The international quality competitions of the German Butcher Association (DFV) take place on the competition area in Hall 12. Here, every butcher's shop involved can compete with the diversity of craftsmanship and the quality of its products in an international comparison. Not only the trophies, medals and certificates make the competitions attractive. They are also an important tool that companies use for self-monitoring and quality improvement.

The ‘International Quality Awards’ are organised by the German Butchers’ Association as part of the IFFA 2019. The aim is to underscore the immense importance of artisan made products and the tradition of these specialities. The awards should emphasise the quality of the products and are a great way for a company to promote itself.

The IFFA Forum combines expert lectures during the morning with practical examples from exhibitors in the afternoon, and highlighting an important industry trend every day. On Saturday, the forum will start in the afternoon, focusing on the topic "Food Trends: Ingredients". On Sunday everything in the forum revolves around "butcher’s trade and sales". The fair Monday will be dedicated to the top topic "Production Optimization and Digital Solutions", on Tuesday experts and exhibitors will shed light on the current state of "Food Safety". On Wednesday, May 8, the IFFA Forum will be dedicated to the theme of "Packaging", the final day of the fair, which will be held in the morning, and will be dedicated to "Resource Efficiency". All lectures are in German or English and will be translated simultaneously. The forum is free of charge and open to all trade visitors.

At the IFFA Kitchen visitors can see a production line with meat-processing machines in operation. Under realistic circumstances, food engineers will demonstrate how sausage is made several times a day – and the finished product will be available for tasting immediately afterwards.  

Go on a journey of discovery, and join one of the thematic tours of the fair to exciting novelties. For the first time for this year's IFFA, we are offering the "IFFA Discovery Tours" in the fringe program. Guided tours of various topics are offered daily from 4 to 9 May 2019. Participation in the approximately 1,5-hour tour is free of charge.

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4:05 — 4:25 PM
May 7 '19

The DMRI Food Safety Management Tool

With the Food Safety Management Tool, you improve the slaughter hygiene and food safety

The Food Safety Management Tool is a tool for systematic audit of the slaughter line with the prime goal to identify areas of focus, make the needed improvement/adjustments, and subsequently follow up and document the implemented improvements. The Food safety Management Tool is based on a combination of overall observations and defined indicators, providing a structured system to handle problem areas. The observations and scored questions will be supported by analyses of the microbial count at selected areas in the production and on selected subsets of fresh meat cuts.

The case of Salmonella
 Use the Food Safety Management Tool to control the incoming load of Salmonella on the slaughter pigs. During slaughter, several procedures result in exposure of potentially contaminated parts of the animal e.g. intestines, pluck set and tonsils. Therefore, the slaughter process may involve risks of spreading Salmonella from the contaminated parts of the animal to both the production environment and to the meat. Once these risk areas have been identified using the Food Safety Management Tool, the proper correction for minimizing salmonella contamination can be implemented and subsequently monitored.

What’s in it for me?

The Food Safety Management Tool is a system that:
 •  Improves the hygiene level in the production and thereby the
     overall food safety level.
 •  Identifies areas and/or processes that are troublesome for the
     food safety level.

 •  Monitors the cleaning quality.  

Subject to change without notice

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