01 Apr 2016

INTERFOOD AT IFFA

Interfood will be returning to IFFA 2016, the biggest shop window for developments in the meat industry in the world.  The company will be supporting the leading manufacturers for whom Interfood is the distributor in the UK and Ireland.  From ingredients and product development to end of line packing solutions – and everything in between – the Interfood team will be on hand to discuss visitors’ specific requirements.

All of Interfood’s eight divisions will be represented at IFFA: Product Development, Butchery, Fresh Meat Portioning, Preparation, Curing to Clipping, Cooking & Cooling/Pasteurisation, Slicing and Packing Solutions.

Amongst the latest developments will be BladeStop, an innovative system specifically designed to address the health and safety issues relating to bandsaws.  The system has been designed and manufactured by Australian based company Scott Automation & Robotics in collaboration with Meat & Livestock Australia.  BladeStop works by mechanically stopping the bandsaw blade when the unit senses that a person has come into contact with, or is dangerously near to, the blade.  The blade stops operating within 15 milliseconds, minimising the severity of an incident – potentially the difference between just a small skin cut and an amputated finger.

Already well established in Australasia, hundreds of systems have been sold worldwide since its launch in 2014.  Now, following the appointment of Interfood, BladeStop is available in the UK and Ireland from Interfood’s Butchery Division.