Harald Suchanka joins the Management Board of TVI

multivacWith effect from 1 June Harald Suchanka (42), as the representative of the majority owner, has joined the Management Board of TVI Entwicklung und Produktion GmbH in Irschenberg. Together with Thomas Völkl, Managing Director and Partner, and Boris Bachmeier, CEO, he will focus on the future development of the company. Following the successful transfer of the TVI business to MULTIVAC, Michel Anton, Managing Director and Partner, has decided to withdraw from the TVI company and also to completely divest his share of the business to MULTIVAC.

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Vets are vital to deliver UK’s post-Brexit vision for animal health and welfare

bvaVets are vital to achieving the UK Government’s post-Brexit vision for high animal welfare and food safety standards, says the British Veterinary Association (BVA) as it today launches a report setting out its key recommendations for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

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APP: Europe’s Out-Of-Home Packaging Market to Hit €6bn by 2020

app logoGrowth is being driven by expansion in the fast food and fast-casual market segments and rise of delivery services, according to a new report published at Interpack 2017

A new report by Smithers Pira, commissioned by Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), finds that the European out-of-home (OOH) packaging market is expected to grow by 6% to hit €6bn by 2020.

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The World Angus 2017 is just around the corner, and this year it’s coming home

angusThe 2017 World Angus Forum will feature a two-day technical conference called ‘From consumption to conception’, aimed at really delving into the world of beef production, looking at current issues and trends as well as what the future might hold for the beef production industry. The Forum takes place from Friday 16th June to Sunday 2nd July and will see Aberdeen-Angus cattle breeders from all over the world gather to celebrate the breed that they are so passionate about.

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YAMATO Joins Hayssen for Week-Long imPacked Food Packaging Event

yamatoscaleYamato Scale Dataweigh is joining automatic packaging machinery manufacturer Hayssen Flexible Systems for its week-long in-house packaging event in June.

The largest in-house packaging event in the UK, Hayssen’s imPacked 2017 will demonstrate a range of food packaging machinery in operation for a variety of applications in several food industry sectors including snack and confectionary.

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INOTEC – Sausage separation 2.0 – awarded industrial design for sausage cutting machines, iF Design award 2017

inotecThe new generation of INOTEC sausage cutting machines was awarded by Germany’s most traditional design institution iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover. The “iF Design Award 2017” has a tradition of over 60 years and every year more than 5.500 products of 59 countries apply for it. The critical jury members were convinced by INOTEC’s sausage cutting machine WT99-iT because of an extremely hygienic and dynamic machine design which meets all requirements in terms of sanitation and resists the tough industrial conditions of the food industry.

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Calls for considered approach to changes to international worker visa program

cattlecouncilThe Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia today call on the Federal Government for a considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457 visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry.

Cattle Council of Australia President, Howard Smith said that as Australia’s largest food manufacturer and significant employer in rural and regional areas, the meat processing sector, which directly employs more than 200,000 Australians, it is imperative for the industry to be able to overcome skill set shortages in the domestic labour market with access to international workers.

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Sustainable procurement in supply chains addressed by new international standard

bsiBSI, the business standards company, has launched ISO 20400:2017 Sustainable procurement – Guidance. Designed to assist organizations to meet their sustainability responsibilities, ISO 20400 outlines what sustainable procurement is, and how an organization can implement sustainable procurement practically.

The overarching concern of the new international standard is to make the supply chain integral to an organization’s sustainability goals.

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