January 17, 2019

Vietstock 2018: A thriving livestock and aquaculture platform

by Peter Parker, General Manager, Milling & Grain

Vietnam’s premiere international feed, livestock, aquaculture and meat industry show, the Vietstock 2018 Expo and Forum took place October 17-19, 2018 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

The theme was ‘enhancing processing capability in livestock and aquaculture production and connecting to potential markets’. Vietfeed, Vietmeat, and the Aquaculture Vietnam Conference 2018 are all co-located events.
 


Vietstock is hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and organised by UBM Asia. The three-day event brought together members of the livestock and feed industry from all over Vietnam to connect with potential associates from the domestic and international industries. This, the ninth edition of the show, saw a 54 percent increase in international visitors, with participants being made up from 46 countries.

The opening ceremony was witnessed by a number of distinguished guests, including Mr Tran Thanh Nam, Mr Nguyen Xuan Duong, Director General of the Livestock Production Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Mr Jime Essink, CEO of UBM Asia, and Mr M Gandhi, Group Managing Director and Senior Vice President of UBM Asia.

Vietnamese dancers excited the crowd with a performance which is said to have reflected the soul of Vietnam.

Mr Ghandi said, “The US Department of Agriculture now estimates that commercial animal and aquafeed will reach 21.9 million tonnes in 2018, a 6.7 year-on-year growth, making Vietnam the biggest feed producer in ASEAN.

“Vietstock 2018 is the ideal opportunity to see these latest products and technologies, but it is so much more than just a three-day show. It has developed a well-earned reputation not just as an effective business platform, it has also become a regional hub for innovation, giving the opportunity to talk with and learn from leading ASEAN and international experts.”

Mr Nguyen Xuan Duong commented, “We need to continuously invest in developing new technology, innovations, and advanced management procedures in order to improve productivity, quality and food safety in livestock production and processing, overall enhancing livestock and aquaculture product value.”

During the opening ceremony Vietstock awards were presented to company and organisation representatives to recognise best practices, management method, and innovations that make contribution towards sustainable development in the fields of livestock production, aquaculture, meat and dairy processing.


Read more HERE.
 

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Maxi-Lift company profile


For more than 35 years, Maxi-Lift, Inc. has built superior elevator buckets by exceeding customer expectations. 

The Maxi-Lift name means unmatched service, customised solutions, engineered quality, and fast delivery. 

Their elevator buckets are in operation around the world, moving everything from aggregate to zinc, because they put the customer first.

According to Maxi-Lift, "We have a management team dedicated to serving our customers with quality products and fast delivery."


"From friendly customer service to technical support, our staff is here to serve you. Take a few minutes to meet some of our experienced and friendly staff".

Visit the website HERE
 

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January 16, 2019

Import authorisation given to Turkish Grain Board with zero customs duty

On the 15th January an official newspaper reported that the Turkish Government has given import authorisation to the Turkish Grain Board, allowing the import of wheat, barley, corn, rice, and dried legumes with zero customs for the year of 2019.
 


In accordance with the decision made, import authorisation has been obtained at the rates indicated in the list below:

Wheat: 1,000,000 tons
Barley: 700,000 tons
Corn: 700,000 tons
Rice: 100,000 tons
Pulses: 100.000 tons

The issue will be valid until 31.12.2019
 

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4B Group opens new subsidiary in China

by Rebecca Sherratt, Production editor, Milling & Grain

UK-based materials handling company, 4B Group, have joyfully announced the opening of their latest facility in Changzhou, China.

Founded in 1888, 4B Group are suppliers of various handling components for the agriculture industry, producing machines for a variety of purposes, such as belt conveying, bucket elevators, screw conveyors, chain conveyors, silo monitoring, and electronic monitoring equipment. In recent years, the company has continued to make great strides in their successes and are proving themselves to only be more and more reliable and efficient in their work.
 


Recently, 4B Group have announced the completion of their new facility in Changzhou, China. The facility is located on Rm 513, 18 Xinya Road, Wujin High & New Technology Development Zone, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. Their new Managing Director for the facility is Mr Zhu Biwei, former Sales Advisor at WAM China. This news also comes as 4B Group celebrate their 130th anniversary.

4B Group now boast a remarkably international success, with other 4B subsidiaries also located in South East Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.

The new Chinese facility is a promising beacon of opportunity for 4B Group, and the new team running the facility are hopeful and confident about its success.

Zhu Biwei, Managing Director of 4B China, says, “we look forward to serving our Chinese customers even better in the future. The Chinese economy is continuously growing, but now with more focus on quality, efficiency and innovation. Chinese society is increasingly aware of the need to save energy and protect the environment, and conscious of the importance of quality and safety. For this purpose, 4B’s innovative hazard monitoring solutions will benefit more Chinese customers.”

 The 4B China team also includes notable colleagues, such as Brave Song, Electrical Sales Engineer, Carl Braime, Group Sales Director and Chen Zhilong, as Warehouse and Logistics Manager. Mr Biwei has clearly established an experienced and knowledgeable team for 4B China, who are professionals with sales and marketing, after-sales support and engineering. In-house engineering programmes will also be on-site, to help the team upgrade existing elevators and conveyors, make recommendations for new equipment and provide solutions.


Read more HERE.
 

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the interview | Travis Young, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vortex

Vortex was founded in 1977, by Travis Young’s grandfather, Neil Peterson, and his father, Lee Young. Travis grew up in the material handling and engineering industry and has now continued to revolutionise the industry for the past two decades. Mr Young has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and International Business from Kansas State University.





How does Vortex maintain a high level of consistency and quality in each and every one of their products?
We are always up to the latest ISO standards for manufacturing, which proves our engineering quality and accountability. We quality check every single product before it is shipped out, and those tests vary from product to product. So, if a product needs to seal a certain pressure, we bench-test every one; we don’t take a sample out and test it. That way we know when a product goes out of the facility, it has been tested – every single one – to uphold these standards.

Vortex is very heavily involved in grains and food, and the feed side. Today, Vortex is 26 percent food-feed, 20 percent minerals, 25 percent original equipment manufacturers (OEM) etc… How would you explain this development? Has it been company-driven? Have you sought out to diversify into those industries, or has it happened organically?
It’s a bit of both. I think when you’re seeking to provide value for people, you get entered into conversations and it comes naturally. Also, the products themselves are designed to be versatile, so they cross over industries quite a lot.
By nature of where Vortex was born, in the wheat fields of Kansas, it was quite evident that’s where our first opportunities would be, in the flour and feed mills. My grandfather was a bit of a pioneer in material handling and pneumatic conveying systems for the grain and milling industry. That’s where he really honed his craft as a pneumatic conveying engineer. He then started getting into other materials and developed miniature systems to test velocity, pressure, and material bulk density. Through his experience in doing that for the grain and milling industry, he created our core products which we still sell today. So, when he got his first patent in 1980 it was really born from his experience in the feed and grain industry.

Vortex has grown over the last 20 years and in 2006, a division was established in the UK. What is the story behind that? What made you move to set up here, in Europe and the UK?
When I started, Vortex had less than 100 employees. Now, we have more than 400 employees; so it has grown quite a lot. In 2006, I sat down with the Vortex Sales Manager, who said the company wanted to grow and expand our export business. Because of my background in international business and previous work abroad, I recommended we start with Canada and Mexico. It quickly dawned on us that our customers are multinational customers, and that was both an opportunity and a threat. As the world was really going into this globalisation cycle, logistics were easy to get.
We realised international growth was both our offense and defence. We didn’t have any customers here (in the UK) that we were talking to directly. Because we had no brand recognition in Europe, we came over and spoke to our OEM customers. It took three to four years to really establish our brand. It takes a long time, so we always approach business decisions with a long-term perspective.

If you are looking to convince someone to change their loading bay from an existing system with socks to your loading chute system, how would you go about it from a return on investment perspective? In what way would you quantify that this is going to cost you, but you are probably going to get that back? What would the tangible cost-savings be that you think might persuade them?
Dust management is difficult to quantify when it comes to return on investment. Sure, you will have some spillage and waste, but bespoke engineering offers savings by significantly reducing spillage and waste. But what I think most operators have weighing on their mind is liability. What is the cost of an employee getting hurt because they’ve slipped on materials accumulating on the floor, or ill because they’ve developed respiration problems? You have crystalline silica, for example, that is a huge issue. If someone breathes in silica dust, they can develop silicosis – a fatal lung disease. There are risks that grain and milling companies are exposed to also. If you have a dust explosion because of fugitive dust in a loading bay, that’s the company’s responsibility. Infestations are also big issues in mills, and if you allow grain and flour dust to just sit, then you allow spoilage to contaminate your own product.
And so it’s the well-being of everyone. My take on it, really, is you’re preventing these major liabilities. What is that worth to you?

Are there any new projects that Vortex is working on right now?
Yes, I would say there are three things that we are working on that will be newer to the industry. One is the ship loader for handling grain. We are starting to do a lot more of these projects. This ship loader moves bulk materials at one tonne per second. Like all loading chutes, it is also gravity-fed. We’re really starting to push that in the industry.
The other thing is that our loading chutes are now certified for ATEX Zone 20 internal and 21 and 22, for dust environments. This means our equipment adheres to the highest standards for dust explosion prevention. Our equipment has been certified and designed so that it cannot create a source of ignition to airborne dust, which is fairly critical in the grain and flour industries. All of our valve equipment also has that rating.
The third project is we’ve developed a pivoting chute diverter valve, designed for handling highly abrasive products with a lot of throughput; so that certainly includes grain. The bucket pivots back and forth to distribute into different legs, and we have some pretty high tolerances for that, so you get minimal dusting into other legs. We can make the bucket out of Hardox 400, so you’ve got an AR400 bucket with AR400 legs, as standard. Our equipment is really meant for lifetime use. We have also made it very maintenance-friendly. You can access and remove the bucket to do inspections of it while the valve remains in situ. We have designed it for the end-user.

GEAPS, K-State offer online training

Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in February. These online courses run from February 19 through March 26, and registration closes February 13.
 


GEAPS 506: The Grain Industry in Canada – Climate, Crops and People
This course offers a broad view of Canada's multifaceted and historic grain industry. It is a resource for anyone who does business in or with Canada, or is a player in the global grain economy. Participants will learn about the influence of Canada"s climate and population, crop production, marketing, regulatory regimens, grading, cleaning and drying, quality control, rail transportation, domestic use and grain exports.

GEAPS 510: Grain Facilities Planning and Design I
This course covers the key factors and information needed to build new facilities or modernise existing structures. Lectures cover facility types and capacities, storage structures, equipment, layouts and site selection. At the end of the course, participants will lay out a simple facility.

GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management
This course is a resource for anyone responsible for grain quality, including those who work with storing and conditioning, aerating, drying, pest control or mycotoxin management. Participants learn about quality control and measurement methods, and international grain-grading standards.

GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II
Learn the principles of dry bulk material flow, material properties and characteristics, components and selection of equipment and other considerations. This is the second of three courses offered on materials handling.

GEAPS 510, GEAPS 520 and GEAPS 551 count towards credentials from GEAPS and Kanas State University.

For more information on the certification, visit the GEAPS credential website, HERE.

Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Companies can save up to 20 percent on blocks of registrations with the volume discount program, and lock in the price for three years.

For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website, HERE.
 

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VIGAN company profile



VIGAN manufactures bulk materials handling systems, mainly:
  • Mobile pneumatic conveyors or vacuvators or grain pumps.
  • Pneumatic continuous barge unloaders and mechanical barge loaders.
  • Mechanical and pneumatic continuous ship unloaders for vessels up to post-Panamax.
  • Mechanical loaders for any size of ships.
VIGAN Engineering S.A is a Belgian company with its headquarters in Nivelles industrial area about 30 kilometres south of Brussels at the heart of the European Community.

VIGAN manufactures a complete range of pneumatic and mechanical conveying systems for products in bulk not only thanks to the supply machines but also by managing complete turnkey projects.

Nivelles city is easily accessible due to its proximity to European highways and about one hour drive to the port of Antwerp which allows excellent transport conditions for all its equipment to foreign countries.


All the company activities take place on the same 10,000 m² site which enables easy and very quick exchange of information among all departments including sales, engineering, manufacturing, quality control and after-sales technical assistance. VIGAN engineering department with 450 m² space boasts latest software technologies (such as CAO – CAM types)

According to the Vigan website, “For any free flowing materials like cereals, grains, seeds, animal feed, alumina, petro coke, chemicals, industry raw materials, VIGAN is your engineering partner and your solution provider”.

“VIGAN excellence is also recognized by hundreds of international references.
As an affiliate company from VAN DE WIELE group (which has an annual turnover of about 400 million USD and about 2,000 workers and employees in more than 10 different countries) and with more than 30 years of experience, VIGAN is a most reliable partner from your project ideas to their full completion and for your total satisfaction thanks to its service excellence and equipment performances.”

Visit the website HERE.
 

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Milling and Grain - January 2019, available now!



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Brexit and the poultry industry

A REPORT into the UK poultry industry by an independent think tank says maintaining a relationship with the EU is vital to the British economy.


The report by ResPublic – an independent non-partisan think tank that seeks to establish a new economic, social and cultural settlement for the United Kingdom – looks at three possible Brexit scenarios for the poultry meat industry.
The report – Coming Home To Roost – outlines the importance of the poultry sector in its executive summary: “The poultry meat sector is a vital British industry. Over 50 per cent of all meat consumed in the UK is poultry of which 88 per cent is chicken.
“The industry directly employs over 37,000 people and sustains a total of 87,700 jobs, turning over £7.2bn and contributing £5bn Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy.
“For every £1bn the sector contributes in GVA, it also generates £1.2bn in the rest of the economy  and it also contributes over £1bn in direct and indirect tax revenue.
“Ensuring the sustainability of the sector post-Brexit is fundamentally important to Britain’s economy.”
The UK is the fourth largest poultry meat producer in the EU and is about 60 per cent self-sufficient. UK consumers prefer to eat white breast meat rather than dark cuts like wings, legs and thighs. This means the UK is a net importer of poultry – predominantly of chicken breast – while producers have to export surplus dark meat to maximise revenue.
“The profitability of the sector is therefore dependent upon finding a market for 75 per cent of the bird that is left over after removing the breast,” the summary continues.
“At present about 70 per cent of our dark meat exports are to the EU and the majority of the poultry meat that is imported into the UK, including fresh chicken breast comes from the EU.
“Maintaining this relationship is therefore vital to both the sector and the British consumer.”
The report identifies three scenarios the UK is possibly facing post-Brexit:
·          Scenario 1 Evolution which maintains the status quo
·          Scenario 2 Trade Liberalisation where the UK reverts to World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms and then unilaterally removes tariffs on imports from all countries worldwide (Including the EU.)
·          Scenario 3 Fortress UK or “no deal” where the UK fails to agree a trade deal with the EU, reverts to WTO terms and applies these to imports from the EU.
“We argue that Fortress UK represents a worst-case scenario for the poultry industry and British consumer,” says the report.
“In this scenario the UK reverts to WOTO rules, resulting in additional trade friction costs of eight per cent with the introduction of new checks to ensure regulatory equivalence that would create significant delays.”
The report goes on to say that any restrictions on the free movement of labour will result in increasing wage and labour costs of 50 per cent.
A ‘no deal’ Brexit also threatens the values which UK consumers hold.
“It presents an unprecedented challenge to the quality, availability, affordability and choice of poultry meat in the UK,” it says.
The UK has some of the highest health, environmental and welfare standards in the world.
“Should the UK fail to agree a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU and/or unilaterally removes tariffs for all trade partners, there is a danger that UK consumers will be faced with a lowering of standards and poorer quality foods with imports from non-EU states.”
Chlorinated chicken from the US is already a concern, the report says, and the US has already said that abolishing EU health, safety and welfare standards is essential for any future trade deals with the UK.
“Given the less vigorous nature of US food standards, increasing the import of US poultry meat in a Fortress UK scenario would expose UK consumers to inferior standards at the expense of higher standard UK poultry.
“These values are important to British consumers and must not be sacrificed by the UK leaving the EU.”
Another impact of a no deal Brexit is the possibility of the creation of a two-tier food system where only the wealthy can afford to eat fresh home reared chicken because of the increased costs of production.
Rolling back the EU’s regulatory net would have ‘significant impacts’ upon the environmental sustainability of the poultry meat industry.
“Consumers and producers care about the sustainability of poultry meat and by forfeiting access to EU regulatory bodies, the UK could lose monitoring, scrutiny, transparency, accountability and enforcement powers for its environmental policies that make it Europe’s leader in this field,” says the report.
“Brexit therefore poses economic, social and environmental risks to the UK and its consumers.”
The report goes on to make a number of recommendations which could be put in place to offset the risks.
“Brexit must be used as an opportunity to re-focus our attention on British values, to state boldly that prioritising high standard, affordable and sustainable British produce, for all, is at the top of our agenda.”


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Build my FeedMill is looking for speakers!

At VIV Asia, Bangkok, Perendale Publishers are once again hosting, in association with VIV, the Build my FeedMill conference, taking place on March 13th.


Taking place in the main exhibition hall of VIV Asia, Build my FeedMill features a variety of feed mill companies, delivering 10-minute discussions on machinery for each individual process of the feed mill production process.
Lasy year's Build my FeedMill event proves especially successful, giving attendees a real insight into the fundamentals and intricacies of feed mills. In our aim to make 2019's event even better, we would like to cordially invite you to participate again in 2019's Build my FeedMill.
A large diagram of the inner workings of a feed mill serves as the backdrop to the conference, as we take VIV attendees through every process of a feed mill, with the assistance of ten different feed mill companies, giving their expertise on their own part of the process.

We are welcoming companies to join Build my FeedMill 2019, who specialise in any of the following feed mill machinery:
  • Intake and conveying
  • Storage
  • Weighing
  • Grinding
  • Pelleting
  • Expanders
  • Extruders
  • Drying and cooling
  • Automation
  • Feed formulation

The event proves to provide extensive exposure for companies and gives speakers a chance to extensively promote their products.
Participants will receive extensive coverage of their involvement in Build my FeedMill 2019, by receiving extensive exposure in Milling & Grain magazine, both in-print and online, as well as on our blogs, websites and weekly newsletters, as well as having their information and promotional material being featured on Build my FeedMill promotional material.

Read the full article HERE.
 

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January 15, 2019

Vibrafloor used in the world's largest pellet silos, UK

The Drax power station in North Yorkshire, with 4,000 MW of generating capacity, provides seven percent of the UK's needs. Drax is both the name of the village that houses the power plant and the name of the company that operates the electrical production site, Drax Power Limited.

Since 2012, this company has decided to progressively convert supplies from this coal-fired power station to biomass, and by 2020, its six boilers are expected to be fully pelletised. For the storage and distribution of pellets, on these industrial scale installations, the electrician has opted for a vibrafloor vibrating floor dome and total drain silos, designed and manufactured in France. 


A conversion under the guise of fighting climate change
The Drax plant, the largest in the UK, was also the second largest coal-fired power plant in Europe after Bełchatów in Poland. And just a few years ago, to produce 24 TWh a year on coal, it also emitted 22.8 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.

After projects of new biomass generating units in the 2000s, many tests in biomass and coal co-combustion were carried out in 2004 in the existing boilers, with willow blister, sunflower and peanut shells. In the view of the government the solution is to modify existing boilers to consume crushed and pulverised wood pellets that have been retained for large-scale conversion of the plant. In September 2012, the Drax Group announced the conversion of three of its six units into complete combustion pellets, each consuming about 2.3 million tons of granules per year. In 2013, the first of three planned units is successfully commissioned. In 2014, the second unit is in turn commissioned.
Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.

Visit the Vibrafloor website, HERE.

 

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Suri Engineers, India Suri Engineers, India

Suri Engineers Private Limited are an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company and are a leading manufacturer and exporter of modern auto rice milling machines, parbolled units, dryers and equipment from India.

The manufacturing facilities at Suri Engineers are equipped with state of the art cutting edge technology with TruBend CNC laser cutting machines from Germany (i.e.) from two tonnes per hour up to 16 tonnes per hour capacity. This comes with complete sets of engineering design, research and development, manufacturing, sales service and installation services too.
 


The company was established in 1974 and to manufacture their products as per the industry standards, they have developed sophisticated infrastructure facilities. The team members are chosen by the management team on the basis of their educational qualifications, knowledge and experience.

Furthermore, for hassle-free execution of business related tasks, they have divided their infrastructure unit into many operating sectors such as: R&D, admin, sales, quality testing, procurement, production, logistics, warehousing, transportation and marketing.

Their teams are highly devoted towards fulfilling the variegated requirement of clients within stipulated time period. Also, their stringent testing criteria ensure that they produce the best quality rice mill machinery that makes working a pleasure.

Additionally, they upgrade all the installed machines on regular intervals in order to boost the production rate.

Vision and mission
The company states as their vision and operational mission, “We believe in delivering quality, that is our main goal behind manufacturing and supplying these machines throughout the globe.

We believe in high profile trading, competitive cost, quality assurance, proportionally client satisfactions throughout – to achieve highest levels of marketing in trade of our rice mill machines and equipment. We always work for client satisfaction.”

Vision: “We envision ourselves “Highest ranking of rice mill machines and equipment with high grade quality and a competitive price”.

Mission: “While striving for excellence we focus on improving – assured product quality, delivering robust performance, prompt response in service and better price.”


Read more HERE.
 

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Sukup Manufacturing Co. company profile



Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings.

According to their website, “The world's fastest growing bin company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer, Sukup Manufacturing Co. is located in the heart of rich, Midwestern farmland.”

Since the introduction of their first stirring machine in 1963, they have been manufacturing products to make grain production more efficient for farmers.

If you are ever near Sheffield, Iowa, stop by. The team at Sukup would love for you to get in contact to arrange a tour of their facilities.

View the website HERE.

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January 14, 2019

2019 IPPE offers free attendee activities, networking opportunities

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is planning a variety of free activities and networking opportunities for attendees. IPPE will be held February 12 - 14th, at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta.

IPPE attendees are encouraged to stop by Booths A246, B8725 and C9123 for daily TECHTalks. These short, educational exhibitor presentations address operations and technical issues critical to all aspects of the animal food, meat and poultry industries. The presentations will be offered from 10:30am to 4:30pm on Tuesday, February 12; 9:30am to 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 13; and 9:30am to 12:30pm on Thursday, February 4.
 


A Poultry History Museum/Hall of Fame display can be viewed in Booth C11869. The display takes attendees back to the beginnings of the American poultry industry and describes how the industry became the world's largest producer of poultry products.

IPPE is hosting a "Chicken and Turkey Cutting and Cooking Demo" at the Event Zone, Booth B8635, from 11am to 12:30pm on Tuesday, February 12. Shaun O'Neale, Season 7 champion of MasterChef on FOX, will demonstrate cutting and preparing chicken and turkey products.

IPPE is debuting its first Ultimate Protein Omelet Cooking competition contest from 2:30 – 4pm on Tuesday, February 12, and is inviting attendees to prepare their version of the "Ultimate Protein Omelet" with a variety of protein and vegetables at their disposal. Shaun O'Neale, Season 7 champion of MasterChef on FOX, will decide who has the "Ultimate Protein Omelet," and the winner will be announced at 4pm at the Event Zone, Booth B8635.

The Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, February 12. Complimentary tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to all IPPE attendees. Tickets will be distributed at a special desk in the B-Building and C-Building lobbies on Monday and Tuesday of the Expo.

IPPE is again welcoming back Chef Xan Payton, Levy, and a former instructor from Cordon Bleu, for a "Beef and Pork Cutting and Cooking Demo" demonstrating and preparing the latest trends in cuts of meat products for creating convenient meals from 11am to 12:30pm at the Event Zone, Booth B8635, on Wednesday, February 13.

IPPE"s first ever "Taste of IPPE" will be held at 2:30pm on Wednesday, February 13, and will bring together a group of highly competitive Atlanta chefs who will be preparing their favourite recipes featuring beef, pork and poultry. Attendees can try as many samples as possible and cast their vote for the "Taste of IPPE" at Event Zone, B8635. The "Taste of IPPE" award will be presented at 4 pm to the winning chef.

Several attractions in Atlanta are also offering discounts or special offers for attendees during the week of the 2019 IPPE. They are as follows:

Georgia Aquarium – Visit the website, HERE.
Atlanta Gladiators – Purchase tickets, HERE.
Atlanta Hawks – Visit the website, HERE.

The 2019 IPPE will have almost 600,000 square feet of exhibit space and is expected to attract more than 32,000 attendees. IPPE is a collaboration of three trade shows—International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo—representing the entire chain of protein production and processing.

More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, visit the website, HERE
 

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Magnetic separators and their role in ensuring the safety of food

by Wu Wenbin, Henan University of Technology, China

Magnetic separators use a magnet’s physical characteristics to absorb all the iron impurities, as well as weak magnetic substances, on the surfaces of materials to meet the high-quality food standards we have today. This ensures that food is much cleaner, safer and of higher purity.

In many cases, the application of magnetic separators has also played a very good role in protecting machinery and equipment, food in the processing of production and the wear of machinery. Small bits of metal can appear, in the form of fine powders, and some small components of machinery might fall and mix in the food material, which will cause damage to the entire machine.
 


This can cause an even worse effect on the whole production line, such as jamming, shutdown and overhaul of the machines. The application of magnetic separators will greatly reduce the likelihood of similar events, reducing the cost of maintenance, and improving the quality and safety of materials.

At present, all over the world, producers pays higher attention to food safety, incorporating batch of magnetic separator into their flour factories, grain processing plants and other food factories. Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech Co, Ltd is one of the best.

As we at Milling & Grain have met Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech many times at international exhibitions, Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech are gradually becoming recognised by the market more and more. We were also very curious about this company, and so we visited Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech as the last stop of our 2017 Chinese enterprises visits.

Visiting Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech
Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech is a company dedicated to the production of high-quality magnetic separators. Founded in 2001, the office is located in Beijing, the capital of China, mainly responsible for the sales of products. Their factory is located in Hebei province, China, mainly responsible for the research and development of magnetic separators, assembling and maintenance. The production base covers an area of 10,000m2, whilst the plant covers an area of 5,000m2.

With good quality products and unique design, Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech magnetic separators are widely used by well-known flourmills in the domestic market, such as Wilmar, COFCO, Wudeli Flour Group, Guchuan, Jinshahe Flour, Buhler in Wuxi and GBS. After getting a good domestic market share, Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech is now actively expanding overseas markets. From the year of 2015, Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech have continued to participate in many professional international exhibitions each year, such as IAOM, GEAPS, IDMA, Victam and so on, to let magnetic separators be known and accepted by foreign customers.


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