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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Josef Ortner

For over 30 years, Josef Ortner is engaged in different
kinds of applications and developments in the cleanroom industry.
With the establishment of the Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH in 1985, an enterprise group under the trademark „Ortner Cleanrooms unlimited“ has emerged over the years. This trademark has evolved from the original competence of the classic cleanroom building, towards a mechatronic and equipment company for cleanroom facilities.
The special passion from Mr. Ortner, and therefore also a trademark of Ortner group, is to investigate the innovative capacity and the desire for new methods and technologies. Over the decades, the core competence
from Josef Ortner and his group has shifted from microelectronics to the GMP-related issues of life science, pharmaceutical, laboratory and BSL research industry. Josef Ortner is the founder and initiator of
several international cleanroom initiatives and cluster organizations.

1:00 — 1:30 PM
May 7 '19

Airborne Microbiological Cross Contamination in the Meat Industry

Solutions for Product versus Room Protection Systems

Subject to changes without notice

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