Some Californians are doing their part to conserve water during the drought by drinking beer — specifically, beer made with recycled water.
Liquid packaging cartons are used for a variety of products — water, dairy, juices, and soft drinks — and with consumers showing a growing preference for convenience products, this packaging format is expected to experience increased demand in the coming years.
Diet Pepsi drinkers may soon find their favorite drink has made a change. The voice of the consumer has been heard and after years of using aspartame in its signature diet soda, PepsiCo is making a switch to other artificial sweeteners.
Tulip, one of Denmark’s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market, produces around 90 tons of sausages each day. A large proportion of these – about 60 tons a day – is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life. This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system.
Colour measurement in liquids plus other quality control analyses were conducted in two labs using a number of different instruments. This resulted in laboratory staff wasting time and energy running from one location to another.
Learn how the loaded ASBC methods makes the UV-VIS Spectrophotometer one of the most important single pieces of analytical kit in the brewery lab.
Learn how Avery Brewery improved their brewing quality by using a UV-VIS Spectrophotometer.
Find out how the Hach Orbisphere Total Package Analyzer is an ideal solution for final beverage package analysis. Designed for At-line operation so you don't lose time taking samples. The unique gas phase technology eliminates all direct contact of the sensing elements with any liquids.
Hopefully, every craft brewer is aware of the serious nature of ensuring the quality of their beer. Many brewers will tell you that instruments like hydrometers, pH meters, and microscopes are absolutely essential to evaluate key quality aspects of beer. However, if you ask the same brewers if a UV-spectrophotometer is an essential piece of analytical equipment in the brewery, the answers can be quite varied.
When Martin and James founded BrewDog in 2007, they were looking to produce new and different types of brewed lagers and ales compared to the ones that dominated the UK market. Initially, they started with brewing tiny batches, filling the bottles by hand, and selling their beers at local markets and out of the back of their old beat up van.
Shelf life studies are used to determine how long a product can reasonably be expected to maintain its quality, safety, and character. These studies take into account not only products’ functional qualities such as safety and effectiveness, but also cosmetic qualities such as color and texture that make them appealing to customers.
To men of a certain age, the word “lagoon” conjures two very different images. In the first, it’s the Creature from the Black Lagoon — a scary gill-man emerging from the ooze. In the other, it’s the idyllic Blue Lagoon, with Brooke Shields frolicking in an island fantasyland.
Maximum availability is not something that happens by chance, it’s the result of forward-looking action. Processing food economically and at the right time is absolutely essential. Otherwise there is a risk that production has to be stopped and raw materials are wasted.
Festo introduced recently the SBSI series of low-cost vision sensors for code reading and quality inspection. Every aspect of the SBSI vision sensor ̶ fast set-up, compact, rugged IP67 housing, built-in lighting, EtherNet/IP capability, and more ̶ was designed to make it easy for North American original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to incorporate the power of vision sensing into their solutions
The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), along with beverage leaders including Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, and the glass processing and recycling industry, have convened a dynamic group of organizations to make glass recycling work in the U.S. The nearly two dozen member organizations announced recently they are joining forces to create the U.S. Glass Recycling Coalition
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced recently at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Philadelphia that it will launch a three-year initiative to collect, document and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers and the beer industry to explore how the beverage and brewing connect to larger themes in American history
Coca-Cola North America Information Technology andSplunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, recently announced that Coca-Cola North America Information Technology was named to this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States
With interest in single-serve capsules for a broad variety of beverage and food products on an upward growth trajectory, the ability to provide a turnkey path to commercialization is becoming increasingly important
Praxair, Inc., a leading global industrial gas company, announced an investment in excess of $100 million in its Geismar, Louisiana, facility to expand its carbon monoxide production and support growing customer demand in the Mississippi River corridor
Fans of the ghoulish green goodness of Hi-C Ecto Cooler have one more reason to celebrate the return of the Ghostbusters franchise to the silver screen. This summer, the juice drink of choice for those nostalgic for the ‘80s and ‘90s will officially return to store shelves for a limited time
Ecolab Inc. introduces Synergex, a U.S. EPA-registered, mixed peracid sanitizer and disinfectant designed to help dairy, food, beverage and brewery processors ensure food quality, improve productivity, enhance workplace safety and reduce environmental impact
Millions of fans are about to enjoy a tropical blast from the past, and it’s sure to trigger memories of a certain delicious flavor from back in the day
Global demand for commercially sterile beverages is growing more than 9 percent annually, according to a market research report by Reportlinker, fueled by supply chain cost benefits and consumer demand for more convenient beverages that retain both flavor and nutrients