VOLUME 1, ISSUE 15 NOVEMBER 2014 SRI LANKA FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION SLFPA FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRO-FOOD/PRO-PACK & AG-BIZ 2014 A Tremendous Success!! cd;Hka;r ieliQ wdy drmdk f.dúfmdf, , weiqreï yd lDIsld¾ a isg uq`M;ek ñl m%o¾Yk h af.h olajd m%ùK i Qmfõ§k a mj;aj k wdydr fkdñf, mdk iel a wdydr iSfï jev mdk ri lDIsl uq`M ne,Sug d¾ñl wjia:d f C I a;%fha k ieliQ ejqï w wdydr ;a±lSï yd wei qreïlr Kfha kj m%j K;d T he Sri Lanka Food Processors' Association (SLFPA) together with Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services. Pvt. Ltd organized the 13th edition Pro-Food/Pro-Pack & Ag-Biz 2014 exhibition from 22nd to 24th August 2014 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike memorial exhibition center, Colombo, Sri Lanka. in the presence of the stake holders of the Industry from public and private sector. It was a great success with a total of 210 organizations (both local & foreign) exhibiting in 290 stalls during this year's exhibition with a total of 30,000 visitors and over 2,500 trade invitees who attended the exhibition. It was also supported by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture, National Agribusiness Council (NAC) and the Processed Food Development Initiative (PFDI). This year's event included successful participation from the regional SME sectors with 80 companies and 3 Universities (Food Science Dept.) participating under the banner of the GIZ & the Ministry of Industry & Commerce. The event was inaugurated on the 22nd August by Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, the Minister Economic Development & Hon. V.A.D.Lakshman Wasantha Perera Deputy Minister of Industry & Commerce, The event showcased the latest technology developments in all sectors. It also brought together technology and suppliers, entrepreneurs and support services on a single platform. Special Moments & Attractions at the Event Cookery Demonstration An ongoing cookery demonstration was held during the 3 days of the event in order to promote the products of the stall holders and to attract visitors to the event. Food Tasting & Sampling M ost stall holders carried out cooking demonstrations as well as sampling in addition to offering discounted rates for the consumers. SLFPA-GIZ SME PAVILLION T he Sri Lanka Food Processors Association (SLFPA) invited SMEs from all over Sri Lanka to share an opportunity to promote processed food products. This promotional endeavor was supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh, as part of their objective to facilitate training and capacity building of SMEs in the food processing industry of Sri Lanka. It was an opportunity to take part in Sri Lanka's most comprehensive international food, beverage, packaging and agricultural exhibition under the theme “from the Farm to the Kitchen” and gain valuable exposure for the SME business. 32 SMEs from around the Country got a free opportunity to exhibit a selection of their food products at the Exhibition. In addition to free display space they got free accommodation, and subsidized transport as well as meals and refreshments. All SME's benefited with high sales volumes, new enquiries, enhanced future orders and new business contacts. Hon. Basil Rajapaksa Minister of Economic Development opening the SLFPA-GIZ SME Pavilion Awards Night A ll stall holders were invited for an awards night where awards were presented to the best stalls Mr. Methmal Ariyasena, Managing Director Zenra Tea receiving the award for best stall in the Food & Beverage Category Mr.Michael Perera, CEO of CMC Engineering Export GmbH receiving the award for best stall in the Machinery Category A representative from Akhtari Traders (Pvt) LTD receiving the award for best stall in the Packaging Category Other award Winners: Institution Category Best stall - International participation Winner – Hilda Automation Best stall - Agbiz Winner – Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd Best Stall – SME Pavilion Winner – Radha Lanka Natural Food Products Most Innovative product Winner – University of Sri Jayewardenepura Most Commercially Viable product Winner - University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Best stall Institutional category Winner – University of Peradeniya Symposium on “Nanotechnology Applications in Food Science and Technology" T he Institute of Food Science & Technology Sri Lanka (IFSTSL) in partnership with Sri Lanka Food Processors Association (SLFPA) organized a Symposium on Application of Nanotechnology in Food industry, on 23rd August 2014 at BMICH, concurrently with the Profood/Propack Agbiz Exhibition. Hon.Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Science, Technology & Atomic Energy was the Chief Guest. The key speakers, Dr.Nilwala Kottegoda of University of Sri Jayewardenepura spoke on “Nanotechnology Application in Beverage Nutraceuticals & Cosmoceuticals”and Mr. Manju Gunawardana addressed on “Nanotechnology innovations in Agriculture Food & Beverage”. Students of Universities of Sri Jayewardenepura, Peradeniya, Uva Wellassa & Sabargamuwa presented papers on their research work. The symposium was sponsored by Fibonacci Scientific. An awareness programme on Food Safety and Hygiene An awareness programme on Food Safety and Hygiene, GMPs and Food Certification targeting SMEs organized by the SLFPA SME Development Project of the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association with the collaborative participation of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh, took place concurrently with ProFood/ProPack 2014. Seminar On FOOD SAFETY THROUGH Innovation T he Sri Lanka Food Processors Association in partnership with the Sri Lanka Standards Institution and Sri Lanka Gamma Centre conducted a seminar on “Food Safety through Innovation – Enhancing Product Quality by Cold Pasteurization” in the month of August 2014. 17th Annual General Meeting of SLFPA The 17th Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Food Processors Association was held on 30th, September 2014 presided by Mrs. Sunanda Weerasinghe at the conference room of the 80CLUB. The event ended with a fellowship dinner for the invitees and members. 3rd Annual General Meeting of Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka (IFSTSL) T he 3rd Annual General Meeting of Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka was held on 30th, September 2014 presided by Dr.(Mrs) Priyadarshani Talgaswatte at the conference room of the 80CLUB. Pof.K.K.D.A Ranaweera was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Governers while Prof.Upali Samarajeewa & Dr.Niranjan Rajapakse was elected as President and Hony.Secretary respectively. The event ended with a fellowship dinner for the invitees and members. CUCUMBER HISTORY Cucumbers, a member of the gourd family, have been cultivated by man for at least 3,000 years. They originated in the foothills of the Himalayas, probably in or near present day India. They eventually found their way to Egypt and were subsequently cherished by the ancient Romans and Greeks. Incidentally, the first documented use of the phrase “cool as a cucumber” was in the poem “A New Song” by English poet and playwright John Gay in . 1732. Cucumbers are available year round with a peak season from May until August. Choose specimen's with firm, smooth skins, devoid of any blemishes or soft spots. They can be stored in the fridge in a bag for up to ten days. Cucumbers are high in potassium and fiber with moderate amounts of Vitamins A and C, as well as folic acid, phosphorous, and magnesium. . SRI LANKA FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION SEPTEMBER PROFOOD EXHIBITION AGM & MEMBERS GET-TOGETHER Seasons Greetings.... from President & Committee Members SRI LANKA FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION SLFPA No. 1, 1/1, Anderson Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka [ T ]: +94 11 7548770 [ F ] : +94 11 7548771 [ E ]: [email protected] [W]: www.slfpa.com Published by: Sri Lanka Food Processors Association Designed & Printed by : Printangelo 0777 311781 TH AUGUST 18TH Friday LAUNCH TH EXHIBITION 2ND ANNUAL SOFT BALL CRICKET MATCH 7 -9 PROFOOD MAY 23RD Saturday FEBRUARY Friday-Sunday IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FOR THE YEAR 2015!
© Copyright 2018