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The team is back at CBS Foodtech HQ after a week at IFFA Frankfurt 2016. IFFA is the most important innovation platform for the sector and the leading international trade fair to focus on the subject of meat.
Leading manufacturers from Germany and abroad presented innovative technologies, trends and future-oriented solutions for all stages of the meat-processing chain: from slaughtering and dismembering, via processing, to packaging and sales.
IFFA 2016 was very successful, it attracted over 63,000 trade visitors from 143 countries from the sector. Not for the faint hearted, we calculated that for the duration of the event we walked approximately 72 kilometres, which is indicative of the vast size of the exhibition space.
We also met with our ingredients suppliers, Raps, Van Hees and GM who are looking to send over a representative to join our rep in Sydney with the goal of assisting us and our customers in further developing new product ideas.
Automation, product quality and operational control were the trends and it was evident at the show as companies were centering their presentations and training around this theme.
At the show we had the opportunity to try new products at the ingredients stands.
We were quite impressed with the taste of vegetarian mortadella, and rather amused with trying insect burgers, and fish sausages! With hours of daily walking through the exhibition space, the team got hungry in the evening. Luckily, Frankfurt delivered a show of flavour for us; we experienced Jagermeister and found out that it can turn sane people insane (insert sarcasm with partial truth), we tried Spargel which some refer to as the albino version of asparagus!
Simply incredible flavours and highly representative of the German culinary scene.
For CBS Foodtech, this was a valuable opportunity to meet with existing but also new suppliers as we are always on the lookout for new innovations that can push the technological boundaries of our industry further, and assist our number one priority – our customers.
We are open to forming new collaborations and we are currently in negotiation with key suppliers, which will see CBS Foodtech delivering specialised training for our machinery and ingredients, so stay tuned with our updates on LinkedIn and twitter.