Valparaiso, Indiana (PressExposure) August 05, 2013 -- More than 60,000 visitors from over 140 countries are present at IFFA, which is held every three years in Frankfurt, Germany. The innovative Affinity Dicer produced by leading food cutting equipment manufacturers Urschel Laboratories, Inc., earned the prestigious 2013 'Outstanding Innovation in Cutting Technology' award because of its high yield capacity, excellent cutting results, and all-purpose hygienic design.
Quality improvement, cost reduction, effective process design, and sustainability were factors that were taken into consideration during the judging process. The IFFA is an international trade show that focuses on a variety of important issues in the meat processing industry; and a respected panel of experts from leading trade and science journals were invited to be a part of the judging process.
Mr. Jan van der Horst, Urschel International Limited Sales Director, and Ms. Christel K. Boehmer, Urschel International Limited Germany Branch Manager, proudly accepted the award.
The Affinity is the largest dicer available from the food processing equipment manufacturers. Unveiled just months ago, the dicer has become widely known for superior sanitation and precision dices at high capacity throughputs. Originally designed for the stringent sanitation standards of the cheese and meat sector, the dicer has also found applications in fruits, vegetables, and breads.
Founded in 1910 in Valparaiso, Urschel Laboratories, Inc. is the global leader in food cutting technology. The company, to this day, is still owned and operated by direct descendants of William Urschel, and we retain the name Urschel Laboratories because of a commitment to continuous development of new food processing machines, the improvement of existing UrschelÂ® machines, and the development of innovative solutions to size reduction applications. An engineering-driven company, Urschel continues to partner with leading food processors to discover the latest in food cutting advances. For more information, visit http://www.urschel.com.