The International Frozen Food Network (IFFN) – a gathering of the world’s leading frozen food associations – is taking part in Anuga for the first time in 2021.
Anuga is the leading global trade fair for the food and beverage industry, and will take place in Cologne on 9-13 October 2021.
The aim of the IFFN is to raise international awareness of the benefits of frozen food and share best practice within the international frozen food industry. In Cologne the network will focus on its efforts in the areas of communications, sustainability and food safety.
For the first time the IFFN will present a round table discussion on the theme: Fresh, healthy & sustainable: why frozen food is a game changer for a more sustainable food system. It is being hosted by international digital news platform FrozenFoodsBiz, and moderated by its director, John Saulnier.
Dr Sabine Eichner of the German Frozen Institute (Deutsches Tiefkühlinstitut e.V.) said: “The aim of the IFFN is to raise awareness of the benefits of frozen food and share best practice within the international frozen food industry. In Cologne the network will focus on its efforts in the areas of communications, sustainability and food safety.
“This is the first time the European and American associations have joined forces to actively promote frozen food. Whilst the benefits of freezing are widely recognised by the food industry, what is less appreciated is the key role frozen has to play in helping deliver healthier diets and a more sustainable industry by preserving food and reducing food waste. We hope this important roundtable will help spread knowledge and understanding.”
Participation is open to all interested frozen food associations, and those taking part so far are:
- Adepale – Les Entreprises des Glaces et Surgelés (LEGS), France
- American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), United States
- Britisch Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), United Kingdom
- Die Lebensmittelindustrie, Austria
- Deutsches Tiefkühlinstitut (dti), Germany
- Unione Nazionale Alimenti Surgelati (UNAS), Italy
- VriesVersPlatform, Netherlands
The network will be represented at the German Frozen Institute‘s booth in the Anuga Frozen Food Hall, (Hall 4.2, booth B11/C10}. The outcomes of the round table discussion will be available at anuga@home on 9th – 13th October.