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FoodandDrinkInternational@fdiforumwww.fdiforum.netcompany/fdiforumNews 4• General news • On line - production news• On the shelf - new products and initiatives • AppointmentsImport and export 14As the world’s largest importer of pulses, Indiais currently reliant on other countries tosupplement its dwindling domesticproduction, but a new government panelseeks to reverse that fortuneForklift and pallet trucks18 The not-so-humble forklift is a key componentin the materials handling world, and with somany models to choose from, there’s asolution to suit your exact requirementsMachinery and equipment spotlight22The development of machinery andequipment for the food and drink industry isgrowing in tandem with software capabilitiesand driving the ‘smart factory’ concept• A.M.P Rose • Advanced Engineering• KronesVision, inspection and detection28Nobody is perfect but we demand such fromfood manufacturers. But in a world where asingle gram out of place, or the slightest lapsecan spell disaster, how do manufacturers cope?Engineering and components32Food engineers hold the key to feeding ourrising population, reducing our reliance oncarbon intensive farming and making usaltogether healthierPackaging materials and design34Ever-conscious consumers are drivingpackaging innovation, with many companiesadapting to new trends to stay atop the marketFrozen and chilled foods38The frozen and chilled foods market hasboomed in recent years, and looks set tocontinue doing so. 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The viewsexpressed in this publication are not necessarily theviews of those held by the publisher.face manufacturers within the industry – andhow are they navigating these?easyFairs Packaging Innovations43Those working in the food industry will havemasses to see at Packaging Innovations andLuxury Packaging London 2016, which returnsto London’s Olympia for its seventh edition on14 & 15 SeptemberLabelexpo Americas47Labelexpo Americas returns to the Donald E.Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinoisfrom 13 – 15 September and visitors going toits 15th edition should brace themselves for thewave of new technology being shownIMHX49IMHX, the UK’s leading logistics exhibitiontakes place at Birmingham’s NEC fromTuesday 13th to Friday 16th SeptemberSpeciality & Fine Food Fair52Retuning to Olympia London on 4th – 6thSeptember, Speciality & Fine Food Fair,incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair, is thedestination to discover a treasure trove of newand innovative gourmet gemsEvents54Your chance to keep abreast of forthcomingexhibitions and food fairs from around theworldClassified 57Food & Drink Diary 58COVER PHOTOGRAPHS: MAIN: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM/ELENA VESELOVA • TOP: LAKEVIEW • MIDDLE: AISLE-MASTER • BOTTOM: INNOVIA FILMS03_Layout 1 29/07/2016 13:57 Page 1Successful Asa Pacificlaunch for Hanovia’sPureLine UVEOUV disinfection specialist Hanoviasuccessfully launched its new PureLineUltraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO)disinfection system at ProPak Asia. Thecompany is expanding in the region andrecently opened a new office in Singapore. “The Asia Pacific region is very important forHanovia and we are strengthening our position here through partners such as Repassa,” said PoornaRajendran, the company’s new Asia Pacific Regional Manager. Ensuring product quality in the food and beverage industries, while also being price conscious, canbe a difficult balancing act for manufacturers. They need to know that the disinfection technologythey’re using is fit for purpose and will protect the product from pathogens such as Cryptosporidiumor bacteria like E.coli, while at the same time balancing the cost of the technology with the financialrealities.“Hanovia’s PureLine UVEO range ticks both boxes, as it offers a very high level of biosecurity whilealso reducing operational costs,” added Mr Rajendran.Bell hungry for new businessBell Packaging are delighted toannounce that it is now able tosupply Jetran® packagingsuitable for presenting food. Traditionally Jetran® has beenused for non-food items and theonly opportunity for food andconfectionery producers to usethis unique packaging is for pre-wrapped items.Commenting on this announcement Director Peter Lennie said: “For many years Bell have workedin the non-food sector and established a network of agents and distributors. Our plant in Lutonoperates the world’s largest production of clear tubing and with over 300 standard sizes we haveexcess capacity and are looking for new markets.“When we introduced the new flat top design of end cap in 2015 more than half the enquiries wereceived were from food companies. Having consulted with them alongside our High Streetcustomers it is clear that Jetran® is wanted in the food sector.” Tea time in no time withnew Micron Glacis GCmillHosokawa Micron has announced thedevelopment of the high performance cooling typemechanical mill, the Micron Glacis GC finegrinding mill. Suitable for fine grinding of heatsensitive products, the Micron Glacis GC is idealfor the high volume grinding of green tea which ispopular both as a beverage and for use inconfectioneries too.The fine grinding and low heat generation of theMicron Glacis GC produces a tea with good mouthfeel, texture, taste and mellow flavour. The Glacis isable to achieve a high cooling efficiency (7.5 timesmore than the conventional mechanical mill) byrunning coolants through the outer liner andgrinding rotor. The Glacis can ultra-fine grind low-melting point, heat-sensitive materials that wouldbe impossible with conventional units.The Micron Glacis GC offers the particlegrinding size accuracy of a jet mill but with ahigher volume capacity but with 50% lower energyconsumption.Pentair introduces newKeg MonitorPentair has launched the Haffmans KegMonitor, type KEG 2.0 that offers significantlyimproved handling through a Windows-basedPC-program and simplified datatransfer compared to its predecessorsand similar products available on themarket.The Haffmans Keg Monitor travelsamong the other kegs through the kegwasher, and measures thetemperature of the incoming cleaningmedium, the temperature of thecleaning medium leaving the keg, thetemperature of the keg wall, and thepressure inside the keg in relation totime. In addition, the data logger registersthe position of the keg in the cleaning process.The Haffmans Keg Monitor, type KEG 2.0 uses Bluetooth to transfer themeasuring data from the Keg to the PC. A Windows-based PC-programprocesses the data providing the user a complete picture of the kegwashing process. The software used in the Keg Monitor is easy and intuitiveto operate due to a very user-friendly interface, and requires no specialskills or extensive training.Lyme Bay wins international acclaim Devon-based Lyme Bay Wineryhas established itself as one of theworld’s most foremost andrespected makers of still Englishwine, following a series ofprestigious award successes judgedby key industry experts. This year alone, Lyme Bay wineshave already amassed one gold,three silver and four bronze medalsfrom the Sommelier Wine Awards,the Decanter World Wine Awards,and the International Wine & SpiritCompetition (IWSC) respectively. Shoreline, the company’ssignature still white wine, becamethe only English still, dry white wineto win a gold medal at the 2016Sommelier Wine Awards, while itsBacchus secured silver medals atboth the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition and the 2016Decanter World Wine Awards; the most highly rated Bacchus at this event.The winery’s Pinot Noir Rosé was one of only four English still rosé winesto win a medal at the IWSC, and was rated as the top English rosé at theDecanter awards, alongside two others.4 Food & Drink Internationalwww.fdiforum.net04-09_Layout 1 29/07/2016 14:30 Page 1Two-wire temperature transmitter for food production. Bright 4-digit LED display. Fast response T05/09 = ᅑ sec. Preset measuring range can be adjusted over IO-Link. Range of probe lengths and process connections available. Stainless steel. IP69K.First loop-powered temperature transmitter with LED displayFirst loop-powered temperature transmitter with LED displayifm Telephone 020 8213 2222ifm Telephone 020 8213 2222www.ifm.com/uk/tdwww.ifm.com/uk/td04-09_Layout 1 29/07/2016 14:30 Page 2Kingsmoor Packaging named supplier of theyear by Adelie FoodsLeading thermoforming business, KingsmoorPackaging, has recently been awarded thecoveted supplier of the year award from theirlong standing customer, Adelie Foods Group.The award is in recognition of Kingsmoor’soutstanding support and ongoing commitmentto Adelie Foods in the manufacture of innovativethermoformed solutions. The Somerset-based firm supply Adelie withplastic packaging primarily for their Food to Go (FTG) requirements, covering mostly salads andsandwiches that are destined for major UK retailers and coffee outlets. Kingsmoor Packaging’s Managing Director, James Hill, pictured right, said: “We are honoured to receive this award from Adelie Foods. Having a greatworking relationship with the Group, we have provided them with a nimble, flexible and efficient single source service for many years. Knowing and fullyunderstanding their business well means that we can quickly interpret their briefs and design packaging to exact specifications.”6 Food & Drink Internationalwww.fdiforum.netKite Packaging acquires UK packagingdistributor Phoenix BoxKite Packaging has officially announced theacquisition of Phoenix Box – a £2.5 millionpackaging distributor based in Northamptonshire,UK. Founded in 1993, Phoenix Box has grown to be a£2.5 million business and is a market leader in thespecialist JIT & Direct Line supply of corrugatedcases and other packaging consumables,throughout the UK, and has worked with a numberof high profile companies.The operations at Phoenix box will be overseenby Kite Managing Partner, Paul Mustard, who is also responsible for Kites other branches in theSouth East, which includes operations in Harlow and Sittingbourne.Bruce McInnes, Kite’s Chairman, said: “With access to Kite’s NDC’s comprehensive range ofstandard packaging, Phoenix Box will now be able to be a sole-supplier of packaging to many of itslarge customers. In addition, Kites technical support teams – stretch film and in-the-box solutions –will be available to Phoenix Box to support future sales growth.”Dai Nippon Printing andSIG Combibloc tocollaborate in JapanTokyo-headquartered Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd. (DNP) and SIG Combibloc, one of the world’sleading manufacturers of cartons for food andbeverages, have reached an agreement tocollaborate in the food and beverage cartonbusiness for the Japanese market. The partners aim to combine their strengths andtrack records to expand business in Japan. Theobjective is to rejuvenate carton packaging as oneof the most eco-friendly packaging solution in themarket.In June, the partners commenced preparations totarget sales and business promotion activities inJapan. It is planned to launch sales in spring 2017.YPS to display new and improvedpalletizer at PPMA 2016Yorkshire PackagingSystems, whocelebrated winning theCustomer ServiceAward at the PPMA2014 show & theOutstandingAchievement Award atthe 2015 show, will bereturning again thisyear with the launch oftheir new and improvedPalletiser on display. Their Palletising systems are designed to be highly durable, have a smallfootprint and to provide full return on costs within 12 to 24 months. TheYPS Compact Palletiser is a UK precision engineered machine that deliversworld class performance and is probably the most cost effective palletiseron the market today.YPS will also unveil their new totally re-designed Automatic L Sealer andShrink Tunnel designed to work with the high quality Bollore shrink film ofwhich YPS are the sole UK distributor. Also on display will be YPS’scomplete range of sleeve wrapping systems for transit packaging includingour Hugo Beck range and also our SVA 60x35 side feed sleeve sealer. Primera to unveil new cost-effectiveprinter at Speciality & Fine Food FairAt Speciality & Fine Food Fair,booth 4010, label printing equipmentmanufacturer Primera Technology isset to showcase its newest and mostaffordable desktop colour label andtag printer -LX500e. Its high-yield, tri-colour inkcartridge keeps cost per label low,while the fast print speeds and anoptional built-in guillotine-style cutterallow users to quickly and easily printand cut their short-run labels. LX500eis the perfect printer for start-ups andother small businesses. They knowthat their labels must lookprofessional in order to stand out.With an LX500e they can produce labels that look as good as, or evenbetter, than large, national branded products.Typical applications include product labels for coffee, wine, bakery,confectionary, meat, cheese and hundreds of other specialty and gourmetfoods.LX500e is priced at €1.195 and everything that is needed to start printinglabels is included in the box.04-09_Layout 1 29/07/2016 14:30 Page 3Headofthehighstreet.Get inspired at our Free-From, Natural &Organic and Drink Well Zones to browse andsource the latest innovations in food and drink.MANYVOICES,MAKINGFOODMATTER.Discover the most exciting new suppliers in food and drinkat Food Matters Live – providing you with everything you need to keep your business on-trend and ahead of the competition.Register for free entry at www.foodmatterslive.comfood matterslive...Join the conversation:@foodmatterslivewww.foodmatterslive.com/linkedinwww.foodmatterslive.com/facebook Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th November 2016London, ExCeLRegister for free entrywww.foodmatterslive.com04-09_Layout 1 29/07/2016 14:30 Page 4Flexitarian lifestyle is new trend as newlaunches favour vegetarian claimsInnova Market Insights datashows a +60% rise in global foodand beverage launches using avegetarian claim between 2011 and2015. Launches featuring the term‘vegan’ also rose to account for4.3% of total introductions in 2015,up from 2.8% in 2014 and just 1.5%in 2012.The trend towards reducing meatintake in the diet has led to theemergence of new opportunities totarget vegans, vegetarians, non-meat eaters and non-red-meateaters. New opportunities areemerging too for so-calledflexitarians, who mainly eat a plant-based diet, but do occasionally eat meat. “This trend represents a growing opportunity for high-quality meatalternatives, which is also being reflected in the 24% average annual growthin global meat substitute launches recorded between 2011 and 2015,” saidLu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights.The trend towards flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets has acceleratedthe move toward the use of plant-based proteins as meat substitutes. Themajority of meat substitutes are still soy- or wheat-protein based, butproducts are evolving with alternative protein ingredients such as egg, pea,ancient grains and nuts. YOUR LEADINGTRADE EVENT FORFOOD-TO-GO“lunch!is a brilliant show for anyone in our sector and a fantastic source ofinnovative ideas.”MARK JANKEL, MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE STREET KITCHEN21-22 September2016Business Design Centre| LondonBook your FREETRADE ticket atwww.lunchshow.co.ukwith priority codeLUN36CAFES|FOOD-TO-GO CHAINS|DELIS|STREET FOOD|TRAVEL CATERING|WHOLESALERS8 Food & Drink Internationalwww.fdiforum.netHydroponics to revolutionise foodproductionHydroponic growinghas been hailed as theforemost sustainablefood productionmethod across theglobe amidst risingworld poverty and anincreasing need toreduce global carbonemissions.Researchers in the UKand China have foundthat lettuce grown hydroponically has reduced nitrate levels to that of soilgrown; additionally, hydro-grown lettuce enhanced free radical scavengingability due to the LEDs under which it is cultivated.The findings of the researcher, which were published in the Journal ofthe American Society for Horticultural Science, imply that long termgrowth utilising LEDs could improve the overall quality of the lettuce byreducing nitrate levels and increasing antioxidant qualities. They added that previous research on the effects of continuous light onphotosynthesis and plant growth has mainly focused on the circadianclock and injury.The reasons to grow hydroponically are numerous and with noprevious horticulture experience necessary, anyone can try their hand atproducing fresh food and veg. Even the most space limited of people canset up a growing kit on their balcony or windowsill with relative ease.PHOTO: SHUTTERTSTOCK.COM/FAN JIANHUAPHOTO: SHUTTERTSTOCK.COM/USAART STUDIO04-09_Layout 1 29/07/2016 14:30 Page 5Refresco enters North Americanmarket with strategic acquisitionNetherlands-based soft drinksand fruit juicebottler, Refresco,is to acquire USbottler Whitlockpackaging for$129 million. The acquisitionrepresents a newchapter inRefresco’s growthstrategy as itenters the NorthAmerican market for the first time. The acquisition significantly expands Refresco’s addressable marketand substantially grows its co-packing to 34% of total group volume.Whitlock Packaging has long-standing relationships with leading A-brandsin the US soft drinks market and more than 80% of Whitlock Packagingvolumes relate to customers currently being served by Refresco inEurope. Refresco will now be able to provide A-brands and retailcustomers with reliable supply chain solutions in Europe and NorthAmerica.Refresco has developed a successful private label business in Europeand intends to leverage its experience to further develop WhitlockPackaging’s private label capabilities. It will contribute to WhitlockPackaging’s expansion with a focus on innovation, procurement,operational excellence and industry best practices.Refresco intends to continue executing its buy & build strategy both inEurope and North America by making selective investments andacquisitions, and targeting value-creating opportunities. Parkside develops active packagingto eliminate bacteriaSpeciality packagingmanufacturer Parksidehas developed aflexible packaging withbuilt-in antimicrobialtechnology to reducebacteria growth on theouter packaging offresh poultry; an issueraised in numerousrecent national mediareports.Parkside is thoughtto be the first flexiblepackaging company to produce such packaging and is using a silver-based additive that can be added into coatings used on the outer face ofpackaging, known to kill 99.9 per cent of micro-organisms, such ascampylobacter, widely recognised as a key challenge for the poultrypacking industry.Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UKand is an increasing concern for the entire food supply chain. Preventingcross-contamination during preparation, processing, packing anddistribution is key in reducing the risk to consumers.Paula Birch, Sales Director at Parkside said: “The technology used byParkside incorporates silver ions into coatings and is aimed specifically atthe poultry category and other protein markets where campylobacter is amajor issue.”To date the Parkside anti-microbial solution has been incorporated intoPET packaging and undergone a series of trials. Food & Drink International 9www.fdiforum.netPHOTO: REFRESCO / RICHARD SINON Clondalkin Flexible Packaging BuryCelebrates 70 years in BusinessClondalkin Flexible PackagingBury, formerly Chadwicks of Bury, iscelebrating 70 years in flexiblepackaging. Today CFP Bury is theworld’s leading manufacturer of pre-cut lids and its success can be tracedback to the humble milk bottle top. John Chadwick, Managing Directorat CFP Bury has been with thecompany for 30 years, he said:“Decades of manufacturing lids hascreated a huge wealth of knowledgeand expertise, all of which currentand potential customers benefit from,as we draw on the experience gainedto provide new solutions. “Our development has been builton a belief in taking progressivesteps whilst maintaining ourreputation for innovation, highstandards, world class service and technical support. With 50 cuttingpresses and over 300 cutting tools at our disposal we’re able to offercustomers very high levels of flexibility and responsiveness.”CFP Bury has developed a reputation for leading the way in pre-cut lidsolutions in the dairy, food and beverage sectors.04-09_Layout 1 29/07/2016 14:30 Page 6Next >