Exhibitors at London’s Caffè Culture show said the event had been a success overall with a good quality of visitors and strong leads.After the first three hours of the show – which was held at Olympia on 21 and 22 May – Adrian Apodaca, marketing director of organic and free-from specialist Honeyrose Bakery, said: “This is the best show for producing leads.”We have already had two good enquiries from the north.”The Village Bakery, Melmerby also noticed an upswing in interest in its gluten-free bread, cake and biscuit lines. Marketing manager Lindsay Williams and key account manager of the Village Bakery, Melmerby, said: “Almost 95% of our leads this first morning have been for gluten-free.”Parry Hughes-Morgan of the Handmade Cake Company thought Caffè Culture was “a great show”, saying the firm had been “swamped with enquiries” about its products, including new lines chocolate cornflake slice and blueberry and lemon drizzle cake. Three weeks ago, the company opened a new 32,000sq ft factory and has now received orders from Finland and Norway.Pullins Bakery, a first-time exhibitor this year, used its stand to maximum effect, showing speciality breads aimed at coffee shops, delis and catering companies. Although Pullins has three craft shops, most of its business is now wholesale and it has picked up airline accounts in the last 18 months.Devesh Patel, head of business development at Middlesex- based Packaging Environmental, thought the first morning of the show was quiet on his stand, but a spokeswoman for Caffè Culture’s organisers said while the event was audited for the first time this year, they think that attendance was the same or slightly up 2007.Next year’s event will again be held at Kensington’s Olympia.
About 500 farmers and 130 market managers in Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina have been trained in the curriculum. Other states, including Alabama and Tennessee, have also started using the curriculum.“What we’ve found is that almost 40 percent of the farmers on small farms in our surveys selling [at farmers markets] in these three states – Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina – have been farming three years or less,” Harrison said. “They don’t have a lot of experience farming and, in many cases, are just getting started.” Some of the “best practices” Harrison recommends for farmers include bacteria testing for irrigation water and water used for washing produce; properly composting manure; and providing sanitation training for farm workers, among others.Harrison recommends that market managers ask farmers and vendors how products have been grown and handled as well as about the use of manure on food crops, and that they have a food safety plan or food safety specifications for their market.“I think everybody needs to see it,” said Cheryl Brady, market manager for the Monroe Farmers Market, who was trained in the curriculum in 2012. “It definitely brought some issues to our attention.”The curriculum also includes a DVD that features interviews with farmers and market managers who already use “best practices,” and presentations that provide details about food safety issues such as foodborne illnesses, like E. coli, that can trigger significant health and economic concerns.Harrison said the next step is to convert the curriculum into online self-study modules that will be available on the UGA Extension website.“Safe production and marketing of local produce can help protect consumers from foodborne illnesses, reduce medical costs associated with these illnesses and prevent devastating losses to farmers,” Harrison said. “It can also help local agricultural markets flourish, because it’s a way to keep money in the pockets of local farmers.” Shoppers expect food from local farmers markets to be healthier and safer than comparable items in the grocery store. A group of Southern university scientists are training farmers and market managers to help make that assumption a reality.A 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture noted a 400-percent increase in the number of local farmers markets since the early 1990s, according to Judy Harrison, a University of Georgia Extension food safety specialist.Since 2009, Harrison has led a multi-state project, funded by the USDA, to study food-safety practices on farms and in markets and to create a food-safety curriculum for farmers and market managers. She said the influx of beginning farmers selling at markets emphasizes the need for increased education about food safety.The project, “Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce,” recently won the first place Food Safety Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.USDA-backed initiatives, such as the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” and “Farm to School” programs, have helped to create a demand for local produce, Harrison said, giving the curriculum even more relevance.“If you look at the people who shop at farmers markets, it’s people who think that the food they get there is going to be healthier and safer for them than food from the grocery store,” Harrison said. “We just need to make sure that it is.”The curriculum includes checklists and fact sheets that cover basic food safety issues for both farmers and market managers. Harrison along with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences sustainable agriculture coordinator Julia Gaskin, faculty from the UGA Food Science and Technology Department, and faculty from Virginia Tech and Clemson University developed the curriculum.Farmers and managers who have implemented the program agree the curriculum is having a positive impact. Between 18 percent and 64 percent of farmers and market managers, depending on the practice, indicated they changed as many as 16 different practices to improve produce safety, according to program evaluation forms.
The Global Collagen Casings Market accounted for US$ 1.46 Mn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period 2019-2027, to account for US$ 2.46 Mn in 2027.The factors that are driving the growth of the collagen casings market include the superior physical characteristics of collagen casings over natural casings and growing consumer liking for meat-based snacks and products. However, the emergence of alternatives such as cellulose casings and plastic casings is anticipated to hinder the collagen casings market for same in the coming years.In addition, the incline in the meat production volumes in the developing economies is expected to create a lucrative market opportunity for collagen casings market. Some of the leading players in collagen casings market are highly focusing on strategic market initiatives to enrich their product capabilities as well as to expand their geographical presence across the globe. This, in turn, is contributing to the growth of the collagen casings market.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3243808?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshThe global collagen casings market is segmented on the basis of product type, application, end-use, and geography. The product type segment is bifurcated into edible and non-edible. The application areas of collagen casings are fresh sausages, cooked sausages, dry-cured sausages, meat-based snacks, and others.Top Key Players in the Report: Crown National, Devro Plc., DEWID International Inc., FABIOS Spółka Akcyjna (FABIOS SA), Fibran Group, LEM Products, Nippi Collagen NA Inc., Nitta Casings Inc., Shenguan Holdings (Group) Limited, and Viscofan, S.A. among others.The end-use segment consists of industrial food processing, food services, private label, and butcheries & meat producers. Geographically, the collagen casings market is categorized as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.Europe is leading the collagen casings market, followed by North America. The large-scale meat production in Europe and North America attribute to the dominating market shares for collagen casings in these regions. Besides, Asia Pacific is anticipated to exhibit noteworthy growth due to growth in the meat production industry. The developing countries of Asia Pacific region contribute largely to the rapidly growing meat production in the region.China and other Southeast Asian countries lead to meat production in APAC. Lower labor costs and availability of large volume of cattle favor the growth of meat production these countries thereby contributing to the overall growth of collagen casings market.The overall collagen casings market size has been derived using both primary and secondary source. The research process begins with exhaustive secondary research using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the collagen casings market.It also provides the overview and forecast for the global collagen casings market based on all the segmentation provided with respect to five major reasons such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.Also, primary interviews were conducted with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. The participants who typically take part in such a process include industry expert such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, and external consultant such as valuation experts, research analysts and key opinion leaders specializing in the collagen casings market.Get 10% Discount on corporate user license @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3243808?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshTable of Contents:1. Introduction2. Key Takeaways3. Market Landscape4. Collagen Casings Market – Key Industry Dynamics5. Collagen Casings Market – Global Market Analysis6. Global Collagen Casings Market Analysis – By Product Type7. Collagen Casings Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2027 -by Application8. Collagen Casings Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2027 -by End-Use9. Collagen Casings Market – Geographical Analysis10. Industry Landscape11. Company Profiles12. AppendixAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: [email protected]