Observed annually on March 6, National Frozen Food Day has been celebrated ever since 1984 in the US. The culinary public holiday was introduced by President Ronald Reagan in order to pay tribute to the services of the frozen food industry in the USA.
Anuga, one of the leading trade shows when it comes to food and beverage, is also acknowledging the occasion by reminding the public that the event focuses on this particular category every two years through Anuga Frozen Food. According to the organizers, the frozen food segment is one of the most important innovation drivers both for the retail trade and out-of-home-market, and during October 5-9 attendees will be able to witness the most recent novelties in the industry. For example, the technological achievement of preserving food with the exclusive use of refrigeration without the addition of preservatives is paramount today and is additionally reinforced by developments towards more convenience in the area of food.
In the press release, Anuga notes that 35 years ago the pro capita consumption of frozen food was 17.2 kg and in 2018 it was already around 47 kg per German citizen – with an upward tendency. Data from the German Frozen Food Institute (GFFI) has revealed that the frozen food industry is one of the five largest sub-sectors of the food industry with a turnover share of 12%.
The GFFI has been an exclusive partner of Anuga Frozen Food ever since 2013 and will be represented on-site at the trade fair to offer important information, dates, and facts regarding the frozen food market. Additionally, over 500 suppliers will be presenting their product portfolios, fields of application and services at the coming Anuga. The trade fair aims to unite the frozen food industry with the trade and the out-of-home-market.
In related news, Anuga announced it has selected Paraguay as its official partner country for the 2019 edition. Every two year the food trade show focuses on a specific country. This is the first time the organizers chose a South America country.
Paraguay has been a participant at Anuga for several years. In 2017 for example, more than 20 companies from the country were present at the event. What’s more, the Meat Chamber is present at Anuga Meat every year. But as the partner country of Anuga 2019, Paraguay is expected will special attention to its specialties including tortillas made of manioc and sopa Paraguaya (a casserole made of ground corn, cheese, eggs, and onions). This is the first time the organizers of the trade show have chose a South America country.
Anuga – one of the biggest events for the international food industry – is expected to attract 7,4000 exhibitors over 100 countries, as well as 165,00 trade visitors from all over the world.