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Trade mission to The Netherlands for the Russian meat processing sector

Monday 14 November 2011

From 8-11 November, 2011 the Dutch trade promotion body NCH organized, together with Meattech and Lighthouse, a successful trade mission to the Netherlands for the Russian meat processing sector. A delegation of ten Russian companies participated in this mission.

Participants included owners of pig production complexes, meat processing plants, wholesalers and importers of chilled and frozen meat and meat related products, and also a representative of the Russian National Meat Association. Throughout the Netherlands the participants had a number of group visits, a seminar, matchmaking and a themed meeting of Meat Tech on the program.

The Russian delegation was impressed by the slaughter lines with modern equipment and innovative technologies among others in the Netherlands can be seen at the company Van Rooi Group (pig slaughter) and the company Ekro, a butcher specializing in veal. Knowledge is exchanged about the addition of additives, lactic acid, lactates and seasonings to meat. The delegation attended a demonstration given in the technology center at CFS Lifecycle Performance and visited the laboratory and R & D department at Purac. After the tour at Purac, matchmaking took place with the Russian delegation. There were countless variations of herbs, spices, seasonings, marinades, sauces for seasoning smelled and admired at the company Euroma. Understanding the processing of animal by-products was obtained by a visit to Nobless Proteins. This company is processing animal by-products into flour and fats for feed and pet food industry. The incoming mission ended with a tour at Ten Kate fats and a themed meeting on the new developments in the meat industry in the area of ​​functional proteins from animal fats. All participants, both the Russian and Dutch companies look back on an interesting trade mission and were very satisfied about the business contacts established during this mission.

Published on 14.11.11

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