IMPORT AND EXPORTFROZEN & CHILLED FOODSINTERNATIONALFood&DrinkFood&Drinkwww.fdiforum.netAPRIL 2017£3.50 STERLINGINTERPACKThe keyingredientThe keyingredient01_Layout 1 24/03/2017 14:25 Page 1AdvancedEngineeringMIDDLETON LTDmixingis our businesslInline High Shear Mixerl3 Stage High Shear MixerlDispersion MixerlFluid MixerslAdProlTop Entry High Shear Immersion MixerlBottom Entry High Shear MixerlSealed Bearing Mixermixerdesign and technologyUnit 5D Transpennine Trading Estate,Gorrells Way, Rochdale, Lancashire OL11 2PXtel: 01706 759003 fax: 01706 759004email: email@example.com: www.aemixers.com02_Layout 1 24/03/2017 14:26 Page 1ContentsApril 2017This magazine is now fully recyclable. By recyclingmagazines, you can help reduce waste and add tothe 5.5 million tonnes of paper already recycledby the UK paper industry each year. Before yourecycle your magazine, please ensure you removeall plastic wrapping, free gifts and samples. FoodandDrinkInternational@fdiforumwww.fdiforum.netcompany/fdiforumNews 5• General news • On line - production news• On the shelf - new products and initiatives• Appointments Yorkshire Packaging Systems 10A total solution supplier of shrink wrappingmachinery, materials and service, YorkshirePackaging Systems is celebrating fourdecades in businessFunction Food Expo 12Free From/Functional Food Expo returns in2017 for its biggest edition yet. Now in itsfifth year, this two day trade-only event willbe held in Barcelona, Spain, on June 8 and 9Import and export 16The United Arab Emirates is a key market forfood and drink manufacturers across theworld, and one that still holds opportunityContainers and pallets19 A balance of strength, reliability and hygieneis demanded within the pallets and containersindustry, but with many now appearing onsupermarket floors – aesthetics and safetymust be taken into account as wellFrozen and chilled foods22The frozen food sector has undergone arenaissance of late, with public perceptionsshifting and industry applications growingIngredients spotlight26Niche markets are proving attractive for manyin the food and drink industry, boasting returnsfar above and beyond their traditional cousinsLabelling, coding and marking30Consumer focus on health, ingredients andadditives has left the labelling industry with alot of information to fit into relatively smallspacesSorting and weighing34Advances in weighing technology mean thatfood companies are safe in the knowledgethat they’re not put out of pocket orvulnerable to regulatory interventionGroup Editor: Steve Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) Editor:Michael Fisher (email@example.com) Editor’s PA: Angela Sharman (firstname.lastname@example.org)Journalists: Stuart Pearcey (email@example.com)Dominic Cuthbert (firstname.lastname@example.orgSales Director: Teri Cooper (email@example.com)Sales Manager: Sam Trott (firstname.lastname@example.org)Sales: Nikki Logan (email@example.com)Vicky Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)Tel: +44 (0) 1472 310302 Accounts & Subscriptions: John Downes (email@example.com)Design & Production: Gary Jorgensen, Mark Casson(firstname.lastname@example.org)Editorial:Tel: +44 (0) 1472 310305, Email:email@example.comPart of the Business Link Magazine Group: Armstrong House, Armstrong Street,Grimsby, N E Lincs DN31 2QE EnglandAll rights reserved. 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The views expressed in this publication are notnecessarily the views of those held by the publisher.MAIN: SHUTTERSTOCK/SARSMIS • TOP: GODDARD’S PIES• MIDDLE: SHUTTERSTOCK/IGOR NORMANN • BOTTOM: MESSE DÜSSELDORF / TILLMANNWater treatment38Treating wastewater not only serves to easeglobal water shortages and protect theenvironment, but it is also facilitating newproduct innovations for the food andbeverage industriesinterpack43Taking place in Germany’s Messe Düsseldorffrom 4 – 10 May, interpack is the essentialevent for the food, beverage, confectionary,bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-foodand industrial goods sectorAll-Energy48All-Energy 2017 is the UK’s largest renewableand low carbon energy event, taking place10 – 11 May at SEC in GlasgowVitafoods Europe50Political and economic uncertainties havefailed to dent optimism at this year’supcoming Vitafoods Europe event, takingplace 9-11 May 2017 at Palexpo, GenevaeasyFairs PackagingInnovations53This year’s easyfairs event has been hailed asuccess by both visitors and exhibitorsEvents54Your chance to keep abreast of forthcomingexhibitions and food fairs from around theworldClassified 57Food & Drink Diary 5803_Layout 1 24/03/2017 14:26 Page 1 TUBE IN TUBE TECHNOLOGY TRUSTED BY THE BESTThe Future of Beer DispenseEliminating the risk of any microbial activity,John Guest Polarclean® enabled Tube in Tube beer circuits deliver chilled beer from keg to tap at every firstname.lastname@example.org_Layout 1 27/03/2017 08:48 Page 1Food & Drink International 5www.fdiforum.netnewsBunting develops new Teardrop Tube MagnetBunting has developed a new design ofRare Earth Tube Magnet for use in removingfine iron from dry powders. The Teardrop Tube Magnet retains the highsurface magnetic field of 12,000 gauss, butthe shape prevents fine powder from buildingup on the surface.Bunting Magnetics is one of the world’sleading suppliers of Magnetic Separators andMetal Detectors. In January, the companyacquired Master Magnets, significantlyexpanding their range of Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors.The new Teardrop Magnet has the point of the tear orientated into the product flow. Thesurface area on the point of the tear is very small and prevents fine powder collecting onthe surface. The powder then flows under gravity over the side of the Tube Magnet, with any magnetically susceptible materials attracted to thehigh magnetic force. These magnetics migrate to the bottom of the Tube Magnet, where they are securely held away from the product flow.Industry professionalscome together at GlobalFood Contact conference Over 180 experts from across the food contactindustry will gather in Rome, Italy from 15 – 17 May2017 to attend Smithers Pira’s Global Food Contact.With food and beverage packaging valued at$221 billion in 2016 and predicted to grow at afaster rate than any other packaging market in thenext five years, it’s clear why it’s increasinglyimportant to stay up-to-date with the latestlegislation. Global Food Contact focuses on thelatest food contact regulations and legislations ona global scale, bringing together industry leadersand legislators from across the supply chain toexplore and exchange information on food contactdevelopments and initiatives worldwide. Global Food Contact is a must-attendconference offering delegates the opportunity tohear the latest industry trends, deepen theirunderstanding of international FCM requirements,gain updates on food contact legislation, networkwith food contact professionals and receive thelatest information on regulatory requirements. Save 15% with promo code GFC17FDI.Move to bigger premises as 4 Acescontinues to raise its game 4 Aces has now completed its long-awaited office move, with the popularpackaging specialist settling in to over32,000 sq ft of warehouse space onRiver Way Industrial Estate in Harlow. The accommodation gives thecompany over triple the square footageof space it had at its previous addressand will enable 4 Aces to continue withits ongoing expansion plans and bestmanage its rapidly accelerating growth.The move, which has cost around£550,000, has triggered furtherinvestment in the company, including the purchase of two new VNA (Very Narrow Aisle)forklifts, running on state of the art wire guide technology, with the capacity to reach up to40 ft of racking, running on electrical devices; and an automated order system with handheld scanners, linked with stock, to avoid picking errors. The supplier has invested heavily inthe latest technology to ensure that the company’s impeccable customer service record ismaintained.Preventing product recalls withproper planning and equipmentAs production speeds haveincreased, so too has the risk ofdefective products reaching retailershelves. In addition, competitivepressures, tighter regulations andsourcing raw materials from globalsuppliers have all increased thescope for potential recalls. METTLER TOLEDO’s white paper‘Preventing Product Recalls withProper Planning and Equipment’outlines the main causes and explainshow effective product inspection cansignificantly reduce the risk ofcontamination, labelling errors andissues around product integrity. The paper also outlines a 5-pointbest practice plan whichmanufacturers can adopt for improved production processes. Thisincludes understanding your compliance obligations and knowing yoursupplier sources to help reduce risks to product safety. By understanding the key roles both product inspection equipmentand effective processes can play in reducing the risk of recalls,manufacturers can ensure the highest product quality for greaterbrand protection.YPS welcome apprenticeship trioShrink wrapping specialistYorkshire Packaging Systems haschampioned the positive impact ofapprentices with three new hiresduring this year’s NationalApprenticeship Week. The recruits include Jake Martin(pictured), George Reed-Hill, andKieron Karluty; all three join YPS’Service Engineer Apprenticeshipprogramme. In light of Jake’s success– following two years on theprogramme – the latest additionsGeorge and Kieron, represent anexpansion of the scheme and aninvestment in the servicedepartment at Dewsbury-based YPS. Working alongside a team of experienced engineers at YPSworkshop, the programme involves learning the ins-and-outs of theaward-winning firm’s shrink wrapping machines. Their work includesservicing and maintaining YPS’ state-of-the-art equipment and all threeapprentices have already been involved with a large number andvariety of installations, including some multi-million pound contracts. YPS is confident that by investing in apprentices it can future-proofits business while supporting young professionals seeking a diverse jobin a fast-paced industry. 04-08_Layout 1 27/03/2017 08:48 Page 2Ink ensures quality codes ingreasy applications Linx PrintingTechnologieshas introducedan ink that isable to adhereto substratescovered withan oily orgreasy film,making it idealfor a variety offood and lightengineeringapplications. The new Linx Black grease-penetrating ink 1063, which has beenspecifically developed for the company’s Linx 8900 Seriescontinuous ink jet coders, is a dye MEK based ink. It contains ablack dye which delivers excellent contrast and legibility ontransparent or pale coloured materials, while its special formulationenables the printers to code through a light film of oil, grease orcondensation, and to preserve code quality if the code is exposedto these later in the process.The ink is suitable for use on many different materials includingglass, metal and a wide range of plastics such as HDPE film,polypropylene containers and caps, and treated and untreatedOrientated Polypropylene (OPP) for flow wraps and stand-uppouches.news6 Food & Drink Internationalwww.fdiforum.netLoma launches online orderingfacility for test pieces In a move tofurtherstrengthenservice delivery,Loma Systems –leadingmanufacturer ofadvanced X-rayinspectionequipment, metaldetectors and checkweighers for the global food industry – haslaunched a user-friendly online facility where UK customers canorder test pieces. Placing an order via the new easy to navigate platform(store.loma.com) is simple. Customers just click on the test piecethey require – via smartphone, tablet or PC – and indicate quantitybefore proceeding to checkout. A much quicker and easier process, Loma’s store accepts allmajor credit cards and was developed to eliminate the burden ofcustomers having to complete internal paperwork, obtain purchaseorder numbers and process bank payments.Loma offers a range of test pucks made from ferrous, non-ferrousand stainless steel for performance validation testing of its highperformance inspection systems. The most commonly used testpieces are held in stock and are available for quick delivery. Lomaoffers free shipping on orders over the value of £100.Premium dessert maker selectsISD Solutions for ‘clean room’production facility Specialist composite panel contractor ISD Solutions has completedthe fit out of new high care production facilities for Rhokett, the rapidlyexpanding luxury high volume dessert maker, which supplies big namecustomers including Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Pret A Manger andSainsbury’s.The new 1,410 metre squared food processing centre at Cranbrook inKent will provide Rhokett with further capacity to match high levels ofdemand for its upmarket cheesecake and patisserie range. Under the £150,000 contract, ISD Solutions’ Coldstore division wasresponsible for the design and ground floor fit out of the newwarehouse, incorporating manufacturing and food preparation rooms,as well as cleaning, wash-down and lobby areas. To meet extremely high food safety standards the team worked sideby side with Rhokett to deliver a temperature controlled clean roomtype installation with minimal ledges, flush walls and where possiblefixing free. To advertise your services onthe news pages contact us on01472 31030204-08_Layout 1 27/03/2017 08:48 Page 3Food & Drink International 7www.fdiforum.netImpossible Foods beef up plant-meatproduction Impossible Foods, the plant-based meatproducer, has launched its inaugural large-scale production facility in East Oakland. The facility will enable the company toproduce at least 1 million pounds of plant-based ‘meat’ per month when ramped up.The goal is to make enough ImpossibleBurgers – the company’s flagship product– to serve 4 million people per monthwithin a year.The site has the capacity to make 250 times more burgers than the company is currentlymaking in its headquarters in Redwood City, California, and at a small facility in New Jersey.“Our mission to transform the global food system is urgent, and this opportunity is huge, so we are embarking on one of the most ambitiousscale-ups of any start-up in the food industry,” said Impossible Foods CEO and founder Patrick O Brown, M.D., Ph.D.The company expects to hire nearly 80 additional employees by the time the plant is running at full capacity. Memphis Meatsproduce poultry meatwithout the animalMemphis Meats has reached a milestone for the‘clean meat’ industry after unveiling the productionof the world’s first clean chicken and duck meat.For the first time in history, both meats have beenproduced directly from poultry cells, bypassing theneed to rear and slaughter an animal.Uma Vlaeti, M.D., co-founded and CEO ofMemphis Meats, said: “We really believe this is asignificant technological leap for humanity, and anincredible business opportunity to transform giantglobal industry while contributing to solving someof the most urgent sustainability issues of our time.”The breakthrough was made possible by theunique technological platform that the company isbuilding to produce new clean meat products andaccelerate clean meat innovation.The multi-animal platform will enable thecompany to scale up production and rapidly reducecosts.The team is targeting a commercial launch in 2021.For transfers without tripsFor mechanical handling companieslike WMH, a design that looks good onthe supermarket shelf isn’t always theeasiest to handle during production.This was the case recently with a largedairy product company needed help re-organising their production line.The pots of desserts and sundaesranged widely in height including somewhich were top heavy and prone totipping. WMH needed to develop asolution which was compact, and ableto cope with the full range of productsThe final solution comprised a pair ofparallel driven belts on an adjustable height mechanism, which supported the pots undertheir top lip and conveyed them across the gap. The drive for the unit was mounted belowconveyor height helping make the unit as short and compact, and possible to be retro-fitted between existing conveyors with very little line disturbance. The unit was manuallyadjustable via an above belt adjustment wheel to enable quick change overs between thedifferent products.Tesco strengthens supply chainwith ‘food waste hotline’Identifying food wastehotspots has becomeeasier for growers andsuppliers after Tescolaunched an online ‘foodwaste hotline’.The hotline is accessibleto all Tesco suppliers viathe retailer’s onlineSupplier Network – aresource used by over5,000 Tesco partners regularly. It will serve as a new link between these businesses and TescoProduct teams, and will enable them to alert Tesco to potential supplychain food waste and work together to take action.Supply chain food waste accounts for a significant proportion of UKfood waste. Tesco is committed to helping halve all UK food waste by2025 and currently works closely with suppliers to reduce food wastewhere it occurs.For instance, last summer’s weather meant a warmer period thanforecast and as a result the strawberry crop all ripened at the sametime. Tesco’s response was to take the whole crop and introduce largeboxes of strawberries to stores – helping customers and avoiding foodwaste on farm.PHOTO: IMPOSSIBLE FOODSPHOTO: NESTLÉNestlé to cut 10% sugar inconfectionary by 2018Nestlé UK and Ireland is responding to increased legislative, industrialand commercial pressure by reducing 10% of sugar from itsconfectionary portfolio by 2018.The move will see around 7,500 tonnes of sugar removed across anumber of well-known brands through a range of methods and initiatives.The changes will largely be achieved by replacing sugar with higherquantities of existing ingredients or other, non-artificial ingredients andensuring products are below a certain amount of calories.Nestlé’s said its continuing investment in research and developmentwill also deliver new technology and innovation to further improveproducts in the future.“Our confectionery brands have been enjoyed in the UK for morethan a century and we know that if we can improve these productsnutritionally, provide more choice and information for the consumer,together with other categories, we can have a significant impact onpublic health,” said Fiona Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé UKand Ireland.PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK/TITELIO04-08_Layout 1 27/03/2017 08:48 Page 4Packaging Re-imaginedEnviro Box Black PearlPostal Tube Telescope Designed by Jack(10 ¾, almost 11)We put a lot of thought and imagination into our packaging.
#$" From PACKAGING to PIRATE SHIPNext day delivery on 2,500 productsBrowse online at kitepackaging.co.ukFREE Essential Packaging Guide Call 02476 420 0658 Food & Drink Internationalwww.fdiforum.netIndustry stalwarts form major flexiblepackaging companyIn a key strategic move designedto increase capacity and boostproduction efficiencies, MercuryPackaging and CPS Flexible havemerged to form a major flexiblepackaging company with acombined turnover of some £16million and forecasted growth of25% over a three-year period. The newly-formed BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited business will operate underholding company, Quicksilver, but retain the Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible brand names.Primarily targeting the food, publishing, retail and security markets, it will run from the existingstate-of-the-art production facilities located in Nottingham and Leicester. Backed by a dynamic senior management team, the merged company offers highperformance production equipment, including six extruders, three print presses and a range of converting machines, as well as lamination and in-house design capabilities.CPS Flexible has extensive extrusion capability for the production of both polythene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) films to complement their printand bag-making functions. Scottish craft brewersinstall Xylem Flygt pumpsystem to combat hopsludgeIn tough brewing environments, high operatingtemperatures and fibrous hop sludge can play havocwith pump equipment. Looking for a reliable androbust pump solution, Scottish craft brewers,Brewdog, turned to Filpumps and Xylem for theanswer.Thanks to its high temperature feature, and the N-impeller’s self-cleaning technology, the ‘warm liquid’Flygt N 3153’s was the perfect solution. Featuring‘reverse run’ & ‘sump clean/snore’ settings, theinnovative SmartRun controller helps to keepproduction processes moving and reduces energycosts. Alan Black, Field Sales Engineer at Xylem, said: “TheBrewdog team are renowned for their no-nonsenseapproach, so we were really pleased to be invitedback for the next phase of their expansion and this istestament to the team’s understanding and thesuccess of our products.”PFM extends labour-saving design forbaggingmachinesItalian machinery manufacturerPFM is meeting acceleratingEuropean acceptance of its newlabour-saving design for filmalignment on baggers, with extramodels based on the concept to beshown for the first time atInterpack.Launched in the UK at last year’sPPMA Show, the R-700 intermittent motion bagging machine is now joined by a highspeed continuous motion version, the RC600, and a twin tube machine, the RD550.Both are capable of producing stand-up bags, including the PFM Steelo four-side-sealdesign, at speeds up to 80 a minute.“The new R-Series machines represent a milestone in bagger operation,” said PFMSales and Operations Director Chris Bolton. “By automating film reel set-up, one of themost difficult and time-consuming tasks for operators has been eliminated.“It cuts changeover time substantially and virtually eliminates film often wasted asoperators get film edges into alignment, particularly important for stand-up four-side-seal bags which are becoming increasingly popular.”news04-08_Layout 1 27/03/2017 08:48 Page 5THE COMPLETE PRODUCTION LINE EVENT26–28 September 2017NEC, Birmingham“A day at the show gives a year of vision”PPMA Show 2016 Visitorppmashow.co.ukSee the latest machinery in actionNetwork with industry peersGain valuable insights at seminarsOrganised byfor processing and packaging machinery, materials, robots and industrial vision09_Layout 1 24/03/2017 14:27 Page 1Next >