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Description: Frozen & Chilled Foods Feb 2017 Issue

Frozen & Chilled Foods www.frozenandchilledfoods.com THE MAGAZINE FOR BUYERS IN THE FROZEN AND CHILLED FOODS INDUSTRY FEBRUARY 2017 full feature inside Multiple Storage Sites Multi Temperature Nationwide Coverage Complete Logistical Solution Substantial Investment in Sustainability 13-14 SEPT 2017 RICOH ARENA COVENTRY The UK s dedicated event for the temperature controlled storage and distribution industries Exhibit at TCS&D and meet an audience actively looking for solutions for the storage and transportation of chilled and frozen foods. Contact us for rates and further information. Join TCS&D on TCS&D TCSDShow BOOK NOW www.tcsdshow.com Contact us now to book your stand. The UK s de controlled WHAT S IN THIS ISSUE...FEBRUARY 2017 s Central Foods VOLuME 71 ISSuE 1 PuBLISHER Richard Cogan t 44 (0)1732 868288 e publisher frozenandchilledfoods.com 2 BFFF John Hyman 4 Aviko 9 SALES & MARkETING DIRECTOR Martyn Cogan t 44 (0)1732 868288 e martyn frozenandchilledfoods.com SuBSCRIPTIONS t 44 (0)1732 868288 e publisher frozenandchilledfoods.com Annual subscription 150 UK 195 Overseas 13 single issue Farm Frites 10 Lantm nnen Unibake 11 Brakes FRONT COVER The Ice Co Storage & Logistics Pages 12-13 REGuLAR CONTRIBuTORS John Hyman (BFFF) Vince McDonagh Chris Sturman (FSDF) PuBLISHED By Sherwin Publications Ltd PO Box 88 Edenbridge Kent TN8 6ZW t 44 (0)1732 868288 Exhibit at TCS&D for the storage an Contact us for ra 20 15 ISSN 1741-4172 The contents of Frozen & Chilled Foods magazine are fully protected by copyright and reproduction in whole or part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the views of Sherwin Publications Ltd or the publishers. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this magazine no responsibility can be accepted for any errors or omissions or any reliance on or use of the information by readers. All prices and information are correct at time of going to press. No responsibility can be accepted for unsolicited copy photographs or other material sent to us which will only be returned if they are accompanied by a SAE SHERWIN PUBLICATIONS LTD 2017 FSDF Chris Sturman 16 Safe-door Industries full feature inside Multiple Storage Sites Multi Temperature Nationwide Coverage Complete Logistical Solution Substantial Investment in Sustainability CONTENTS News Pages 2 3 & 5 BFFF Page 4 Food Town News Pages 6-7 Food News Pages 8-11 & 14-15 Front Cover Feature (The Ice Co Storage & Logistics) Pages 12-13 FSDF Page 16 Partner Logistics Gloucester Join 17 Carrier Page TCS&D on Transicold News Page 18 Safe-door Industries Page 20 TCS&D Equiment & Services Pages 21-24. www.theiceco.co.uk TCSDShow fcfmagazineuk industry builds maintenance and refurbishments time and moneywww.tcsdshow. on food TSCD_2466 210x297mm TCS&D Advert.indd 1 will save you TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 1 NEWS FROZEN & CHILLED FOODSRY FEBRUARY 2015 in brief BILL SHOWALTER CONFIRMED AS yOuNG S CEO YOUNG S Seafood and its parent company Young s Seafood International Holdings have announced that it was continuing to drive forward its new strategic plan by confirming important leadership and governance changes. Bill Showalter is confirmed as Young s Seafood Ltd s ongoing chief executive following a comprehensive and competitive international search process. Bill Showalter took on the role of Interim Chief Executive of Young s Seafood Limited in addition to his roles as CEO CFO of Young s Seafood International Holdings last July. The company said his roles within the parent company and the operating company will be consolidated together into one role under a streamlined corporate structure. With extensive UK and international experience Bill Showalter has worked in the seafood food and consumer-facing industries for 29 years. He joined Young s in 2013 and was appointed CEO of Young s Seafood International Holdings in January 2016. GRANNy GOTHARDS LAuNCHES 3 DELICIOuS FLAVOuRED SORBETS Available from March 2017 Somerset based Granny Gothards launch handmade sorbets in 3 flavours Gin & Tonic Pink Champagne and Melon & Pimms. Frozen food distributor Central Foods shortlisted in Family Business United Awards Frozen food distributor Central Foods has been named a finalist for the Midlands Family Business of the year Award 2017. The Northamptonshire-based business run by husband and wife team Gordon and Alison Lauder for the past 21 years is one of 12 family firms shortlisted for the accolade. We are thrilled to hear we ve been nominated in the final of this award. It s fantastic news for Central Foods and all of our loyal hardworking team said managing director Gordon Lauder. This year we celebrate our 21st birthday and to learn that we are a finalist of the Midlands Family Business of the Year Award 2017 is cause for a double celebration. I d like to thank all our staff as well as our customers and clients who have supported us in the journey we have taken to become one of the UK s best-known frozen food suppliers to the wholesale and foodservice sector. Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists in the awards. The Family Business of the Year Awards are organised by Family Business United the awardwinning magazine and resource centre that champions and celebrates the family business sector. Now in their fifth year the awards recognise the diversity strength and depth of family firms across the UK and seek to highlight the contribution that family firms make to the UK economy. Open to family firms of all generations sizes and sectors the awards recognise some outstanding family firms and really help to put family businesses on the map. Paul Andrews founder and managing director of Family Business United said We are delighted to be able to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses some that have succeeded for numerous generations and continue to thrive and others that are relatively young but have great values at the heart of what they do. Well done to Central Foods on being named a finalist. Sian Steele head of family business at PwC sponsors of the award added Any one of those shortlisted would make worthy winners and ambassadors for the sector. We are looking forward to finding out more about each of them and I am sure that the decisions to determine the winner will not be easy. Previous winners of this award include Penny Hydraulics Cropwell Bishop and Fracino so the 2017 winners will be following in the footsteps of some incredible family firms. The awards process concludes at a gala reception and awards ceremony that takes place in London at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London on June 8 where the winners will be crowned. Central Foods which is based at Collingtree near Northampton supplies more than 220 independent wholesalers as well as larger national and regional wholesalers. It also supplies to foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry including pubs hotels restaurants staff canteens schools hospitals coffee shops football grounds and universities. www. froz enandchille df oods.com They are made from real products and no flavouring additives or colourings. Amanda Stansfield Director of Granny Gothards explains We have been making these flavours for 5 years for the food services sector of the market with great success and as a result of this we have decided to launch these delicious flavours as a retail product. The sorbets will be available as individual tubes and also in multi packs. Granny Gothards see them selling at festivals sporting events weddings and from a number of independent retailers. Granny Gothards is actively seeking stockists for their products please call Amanda on 01823 491591 or email amanda grannygothards.co.uk FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS GOLF DAy IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE BFFF 2 Teams of 4 players available. Wednesday 17th May Carden Park Cheshire. 150 VAT per player. To book please call Martyn on 01732 868288. 2 FROZ E N & CH I L L E D FO O D S MA G A Z INE A year of consolidation for The Reed Boardall Group The latest financial results for yorkshirebased cold storage and transport business The Reed Boardall Group Limited show that the company has continued to build on its solid foundations with revenues remaining close to the previous year at 64.3m in the year to 31 March 2016 ( 65.9m in 2015). Serving leading retailers and food manufacturers throughout the UK the company whose Boroughbridge cold storage facility is one of the largest in Europe put in another strong financial performance despite an increasingly competitive market. The slight fall in turnover compared to 2015 was attributable to a minor decrease in volumes due to the expected loss of a large customer part way through the financial period however Reed Boardall has very quickly made up the volume of stock in store. The transport division continued to face a tough climate with costs increasing during the year which were difficult to recover. Due to increased efficiencies within the business profit before taxation saw a slight rise from 3.2m in 2015 to 3.4m in 2016. (Pictured) Marcus Boardall deputy chief executive of The Reed Boardall Group commented After more than 20 years as partners to some of the leading players in the British food sector we have a tried and tested formula for cost effectively and reliably providing the integrated cold storage and transport services they need. FROZEN & CHILLED NEWS Food Town FOODS NEWS With consumers shopping more frequently at outlets with restricted storage space our customers are demanding smaller and swifter deliveries. This fits well with our business model of a 142 000 pallet storage facility operating on a single site enabling us to respond quickly with order today delivery tomorrow as well as providing excellent value as we are able to combine products from various customers. Sarah Roberts (Pictured) finance director adds With our solid track record providing these niche services we are able to run an extremely efficient operation to the benefit of our customers in what is a very competitive sector. Reed Boardall is one of the largest temperature controlled food distribution businesses in the UK storing and delivering frozen food from manufacturers across Britain Europe and further afield to all the UK s best-known supermarkets. Operating 24 7 its 180-strong fleet of vehicles moves an average of 12 000 pallets a day and it stores around 100m worth of products on behalf of its customers. It employs over 750 staff at its single site in Boroughbridge Yorkshire. In house planning project design and Management Factory builds distribution warehouse Fast track refurbishment & alterations Insulated Panels & Foodplas Cladding Electrical & Mechanical specialist teams Guaranteed Foodcrete flooring & drainage system Stainless steel fabrication Over 15 years experience dedicated to the food industry our business is built on repeat customer satisfaction 01775 822 888 TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 3 BFFF FROM JOHN HYMAN CHIEF EXECUTIVEUFEBRUARY 2015 Frozen Food Growth Defies Market Uncertainty By JOHN HYMAN Chief Executive - British Frozen Food Federation The frozen food retail market has defied uncertainty in the second half of 2016 to see year on year (yOy) growth in both value and volume in the 52 weeks to the 4th December 2016. The sector saw 0.5% volume growth alongside a value growth of 0.1% according to the latest statistics from Kantar Worldpanel which value the market at 5.71bn. These positive results come at a time when much of the food industry is seeing the impact of uncertainty surrounding the Brexit decision. Ice cream and frozen desserts showed impressive growth of YOY volume growth of 4.3% and 4.5% and value growth of 3.6% and 9.3% respectively. Other growth categories include potato products with a value growth of 3.5% in volume savoury food with a volume growth of 1.9% and fish with a 1.1% volume and 2.2% value growth. Amongst the fastest growing segments in frozen foods are frozen fruit sweet potato products and hand held ice cream. 2016 was a year of significant uncertainty for the food industry both in the lead up to and the aftermath of the Brexit decision in June so it is pleasing to see continued growth. BuSINESS CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION The 2017 Business Conference and Exhibition takes place on 7th March 2017 at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. We have an informative and thought provoking conference programme which will commence with an updated on the economy from Roger Martin-Fagg. We will then look at Understanding our Consumers with a focus on digital marketing with presentations from David Devany of Iceland and Francis Nicholas of Birds Eye. We will also hear from Rob Ward of Innovation Accelerator about how they encourage innovation and start-up companies within established companies. After lunch we will focus on Our Markets with presentations from Chris Hayward of Kantar Worldpanel and Simon Stenning of MCA. Russell Patten from Grayling will provide the latest view on Brexit from Brussels and we will end the day with keynote speaker the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable. The conference delegate packages will include a pre-event ice breaker dinner exhibition and our popular conference dinner. Don t miss the business conference that s designed just for you If you are interested in attending please contact charleyprice bfff.co.uk . If you are interested in exhibiting or advertising in the brochure please email Katemiller bfff.co.uk . In addition BFFF will be launching an exciting new event for 2018 IFE2017 IFE17 will take place from Sunday 19th March to Wednesday 22nd March at ExCeL in London s Docklands. As usual BFFF will be promoting the interest of our members from our stand S2740 situated in the South Hall. Our stand is one of the most visited at IFE with media buyers and decision makers visiting to network hold meetings catching up or resting their legs. For all members our stand is great place to meet up catch up have a coffee or just rest the legs If you are visiting the show please come and see us. We look forward to seeing you there. Look out for The Ice Caf on stand S2750 (adjacent to the BFFF stand) which this year we are working in collaboration with the Craft Guild of Chefs and Fresh Montgomery to raise the profile of frozen food and showcase its benefits and qualities. Each day of the show a pop-up style street food caf will host top chefs from the Craft Guild cooking with a mixture of fresh and frozen ingredients. Menu options will consist of delicious bowl food prepared live on the caf area with buyers and consumers from across the food and drink industry being asked to sample the delicious freshly cooked dishes and provide feedback on their perceptions and experience. With the aim of illustrating how frozen food which is often more cost-effective and a great way of preventing food waste is equal and in some cases better than fresh food this exciting culinary theatre is set to be a busy and well visited stand. British Frozen Food Federation Warwick House Unit 7 Long Bennington Business Park Main Road Long Bennington Newark NG23 5JR 4 FROZ E N & CH I L L E D FO O D S MA G A Z INE www. froz enandchille df oods.com FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS NEWS Fowler Welch teams up with FareShare to reduce food waste Fowler Welch has teamed up with food redistribution charity FareShare to enable more surplus food to be used to provide healthy meals for vulnerable people across the uk. The initial trial will see the supply chain specialist collect surplus stock from food businesses to which it delivers along the South Coast. It will be taken to one of FareShare s 20 regional centres across the UK to be redistributed to local charities and community groups to provide nutritious meals to vulnerable people. Premium pie quiche and sausage roll maker Higgidy have already signed up to the scheme that offers them a simple effective and costfree way to put surplus food to use and make a real difference to both the local and wider communities. (Pictured) Nick Hay CEO of Fowler Welch said No matter how efficient your business food waste occurs for a range of reasons. Many companies are eager to help make a difference but simply don t know where to begin so we are By offering our logistics services to the FareShare scheme we are offering businesses a way to help some of the 8.4million people in the UK struggling to afford a meal. Collections will happen at the same time as their usual service and surplus food that would otherwise go to waste will be taken to provide a lifeline for disadvantaged people on their doorstep. FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell added Fowler Welch s role in our re-distribution campaign simplifies the process for donors and will using our logistical expertise to help solve this problem. hopefully encourage more businesses across the region to sign up to help their local community and add to the 18.3million meals we ve provided so far to those that need them. Kerrie Mahon of Higgidy one of the first businesses to sign up says We donate surplus items to FareShare on a regular basis and occasionally find ourselves in possession of more stock than FareShare can accommodate in our local area. With Fowler Welch s input into the consolidation scheme it makes the whole process a lot simpler so we will most definitely make more use of this service from now on. If you want to sign your business up to the scheme please contact FareShare by emailing foodoffers fareshare.org.uk or call 020 7064 8911. To find out more about FareShare please visit www.fareshare.org.uk Thermaster the ultimate cold store doorway From this... ...to this Call today on 44 (0)1564 702269 Store temperature improved Defrost frequency reduced Ice free floors and walls Operating costs reduced Minimal maintenance High speed operation Specialists in the Design Project Management and Construction of Hygienic Fire Rated and Temperature Controlled Environments E info 1cold.com www.1cold.com Industrial Chillers Cold Rooms Cold Stores F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 5 separating environments through innovation View our full range of Thermal Solutions at www.SAFE-door.co.uk TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS FOOD TOWN NEWSEBRUARY 2015 VINCE MCDONAGH Reviews the latest food industry happenings in the Humber area BREXIT POSES MAJOR DILEMMA FOR HuMBER FOOD COMPANIES A NEW golden opportunity or serious problems ahead That is the question being asked by frozen and chilled food producers on the Humber in the wake of last summer s Brexit vote. The problem is that while some groups and companies have their own ideas no-one yet know for sure. There are those who feel it could open up new avenues but there are worries over the employment of EU labour in the factories customs regulations and the possible introduction of new shipping and import regulations once the UK leaves the single market all resulting in delays and unnecessary bureaucracy. It is no accident that Brexit will be one of the main topics for discussion at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Norway in March with most of the speakers coming from Grimsby and the Humber. The issue was hotly debated at the earlier Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby and nodoubt the same concerns will be expressed at the Norwegian conference. Mike Berthet development manager of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) told the Humber Summit he believed Brexit could bring some new opportunities. But he also said major unknowns lay ahead over issues such as fishing limits and the employment of EURO nationals working in the UK seafood industry. He added The Adam Smith Institute recently published a paper which says 88 per cent of the fish caught in British waters was taken by EURO fishermen so we will have to address that. Then 80 per cent of Europeans working under current visa requirements may need new arrangements and we will have to address that. He warned that if extra tariffs were imposed on seafood as a result of Brexit there was a risk centres in the likes of Poland Latvia and Lithuania could become the Grimsby s of the future . He said it was important that the country introduced some young blood and got together a team of specialist negotiators who could work with Defra and prepare for what lay ahead. Simon Dwyer from Seafox Management Consultants and who also manages the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association told the summit a lot of seafood was brought into Grimsby in trucks driven by Europeans and Scandinavians. We have to ensure they are not impacted by Brexit. Another watch had to be kept on the container ship sector to ensure they continued to come to the Humber. He reminded the audience that the UK imported 600 000 tons of seafood mainly through the Humber and the country exported 500 000 tons with the EU the largest market. Humber Solicitor Andrew Oliver said the transition from EU to UK law would involve a huge amount of legislation and he was worried there would not be enough civil servants with the skills to carry out the work. It would probably mean that a lot of EU laws would have to be retained and kept as UK law. He raised the possibility of Scottish independence and what that meant for the rest of the country. Scotland currently has most of the UK fishing grounds and if it goes independent what happens then It is going to be an interesting time for lawyers over the next ten years. This is a debate which looks set to run and run and many of the answers may not be known until well beyond the date Britain finally leaves the EU. SALMON LEADS RISE IN FISH PRICES ONE area where the referendum result is already having an impact is on the price of fish and other food raw materials. The value of the pound has fallen by over 15 per cent in the last few months and as most fish handled by the chilled and frozen trade on the Humber is imported and this has forced up prices. Even without the pound fish such as cod haddock and salmon in particular has become more expensive and this is feeding through to production costs. The inevitable consequence is that the price of seafood products is going to have to rise. Large retailers like Tesco and Asda have long-term supply contracts and hedges that shield them from near-term volatility. But independent players -- which also include roughly 950 fishmongers according to estimates by research firm Seafish -- are more exposed. BIRDS EyE WARNS ON PRICES BIRDS Eye found itself in some hot water recently when it declared it was looking at raising the price of fish fingers and other products. The company which is now owned by NewYork-listed Nomad Foods is seeking price rises of up to 12 per cent after it said many of its raw materials especially fish were priced in dollars and so its sterling costs had risen. The UK fish finger market is worth 85-million a year to the seafood sector. The company is certainly right in that fish like cod haddock and Alaskan Pollock the largely imported species most commonly used in fish fingers are certainly up thanks to a sharp fall in the value of the pound since Brexit. Other producers of frozen and chilled products are likely to follow suit. But there may be resistance from the retailers. Unilever the owner of Marmite was reportedly said to have backed down on a price rise last month after Tesco pulled it from its on-line list.So far supermarkets have yet to respond to the news but at least one of the large chains is reported to be uneasy. Birds Eye is also said to be planning to shrink pack sizes - ie fewer fish fingers - to offset costs. Wayne Hudson Birds Eye s UK and Ireland managing director said Increasing costs is not a decision we take lightly and the last time it was necessary to raise costs was in 2012. As such we have been in open and collaborative conversations with the retailers for some time now and are working closely www. froz enandchille df oods.com 6 FROZ E N & CH I L L E D FO O D S MA G A Z INE FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS FOOD TOWN NEWS with them to minimise any impact on our customers. If Birds Eye does raise prices there is little doubt other frozen and chilled producers will follow. BAkkAVOR REPORTED TO BE CONSIDERING STOCk MARkET FLOAT THE Lincolnshire-based chilled ready meals supplier Bakkavor is understood to be exploring plans to float on the London Stock Exchange later this year the Sunday Times reported. The company which supplies ready meals to Marks & Spencer Group Whitbread PLC s Costa coffee chain and grocer J Sainsbury PLC could be valued at hundreds of millions of pounds according to sources who spoke to the paper. The firm s owners including Icelandic brothers Agust and Lydur Gudmundsson and US hedge fund Baupost Group are considering selling the paper added. Founded in 1986 Bakkavor now supply over 5 000 products to the world s largest retailers. Its last published accounts show it made a profit of 57-million on a turnover of 1.7-billion. yOuNG S LAuNCHES BIGGEST EVER GASTRO PuSH YOUNG S Seafood has kicked off 2017 with the launch of its biggest ever multi-media marketing campaign to support Gastro the Nation s Favourite Premium Fish Brand. THE multi-million pound campaign will see Young s brand ambassador Malcolm the Cat return to TV screens nationwide. The advert will show discerning foodie Malcolm longing for the delicious restaurant-inspired Gastro Crispy Lemon and Herb Tempura Battered Basa Fillets served up as part of the perfect Date Night . Yvonne Adam Marketing Director at Young s Seafood Limited said We hope this new campaign will continue to inspire people to love fish. With recipes created by our development Chef Serge Nollent Gastro is perfect for the date night occasion at home. For 2017 we have also created a series of simple meal ideas with step-by-step instructions for fish sides and accompaniments on our bespoke Young s microsite. In a first for the power brand Malcolm will also be heard on the airwaves via a partnership with Heart FM to support the integrated campaign. Other campaign elements will include social media activity trade and consumer PR. Young s are also offering customers the chance to win hampers including champagne luxury candles and Young s vouchers throughout the campaign period. Yvonne Adam added Gastro has quickly become an iconic British brand in the hearts and minds of a new generation of consumers. Now worth 60m Gastro is twice the size of its nearest competitor and is now the UK s Number 1 Premium Frozen Fish Brand. There is plenty more to come with additional innovation and ground-breaking campaigns planned for 2017. 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Ideas include Bombay-style minced beef burritos Indian-style roasted vegetable pizzas and Jungli chicken wraps. Videos of the dishes created by Cyrus and filmed in the development kitchen of his Caf Spice Namaste restaurant in London are available to watch for free on the Butt Foods website in Chef s Corner. Butt Foods has been baking naan breads for more than 25 years having introduced authentic frozen naan to the foodservice market in 1991. Its latest naan is a light and bubbly Indian bread baked with yoghurt with toasted kalonji and cumin seeds adding a nutty flavour made from the company s unique recipe. It has been developed in response to its research into the changing UK Indian restaurant scene which shows the increase in exciting new wave eateries that offer various degrees of all-day dining depending on location with menus to suit. New Indian food is moving away from traditional curries into a world of new flavours snacks and small plates different presentation and extended meal occasions. We re very pleased to be launching our Baked Earth artisan sourdough recipe naans which are really something very special and which have been created to provide restaurants and other eateries with a tasty naan bread that s both versatile and flexible said managing director of Nottingham-based Butt Foods David Williams. Our market research has shown a new wave of Indian restaurants bringing exciting new flavours and formats and we believe our range of Artisan sourdough recipe naans are perfect for these outlets which are providing an alternative experience for diners. We were delighted when in independent research our product outscored the leading foodservice competitor on taste and texture. The artisan sourdough recipe naan is made from a natural process that takes up to ten days from starter through to mother dough mature dough and then final dough. No raising agents mean a more natural product and better flavour with pure butter ghee adding colour and taste. The Baked Earth artisan sourdough recipe naans are available frozen through Central Foods. Cyrus the 2014 BBC Food Personality of the Year was born and brought up in Bombay. In his bastion Cafe Spice Namaste Cyrus is known for his refined elegantly spiced and sophisticated cooking. He has cooked for royalty presidents and international celebrities and is often invited to be a guest chef at food festivals and hotels from Dubai to Durban and all across the United Kingdom. For more information about Butt Foods to see its latest trend reports or the videos featuring menu ideas created by Cyrus visit www.buttfoods.co.uk www. froz enandchille df oods.com Celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala creates serving suggestions for Butt Foods new artisan sourdough recipe naan Specialist baker Butt Foods has launched a new naan bread that s lighter and more bubbly than ever before in response to trends for premium and new wave Indian food dining experiences. The Baked Earth artisan sourdough recipe naan benefits from a live cultured sourdough with a long fermentation process to improve flavour and texture creating a naan bread that s bubbly soft and suitable for a range of meal applications throughout the day. The company commissioned celebrity chef and former BBC Food Personality of the Year Cyrus Todiwala OBE to develop a range of uses for the artisan sourdough recipe naans to illustrate the flexibility of the flat breads. He has created a selection of serving suggestions for the naans that show the real versatility of the product which go far beyond the traditional side-of-plate application and which highlight just how many options chefs have to be creative with this new concept in naan breads. Naan is brilliant it s such a versatile bread. Just use your imagination and the world lies at your feet said Cyrus who has a broad portfolio of restaurants running Caf Spice Namaste Mr Todiwala s Kitchen at Heathrow T5 Assado London and The Park Caf . Available in 6 inch and 4 inch sizes the new naans are perfect for restaurants hotels bars and other food service operators such as street food vendors that are committed to serving up top quality naan breads as well as the growing number of new wave contemporary Indian eateries that are offering dining options from breakfast through to evening. As a result of its special composition the Baked Earth artisan sourdough 8 FROZ E N & CH I L L E D FO O D S MA G A Z INE FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS FOOD NEWS Aviko s Great British Breakfast winner revealed Aviko has awarded Torquay-based bed and breakfast The 25 Boutique with the title of Best Hot Breakfast following a search for the nation s best morning dish out-of-home. To enter Aviko s Great British Breakfast Competition and have a chance of winning a weekend for two in London with breakfast at the Sky Garden chefs caterers and operators were encouraged to share in no more than 50 words what it is that makes their breakfast great. The 25 Boutique B&B s winning Full English Breakfast features bacon and sausages from a local butcher twice cooked field mushrooms a Devon free-range egg with a yolk that oozes when broken oven-baked tomato topped with a drizzle of olive oil delicious hash browns and a square dish filled with baked beans. Andy Banner-Price owner of The 25 Boutique B&B says We re thrilled to hear that we ve won Aviko s Great British Breakfast competition and that our B&B in Torquay has been recognised nationally for the superb breakfasts we offer. Breakfast is often the final thing our guests experience so it s important to ensure it s memorable. By locally sourcing the best Devon ingredients and offering consistently high quality service and presentation we ensure they leave us on a high. We offer a large variety of both hot and buffet options to choose from but the traditional full English breakfast remains as popular as ever. Building on last year s successful search the competition forms part of Aviko s Great British Breakfast campaign which highlights the increasing opportunity the breakfast and brunch market brings to operators. Mohammed Essa Commercial Director UK and Ireland Aviko explains Breakfast is now growing faster than lunch in the out-of-home market so there s an exciting opportunity available for operators. We want to encourage caterers to meet this increased demand and profit from the occasion which is why we initially launched the Great British Breakfast Competition in 2015. Now in its second year we ve been blown away by the level of entries and want to congratulate The 25 Boutique B&B on its winning breakfast. The Full English is a morning favourite that Andy and the rest of the team execute perfectly it contains all the traditional components that people know and love prepared to a really high standard. We hope they enjoy their prize Aviko has a range of breakfast boosting items including the ultimate breakfast side Aviko Hash Browns which are larger than average for better plate fill as well as Hash Brown Bites for both dine-in and on-the-go menus. The range also includes the innovative Bubble & Squeak Rounds made from 100% real cream savoy cabbage fried onions parsley chervil and black pepper for maximum flavor and the new Sweet Potato Diced which offers real point of difference when served with a breakfast staple such as eggs. To support operators Aviko has a range of free downloadable point-of-sale materials focusing on breakfast available here http www.aviko.co.uk tools-downloads pos . Having supplied the foodservice industry for over 50 years Aviko one of the biggest potato processors in the world offers a range of chilled and frozen potato specialities made by chefs for chefs from morning favourites such as Hash Browns and innovative Hash Brown Bites through to Premium Fries Mash and much more. For more product information on Aviko s extensive range call 0800 633 5611 or visit www.aviko.co.uk For everything Aviko visit www.twitter.com avikouk Frozen & Chilled Foods Golf Day in association with the BFFF Wednesday 17 May 2017 Carden Park To book please contact Martyn on 01732 868288 or email martyn frozenandchilledfoods.com TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 9 FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS FOOD NEWS EXTRA The newest CRUNCH in Town Potato grower and manufacturer Farm Frites is launching Extra a range to satisfy the demand for crispy coated tasty chips with greater heat retention. The Extra range has been launched to help operators turn around consistently crispy fries that stay hotter longer. The range is available in 7mm 10mm 12mm and 15mm cut sizes to offer delicious flavours in a range of cut sizes and all with the perfect crunch. Extra also features a 10mm skin on for more rustic menus or for more variety with a classic cut size. Extra has an allergen free coating which creates the perfect crunch while supporting operators with the need to cater for consumers with special dietary requirements. The range is prefried in 100 percent sunflower oil. Extra is the fry that operators can rely on for taste texture and heat retention and this is paramount in fast food outlets said Nic Townsend marketing manager UK & Ireland. Consumers expect hot fries when served and for that heat to remain while they eat their meal. This range is well suited to casual fast casual and take-away menus as well as being ideal for hotel buffets where products need to stay tasting their best. Extra offers a wide choice of thicknesses as well as a skin-on option so that fast casual operators can offer a variety of cut sizes from one range. We know how important it is to create consistency in a chip offering and have launched Extra to satisfy the requirement for skinny to extra chunky without moving outside of a range they trust. For further information about the Extra range contact Farm Frites on 01452 415845 visit www.farmfrites.com or email supportuk farmfrites.com Frozen food distributor Central Foods gains key industry accreditation Frozen food distributor Central Foods has been awarded the BRC Standard for Agents and Brokers. The Northamptonshire-based company which supplies a wide range of frozen food to wholesalers and caterers across the UK and for export worked closely with its suppliers to achieve the accreditation. BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme used by more than 23 000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries. The Standard for Agents and Brokers gives essential certification for companies that provide purchase importation or product distribution services in the food and packaging supply chain. Central Foods managing director Gordon Lauder said This Global Standard is designed to reflect best practice on product safety quality and operations and it is great news that it has been awarded to Central Foods. It s a ringing endorsement of the standards provided by the company and clients. In essence it reinforces confidence in the quality near Northampton supplies more than 220 independent wholesalers as well as larger national and regional wholesalers. It also supplies to foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry including pubs hotels restaurants staff canteens schools hospitals coffee shops football grounds and universities. Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector it sources products from around the world and the UK supplying more than 400 different lines ranging from meat bakery items and canap s through to buffet products desserts and puddings. Central Foods has been regularly named in the annual Grant Thornton Northamptonshire Ltd report which highlights the growth of the top 100 privately owned businesses in Northamptonshire and was ranked as one of the 200 fastest growing companies in the East Midlands in the 2015 Grant Thornton and CBI report the most recent available which highlighted growing organisations. The company is marking its 21st anniversary in 2017. www. froz enandchille df oods.com and safety of the food supplied by the company to our many customers throughout the UK and for export. As a frozen food distributor we place great emphasis on quality and provenance. Central Foods which is based at Collingtree 1 0 FR OZ E N & CH I L L E D F O O D S MA G A Z INE Lantm nnen Unibake UK refreshes its Americana brand Leading bakery supplier Lantm nnen unibake uk has refreshed their Americana brand with a new visual identity to better reflect the quality of its fast food breads. The NEW Americana logo is inspired by iconic American football and baseball games which are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and are known for their fast food crowd culture. The new Americana logo retains its distinct red and blue colours so that end users can still easily identify Americana products. The new typography is in-keeping with retro American diner signs on-trend in the gourmet fast food market. As part of the refresh Lantm nnen Unibake UK is also introducing new and improved Americana packaging including a classic and gourmet tiering to help customers navigate the range. This new packaging will be rolling out from January 2017. All Americana products are supplied frozen and pre-sliced so they can be defrosted as and when needed quickly and easily with minimal wastage saving time in the kitchen. The classic Americana range includes their signature American-style classic burger buns and hot dog rolls. These are made using the traditional American sponge and dough method to give a distinctive flavour and texture unique to Lantm nnen Unibake in the UK. They re also baked in individual pans for ultimate consistency and are recognised as best in class. The gourmet Americana range offers caterers the opportunity to tap into the gourmet fast food trend by premiumising their menus. Lantm nnen Unibake UK s on-trend Americana brioche buns and hot dog rolls contain butter and free range egg for a superior flavour adding a quality point of difference to a gourmet burger or hot dog offering. Rachel Shoosmith Marketing Manager at Lantm nnen Unibake UK says Our new contemporary visual identity for Americana will ensure standout across both our classic and gourmet fast food bread ranges. Our new gourmet packaging will now give distinctive premium cues which will act as a sign post for caterers looking to create a gourmet eating experience for their consumers. Burgers are forecasted to be the third biggest cuisine in growth terms over the next 3-5 years demonstrating an opportunity for outlets to redesign their menus to ensure their burger offerings are premium from the carrier to the fillings. TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 11 FRONT COVER FEATURE The Ice Co Storage & Logistics CONTINUALLY INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED STORAGE AND LOGISTICS I welcomed the opportunity from Frozen & Chilled Foods magazine to introduce the developments within The Ice Co Storage & Logistics as over the past 3 years we have been heavily investing into all aspects of our business in order to improve and expand the range of services we can offer. As detailed we are excited about future opportunities that allow us to offer a more value added service across our 4 temperature controlled sites fully supported by our bespoke logistics services through which we can offer the complete logistical solution. The substantial investments not only into our stores vehicle fleet and range of services but also compliance health & safety and energy have put us in a position where we can look into 2017 and the future confident that we have a sustainable business and competitive all round offering for our customers. Paul Martin Managing Director of The Ice Co Storage & Logistics Tempering www. froz enandchille df oods.com www.theiceco.co.uk T 01977 655800 new.business theiceco.co.uk Frozen & Chilled Storage & Logistics Blast & Chamber Freezing 1 2 FR OZ E N & CH I L L E D F O O D S MA G A Z INE FRONT COVER FEATURE The Ice Co Storage & Logistics STORAGE LOGISTICS We offer storage services from 4 sites across the UK each with the capability to store a range of temperatures. We understand each of our customers cold storage requirements are different so each offering is bespoke along with a dedicated account administrator and online access to monitor stock levels. Our Storage Services Multiple sites 51 000 pallet spaces Nationwide coverage Chamber temperature range of -25 to 10 Cross docking Substantial blast freezing capability Packing and rework areas Investment in new software Full stock visibility With the purchase of new vehicles and refurbishment we run a modern fleet which is both reliable and fuel efficient. We provide dedicated logistics solutions tailor made to compliment customers storage requirements. Our Logistics Services Dual temperature trailers Contract logistics Consolidation Online PODs visibility Vehicle tracking Day 1 for Day 3 The UK s d controlled key Areas Food Service Wholesale Further Manufacturing Perfect for Just in Time Deliveries.. Glasgow Newcastle Exhibit at TCS for the Quick and convenient delivery service for storage Events Contact us fo Urgent deliveries Smaller loads Dedicated deliveries South Kirkby Preston Call The Ice Co on 01977 655800 Join TCS&D on Head Office Units 18 20 Langthwaite Business Park South Kirkby West Yorkshire WF9 3AP TCS&D Cross Docking & Order Picking Multiple Sites Nationwide Coverage TCSDShow TheIceCo TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 13 FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS FOOD NEWS Lean Blending a time and money saver Lean Blending an innovative service for food manufacturers and other users of seasonings cuts administration labour and storage costs whilst guaranteeing food safety. . Unbar Rothon a third generation flavours supplier uses its purchasing muscle to deliver keen prices and manages stock levels to avoid shelf life expiry and waste issues for users of many slower-moving or minor ingredients. The company mixes the precise blend required and delivers in individual batch packs (anything between 100g and 25 kilos) thus minimising the use of space and operational costs such as storing picking and weighing minor ingredients. Unbar Rothon shoulders responsibility for food safety legality and quality issues through its assessment of all raw materials used and by its worldwide early-warning problem scanning service. Administration is cut because an order for a single pre-blended product replaced multiple orders for a lot of minor ingredients. We have streamlined processes for customers so they no longer have to blend their own seasonings. That reduces the dangers of cross contamination and our batch packaging service is a further benefit that reduces the associated risks even further said Unbar Rothon director Richard Rothon. A trump card for the company has proved to be its quality guarantee which is based in part on a refusal to spot buy in favour of consistently sourcing from regular suppliers who understand the company s requirement for reliable consistent top quality products. Tel 01277 632211 E-mail richard.rothon unbarrothon.co.uk Heading south Snowbird the free from with Flagship solutions specialist Europe The North London company has demonstrated its expertise in balancing recipes whilst introducing dominant flavours like leeks chilli chorizo cranberries and even tomato chutney. As part of its strategic on-going Clean Eating Campaign Snowbird steers clear of allergens and is waging war against additives like sodium and phosphates. Already it has successfully supplied the children s market with sausages that contain just 0.5% of added salt a unique blend of natural herbs and spices being utilised to deliver the required taste and texture. This campaign to lower both fat and sugar levels without compromising on the taste texture or quality of products has been recognised by both ready meals manufacturers and caterers both of whom are battling to supply the estimated 40% plus of people in Britain who have diets that exclude or limit the consumption of selected foods and ingredients numbers which are rising year over year. Thanks to its astonishing recipe development skills our product development team is taking the pain out of providing trustworthy wholesome food for this huge group of people who have special requirements said Snowbird joint managing director Philip Paul. He added that with the support of a flavours supplier with nearly 100 years of expertise Snowbird was driving the development of more exciting and new product ideas as it works to help develop the free-from category which is expected to grow beyond 1bn. within the next two years. Tel 020 8805 9222 www.snowbirdfoods.co.uk www. froz enandchille df oods.com For a flavour of the deep south serve up Flagship Europe s Harvest Spicy Southern Fried Chicken Fillet and you can t go wrong. The tender chicken breast fillet is coated in a spicy southern fried crumb. Supplied frozen and ready to bake as and when needed it will pack a punch for poultry lovers everywhere perfect served alongside roasted vegetables and deep fried potato strips. The 150g fillets are packed in cases of 60. For further information or for details of other lines in the extensive Flagship Europe range visit www.flagshipeurope.eu or call 01252 846500 1 4 FR OZ E N & CH I L L E D F O O D S MA G A Z INE FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS FOOD NEWS Pinguin becomes Greenyard Frozen From 2015 Greenyard constituted of Pinguin uNIVEG Peltracom and Noliko. The fusion resulted in Greenyard becoming global market leader in fresh and prepared fruit and vegetables and growing media. Greenyard is active in four fields Fresh Frozen Prepared and Horticulture with Pinguin being the brand of Greenyard s Frozen division. And now they are very proud to announce their new company name Greenyard Frozen. Greenyard s Frozen division is a pioneer and market leader in frozen foods. For fifty years now they processed a large array of freshly harvested and fresh frozen products (vegetables herbs fruits and delicious meals) for retailers industry and foodservice. Their activities for the foodservice segment are bundled under the Pinguin brand which will still be used. Their ready-to-use products are so easy and quick to prepare offering sensible convenience as an added value. Each day their clients are introduced to innovations always with complete focus on quality and service. The entire supply chain from grower to consumer is founded on sustainability and long-term relationships with respect for people and the environment. No less than 1 597 employers work in the Frozen division processing over 400 000 tons of products per year on 10 production sites. These sites are strategically located to ensure consumers in over 80 countries can enjoy nutritious convenient and easy-to-prepare frozen products. Each of the Greenyard divisions endeavours to increase fruit and vegetable consumption that way contributing to a healthier future for all. With this change in name they emphasise this common goal reinforcing their dedication to their mission. We are certain that the many synergies within Greenyard will benefit our clients and appeal to their needs states Hans Luts Managing Director Frozen Division. They are Greenyard Greenyard is a global market leader in fresh and prepared vegetables fruit and growing media. They offer their client base which includes the largest retailers in Europe efficient and sustainable solutions engrained in their products of superior quality pioneering innovations dedication to operational excellence and unrivalled client service. Their vision is to help people live a healthier life by having them enjoy fruit and vegetables at any time of the day in an easy fast and pleasant way always respecting nature. Greenyard has approximately 8 200 employees and is active in 25 countries worldwide For more information on Greenyard please visit their website www.wearegreenyard.com Berry good news from Brakes Following hot on the heels of Brakes award-winning Cherry and Frangipane Tart Blueberry & Frangipane is the latest addition to the fold ready to capitalise on the huge popularity of the berry both in and out of home. A rich pastry base is topped with blueberry sauce and almond frangipane finished off with a layer of juicy blueberries and roasted almond flakes. The pre-portioned tart produced in the UK serves 12 and is equally delicious served warm with cream or custard or at room temperature just as it is or with Brakes cr me fraiche. Supplied frozen the whole tart can be defrosted within the refrigerator for eight hours or defrost a single portion in two to three hours for complete flexibility. The list price subject to the customer s agreed trade discount is 13.99. For more information on the Blueberry & Frangipane Tart or other products in the Brakes range visit www.brake.co.uk TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 15 FSDF FROM CHRIS STURMANRY FEBRUARY 2015 Goodbye to 2016.. By Chris Sturman Chief Executive - Food Storage & Distribution Federation The Food Storage & Distribution Federation w w w. f s d f. o r g . u k T 0 1 1 8 9 8 8 4 4 6 8 Goodbye to 2016 and many companies will not look back with longing at the events of last year. Looking forward 2017 brings with it a wide range of developments which will affect all FSDF full and associate members and we at FSDF will continue to represent the best interests of the temperature controlled food supply chain directly with Ministers and Civil Servants of relevant UK Government departments and more widely through CBI and other trade association linkages. At the same time it will be important that we maintain and increase our connections with our affiliated trade associations in Brussels through the European Cold Storage and Logistics Association and the Global Cold Chain Alliance. The predominant issues must be the continuing saga of Brexit and the triggering of Article 50 a new American President of a totally different hue to any that have gone before and increased uncertainty for business as FSDF members continue with their daily operations playing their part in feeding the nation. At the same time the FSDF team and members of our technical and business working groups have a number of important issues to address and provide advice and guidance to members. BREXIT The vision and policy laid out by Theresa May and the subsequent decision of the Supreme Court at last has provided some clarity about the nature and the methodology of the UK departure from the European Union and our involvement in the single market and the customs union. Pundits and journalists of all slants and political persuasions have given their analysis and projections. The clear outcome is that we are leaving and we will leave behind the single market and customs union. The key areas that we at FSDF continue to focus on are the changes which will happen to the storage and distribution of frozen chilled and fresh food products between UK and continental Europe and the effect on FSDF member businesses whether in manufacturing wholesale retail foodservice or logistics service supply and the impact on availability to consumers where ever they wish to purchase or consume food and drink. Our sector welcomes her commitment to the continued fluid and tariff-free movement of goods to and from Europe and the vision of new trade agreements with other countries around the world including the United States. There are two key priority areas amongst the rest which repeatedly crop up Labour With the well documented shortage of around 50 000 HGV drivers mostly covered by drivers sourced from or trucks registered in other EU countries undertaking cabotage and the 150 000 warehouse and distribution centre workers great care is needed to ensure the industry continues to have access and is able to recruit and employ them to keep the wheels of the economy rolling. Indeed many businesses would fail if they were not available. We at FSDF are joining other trade associations in our sector to ensure that Government is aware of the serious adverse effect on the food supply chain and on the wider economy if this resource was not available. Border Controls - Warnings are already sounding that UK Border Force Port Health and Customs and Excise will have to recruit over 1000 new members of staff to deal with and clear consignments arriving at our Borders. The risk of a perpetual Operation Stack for 50 miles on both sides of the Channel is already excising the minds of Government and the need to significantly expand the new IT infrastructure which will take over the existing CHIEF system is now being recognised. Then of course there is the matter of travel and movement arrangements between UK and Republic of Ireland as well. As I said last time members views are still requested to ensure FSDF covers all aspects of member interest and impact with UK Government and that all these risk areas are recognised and accounted for in future negotiations. After all we wish to ensure that all risk issues that impact or disrupt the smooth working of the food supply chain and full availability to the UK consumer are addressed. HEALTH AND SAFETy FSDF and the Technical and Safety Committee (TASC) continue to work on new advice and guidance to members about key safety issues. From our relationship with the Health and Safety Executive FSDF is perceived to be the lead body representing operators and users of refrigeration plant in addition to the operation of cold and chilled storage and distribution centres. As well as the collaborative development with BFFF of a new Guide for fleet operators and their contractors on safe working at heights on vehicle mounted refrigeration plant TASC have produced two new guides dealing with ammonia refrigeration plant. The first is the Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Plant and the second Process Safety Management Procedures for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. This is available to members and which should be used in coordination with the first. A third guide concerning the correct application of DSEAR 2002 is close to completion and should be available later in the year. Following the recent tragic accident at the Carlsberg Brewery at Northampton where an ammonia liquid line was fractured one man killed and another seriously injured by the inhalation of ammonia gas indications from the HSE are that they will be looking at the management of ammonia plant recognition of responsibilities and the management of contractors. FSDF and BFFF are holding a joint Ammonia Conference at Belton Woods Grantham on Tuesday May 16th to ensure that owners operators and contractors are all aware of their individual and joint responsibilities and the likely draconian penalties if an accident occurs. To book your place call the FSDF team on 0118 988 4468 or email info fsdf.org.uk. In addition FSDF TASC has also produced a useful guidance for Lift Truck Driver Training and Supervision. This focuses on the management responsibility for training of staff and supervising effectively and safely a total warehouse FLT environment and is the first in a number of additional guides to cover important issues such as pedestrians in the workplace tail lift operation and staff vehicle interface. CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT Target period 2 ended on 31st December 2016 and members of the FSDF Climate Change Agreement should now have received their data collection forms which must be completed and returned by Friday 24th February 2017 latest. Any company who failed to report their 2015 data at the beginning of 2016 will be required to report two years worth of data. If you have any questions about your responsibilities under the scheme please contact the FSDF CCA Helpline on fsdf cclevy.com And so another year dawns. FSDF will as usual be busy representing the interests of the temperature controlled food supply chain wherever necessary and will continue to provide members with opportunities to assemble learn network and promote their business at our events details of which can be found at www.fsdf.org.uk events. Finally don t forget that entries are now open for the TCS&D Awards. There are plenty of categories available so don t be shy shout about your successes and I look forward to reading your entries along with my colleagues as we ruminate and cogitate later in the year. 1 6 FR OZ E N & CH I L L E D F O O D S MA G A Z INE www. froz enandchille df oods.com FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS PARTNER LOGISTICS GLOUCESTER Introducing... Partner Logistics Gloucester Incorporating the latest in automated technologies Partner Logistics deep freeze warehouse in Gloucester offers a fully integrated storage and distribution solution to your supply chain. protect to the highest quality the products stored in our warehouses. By working closely with trusted haulage partners and because they are fully automated implementing track and trace solutions they also ensure that temperature data during transportation is always available to confirm that product quality has been maintained. FLEXIBILITy Partner Logistics responds to their clients needs by providing tailored flexible supply chain solutions with the primary aim of enhancing their competitive edge. PARTNER LOGISTICS GLOuCESTER is one of two Partner Logistics frozen food warehouse facilities in the uk. With a state-of-the-art deep freeze warehouse incorporating the latest in automated technologies Partner Logistics Gloucester provides high quality competitively priced and tailored storage and supply chain solutions. World-class performance and a close working relationship with their customers lies at the heart of what Partner Logistics has to offer. They operate as an extension to their clients business working collaboratively to achieve their requirements and develop a strong and effective partnership. SuPPLy CHAIN SOLuTIONS Partner Logistics is a fully integrated logistics provider operating a network of best-in-class warehouses alongside carefully selected transport partners to service the whole frozen food chain from factory to the end delivery point wherever that needs to be. Acting as a true supply chain partner Partner Logistics delivers industry-leading quality and performance with metrics consistently achieving over 99 per cent accuracy for variables such as order picking load performance and order fulfilment across all sites. They are also constantly looking to improve their offer to our clients with a desire to improve in technology and value-added services becoming a cornerstone of Partner Logistics strategy. Our Gloucester site has been a major beneficiary of this approach with a significant investment in the installing of a state-of-the-art re-palletisation unit providing greater flexibility and customisation to fit to the requirements of their clients. They have also introduced a new distribution solution for the site resulting in greater integration between collection storage and delivery and delivering consolidated transport savings. SuSTAINABILITy At Partner Logistics Gloucester they understand that sustainability is at the top of the agenda for their customers and they work proactively to help them meet their CO2 reduction targets. Our innovative warehouse designs have been a major factor in achieving this reduction. By implementing a fully automated end-to-end system using high density pallet racking and constructing a warehouse approximately five times the scale of a conventional cold store Partner Logistics Gloucester has been able to improve its surface area to ratio volume. This has resulted in achieving an energy level that is 50% below the European Cold Storage and Logistics Association (ECSLA) best standard just 50% more energy than facilities one tenth of their size. Partner Logistics has also invested in replacing existing warehouse lighting with the latest energy-saving lighting technology. A LED lighting project has been successfully completed at Partner Logistics Gloucester resulting in a significant decrease in energy usage. QuALITy AND RELIABILITy All of Partner Logistics deep freeze warehouses are BRC accredited and Gloucester is no different having been awarded with the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution for the fourth consecutive year. In line with industry regulations they enforce effective monitoring and maintaining of low temperature environments (down to -26 C) to By offering a range of value-added services at their Gloucester site such as order picking and repacking re-palletisation blast freezing overstow and labelling they are able to support their clients in meeting the changing demands of their customers and markets. LOCATION Partner Logistics Gloucester s location is ideal for any company looking to increase their presence across the Midlands and South of the UK. Conveniently situated near the M4 and M5 motorways Partner Logistics Gloucester can act as a springboard for any business looking to expand their operations throughout the Midlands South West Home Counties and Wales. INTERNATIONAL NETWORk Partner Logistics are specialists in the provision of highly automated frozen food warehousing and fully integrated supply chain solutions in Europe. Headquartered in The Netherlands our company currently operates six large-scale state-of-theart deep freeze facilities two in the UK three in The Netherlands and one in Belgium. This European network of multi-functional cold storage facilities with a combined storage capacity of over 500 000 pallets is designed to maximise the efficiency and cost effectiveness of our customers supply chains. With a dedicated 24 7 workforce numbering 250 employees Partner Logistics achieves 5.5 million pallet movements each year with a 99.7% completion rate. To learn more about how Partner Logistics can provide the solution to your frozen food storage needs visit partnerlogistics.eu or email sales partnerlogistics.eu. TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 17 FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS CARRIER TRANSICOLD NEWS JJ Food Service stocks up on Carrier Transicold XariosTM units for fleet expansion National wholesaler JJ Food Service has expanded its fleet with 20 new 7.5-tonne trucks mounted with insulated bodies and Carrier Transicold XariosTM 600 mono-temperature refrigeration units. The company which fits Carrier Transicold units across 100 per cent of its fleet of 160 predominantly rigid trucks describes Carrier Transicold s refrigeration units as the reliable workhorse of its operations and ideal for the company s continued expansion into new regions of the uk. We re opening a number of new sites this year including facilities in Dagenham Leicester and Newcastle said Mickey Montague chief transport officer JJ Food Service. Carrier Transicold will remain our preferred supplier as the fleet grows to match this increased workload thanks in no small part to our long and productive working relationship with the company. We ve operated nothing but Carrier for many years now the company s systems are the reliable workhorse of our fleet. They re easy to operate dependable and ideally suited to the urban multi-drop nature of our work. The new arrivals will be used intensively delivering predominantly frozen goods to JJ Food Service s customers which include restaurants pubs hotels schools universities and local authorities. The company expects to keep the Isuzu Forward N75.190 trucks which feature Paneltex bodies in service for up to five years and will utilise Carrier Transicold s network service partners for its maintenance requirements. Each network service partner is an independent company that provides support to customers operating Carrier Transicold equipment. Capable of maintaining a set point of between -20 and 30 degrees Celsius in vehicles with box volumes from 8-40m3 the Carrier Transicold Xarios range is well suited to JJ Food Service s intensive operations. The unit s advanced electronic controller and brushless fans help to ensure high reliability and a long product lifetime while the system s ultra-slim evaporators increase available load space allowing JJ Food Service to maximise each delivery run. Founded in 1988 by restaurateur Mustafa Kiamil at a 3 000 square foot warehouse in Hornsey JJ Food Service now operates a growing nationwide network of delivery hubs in Basingstoke Birmingham Bristol Doncaster Leeds Manchester and Sidcup. The firm also operates a number of own-label brands launched to meet changing consumer buying habits. For more information on Carrier Transicold and its products and services visit www. carriertransicold.co.uk. Follow Carrier Transicold on Twitter SmartColdChain. Visit Carrier Transicold at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Exhibition on the 13th & 14th September at the RICOH Arena Coventry. www.tcsdshow.com Frozen & Chilled Foods Golf Day in association with the BFFF Wednesday 17 May 2017 Carden Park To book please contact Martyn on 01732 868288 or email martyn frozenandchilledfoods.com 1 8 FR OZ E N & CH I L L E D F O O D S MA G A Z INE www. froz enandchille df oods.com Yet Another Tall Order for SAFE-door Industries Ltd SAFE-door Industries Ltd in conjunction with sister companies Emirates Industrial Panel Polar Specialized Industries and ADEAREST have recently completed the installation of some rather tall high speed doors from the Thermal Solutions product range at a customer site in the united Arab Emirates. The expanding Middle Eastern logistics and supply chain management company were extending their existing facility with the addition of a new phase and required eight Thermaster rapid roll freezer doors 5.4m high and ten Thermaspeed ambient high speed doors the tallest ones reaching 7.0m in height. All SAFE-door Industries doors are designed and built to the customer s precise requirements at their UK manufacturing facility in Brampton Cumbria. The height of these extra-tall high speed doors meant making some minor changes to the production and testing procedures however this was all managed successfully by the design and engineering departments. All three models of high speed door in the Thermal Solutions range from SAFE-door Industries share a number of innovative common features. Opening and closing speeds of up to 2.0 metres per second ensures that the opportunity for warm moist air to enter the frozen or chilled area is much reduced compared with a traditional sliding door. This also results in reduced plant running costs as the workload is reduced and defrosts are required less often. SAFE-door Industries also supplied a number of their Thermasec sectional cold room doors for areas of the facility that had less frequent levels of reach truck traffic. Demonstrating the flexibility of the engineering solution some of the Thermasec doors were of the common up-and-over design while the remainder were of a dual counterweight vertical-lift design that opened high into the tall cold store facility. For more information on the wide range of Thermal Solutions from SAFE-door Industries Ltd please visit www.SAFE-door.co.uk 2 0 FR OZ E N & CH I L L E D F O O D S MA G A Z INE www. froz enandchille df oods.com FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES Blakeman s upgrade processing line with fourth spiral freezer One of Europe s leading manufacturers of sausage and meat products James T Blakeman & Co invests in freezing equipment upgrade with its fourth Helix spiral system from IQF equipment specialist Starfrost. James T Blakeman & Co is a family run business that supplies sausage and meat products to the catering and ready meal industry manufacturing 21000 tonnes of product per year. The company has a continuous commitment to growth and improvement within the business and recently built a 40 000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at its site in Staffordshire UK. Blakeman s latest development was to increase capacity and efficiency of its existing aging system. The firm also wanted to optimise hygiene procedures and increase flexibility of its processing line to provide opportunities for longterm business planning. Committed to our customers and passionate about t industry. We develop cost effective IQF systems cust designed to your individual requirements. Increasing productivity improving energy efficiency a offering maximum return on investment are fundame to the Starfrost solution. Spiral Freezers & Chillers - IQF Freezers - Fluidised Bed Tunnels - Contact System Manufacture - Installation - Relocation - Maintenance Programmes - Aftercare Se T 44 (0) 1502 562206 E sales starfrost.com W www.starfrost.co British manufacturer Starfrost has worked closely with James T Blakeman & Co for a number of years successfully installing three spiral freezing systems over the last decade as the meat manufacturer extended its processes. For Blakeman s most recent project Starfrost was once again selected as preferred freezing equipment supplier. Starfrost together with parent company Star refrigeration designed manufactured and installed a Glacier Spiral system for Blakeman s. The latest freezing system upgrade combines Helix Spiral Freezer technology and a unique low carbon ammonia refrigeration plant in one complete package. The Glacier pack included a custom designed Helix Spiral Freezer with a processing capacity of 900 kg per hour of cooked sausages. The system features a stainless steel dual conveyor belt around a single rotating drum with 28 tiers in total. In addition the dual twin belt is equipped with optional side guards this allows the customer to process various products simultaneously giving increased flexibility to the processing line. Blakeman s Spiral Freezer features a Clean in Place system the CIP System is an automated cleaning system using rotating spray nozzles and spray bars for targeted application of the detergent and sanitiser in major operating zones. Its unique design enables the process to be a repeatable cost effective means of cleaning and sanitising the equipment along with reducing operational downtime required for cleaning and maintenance. The latest spiral system installed at Blakeman s is designed to maximise uptime and requires minimal ongoing maintenance. Furthermore the temperature control and a unique airflow is specially designed for delicate products such as skin on sausages ensuring product quality is maintained for the customer. Kevin Moller Operational Manager at Blakemans says We have worked alongside Starfrost on former freezing projects and have been very pleased with the results they have proven to be reliable and have an understanding of our requirements so when it came to looking for another spiral freezing system it was an easy decision. The Glacier Helix has been designed to meet our precise specifications it is operating effectively enabling us to reduce maintenance and improve flexibility of our processing line as well giving us capabilities to expand production in the future. The primary most important benefit of our latest install has been optimising hygienic performance within our facility with rising safety demands within the food processing industry food processors today must be extremely focused on hygiene within their production. The full Clean in Place system combined with stainless steel enclosure and reverse cycle defrost allows for an effective hygienic process at Blakeman s. For more information please call Starfrost on 01502 562206 or visit www.starfrost.com TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 21 FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES sara LBS Keeping it cool in food distribution Thermal regulation is vital to the ongoing performance of the chilled food distribution network a multi-billion dollar global industry. Getting rooms down to temperature is one thing keeping them at that temperature in the most efficient manner is another. Nick Cox of loading bay specialist sara LBS explains how the right door can improve insulation to maximise profits and help preserve the perfect temperature. Food distribution is an internationalised business these days based on a network of distribution centres and highly efficient freighting operations. What it achieves on a macro level is truly astonishing. For instance prawns caught off the west coast of Scotland can be with discerning consumers in Spain France and Italy while still at the peak of freshness. And those same fishermen can enjoy out-of-season tomatoes and melons grown under glass in Southern Europe. Perhaps even more astonishing some of that Scottish seafood will be flown to India to be picked peeled and processed then flown back to Europe as finished dishes. Keeping food at accurately controlled reduced temperatures is essential in such operations if it is to be kept fresh nutritious and wholesome. Not Ultimately specifying the right door for your chilled environment can play one of the most crucial roles in how efficient your cooling operations are yet in the grand scheme of things it s a fraction of overall investment surprisingly then there are strict regulations that must be followed while the distribution centres bristle with technology to ensure standards are met and hygiene maintained. The core technology is refrigeration and air conditioning. Often entire buildings are cooled to carefully controlled levels. This is obviously an energy intensive process so good insulation and best practice handling operations are essential to maximising productivity in such environments. For food distribution companies looking to keep large spaces cool and hygienic sara LBS offers several industrial door and loading bay solutions which offer high levels of insulation. Starting from the coldest frozen food areas need to be kept very cold but must have means of access for personnel and or vehicles. In such cases we would generally look to a sliding door solution sized as appropriate but basically as small as practically possible in order to minimise warm air ingress. Typically such a door would be lined with around 120mm of insulation for best performance. Ideally we recommend that freezer doors are powered rather than manually operated to reduce the possibility of operatives leaving the door open during non-operational periods. It also allows for a degree of automation timers presence detectors temperature sensors and other equipment can be fitted so that the door closes automatically or an alarm sounds if the door seems to have been left open unnecessarily. For chilled areas that need protecting from ambient outside temperatures the next level down from sliding doors would be the sara LBS range of Sprint insulated high-speed roller shutter doors. These are available with 40mm 2 2 FR OZ E N & CH I L L E D F O O D S MA G A Z INE www. froz enandchille df oods.com FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES or 80mm of insulation and are typically installed between the production floors and the loading bays where lorries arrive to deliver or receive chilled foods. They may also be used as the outside door of the loading bay although in some cases an uninsulated roller shutter door may be preferred. It is notable that the aluminium profiles of the Sprint 3000 range provide a first line of defence against vandalism while also preventing the entry of small animals and birds in search of food or shelter. High speed roller doors are generally recommended especially for large openings because they can increase the amount of time they are actually shut considerably particularly in busy locations where frequent opening is required. Again because the doors are motor driven levels of automation can be adopted to enhance and improve operations. In chilled food distribution centres sara LBS often also recommends that the outer side of the loading bays are fitted with inflatable vehicle shelters as they are very good for keeping chilled air in and warmer atmospheric air out. Many food operations will have their facility divided into sections and these may require different temperature levels. In order to assist with this sara LBS often recommends high speed roller curtain doors. These can open and close very quickly and automatically as a person or fork lift truck approaches. Further the curtain typically made of PVC can be transparent so that operatives can see through them and proceed confident that their way ahead is clear and safe. Ultimately specifying the right door for your chilled environment can play one of the most crucial roles in how efficient your cooling operations are yet in the grand scheme of things it s a fraction of overall investment. sara LBS engineers have a wealth of experience specifying and installing doors in many different environments and will help you to choose a solution that will work best for you. All of our doors are supported by a nationwide maintenance and repair services so you will have peace of mind that we ll continue to support you long after the sale. www.saralbs.co.uk NewCold - Advanced Cold Logistics comes to the UK NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics is the fastest growing specialist deep frozen warehousing and distribution global player whose world-class systems energy efficiency and productivity make it stand out from other conventional cold storage companies. They design build and operate their own warehouses utilising their own experience and in house software systems in combination with trusted and proven material handling partners. Over the last few years the company has demonstrated its ability to provide a total integrated cold chain logistics service for food manufacturers and retailers in the major European countries. By building a series of stateof-the-art cold stores in the UK France Germany and Poland NewCold is now able to provide full pan-European frozen food supply chain services for its customers including Unilever and Froneri. In 2015 NewCold made its first foray into the UK opening an ambitious highly automated 40m-high cold storage plant on a green field site in Wakefield Yorkshire. The cold store is combined with an expanding inhouse transport operation consisting of 48 reefer trailers and 36 tractors including double deck trailers to minimise food miles and harmful emissions. This is a true 24 7 service offering Day 1 ordering for Day 2 deliveries plus other value added logistics services including case picking repacking etc. The Wakefield offer is based on a unique model that is markedly different from the concepts that food manufacturers are used to stresses NewCold s Country Director Jon Miles. This is the future of storage logistics food safety and product quality. I don t think our traceability systems can be beaten anywhere in the world TC S&D 2 0 1 7 E XH I B I T IO N 13 -1 4 S EP T E MB ER 20 1 7 RI COH Are n a Co v e n try F ROZEN & CHIL L ED F OODS MAGAZI NE 23 and thanks to our level of automation NewCold can handle and process product more efficiently and accurately than anybody else . Newcold dispatch bays are kept at -20C to maintain cold chain integrity and maximise product quality while most conventional stores prepare pallets for despatch in chilled or ambient bays. Automation rules at the site with automation used to retrieve and prepare orders minimising human error and as a result of this stock control and stock accuracy are industry leading. The fully automated storage plant ensures cold chain integrity where minimal handling helps reduce temperature fluctuations. For example when the doors of a truck open they do so into the frozen environment so that there is no risk of the product being exposed to ambient air. Speed is also impressive at the site. A bespoke-designed conveyor system with shuttle cars and buffer lanes will handle 600 pallets moving in and out every hour. FROZEN & CHILLED FOODS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES It s a seven from G s Growers for Paramount Packaging flow-wrappers Fresh produce co-operative confirmed order for seven flow-wrappers customised for high speed operation on mobile field harvesting rigs Fleet-based Paramount Packaging Systems Ltd exclusive distributor of Fuji Machinery Company s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal equipment in the UK and Ireland has announced that G s Growers Ltd recently confirmed an order for seven custom-designed Alpha VII FW3710BS B back seal flow-wrappers. With G s Growers reporting that two Fuji Alpha VII flow-wrappers supplied by Paramount Packaging early last year have helped increase production efficiencies by up to 25% the seven new units will also be adapted for reliable high speed operation on mobile field harvesting rigs. G s Growers Ltd is an independent producer organisation comprising more than 20 grower members in the UK and Spain. By working together G s Growers members are able to share expertise experience and knowledge to allow them to take advantage of economies of scale to ensure the efficient supply and year-round availability of quality produce for their customers and consumers across the UK Europe and North America. The bespoke Fuji flow-wrappers which will be used to pack celery will be mounted on robust stainless steel support frames to ensure stability and rigidity when installed on G s Growers harvesting rigs. This allows the machines to be easily repositioned when the sides of the rig are folded up for transportation between fields and from the UK to Spain. They also feature integrated ink jet coders and labelling systems. A standard flow-wrapper requires careful handling and positioning so would not offer the performance and efficiency benefits required by G s Growers. As a result Paramount Packaging developed the rigid stainless steel frame with heavy duty castors to allow the flow-wrapper to be moved around more easily and to be taken on and off field harvesting rigs simply and quickly. It also provides a stable mounting for the labeller which on an inverted wrapper would normally be freestanding on the floor underneath the infeed. Specially developed for wet environments the Fuji flow-wrappers feature an ultra-hygienic design to help prevent dust and dirt accumulation and offers easy access to the mechanical and electrical components. The design incorporates water drainage channels from the infeed. Operating up to 120 packs per minute (ppm) the machines boast a low maintenance box motion sealing system and convenient plug and play two-part infeed which allows it to be used with different types of rig and across a variety of applications. Offering fast changeover the settings can also be stored on the front facing USB port and transferred to different machines for added flexibility. A 12 colour touch screen and multi lingual operator interface can be customised using images words and illustrations for simplicity and fast and accurate diagnostics and enables easy operation by foreign workers. The USB port facilitates machine back up and allows product data to be uploaded easily. Paramount Packaging s Alpha VII series offer energy saving technology improved production efficiencies and reduced operating costs. The innovative Fuji Vision System (FVS) is integrated in to the film drive roller housing and helps ensure product integrity by checking film print image and joints label application and print legibility. 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