Why you need to visit foodpro 2017


Tuesday, 18 April, 2017


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Demonstrating its ongoing relevance to the food and beverage processing industry, foodpro 2017 was completely sold out more than three months before the event’s opening. More than 340 local, national and international companies have committed to the event, meaning that visitors will be able to see the widest range of equipment and services relevant to all aspects of the food and beverage manufacturing industry including meat and seafood, value-add processing, beverages, dairy, fresh food and shelf foods — all in one place.

This year’s event is an auspicious occasion celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic food manufacturing event. foodpro continues to serve all sectors of the food manufacturing industry through unique opportunities to connect, network and do business across the four-day event. The sold out show floor is just one part of a highly anticipated show. Other highlights include the new Security Chain Integrity Zone, providing end-to-end solutions for small manufacturers on traceability; the Food Authority of NSW will be presenting a seminar on labelling compliance and the law; and, of course, the co-location with AIFST is always a highlight.

foodpro 2017 will feature four key precincts: food processing technology; food packaging; plant equipment; and food technology. Access to new trends will be a priority as well as insight into key issues facing the industry such as traceability, food safety and sustainability.

A tour of the foodpro exhibition will include food laboratory and test equipment:

Emona Instruments (Stand Y30 on Level 1), who will be bringing the brand Armfield to the show, specifically to showcase the modular miniature-scale UHT/HTST process systems. The FT174X and FT74X are products designed to improve food research and new product development for process systems at a small scale. The FT174X is a modular HTST/UHT processing system designed to treat products at flow rates of 12-40 L/h or up to 60 L/h for water (or similar low-viscosity products). This reduces the amount of product/raw materials, time, energy and wastage involved in the process of developing of a new product.

foodpro will also feature the Delta Lactoscope FTIR, a state-of-the-art instrument that uses modern FTIR optics, presented by Perten Instruments (Stand W53 on Level 1). The instrument uses a method that is AOAC and IDF approved for the analysis of lactose, protein, fat and total solids in milk as well as testing other products such as whey, yoghurt and cream. The versatility of this instrument is second to none, with an efficient flow system and unnecessary valves and pumps removed; the instrument is easier to operate, requires less maintenance and has longer calibration intervals.

The Perten Instruments stand will also showcase the NIR DA7250, which has been certified by AUS-MEAT. It has an IP65 certified enclosure and uses open-faced cup scanning, making it suitable for the analysis of raw and cooked smallgoods, patty production and raw meat. The instrument is used for the inspection of incoming meat, monitoring production of ground meat, optimising sausage recipes and much more.

foodpro 2017 will see the launch of other exciting new forms of technology and product from other leading exhibitors such as Krohne, Brenntag, Fusion Australia, Inspection Systems and more. Along with offering visitors the unique opportunity to see the new equipment and solutions for themselves, the opportunity to network and learn more from peers in the industry makes foodpro a truly unmissable event.

Top image: Armfield FT74XTS modular miniature scale UHT/HTST process systems.

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