St Petersburg, Russia – September 7 – Experts from Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, have spoken at the 14th International R&D Conference “Modern Food Trends as Viewed by Young Scientists – Prospects, Innovations, and Progressive Technologies”, where young scientists and academics from Russia and abroad have met to share experience and knowledge.
The conference in St Petersburg was organized by the
Elena Ageyeva told the young audience about Cherkizovo Group’s quality management system, which covers a wide range of products (20+ categories), processes (thermal treatment, cooling, freezing, slicing, mincing, packaging, etc.) and standards (50+ national standards, as well as FSSC, GSO, GLOBALG.A.P., Animal Welfare, Burger King, KFC and other global standards, in particular ISO 22000 and the SQMS).
She also pointed out key areas of cooperation between the industry and the scientific community:
- Amending technical regulations.
- Researching into safe packaging materials.
- Detecting counterfeits in complex products.
Rustam Khafizov named the areas where concentrated joint efforts were most needed:
- R&D projects.
- Relevant research for the agricultural sector.
- Digital technology in agriculture and the food industry.
Rustam Khafizov said that Cherkizovo Group’s participation in this and similar events was also an example of the business and scientific communities working together successfully and called it a testament to the Company’s focus on actually supporting young scientists.
A total of 61 studies were presented at the conference, with the judges selecting 18 of them as the best ones. The experts recommended hearing 22 studies and seven poster presentations. With their knowledge, experience, and comments on the presentations, the Cherkizovo representatives helped many young scientists gain a new perspective on their research, according to the Federal Research Center for Food Systems.