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Food packaging innovations: new recyclable barrier pouches and HPP

10/06/2016 Food packaging

The food waste problem are pushing up food packaging innovations more than ever: one in nine people around the world go hungry and more than 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or waste every year (data by FAO). (more…)

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Freeze-Dried Food

19/05/2016 freeze-drying food

  In our article Introduction to Drying Food: the oldest method of preserving food,we talked about the freeze-drying technique as a special variety of drying method to preserve different kind of food. (more…)

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Introduction to Drying Food: the oldest method of preserving food

10/05/2016 drying food preservation

Food drying is one of the oldest method of preserving food. In ancient times the sun and the wind would have naturally way dried foods. (more…)

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Biodynamic way: what it is biodynamic agriculture and the differences with the organic way

05/04/2016 biodynamic_Agriculture

People often give a complicated explanation by referring to biodynamic agriculture as an “organic plus”, but in reality biodynamic offers a holistic approach to nurturing soils, biodiversity, resilience and tuning into seasonal cycles, with the aim of long-term ecological sustainability. (more…)

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Historical Origins of Food Preservation

17/03/2016 food preservation techniques: the origins

Food by its nature begins to spoil the moment it is harvested and food preservation enabled ancient man to make roots and live in one place and form a community. With the beginning of commerce, food preservation techniques have permited to transport goods from a country to another and disseminate different food culture. (more…)

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Italian coffee culture: the Espresso technology

15/12/2015

Italian espresso coffee is considered a cultural phenomenon which accounts a portion of 80 billion dollar spent annually. Nearly 120 million 60 kg bags of coffee are produced every year, making coffee the second most important global commodity after oil. (more…)

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What is High Pressure Processing and why can be the best preservation method for dairy products

27/11/2015 hpp dairy products

High Pressure Processing (HPP) is an innovative non-thermal pasteurization process able to keep dairy products fresh and improve their shelf life. HPP machines only require electricity and water, which is recycled, so it is an environmentally friendly, natural and clean process. (more…)

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Packaging: the dynamic label is made in Italy

29/09/2015 dynamic label for food

A team of researchers of I.I.T (Italian Institute of Technology) and the University of Politecnico in Milan have patented the dynamic label: a special label printed on the package and provided with a display. (more…)

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Fermentation method as Bio-preservation of foods

20/08/2015 fermentation method

The word “bacteria” is usually associated with something sick or with same disease, but in real it’s the driving force behind the fermentation process, which is one of first food preservation process. (more…)

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Global cold chain market development and demand forecast to 2020

06/08/2015 cold chain market for food

Today, the cold chain is a crucial logistic system as it enhances food safety, reduces food loss, and retains features, longevity and freshness of the products. (more…)

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The supermarket of the future at Expo Milan 2015

30/07/2015 future supermarket at expo milan

The Italian architect Carlo Ratti has showed his new concept of supermarket at Expo Milan 2015 and it’s impossible don’t be seduced by his vision. (more…)

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Food safety standards and agri-food supply chains: an introductory overview

14/04/2015 food safety regulations and supply chain

In recent years there has been an increased international focus on food safety standards, enforced through legislation and firms at different levels of the supply chain. During the last years different laws has improved the food safety standards including the characteristics of the final product, production practices in the food supply chain, traceability and legal liability of the supply chain. (more…)

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About Alifood

About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

Thanks to our experienced, professional and multilingual global working team, matching international demand and local supply is what we do best.

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