Process synthesis - the key to success
fleischwirtschaft.com — GERMANY, Frankfurt
One session of the Meat Vision Conference taking place on the occasion of the IFFA 2010 exhibition was highlighting the influence of innovation on the efficiency and competitiveness of the meat processing industry. In his introduction, Dr. Volker Heinz, Director of the German Institute of Food Technologies - DIL (Quakenbrück, Germany) and coordinator of the excellence cluster High Tech Europe described innovative ways for development of new and future-compliant meat products. At a sales volume of 33 billion Euros the German meat industry only invests 66 million Euros into research and development (0.2 % of turnover). The approach of DIL, who sees itself as a bridge between research and practice in the meat and meat products industry, is focused on filling this gap.