Contents 11/2009

Przemysł Spożywczy 11/2009

ECONOMY

  • 2 Consolidation of the Dairy Sector is the Way to Manage Crisis – Jadwiga Seremak-Bulge
    •  An improvement in the profitability of milk production and processing, particularly after the accession to the UE overlapped with a temporary decline in consumption, increased the self-sufficiency ratio in Poland. As the market surpluses kept growing, Polish dairy sector became more and more dependant on exports, that was considered as one of the main development factors. However, the export growth rate diminished in 2008 and in 2009 a decline was reported. Polish dairy sector has to accelerate the search for new paths of solving present problems leading to a decline in its competitiveness. The consolidation of the sector seems to be one of the most efficient solutions in this respect.
      KEY WORDS: dairy market, milk market, competitiveness, export
  • 8 Eco-Funds for Producers in the Food Industry – Agata Kurcewicz, Michał Jaworski
    • Entrepreneurs pursuing projects related with environmental protection are able to obtain financing from various EU funds. The biggest tool currently providing financing for such projects is the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment, which supports the achievement of environmental management certification ISO 14001, EMAS and Eco-Marks. Entrepreneurs can also receive assistance under the regional operational programs, activities and competitions organized by both the National and Provincial Funds for Environmental Protection and Water Management, Rural Development Program and in form of preferential loans from BOŚ SA.
      KEY WORDS: ECO-investments, environmental protection, EU funds, preferential loans

TECHNICS – TECHNOLOGY

  • 10 Production of Biogas from Organic Wastes of Meat Industry – Tomasz Florowski, Andrzej Pisula
    • At present, Polish meat industry collects and processes about 800 thousand tons of wastes annually (out of 1.2 million tons, which are produced during slaughtering of about 24 millions hogs, 1.3 million cattle and above 1.5 million tons of chicken). All of them are processed into meat and bone meal and fat, which are either burned off or used as fertilizer. This is a very expensive process and requires development of an alternative and economically feasible methods of processing. Animal wastes contain a large amount of organic matter, which can be used in methane fermentation. In opinion of many experts, production of biogas is at present the most economical methods of animal wastes utilization.
      KEY WORDS: abbatoir waste, biogas, biogas production
  • 18Life Cycle Assessment – How to Protect the Environment – Marek Druri
    • Life Cycle Assessment – LCA is a part of the series of the ISO 14000 standards. Implementation of these standards in the business ensures permanently stable, high quality of the production, and simultaneously the technology friendly to environment. Article presents an order of the analysis of the LCA and categories of ecological impacts being a matter of that analysis. Application of the LCA in the food processing is discussed. First steps of the LCA are illustrated by a simple example of the process of the boiling potatoes at home.
      KEY WORDS: Life Cycle Assessment, LCA, ISO 14000, food processing
  • 24 Polagra Fairs Attractive in Spite of Crisis – Agnieszka Górecka
  • 29 Pipeline Installations – Cleaning in Place Systems – Joanna Piepiórka, Sylwia Mierzejewska
    • These paper presents hygienic risks connected with cleaning of specific elements of pipeline installations such as: elbows, T-sections and elements with changing cross- -section. In the article analysis of cleaning conditions is presented based on flow velocities in those elements. The analysis for the various geometry pipeline elements uses simulations computed with method of finite elements (MES) done by ANSYS FLOTRAN program.
      KEY WORDS: cleaning, pipeline, CIP system, cleaning Conditions

FOOD – FEEDING

  • 33 Nutritional Value of Milk Proteins, Fat and Lactose – Stanisław Zmarlicki
    • The article emphasizes the nutritional excellence of milk proteins and discusses the occurrence of allergies they may cause in individuals sensitive to some of those proteins. Pros and cons regarding the nutritional and health aspects of milk fat are presented and chosen methods of enhancement of its nutritional value are briefly outlined. Various aspects of lactose intolerance are described and methods to alleviate this problem are mentioned.
      KEY WORDS: milk protein, milk fat, lactose, nutritional density of milk

LOGISTICS – PACKAGING

  • 38 Technical Equipment of Warehouses in Food Processing Industry – Adam Wojciechowski
    •  Food processing industry has always been requiring transportation, handling and storing of fast moving goods. Nowadays realisation of these tasks involves mechanization of work, and application for storing of suitable buildings and warehouse appliances, ensuring proper storing conditions. In the first part of the paper, the most commonly used in practice various types of free standing racks, with their advantages and drawbacks are presented. Attention has been drawn to some hazards related to exploitation of those racks.
      KEY WORDS: warehouse, storage, storage appliances, racks, free standing raks
  • 43 The Future of Biodegradable Packaging – Hanna Żakowska, Grzegorz Ganczewski
    • „The Future of Biodegradable Packaging” conference presented global and national achievements in the field of biodegradable and compostable packaging materials production and processing. The conference was also involved in such issues as terminology, biodegradation and compostability criteria, misleading consumer packaging advertising practices of plastics with degrading additives (as biodegradable packaging), the need for creating a selective collection system etc.
      KEY WORDS: biodegradable packaging and compostable, selective collection of packaging materiale

EVENTS

  • 46 Poland-Union-World
  • 48 Business Information