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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3:15 — 3:35 PM
May 8 '19

Quality, Safety and Shelf life combined in a Sustainable process and packaging

The Micvac system enables a repositioning with innovative fresh chilled ready-meals: flavoursome with a crunchy freshness and longer shelf life - and all this without preservatives! The intelligent system is sustainable and simple yet giving the best results!

Key to the Micvac system are the Micvac microwave tunnel and Micvac’s patented packaging components: the Micvac valve, tray and specially designed film. With this system tasty chilled ready meals can be produced that reduce food waste and provide a high level of food safety, higher cost efficiency and significant energy savings along the entire value chain.

Micvac received the SACCNY-Deloitte Green Award in November 2018 for their energy efficient production system. The Micvac system proves to be particularly energy-efficient: It requires less precooking or cooking in the conventional appliances of commercial kitchens, thus saving energy and other resources. In addition, the packaging, which id specially designed for the process, is very compact, which is also reflected in energy savings during transport.

Tasty meals for modern demands
With this modern approach and by offering fresh and healthy meals, that are full of flavour Micvac fulfils the wishes and tastes of the modern consumer in these fast-moving times. Delicious ready meals for today´s needs: The ready meals are heated in the microwave without being removed from the sealed packaging. When heated, the patented valve incorporated into the packaging film opens to release steam. A whistle tells the consumer that the ready meal is ready for consumption at an ideal serving temperature.

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