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JBT shows backing for Florida citrus sector

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JBT is participating in this month’s Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference to show the company’s ongoing support for the sector at what continues to be a challenging time for citrus growers in the Sunshine State. 

An event which draws together producers, packers and processors, the Florida Citrus Mutual annual gathering is being held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs from June 13-15. In addition to educational sessions, the conference will feature an update on research into the ongoing threat posed by citrus greening to Florida’s citrus groves, plus a grower panel on current challenges faced by the industry.

JBT’s Global Product Line Director for Fruit & Vegetable Processing, Michael Mas, said JBT will be present primarily to show for an industry of which it continues to be an active participant. “This is about JBT supporting the Florida citrus industry, which we have been a member of for over 80 years,” he added.

Find out more about the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference

Read about JBT’s range of solutions for citrus processors

JBT highlights HPP at Asia events


JBT Avure at ProPak Asia

JBT is taking part in two major Asian trade exhibitions this month – Fooma Japan in Tokyo from June 12-15 and ProPak Asia in Bangkok, Thailand from June 13-16  – where the company will be highlighting recent innovations for food and beverage processors. These will include the benefits of High Pressure Processing (HPP) from JBT Avure, which was also the subject of a special seminar held in Bangkok.

Fooma Japan 2018 – the international food machinery and technology exhibition – takes place at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition halls, while the annual processing and packaging technology event for Asia, ProPak Asia 2018, will be staged at Bangkok’s BITEC conference center.

JBT HPP Asia Seminar

Delegates at the JBT Avure HPP Asia Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand on June 12

The advantages of using HPP for seafood, premium juice, dairy, wet salad and other industries in Asia will be one of the principal focuses for JBT at the two events, where representatives will be outlining how the technology is being used to provide food safety and extend shelf life, while also retaining vitamins, nutrients and flavor.

JBT will be exhibiting at Fooma Japan 2018 from June 12-15 at Booth 5P-16 at Tokyo Big Sight and at ProPak Asia 2018 from June 13-16 in BA21, Hall 100 at Bangkok’s BITEC center.

Avure seminar aims to spread HPP gospel in Asia

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JBT Avure will be highlighting the potential benefits of High Pressure Processing (HPP) for Asia’s seafood, wet salads, meat, dairy, ready meals, and premium juice industries at a special seminar to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 12 aimed at driving awareness of the technology in the region.

JBT’s HPP Asia Seminar, which will be staged at Bangkok’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, will examine how HPP is already being used successfully by processors across North America and Europe, focusing on how the technology provides food safety and extends shelf life while retaining the vitamins, nutrients and flavor.

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Dave Peltier, JBT Avure’s Director of Sales for Asia and South America, explains that given the relative lack of knowledge in Asia about the successful utilization of HPP in other regions, the market for the technology in Asian countries is still emerging. The HPP seminar, which will coincide with the ProPak Asia trade fair in Bangkok where JBT is also exhibiting at Booth BA21 Hall 100, provides a convenient way of presenting the concept to Asian food companies attending the exhibition.

Some 70+ people, including several companies who already use HPP, will be attending the event which is aimed at introducing the system as an alternative to UHT and other processes; and one in which nutrients, safety and shelf life quality are not compromised.

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Seafood is an especially important application for HPP in Asia, as well as many of the other applications such as juices, meat, guacamole, salsa, dips and salad dressings,” says Peltier, who adds that JBT Avure already has several installations in Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan.

“Avure will update in detail the current state of HPP product applications and successes globally,” he concludes.

For more information about the seminar, contact JBT Asia Pacific HERE

Read the full seminar program

Read how HPP helped baby food brand Pure Spoon achieve mainstream success

d-Limonene: extracting added value from waste citrus peel

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Citrus waste disposal is a problem faced by many citrus juice plants, which up until recent times has left companies with the dilemma of whether to invest in costly feed mills. However, there is an alternative. JBT has developed several effective ways to get added value from waste citrus peel and by-products, with some offering very substantial financial benefits.

Exploring some of the alternatives to traditional citrus peel disposal is the focus of a JBT seminar to be delivered at the forthcoming 2018 Citrus Engineering Conference, which takes place on June 7 at the Citrus Research & Education Center Lake Alfred, Florida.

In a talk on alternatives to traditional feed mills, Jose Biot, JBT’s Global Technical Manager for Citrus Processing, will focus on some of the innovative options available from JBT for the recovery of potentially valuable by-products from citrus peel.

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Valuable essential oils can be extracted from waste citrus peel

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Biot will tell delegates that traditional methods for disposing of waste citrus peel, such as feed mills, have become significantly less attractive over recent years due to rising energy operating costs required for investment in such projects. 

In particular, for small processors who generate peel volumes below the threshold typically required to make a feed mill investment profitable, taking care of the wet peel becomes a problem, with many resorting to paying to have it trucked out.

JBT’s T.A.S.T.E. Evaporator and, especially, READYGo™ d-LIMONENE are two systems that can be used by small processors to make more profitable use of citrus waste by extracting essential oils and other products from the peel.


JBT’s READYGo d-Limonene

d-Limonene, a natural organic solvent used in aroma industry and other sectors, is one of the most lucrative by-products of the citrus extraction process.

The oil component can be collected from leftover peel without having to make a significant investment using the JBT READYGo™ d-LIMONENE recovery unit; a system that boasts up to a 95% recovery efficiency rate.

The systems, Biot will say, enable small processors to handle a sticky problem through an interesting solution, which – in the case of the JBT READYGo d-Limonene system– can provide substantial revenues at current market prices.

Click HERE for the full conference program

Read how Spain’s Zumos Palma (pictured above) benefited from JBT READYGo d-LIMONENE system

JBT showcases HPP and shelf-life innovations in India


JBT India Roadshow

The benefits that JBT Avure’s High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology and the potential for increasing shelf-life using JBT’s Sterideal® UHT system were just two of the innovations highlighted by the successful JBT India Roadshow, which last week visited the cities of Bangalore and New Delhi. Attended by more than 60 representatives from across India’s dairy and food processing sector, the roadshow visited New Delhi on May 23 followed by Bangalore on May 25, with the focus very much on how JBT can improve efficiencies, operations and minimize downtime.

Under the heading “Partnering for innovation and growth in value added products for Dairy,” JBT presented an overview of technologies and systems for cans, plastic containers, glass bottles, flexible pouches and paperboard containers. In particular, the sessions focused on JBT In-container and In-flow technologies, the potential of JBT’s Sterideal UHT system for extending shelf-life, batch and continuous sterilization systems, and introduced JBT Avure’s HPP technology. JBT’s PRoCARE Customer Care offering for maximizing uptime and smooth operation was also highlighted to customers.

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The first event in New Delhi attracted 29 delegates from 15 leading companies based in Northern India, including globally recognized brands. A further 35 delegates from 14 companies from Southern India, again including many top names, attended the follow-up session in Bangalore.

Robert Geerts, JBT’s Manager of Sales Food & Dairy systems for the Asia Pacific region, said the events were very well received by both current and prospective customers. “Our customers were very happy to see we are enthusiastic about growing in India and have a broad product range to support their businesses,” he said. “We showed the different alternatives available for filling and sealing packaging materials, as well as the variety of ways – including HPP, UHT and ohmic heating – for pasteurizing or sterilizing different juice and dairy products.”

Geerts added: “For those who were new to JBT, the seminars were well received and most were very surprised they hadn’t heard of us before. In fact, we’ve already received emails from a number of them to discuss further some of the topics.”

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JBT prepares for annual Expo Pack Mexico showcase

JBT team at Expo Pack

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JBT will be using the opportunity of next month’s Expo Pack Mexico 2018, which takes place in Mexico City’s Expo Santa Fe exhibition center, to showcase a full range of innovative solutions for food and drink processors across Mexico and wider Latin America.

“We’ll be making the most of the chance to meet people from across the food and processing industries who will be present at the event, and will be showcasing our entire line for liquid foods, including citrus processing and High Pressure Processing (HPP),” explains JBT’s Regional Director for Mexico Armando Morales. “JBT has a major presence in Mexico in areas such as fruit and vegetable processing, sterilization of many food and beverage types and pasteurization systems for dairy.”

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HPP technology from JBT Avure will be highlighted at Expo Pack Mexico 2018

Morales says JBT’s specialist HPP business, Avure Technologies, also has a strong customer base across the country, particularly in avocado, juice and dairy pasteurization. The JBT stand will further highlight filling and closing technologies, including innovative systems for powdered milk and solutions for handling and processing tuna.

Jorge Brito, Latin America Sales Director for JBT, says this year’s Expo Pack Mexico will mark JBT’s 14th consecutive appearance at the event, emphasizing its ongoing importance as a forum for meeting both new and existing customers. “While it’s principally an event for Mexico, we also receive visitors from Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean countries,” he says. “For this reason, it provides an important forum for meeting customers face-to-face, where potential new customers have the chance to speak with us in person and explore new opportunities.”

JBT will be exhibiting at Stand 3610 at Expo Pack Mexico 2018 at Expo Santa Fe exhibition center, Mexico City from June 5-8. 

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JBT se alista para la exhibición anual Expo Pack México

JBT booth at Expo Pack

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JBT aprovechará la ocasión que le presenta Expo Pack México 2018, a realizarse el mes que viene en el centro de exposiciones Expo Santa Fe de la Ciudad de México, para exhibir la gama completa de innovadoras soluciones para el procesamiento de alimentos y bebidas en todo México y el resto de Latinoamérica.

“Le sacaremos el mayor partido posible a la oportunidad de reunirnos con personas de las industrias alimentaria y de procesamiento de alimentos, quienes estarán presentes en el evento, y estaremos exhibiendo nuestra línea completa para alimentos líquidos, por ejemplo, para el procesamiento de cítricos y el Procesamiento de Alta Presión (HPP, por sus siglas en inglés)”, explicó el Director Regional de JBT en México, Armando Morales. “JBT ya tiene una presencia importante en México, en áreas como el procesamiento de frutas y verduras, así como en los sistemas de esterilización y pasteurización de lácteos”.

JBT team at Expo Pack

Jorge Brito (centro) y el equipo JBT en Expo Pack Mexico 2017

Morales afirmó que Avure Technologies, la compañía de JBT especializada en HPP, también cuenta con una sólida clientela en todo el país, particularmente para la pasteurización de aguacate, jugos y lácteos. En el stand de JBT se destacarán las tecnologías de llenado y cierre, tales como los innovadores sistemas para leche en polvo, así como soluciones para el manejo y procesamiento de atún.

Jorge Brito, Director de Ventas de JBT para Latinoamérica, dijo que esta edición de Expo Pack México marca la décimo cuarta ocasión consecutiva en que JBT se presenta en el evento, lo que demuestra su importancia como un foro para reunirse tanto con clientes nuevos como actuales. “Si bien es un evento principalmente para México, también recibimos visitantes de Centroamérica, el Caribe y los países andinos”, añadió. “Es por ello que brinda un foro importante para reunirse con clientes de frente a frente, y donde los nuevos clientes potenciales pueden hablar con nosotros en persona y explorar nuevas oportunidades”.

JBT estará presente en el stand 3610 de Expo Pack México 2018, en el centro de exposiciones Expo Santa Fe de la Ciudad de México, del 5 al 8 de junio. 

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