IFE 2017 Teams up with two of the Biggest Industry Associations to Challenge Attitudes Towards Frozen Food

ifeWith so much to see and do at IFE 2017 (The International Food & Drink Event), visiting buyers will really welcome the chance to “chill out” at the Ice Café…

British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) and the organisers of IFE, Fresh Montgomery, have collaborated to create a pop-up Ice Café at the event aimed to showcase how fantastic frozen food can be.

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Eagle meat and poultry experts on hand at IPPE 2017

eaglepiEagle Product Inspection (Eagle), an expert in advanced x-ray product inspection and fat analysis systems, is demonstrating the benefits of inline meat and poultry inspection solutions at IPPE 2017.

The rapidly evolving regulatory landscape demands that product safety be made a top priority, from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements.

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Hit €11 Billion for First Time Ever

bordbiaFigures announced today by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, show the value of Irish agri-food and drink exports has exceeded €11 billion for the first time ever in 2016, despite a small decrease in UK exports following Brexit and currency fluctuations.  

Overall exports were up 2% on last year. The 8% fall in UK exports has been offset by strong growth in international markets (+13%), in particular North America, China and the Rest of Asia, and EU Markets (+3%).

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Plastic Contamination Triggers Twice As Many Food Recalls in 2016

DetectametThe numbers of recorded recalls of food products contaminated with pieces of plastic or rubber have more than doubled in the EU and North America in the past 12 months.

This could be a reflection of the increased levels of food safety monitoring rather than increasing food processing errors, but even the longer established UK data sources indicate an increase in recalls of over a third.

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Corbion to showcase improved Listeria control tool and alternative solutions at IPPE 2017

corbionCorbion will unveil a newly enhanced BETA version of the Listeria Control Model and let attendees taste-test both proven and prototype solutions for food safety and shelf life extension.

Processed food manufacturers focused on inhibiting Listeria growth in their products will have an even stronger tool at their disposal when Corbion the latest BETA version of its Corbion ListeriaControl Model at the 2017 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

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Tyson Foods Creates Venture Fund to Fuel the Future of Food

tysonAs part of its commitment to innovation and growth, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) has launched a venture capital fund focused on investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world population.

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Automated Carrier Solution for Pre-Packaged Food

csbCSB-Automation AG has developed a unique load carrier system, the CSB –Hang & Move, to optimise the handling and transport of open trays of pre-packed foods.

Traditionally plastic containers are used for the intermediate storage or in-house transportation of these packs.  Loading and unloading by hand requires a lot of manpower while handling the open packs creates hygiene risks.

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B&G Collaborate with Skymark to Develop Reusable Antibacterial Carrier Bag

skymarkbandgproductsLeading UK flexible packaging manufacturer Skymark has been working in collaboration with B&G products, manufacturer of reusable bags and pouches, to create a reusable cool bag that prevents the growth of bacteria.

The insulated bag is designed to inhibit 99.9 per cent of bacterial growth, thanks to its inbuilt Biomaster® antimicrobial technology.

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