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27/09/2019 – News / Food Processing / Safety / Event / Fi & Ni Fi Europe / Paris

Food processing and safety under the spotlight in Paris

Food processing and safety under the spo

With a mix of access to the latest technological advancements in food processing and testing, together with a series of focused lectures, the Expo FoodTec hub will arm attendees with the insight and tools to advance their processing, sustainability and safety goals. The hub forms part of Fi Europe & Ni 2019 – the world’s most important trade show for food ingredients, which returns to Paris from 3–5 December this year.

Expo FoodTec pavilion exhibitors


When the event opens its doors in December, visitors will be able to explore an entire spectrum of technologies, including R&D, consultancy, analytical and laboratory equipment, food safety, packaging and certification. 


Leading firms exhibiting at the hub include engineering companies GEA (Denmark) and Andritz Separation (Netherlands), the machinery expert Boccard (France), the packaging provider SpaceKraft (USA) and Armfield (UK) – a manufacturer of miniature-scale R&D systems. 


Lectures and educational opportunities


Alongside bespoke exhibitor content, the Expo FoodTec pavilion will host a top-tier conference programme in co-operation with the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) – presenting insights on processing, sustainability and safety, delivered by expert speakers from industry and academia. 


Further educational opportunities in the Expo FoodTec Hub include lectures on:

• ‘Clean Label Shelf-Life Management for High Quality and Safe Foods’ by Joost Blankestijn, Program Manager at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (3 December)

• ‘Adding Value Through Transformational Quality & Food Safety Management’ by Rob Kooijmans, co-founder and co-owner of (3 December)

• ‘Preventing Food Safety Incidents Resulting from Food Crimes’ by Huub Lelieveld and Veslemøy Andersen of the Global Harmonisation Initiative (4 December).


Awards for outstanding innovations


With its Fi Innovation Awards, Fi Global honours companies and professionals in 10 categories for new developments that significantly contribute to the entire industry.


To acknowledge excellent processing and packaging solutions and services, the event organiser created the Food Tech Innovation Award category. 


Food safety in transition


With the dedicated Expo FoodTec hub, the event organiser aims to shine a spotlight on the game-changing impact of innovative technologies that meet consumer demand for high standards of food quality and safety. Today’s food has to be fresh, made with sustainably sourced ingredients and free from artificial preservatives – at the same time, buyers want convenience and a long shelf-life. 


“Clean Label has become a mainstream consumer movement that has shifted from being a trend to something that is considered normal,” observed speaker Joost Blankestijn. “It is now a moving target for food reformulators who are at the whim of the consumer’s changing wish list.” 


Another speaker at the upcoming event, Rob Kooijman, advised: “In the next three to five years, companies will be forced to display a much more proactive attitude towards quality and food safety. One of the underlying drivers will be the creation of a food safety culture or, even better, a culture of excellence.”


Innovative solutions and hands-on approaches to meet today’s challenges will be available at the Expo FoodTec Pavilion.


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