The Food Plant

Plate freezers — one of the 'hidden secrets' driving Australian beef's international success

15 March, 2017 by Jon Condon*

What's driven the massive investment by Australian red meat processors in large-scale plate freezing technology over the past few years? Jon Condon* took a look at a piece of somewhat obscure and perhaps little-appreciated processing technology which in no small way is helping consolidate Australia's reputation as the world's best beef exporter, based on quality, consistency and product performance.


Nestlé invests in gluten-free New Zealand

03 March, 2017 by

Recognising the continuing demand for gluten-free products in Australia and New Zealand, Nestlé has just opened a new, dedicated gluten-free facility in Cambria Park, South Auckland.


New president for the ARA

01 March, 2017 by

The Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA) has a new president — Ian Tuena.


Self-cleaning machinery for the food industry is getting closer

17 February, 2017 by

The whole food and beverage industry would love equipment that is self-cleaning, anticorrosion, antibiofouling, antimicrobial and has low friction resistance.


Keeping it cold

07 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: NewCold

A new automated, robotic, temperature-controlled storage facility is gaining clients in the Southern Hemisphere.


Acquisitions expand Digi's cold chain reach

01 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Digi International (HK) Ltd

Recent acquisitions by Digi International have strengthened its position as a cold chain provider in the foodservice industry.


Maersk Container Industry Star Cool Integrated reefers

15 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Maersk Container Industry

Maersk Container Industry's Star Cool Integrated reefers are equipped with the latest technology to protect perishable cargo during long-distance transportation and keep energy consumption at a minimum.


Coldline Living LIFE multifunction domestic blast chiller

23 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: Euroquip Food Service Equipment

Coldline Living has launched the LIFE multifunction domestic blast chiller.


How to reduce dehydration in frozen products

18 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: OctoFrost

Dehydration is influenced by many factors that occur during the freezing process. By understanding these factors, users can choose an optimal freezing technology that will reduce cost and increase productivity and quality.


Flash fires and refrigerant system servicing

26 October, 2016 by

SafeWork NSW has released a Safety Alert about the risk of flash fires when unsweating copper fittings in refrigeration systems.


Scaling up — how SMEs can grow into larger food manufacturing facilities

05 October, 2016 by Peter Taitoko* | Supplied by: RMR Process Pty Ltd

For small- and mid-sized food manufacturers, one of the biggest challenges is how to start scaling up operations. Today there is an endless amount of information available but interpreting this and making the best choices for your business is not simple.


Coldline Living VISION multifunctional blast chiller

26 September, 2016 by | Supplied by: Euroquip Food Service Equipment

Coldline Living's VISION commercial blast chillers can perform multiple functions, including blast chilling, shock freezing, proving, thawing, storage and chocolate crystallisation/holding.


What will the warehouse of 2020 look like?

23 September, 2016 by | Supplied by: Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation has released the Asia–Pacific results from its latest Warehouse Vision Study.


Dematic wins NewCold contract for high-bay cold storage warehouses

12 September, 2016 by | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

NewCold Advanced Logistics has awarded contracts to Dematic to build two high-bay warehouses in Melbourne.


Keeping 9300 pallets of meat cold

18 August, 2016 by | Supplied by: Refrigeration Services (VIC) Pty Ltd

Refrigeration Services has supplied and installed an ammonia holding blast/freezer system which holds up to 9300 pallet spaces of boxed meat to Ralph's Meat Company.


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