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SUPPLIERNEWS SternMaid to participate in Food Ingredients Europe WITTENBURG, GERMANY — SternMaid will present its range of products and services at Food Ingredients Europe, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, in Paris, France (Hall 2, Stand G27). In addition to blending and filling, SternMaid said it offers customers tailor-made solutions ranging from the purchase of raw materials, consultancy and product optimization to delivery of the finished goods. Around 40,000 tonnes of powdered food ingredients a year can be blended and packaged on a production and storage area of 10,000 square meters. Six blending lines are available for the different product categories and batches between 25 kg and 2,500 kg in size. Two of these lines are equipped for the flexible production of small orders. Three fully automated production lines of the latest design make it possible to blend all manner of different formulations, SternMaid said. A sophisticated process control and visual display system combined with automatic feeding of the blenders permits dosing accurate to the gram. Since 2008, a completely independent section of the factory with a counter-current container blending system designed to pharmaceutical standards has been available for extremely sensitive applications such as baby food and vitamin and mineral premixes. With this equipment in separate rooms, it is possible, for example, to compound allergen-free products under the strictest hygiene conditions, SternMaid said. This part of the factory covers two floors, has separate production rooms for each stage of the process and is ventilated with filtered air. Besides the conduct of functional tests, the bacterial count of the air is measured regularly and monitored. The rooms are divided into different hygiene zones. Incoming and outgoing goods enter and leave the production area through a materials air lock. When the production plant was built, great importance was attached to optimal cleaning. The cleaning process itself is validated according to Part II of the E.U. GMP Guide, which is applicable to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Apart from GMP, SternMaid is also certified according to ISO 9001:2008, IFS Higher Level and BRC Grade A. Moreover, several major food manufacturers have appointed the company as their top supplier. Outsourcing customers may audit any part of the plant according to their own specifications. Insta-Pro International names Latin American sales manager URBANDALE, IOWA, U.S. — Insta-Pro International has named Gerardo Maucci the company’s new Latin American sales manager. Maucci, a former international trade specialist for the Panama Canal Authority’s department of marketing, will draw on more than 10 years of experience in international market research to assist Benjamin Herrera, Insta-Pro’s Latin American sales director. “We are very pleased to add Gerardo to the Insta-Pro team,” said Karl Arnold, vice-president of sales and marketing. “We believe Gerardo will be a great asset for us as we continue to pursue opportunities for Insta-Pro in the Latin American region.” Maucci, whose recent experience has emphasized container shipping and refrigerated cargo, will spend much of September in the U.S. learning Insta-Pro’s technology and attending a Texas A&M short course on aquaculture feed extrusion, nutrition and feed management. In addition to his market research experience, Maucci has worked as an industrial engineer for the Panama Canal Commission, as a special projects manager studying new technology for a Panamanian poultry company, and as Maucci an operations manager for a thermoplastic manufacturer WFR/Aquaplast Corporation from Wyckoff, New Jersey. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering and a master’s of science degree in operations research, both from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and masters of business administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. CPM acquires CIMBRIA SKET WATERLOO, IOWA, U.S. — CPM, a leading supplier of process equipment, process engineering solutions and aftermarket parts for the animal feed, oilseed, biofuels and food processing industries, announced on Sept. 13 the acquisition of German-based CIMBRIA SKET. As CPM SKET, the new venture will continue its work in the oilseed processing industry. SKET, also known as CSK, is a leading provider of engineered solutions and process equipment in preparation, refining and oleochemical processing. SKET complements CPM’s Crown Iron Works, Roskamp Champion and California Pellet Mill business units. Combined process solutions represent leading dehulling, preparation, extraction and refining technologies. Combined equipment solutions represent the most efficient and capable process machinery including screw presses, cracking mills, deodorizers, flaking mills, oil extractors, pellet mills and dryers. “Crown and SKET have an impressive history of supplier collaboration, delivering the most efficient and productive oilseed-processing systems in the world,” said Henning Noack, SKET managing director. Based in Germany, SKET operates from Magdeburg, Neuwied and Dessau, representing oilseed technology, oleochemical technology and screw press manufacturing centers, respectively. Alltech realigns leadership team LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, U.S. — Alltech said recently it is realigning its directorship to take strategic advantage of emerging opportunities. Dr. Mark Lyons has been named vice-president of corporate affairs and Geoff Frank has been appointed to manager of North American sales. “Alltech has experienced a remarkable growth in the past couple of years,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “The opportunities are ripe and abundant, and consequently I’ve asked several key members of our directorship to assume new areas of focus.” 104 Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and German, Lyons will be concentrating on key international accounts and industry groups as well as core company initiatives. Under his leadership as director of North America, Alltech expanded its presence in all agricultural sectors with the opening of new offices. Frank has more than 40 years of experience in agriculture and livestock businesses. Frank began working with Alltech in 1992 as chairman of Alltech’s distribution in South Africa, his native country. October 2011 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain - October 2011

World Grain - October 2011
Grain’s influence on global population trends
News review
Focus on Turkey
In it for the long haul
Deregulation shapes shipping market in Australia
Port developments
News Roundup
Thai rice plan controversial
A growing force in corn
Is biotech blooming in Europe?
A battle for China
Marketing maneuvers
Biofuels News Review
A new imaging method for millers
U.S. soy crushers face challenges
IAOM Eurasia
Flour trade prospects improve
Ridding your facility of rodents
Intersystems expanding Omaha facility
OCRIM school educates millers from around the world
Perten Instruments acquires TexVol Instruments
Food Protection Alliance names Schmitz as director
SternMaid to participate in Food Ingredients Europe
Insta-Pro International names Latin American sales manager
Alltech realigns leadership team
Advertiser Index

World Grain - October 2011