March 31, 2016

31/03/2016: Norel family pays tribute to founder Enrique Pablos Pérez

http://norel.net/en
Those at Norel say, "We thank him, who - above all else - was always a good man. We thank his family for the support they have always given us in what is now a big family, Norel. Don Enrique will always be in our hearts."
It was with great regret that Norel announced the passing of Mr Enrique Pablos Pérez, at the age of 86, on Saturday, February 27, 2016. 

Mr Enrique Pablos had a great entrepreneurial spirit. He was known in Spain and internationally. During his career, he worked as general manager of large companies such as Laboratorios Syva and Nature, and in 1980 he founded the company that would later become his passion: Norel SA, a company he chaired from its foundation. Today, Norel is a multinational conglomerate of companies with a presence on 4 continents. 

Thanks to his great creative capacity (what he called imagination), these companies have excelled by offering exclusive products at competitive prices, which have certainly improved the efficiency of the agri-food sector: let the 18 patents filed under his name and the registered trademarks worldwide serve as an example. 

The whole Norel family is shocked by this sad loss. They remember his friendship, his positive attitude, good humour, and affection. He was an inspiring person who continuously offered opportunities for personal growth, which all at Norel hope they have seized in order to continue his legacy and honour his memory with their work and effort.
 

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Muyang - FAMSUN company profile

   
http://en.muyang.com/

Muyang Co, Ltd. recently announced changing its brand name from Muyang to FAMSUN starting May 2014. This move is prompted by the idea of better illustrating the company’s business and the farm-to-table industry chain it serves. It is consistent with Muyang’s global strategy and its aim of becoming an integrated solution provider in the agro-industry. 

The name FAMSUN derives from “famous, farm, family, sun and union”; it signifies Muyang Co, Ltd’s development concept and vision, which is to build a green and healthy supply chain from farm to table together with its customers and to convert traditional agriculture into a modern, profitable and sustainable business with its integrated solutions in feed manufacturing, grain milling, grain handling and storage, food processing, as well as industrial automation. 

The creative design of the FAMSUN logo features a beveled letter “F”, a curvy letter “A”, a stretching letter “S” and a friendly letter “U”. It will be the only signage representing Muyang’s business, products, service and solutions. Meanwhile, the company will continue to operate in its current structure, provide follow-up service based on relevant agreement, and its business contacts will remain unchanged.

Read more HERE.


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31/03/2016: The Pelletier Column: Searching for a new economic model

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by Christophe Pelletier

First published in Milling and Grain, February 2016


With the many challenges arising from a growing world population, it becomes more and more obvious that the economic model of the past six decades needs to be refreshed.

As such, providing consumer goods at an affordable price for the masses is not a bad idea. Helping people to have a more comfortable and pleasant life is certainly welcomed by most of us.

The problem is that the so-called ‘consumption society’ is not so much about consumption as it is about people buying and giving their money to someone else. In the current system, consumption is optional. Research has shown that consumers use 75 to 80 percent of the goods that they buy no more than once.

What really matters is the act of purchasing the goods. It is good for growth and the GDP, currently the leading metrics for the state of the economy. The problem is that mass production has gradually shifted from affordability to cheapness and from value to price.

It has also focused mostly on volume and has not taken into account that consumers would have to get rid of what they bought after usage. Negative externalities have been kept external indeed. Short-term financial results have had the preference and long-term impact has been ignored.

The system is hitting a wall and issues of greenhouse gases emissions and waste of resources are now becoming urgent matters to address. All industries will be affected one way or the other. Food and agriculture will be no exception.

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.  
 
    
 

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The Interview: Ton Otten

Ton Otten is a director and long-term employee of Jaarbeurs. Based in The Netherlands, they own and oversee the running of VIV exhibitions and events around the world. As VIV expands their reach - namely by hosting VIV Middle East & Africa 2016 in Abu Dhabi for the first time in February - it’s timely to understand the views of the man who is at the helm of both the expansion and changing role of this exhibition provider.



Can you tell our readers about your background and how you became a director of Jaarbeurs?
I am the 4th generation from long-established farming stock in southern Holland. I went to university and then took my first job in the conference event industry.

How did you end up in the animal production side of the exhibition business?
I was so interested in conference and exhibitions that I moved to Jaarbeurs, an exhibition company  in the heart of Holland that was founded in 1916. The Jaarbeurs is a foundation, independent from the state and government and was run like a family company. Agriculture is also a family business and that’s why it appealed to me.
I started out as an assistant. Only later did I become involved in the financial and commercial areas including mergers and acquisitions and setting up new companies. Internationalism is at the heart of the Jaarbeurs.

When did you first do an international event at Jaarbeurs?
Our first exhibition outside Europe was held in Japan and that was just one year after I joined the company. That was a big step as Japan’s borders were closed to most foreign companies at the time and we had to work hard to get a foothold for animal production and processing in Asia From that moment on the industry wanted to join us In 1993 we moved the show to Bangkok.

How have you achieved success in holding exhibitions for our industry around the world?
I have spent 32 years with Jaarbeurs and my career has been influenced by all the things going on around me including the decision in 2001 to partner with  the publisher VNU who was entering the exhibition business in Europe.. We established a new exhibition company, partly owned by VNU and partly by Jaarbeurs, which was overseeing the exhibition business of both entities in Europe.  History shows this was a very successful co-operation until the VNU ended up in the hands of an investor.
Jaarbeurs decided to  reacquire the shares in 2007 and we integrated the operation  back into Jaarbeurs. I was for seven years responsible for the entire exhibition business. Nowadays I am Chief Financial Officer of Jaarbeurs and  responsible for our international operations.
Working successfully in the international marketplace is not just following the words agreed on paper with our partners. Both partners need to have true dedication to the objective they jointly want to achieve and intensive communication is continuously necessary. Both partners must respect each other and be willing to learn which means willing to develop.
It’s like a marriage. You have to be flexible, understanding and trust each other.
Obviously, there are gaps in culture between partners. Jaarbeurs is a foundation, we don’t have shareholders. So all the money stays within the company. With this approach it is very much easier to co-operate with external partners.
Agriculture and agricultural production needs a long term view. If you want to build up a successful farming business you need a scope of at least 20 years. I think that’s why we are so committed within this sector.
The success nowadays is the result of hard work over decades.  Not only our team but the companies that have supported us, some for over 20 years now. Indeed it’s more than just individuals involved, it’s a network of professionals, companies and institutions.  It’s a community. Our role is to drive the development of the community with exhibitions, conferences, summits, digital platforms, etc. Give people the opportunity to search, find, meet and share with each other.

What of the future? How should exhibitions develop or should we just continue to expect them to be held in the same way?
The preferred place for us to exchange ideas and information is in an exhibition hall, but we also recognise we need our digital gateways which we have developed.
Our philosophy, as an exhibition organiser, is to be the best at combining onsite service with online opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors.
There’s a great future ahead but only if we combine our digital platforms and exhibition spaces that allow us to share news ideas and innovations. And this is another part of my work that I’m finding is most interesting and attractive.
When I look back at the past, I see my grandfather who had a great knowledge about horse breeding but only could share this with his sons. Today, we cannot stick to our small scale communities.
Today, everyone’s business model is different and changing and we each have to get knowledge from outside our own companies and communities. I say we have to learn from each internationally. Cross border communication is necessary to survive in each type of business.

Can our industries meet the growing demand for food over the next 35 years?
We are all trying to feed the planet but to achieve this we have to be realistic. In a lot of developing countries the first thing that governments are concerned about is how to feed their people. Urbanisation is growing so fast they need to rapidly develop animal production and processing. But we know that’s a part of the chain. It’s a complex problem which needs an integrated vision on water management, logistics, infrastructure, etc.
However, our producers, processors and retailers are already at a certain limit. High volume, low prices and minimum margins for the producers have created unsustainable production.
Contrast this desperate need from developing countries for more food from farmers who are localised and living within their communities and are a part of these local communities. So I’m for sure they know and understand the needs.
Governments will have to lean from the consumer and from their market attitudes, while farmers should be encouraged to respond to the needs of the consumers. We have to change the way of production to meet the needs of consumers.
Production has been growing so fast that farmers and other producers have overlooked this vital communication with consumers.
Producers, processors, retailers and consumers must be aligned in all communities. The companies that exhibit at our events are helping by bringing economical thinking of production to the producers.

31/03/2016: FFI: Updated news and resources

http://www.ffinetwork.org/index.html
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The Food Fortification Initiative saw great progress last year in documenting fortification’s role in reducing the prevalence of nutritional anaemia. 

Also last year, Burundi and Malawi passed fortification legislation, and Nigeria amended its fortification standard to include folic acid. These milestones are highlighted in the FFI's annual report: Defeating Anaemia: 2015 Year in Review.

The annual report includes updated estimates of the percent of industrially milled wheat flour, maize flour, and rice that is fortified with at least iron or folic acid. The wheat percentage dropped from the previous year’s estimate due to Egypt stopping its fortification program. The maize percentage increased due to revised data from Mexico, and the rice percentage remained the same. The static figures “represent a challenge for all of us,” said Scott J Montgomery, FFI Director. See HERE for more information.

If you use the Flour Millers Toolkit, see a revised version HERE. You can download the entire Toolkit or separate sections as PowerPoint presentations which allows you to read additional information in the speaker notes.

You can also download a new map of grain fortification HERE. The new map uses five colour codes to specify which grain(s) are required to be fortified in the country's legislation.

Did you know that 62 percent of the total rice available for human consumption in 2015 was industrially milled, according to FFI estimates? This represents an opportunity for fortification. See HERE for a new worksheet to help determine whether fortification of rice imports is practical in your country.

FFI are looking forward to another busy year as they work together for grain fortification to lead to smarter, stronger, and healthier people. 

Visit the FFI site HERE.
 

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31/03/2016: Ferraz holds its 1st Symposium on Pellet and Extruded Animal Feed Production

http://www.ferrazmaquinas.com.br/en/
 
Ferraz Máquinas’s 1st Symposium on Pellet and Extruded Animal Feed Production will be held on April 12 in Nicaragua, and April 18 in Honduras.
 
This traveling symposium seeks to bring information on animal feed manufacturing processes to all of Latin America.

Ferraz technician Alexander Cruz is an expert in balanced animal feed processing, manufacturing and development. He will cover a range of topics including simple and dual-axis extrusion systems, co-extrusion and bicolored food, stuffed products (nuggets), dosimeters, mixing systems and more.

Ferraz is holding this symposium with the generous support of Seinvsa, Indústria Avícola, Aphroaba (Honduras) and Anapa (Nicarágua).

The 1st Symposium on Pellet and Extruded Animal Feed Production will be held at:
Admission is free, but capacity is limited - so book now!
Contact Ing Mauricio Vasquez Rodríguez on +506-24531203 or mvasquez@seinvsa.com

Visit the Ferraz site HERE.
 

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31/03/2016: Alejandro Merino marks 15 year anniversary Global Industries regional sales position

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Global Industries, Inc has announced that Alejandro D Merino recently celebrated 15 years of service to the organisation as Global’s regional sales manager for the Latin American market.   

A native of Argentina and a current resident of Buenos Aires, Mr Merino has a mechanical engineering degree from Argentina’s National Technological University, and has completed numerous postgraduate courses in finance, computer science and ISO 9000.  He is fluent in both Spanish and English, and understands technical text in Portuguese, German and French.

 “Alejandro Merino has amassed a wide range of knowledge and experience in grain storage and handling systems and, much like Global Industries, Inc, is widely known for responsive customer service,” remarked Global Vice President of International Sales John Haugh.

“His skills in budgeting, contracts, negotiation and project management have assisted Global Industries’ customers around the world in designing and building projects that are functional, efficient and respected throughout the industry for including the proper equipment to meet customer objectives at the lowest possible expense.”

Visit the Global Industries site HERE.
 

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March 30, 2016

30/03/2016: Milling around the World at the Mills Archive - British Empire Mills

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

First published in Milling and Grain, February 2015   


On looking through our journals at the Mills Archive I feel none seem to cover the story of roller flour milling as well as the two most popular in the UK and one from the USA. They reflect the story with articles and illustrations of their time. I refer to The Miller, Milling and The Northwestern Miller.

In June 1902, eleven years after it first appeared, Milling published an article entitled “British Empire Mills”. In those days the magazine described itself as “A Leading Weekly Organ of British and Irish Millers”; nowadays its successor, Milling and Grain has a worldwide reach, in print and electronically, that would have been unthinkable at the start of the 20th century. It is, nevertheless, enlightening to see how the infant magazine addressed its international relevance.

The Milling article is well illustrated with exterior photographs of typical British mills in various countries, some of which are reproduced here. The mills selected were fitted out by one of three, well-known firms, Simon, Robinson and Turner.

The setting and architecture of the buildings housing these roller mill plants were all very different, depending on the country in which they were located. The mills covered varied from the large port mills to the smaller country mill, with many recording the use of horses and wagons for the carting of the grain and flour.

The following paragraphs illustrate the breadth and depth of the article. Some of the mills were described in great detail, while for others there is just a brief paragraph giving the date of the mill, its name and location with a note of the milling plant and number of bags per hour that could be achieved.  
   
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Messrs W Webb & Co’s Roller Flour Mills, Sandhurst,
Victoria (Robinson’s System)
Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE
 

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Golfetto Sangatti company profile

http://www.golfettosangati.com/

Over the last century, the Group’s history has followed the interweaving stories of its three consituent companies. These disparate paths have led to the current Golfetto Sangati, a company that represents the culmination of a long journey that started in the Twenties.

Golfetto, originally founded in Padua, specialized in the engineering of cereal manufacturing plants. Its foundation is the starting point from which all future events took place. It was followed by Sangati’s foundation, in 1929, a company that in just a few years became a renowned name in the milling industry.


In 1952, Berga S.p.A. was set up. At first the company specialized in milling machines and silos. It then widened its business to animal feed production. During the seventies it became a recognized leader in the engineering and building of mills, animal feed plants, cereal storage and handling for harbour terminals. The company expanded even further with the opening of new branches in Europe and Northern Africa.
 

Visit the website HERE.


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30/03/2016: USGC statement on China corn policy changes

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 Image: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, UofT
The US Grains Council's President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Sleight yesterday expressed a cautious but hopeful response to China's statement that it will cease stockpiling corn.

“Like others, we are closely following the market implications of the announcement from China that it will end its corn stockpiling program and reduce its surpluses of corn that have negatively impacted global markets," Mr Sleight said.

“Our offices in Washington and Beijing have been monitoring signals that reforms were coming. While we are surprised they have been accelerated, we are hopeful they will be a step in the right direction toward more market-oriented decisions related to the supply and demand for corn.

“Although domestic corn prices in China have declined by about 30 percent in the past six months, and this announcement has had market impacts already, Chinese corn is still priced well above the world market. We will be seeking additional details about this announcement and monitoring its ongoing impact on feed grains markets, particularly as farmers in both our country and China begin planting.

“The Council has engaged in China for more than 30 years on a wide range of issues. We value this complex relationship and look forward to continuing to work in the market for mutual benefit.”


Visit the USGC site HERE.
 

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30/03/2016: Oilseed and Grain news

ABCDs no longer king in Brazil
Asian grain traders accounted for 45 percent of all Brazilian soybean, corn, and soybean meal exports last year - more than Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Cargill, and Louis Dreyfus combined.

Russia on pace to become world’s second biggest wheat exporter – SovEcon
After a record breaking 2015 harvest of 61 million tons, and low prices due to a weak rouble, Russian wheat exports are historically high this crop year.
       
Bunge plans headquarters relocation, innovation centre
After an exhaustive search, Bunge North America will move its headquarters to a newly built building in Chesterfield, Missouri, and will establish a new innovation centre.

CBH Group to close more than 100 grain receival sites
Australia’s CBH announced it will reduce its network by half, reducing its in-country receival sites from 202 to 100.

Pulmuone Foods to acquire top US tofu brand
Pulmuone Foods Inc has agreed to acquire the total assets of Vitasoy Inc, maker of Nasoya, the top tofu brand in the US.

Historic agreements to bring US and Cuban ag sector cooperation
New US-Cuba agricultural agreements have been announced that may lead the way to greater market share for US ag producers.
     
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Industry bodies to launch collaborative sorghum investment program
After a year of planning, the Sorghum Checkoff, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, and Kansas State University will launch a new sorghum research and marketing program.

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30/03/2016: New company launched to maximise the commercialisation of research at Easter Bush Campus

http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/
 
Roslin Technologies Ltd offers one of the world’s largest investment opportunities in research projects aimed at improving animal health and increasing agricultural productivity.

The University of Edinburgh has partnered with private equity advisor JB Equity, who are raising an initial UK£15 million to support the venture.

Roslin Technologies will offer opportunities for investors looking to capitalise on the growing demand for food and agricultural products.

It will be led by a specialist team of investment managers with expert knowledge in animal science, big data, and project management. The team aims to raise further investment that will support the creation of licensed spin-off companies.

Martin Hjorth-Jensen, Chairman of JB Equity, said: “With a global population increasing beyond nine billion by 2040, innovation and investment in animal science and genetics will be critical to ensure global food security. We are seeing an ever-increasing appetite for investment in technology advancements in animal health and agriculture and Roslin Technologies will provide a channel for those funds to help accelerate these projects.”

Professor David Hume, Director of The Roslin Institute and Research Director of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, said: “This investment is recognition of the excellence of animal sciences research in Scotland. It is especially timely as we become major partners in a UK Agri-Tech Centre of Excellence, and also form a joint venture with the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Hugh Edmiston, Director of Corporate Services at the University of Edinburgh, noted that the investment reflects the ongoing commitment and success of the University in commercialisation of its research.

He said: “The co-location of Roslin Technologies in the new Roslin Innovation Centre, currently under construction on the Easter Bush Campus, will provide unprecedented opportunities for researchers to access business and commercialisation expertise as well as funding.”

JB Equity has commenced the fundraising process and will host the first investor day at The Roslin Institute on Thursday, 17th March.

Visit the Roslin Institute site HERE.
 

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March 29, 2016

29/03/2016: Progressus announce new Certificate in Feed Management course

Progressus, in conjunction with industry and university experts, has created a comprehensive and detailed set of chapters for each course. 


All materials are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure AgriSchools’ participants receive the latest industry knowledge, best practices and standards.

AgriSchools are residential, university-based courses that deliver independent, unbiased
information in a classroom-style format that encourages a high level of participant - facilitator interaction and information exchange.

All courses contain practical sessions conducted in an actual commercial production facilities.

AgriSchools are courses designed and developed by Progressus with the specific aim to unify and enhance industry knowledge of agriculture and aquaculture production and management systems. The course will run from 11 15 July 2016.

Read more HERE.
 

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March 24, 2016

24/03/2016: GRAPAS with Global Milling Conference 2016

Bangkok, Thailand – March 29th 2016


GRAPAS with Global Milling Conference 2016 presents a unique opportunity to hear the latest from industry experts on rice, flour, cereals and oilseed processing.

You will also be able to hear keynote speakers address topics of relevance to today’s milling industry. Make your plan now to join us on March 29th, 2016 in Bangkok.

The Conference forms part of the GRAPAS exhibition at Victam Asia.

The Global Milling Conference will boast a series of expert guest speakers who will cover a range of exciting and relevant topics in the world of rice milling, flour milling and milling innovations.

Focusing on food, flour, rice milling and storage, the conference is split into three sessions: Session A, Session B and Session C. 

Session A – the morning session from 10:00 – will cover the processing, quality, storage and transportation of flour milling – with a view to expand on such topics as the sustainability and energy efficiency or rice processing, rice storage, as well as new analysis methods for rice and flour milling.


Mr Roger Gilbert
After lunch, Session B looks to explore rice milling with a specific focus on processing and handling, covering a range of areas from fuzzy control of high-efficient feed pelleting, to extrusion technology for processing cereals.

Lastly, following a coffee break, Session C, entitled Milling Innovation, has a keen focus on technology and development within the industry discussing a range of topics including the benefits of rice fortification, organic rice and the impact of milling on the production of seafood.

The day is rounded off with a ‘World Rice Overview’ by conference chairman Roger Gilbert, with a particular focus on the supply and demand of rice.

If you are interested in attending, then please visit the website where you can register to attend and find a full overview of the conference. It costs just US$10/person payable on the day in local currency if you prefer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click to see the event programme HERE

Read more HERE.
 

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March 23, 2016

23/03/2016: Rustom Mistry, Head of Bühler's Rice Processing Business Unit in Asia, to speak at Global Milling Conference at GRAPAS in Bangkok

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Rustom Mistry is Head of Bühler's Rice Processing Business Unit in Asia.

At this year’s GRAPAS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, March 29, 2016, he will be speaking at Perendale's very own Global Milling Conference


Rustom will be talking about the future trends for rice mills in Asia.  He will focus on the importance of food safety and hygiene and advise processors of what they can do to ensure the integrity of their end products.

His presentation will include a section on the importance of HACCP certification and an explanation of what is involved in an HACCP programme. 

He will also demonstrate how good machine and engineering practices enhance food safety as well as provide invaluable insights to help processors achieve greater safety and hygiene in their plant.
 

Interested in attending the Global Milling Conference? Read more and register HERE.
 

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Golfetto Sangatti company profile

http://www.golfettosangati.com/

Over the last century, the Group’s history has followed the interweaving stories of its three consituent companies. These disparate paths have led to the current Golfetto Sangati, a company that represents the culmination of a long journey that started in the Twenties.

Golfetto, originally founded in Padua, specialized in the engineering of cereal manufacturing plants. Its foundation is the starting point from which all future events took place. It was followed by Sangati’s foundation, in 1929, a company that in just a few years became a renowned name in the milling industry.


In 1952, Berga S.p.A. was set up. At first the company specialized in milling machines and silos. It then widened its business to animal feed production. During the seventies it became a recognized leader in the engineering and building of mills, animal feed plants, cereal storage and handling for harbour terminals. The company expanded even further with the opening of new branches in Europe and Northern Africa.
 

Visit the website HERE.


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23/03/2016: Oilseed and Grain news

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Some Midwest grain elevators refusing Dicamba-tolerant soybeans
Monsanto’s Dicamba-tolerant soybean is set to be commercialized this season however, many Midwest grain elevators are warning that they will not accept grain including the Roundup Ready 2 Extend trait before it receive full approval from the EU.

Oil price slump prompts closure of Saudi agriculture trader
Three year old Saudi agricultural commodities trader, Tharawat Business will close down this month as the kingdom’s economic growth slows.

General Mills to begin nationwide labelling of GMOs
Following the inability of the US Congress to reach an agreement on national requirements for GMO labeling, General Mills will begin nationwide GMO labeling on its products in order to comply with a labeling law scheduled to go into effect in Vermont this July.

Cornell University awarded US$24m to combat global wheat loss
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded US$24 million to Cornell University to fund multi-national scientific partnerships to combat wheat loss in areas of conflict across the Middle East and Africa, and to develop heat resistant strains of the grain.
      
Aqua Capital acquires animal nutrition company 'Yes'

With the support of Aqua Capital, Yes plans to become the first company in the world to produce four types of prebiotics for livestock.

First shipment of non-GMO corn from Ukraine arrives in India
PEC Ltd, India’s state-run trader, has received its first shipment of non-GMO corn from Ukraine – the first such shipment to arrive in India in sixteen years.
 
 

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23/03/2016: See Concetti’s bagging solutions for animal feed & petfood at Victam, Bangkok on 29-31 March

http://www.concetti.com/en/

Bag filling has been taken to a new level with the Starpack® range of bagging machines. 
The Starpack® pedigree is well known around the world and Concetti, a world-leading manufacturer of high quality packaging machinery and a provider of turn-key solutions, are pleased to announce the very latest ultra high-speed machine, capable of handling up to 1600 bags/hr with 25-50 Kg bags and a choice of closure systems. Handling woven-PP, paper and plastic bags the robust design incorporates Concetti’s automatic format change to combine speed with flexibility allowing different bag formats to be handled and changed at the touch of a button.
     

http://www.concetti.com/en/

A large capacity two-position motorised bag magazine offers users long runs and excellent productivity. The unit is particularly aimed at Starpack®’s traditional industries such as feed and petfood and also fertiliser, salt, seeds where strength and durability are paramount.

Concetti can provide machines and complete lines to meet all customer needs, combining strength and flexibility and has recently supplied from their own range, a complete bag filling and palletising line to MAXIPET Lda, part of the Rações Zêzere group and based at a brand new state of the art factory in Águas Belas, central Portugal. At MAXIPET, the Concetti line handles any pack weight between 1.5 and 20 Kg using open mouth bags made from paper, plasticised raffia (woven polypropylene), PE and aluminium foil, with and without handles or resealable zip, with easy opening features, stabilos and so on. All bag sizes, within the limits of the machine, can be handled giving MAXIPET the maximum opportunity to exploit almost every sector of the dry petfood market.

The Concetti company will be present at Victam Asia in Bangkok, Thailand (29-31 March), Asia Pacifics premier event for the animal & aquatic feed, petfood and biomass technology. 


You can also visit Concetti at:
  • Nitrogen+Syngas - Berlin (D) - February 29 - March 3, 2016 - Stand 41
  • Victam Asia - Bangkok (T) - March 29-31, 2016
  • Empack - Utrecht (NL) - April 12-14, 2016 - Stand B100
  • Powtech - Nurnberg (D) - April 19-21, 2016 - Hall 1 Stand 612
  • PTXi - Rosemont (IL-USA) - May 03-05, 2016 - Booth 4116
  • SIPSA - Algiers (DZ) - October 04-07, 2016
  • Pack Expo - Chicago (IL-USA) - November 06-09, 2016
  • Emballage - Paris (F) - November 14-17, 2016
Visit the Concetti site HERE.
 

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23/03/2016: Dust-tight closure for open bags

http://www.buhlergroup.com/global/en/home.htm#.VvJ7lzXtkbI

The pinch closing station for the bagging station Maia is suitable for dust-tight closures of pre-glued bags made of paper or woven polypropylene usable for automated processing. With the Bühler pinch closure the bags are glued instead of sewn.

The result: cleanly closed bags with a flawless appearance and improved food safety, because there is no risk of thread bits falling into the product when the bags are opened. Part of the machinery is a swivelling cover which allows quick and easy access for cleaning and maintenance.
     
The Bühler pinch closing station offers maximum flexibility. The open bags are safely guided through the process and therefore ensure top reliability and work safety. The machine can be adjusted quickly and without using any tools to different bag sizes, filling products and bag types made of paper or woven polypropylene.
     


Read more HERE.
 

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March 22, 2016

22/03/2016: Integrity of Feed Safety Assurance certification

https://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1601_w1/36
by Johan den Hartog – Managing Director of GMP+ International

First published in Milling and Grain, January 2016  


The integrity or credibility of a food and feed safety assurance certificate is increasingly important. Major interests are at stake including both commercial and human health. The overall aim of certification is to offer confidence to all stakeholders in the market that a certified company fulfills the requirements of a normative standard of a certification scheme.

Third party certification ensures that an impartial party, such as a certification body or an auditor, assesses a company’s management system, its implementation, and daily operations in a consistent way.

At the end of 2014, GMP+ International renewed its integrity policy for the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme thoroughly, including its enforcement. Lessons taken from recent feed safety emergencies led to this change. Although it has taken some time and effort to implement it fully, the first experiences can now be shared.

A scheme manager applies an Integrity Policy with the aim to ensure the confidence that the certified company complies with the principles and requirements of the applicable normative standards of a certification scheme in a proper and unimpaired manner.

Otherwise a certificate will lose its credibility. Maintaining the credibility of a certification scheme is in the interest of the scheme manager as well as all participants and related stakeholders.

After all, integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. However, when put into practice this is not always the case and furthermore ‘situational interpretation’ of requirements can sometimes result in risks for downstream actors in the market.

An ‘integrity policy’ is one of the most challenging responsibilities of a scheme manager. In most cases, several certification bodies and auditors are involved in the assessment and certification of companies, participating in a certification scheme.

Besides impartiality and competence, the consistency of assessing practical situations by certification bodies and auditors is vital when striving to achieve this.

GMP+ International has 30 accepted certification bodies with about 370 qualified auditors in charge, with the certification against standards of the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme.

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE 
 

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