food companies reduce salt and additives required by standard food processing.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Consumer demand for safe, high quality, additive-free packaged foods is on the rise. Washington State University is advancing toward meeting this demand thanks to two recent investments in innovative food processing technology based on microwave energy.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE MINISTERS
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Government will invest $7.2 million in an innovative new food processing technology which will be used to produce high-quality combat rations.
HUNGER FREE COLORADO
Hunger Free Colorado, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, is honored to announce the addition of five new members to their board of directors. The newly-appointed members assist in both policy and overall strategy development for the organization.
REFRIGERATED & FROZEN FOOD
David Behringer, an award-winning food innovator, research and development executive and certified professional chef, joined as chief technology officer, responsible for technology development, product applications, engineering and the company's packaging program.
WHOLE FOODS MAGAZINE
Canned and jarred goods might be a staple in our pantries and lives now, but emerging technology may soon alter the way we preserve our food. The technology in question is Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS) from 915 Labs, a new approach to shelf-stable food which is clean-eating friendly.
Food Technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods. We track hundreds of SMEs and startups innovating in food technology, so decided to take a closer look at the most exciting new startups in food technology.
Microwave System to Put First-of-its-Kind Packaged Foods with Exceptional Quality, Better Nutrition and Dramatically Lower Salt Content on Store Shelves
The latest brand owner packaging initiatives, as well as emerging technologies, will be presented at The Packaging Conference 2016, February 8-10, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson NV.
Thin wall packaging can be used in a wide range of applications. The ambient long-life food sector positioning is challenged with consumer concerns about quality in comparison with the chilled and/or frozen variants. Canned meals are perceived as inferior quality, less fresh and less authentic products.
Scientists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are investigating high-barrier, non-foil materials, which have the potential to be lighter in weight, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly than foil-based packaging.
A leading full-service contract manufacturing partner for CPG and private label brands and key supplier of group feeding rations to the U.S. military has announced its microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) Research and Development Center is now a fully-functional, semi-continuous test facility.
THE BETTER WORLD PROJECT
After decades of food trends and practices have made the American diet less nutritious and overly dependent on processed foods, a refreshing new movement is afoot: clean eating.
The development of a microwave sterilisation system could help manufacturers meet the growing consumer demand for high-quality, natural and additive-free packaged food.
For about 100 years, processing food has been done by the retort process, sealing the food in a can or a pouch and placing it in a pressurized cooker with temperatures around 250 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for about an hour so.
This process sterilizes the food, but also tends to destroy any nutrients as well. MATS process may address that issue.
Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization improves on retorting by minimizing time-temperature requirements to produce healthier foods and cleaner labels. We interview a company principal about packaging options and requirements for MATS.
FOOD PRODUCTION DAILY
915 Labs has introduced a microwave sterilization system for natural, additive-free packaged food, with the first full-scale commercial system, MATS 150, to be delivered to a North American food processing facility in 2016.
915 Labs, a leader in natural food processing and packaging technology, introduced today its new Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization system, or MATS™, a transformative technology that will help meet the growing consumer demand for high-quality, natural and additive-free packaged food.
Thin Wall Packaging 2015, an international conference held May 6-7 in Chicago drew record attendance this year, offering an opportunity for food companies, retailers, packaging manufacturers, researchers, and suppliers to focus on the latest developments in lightweight plastics packaging.
As symbols go, Tang instant orange juice is a silly one. Nonetheless, Tang was the go-to option when justifying NASA’s Apollo project and its $23.9 billion total cost. Landing a man on the moon was inspirational, but the R&D investment spawned countless advancements, like….Tang.