Shelf life technology that helps keep food taste and quality longer
On 31 May 2019, Japan enacted a law for the reduction of food wastage. Although there is no need to mention that manufacturing and sales helps together to take measures for food loss, for the manufacturers, two countermeasures are necessary: “Reduce” and “Reuse”.
Concerning “Reuse”, the Food Recycling Law was enacted in the 2000s and amended in 2015 to increase the recycling targets according to industry type. On the other hand, to “Reduce” or to implement food waste reduction is the most priority of the industry, and manufacturers are forced to carry out this countermeasure now. To minimise food wastage, it is important to promote long shelf life technology, prolonging and keeping the taste and quality of food.
Food Long Life Japan gathers a variety of long-shelf-life technologies for food loss reduction, and will target to introduce these technologies to manufacturers and sales people.
Furthermore, such technologies will be exhibited, together with Health ingredients (Hi) Japan, Food ingredients for Taste (FiT) Japan and Safety and Technology (S-tec) Japan, bringing together stakeholders in food manufacturing into one place.
Exhibitor Presentations are programmes where exhibitors present papers introducing new products, research results and new business development announcements. One of the hot topics involve evidence-supported ingredients, which more exhibitors are likely to introduce at the presentations. A total of 370 presentations, including several English presentations, were given by exhibitors during Hi Japan 2019.
In addition to the Exhibitor Presentations, there was a Special Conference that featured high-profile speakers who presented papers on the latest developments in long shelf life technology.
- Cleaning material
- Room cleaning related equipment
- Freezer/ Refrigerator / Thawing equipment
- Production & inventory management IT
- Vacuum packaging
- Gas replacement packaging
- Barrier container
- Retort packaging
- Barrier film
- Oxygen scavenger
- Dissolved oxygen meter
- Oxygen permeability meter
- Water activity meter
- pH meter
- Particle counter
- Shelf life improver/ preservative
- pH adjuster
- Quality retainer
- Food / Beverage Manufacturers
- Health Food / Supplement / Nutritional Food Manufacturers
- Trading Companies / Distributors
- Wholesale Companies
- Mail Order / Door-to-door Sales
- Contract Manufacturers / Laboratories
- Education Institutions
- Consultant / Certification Bodies