Today, having a barbecue is much more than just preparing your meat on a grill. Barbecuing is a lifestyle and a great way of eating outside to have a good time together with your friends or family. Yet, to ensure that your food tastes good, you need the right equipment, ideas for recipes and good instructions for the preparation process. Weber-Stephen Deutschland GmbH, based in Ingelheim, Germany, is one of the top names in the European grill market. Following a holistic business approach, the company offers a whole world of barbecue trends and ideas.
“Space – the final frontier” – everyone knows the voiceover that introduces every episode of “Star Trek”. What was once science fiction has now come another step closer to reality: The conquering of the final frontier by humankind, starting with the mission to Mars. Astronauts can enjoy a varied diet even in space, says Anjan Contractor, who has developed a 3D food printer for NASA. His interview with European Food Journal is also an exciting story about a childhood dream that is about to come true.
The world of packaged food and drink is worth billions around the globe. According to figures published by Euromonitor, the total amount spent on these products in 2017 will be just under four billion. In our special edition “FoodTec: Food Meets Technology”, we show how suppliers in the food industry are already meeting the huge challenges presented by automation, robotics and the need to use resources efficiently.
When will the meat industry start using automated robots to butcher pork sides? Not just yet, but automation and robotics are nevertheless one of the key themes of this year’s Anuga FoodTec trade fair running from 24 to 27 March 2015 – and not just in relation to meat products. The main attraction is the Robotik-Pack-Line, says Dietmar Eiden, Division Manager of Trade Fair Management at Koelnmesse GmbH, in an interview with European Food Journal.
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Highly accurate cold chain monitoring solutions made in Switzerland - It was Winston Churchill who once said, “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” A successful company in Ganterschwil, Switzerland, completely agrees with this quote. For Berlinger & Co. AG, progress has been a tradition for 150 years. The family-owned company has always carried the values and traditions of the past into the future. Today, it is an internationally leading supplier of reliable doping control and temperature monitoring solutions that are synonymous with outstanding quality made in Switzerland. Berlinger products simply guarantee a feeling of safety.
Gold Plast Group
It does not really come as a surprise that, according to research, both tableware and the environment can have a profound effect on our perception of food and drink. Tableware is a lot more than the functional aspect of the table settings. When dining is considered a part of entertaining, great attention is paid to aesthetics. Gold Plast Group knows all about the importance of elegance and functionality in tableware. The company is based in Arcisate and is a much sought after supplier of high quality disposable products that embellish every dinner table and invite an indulgence in culinary treats.
As a production method, twin-screw extrusion offers numerous benefits over single-screw extrusion, including very homogenous product quality, enhanced productivity, greater flexibility with regard to the use of different raw materials, energy savings and easy maintenance. The technology was first employed in plastics processing 60 years ago. Clextral SAS, a pioneer in the sector, developed it further and introduced it to the food industry. Today, committed to excellence in extrusion, the innovative French company generates more than two thirds of its revenue in the food and feed sector.
Revent International AB
The first baking ovens were invented more than 4,500 years ago, but it seems that even today pioneering the art of baking bread has not yet come to an end. Quite the contrary, as Revent International AB has shown day after day for the last 60 and more years. The Swedish company has been introducing groundbreaking technologies to support artisan bakers as well as the baking industry as a whole.
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