Key Technology has introduced a redesigned compact dryer for removing moisture from fresh-cut produce after washing.
Newtec Engineering A/S has appointed Donald Napier Ltd as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand.
The Unitec QS_ON LINE 902 provides a solution for the non-destructive online detection of the internal quality of fruits without stone. The parameters measured include sugar content (Â°Brix), firmness expressed ( kg/cm2), ripening grade (0 and 100) and acidity (g/L).
Sormac MS knife peelers are suitable for continuous peeling of pre-washed or pre-peeled root products, like potatoes, red beet and celeriac.
Sormac has upgraded its SC-740 centrifuge. This machine can be used as a standalone unit, but also harmonises with a Pulstar salad washer in a salad leaf processing line.
Key Technology has redesigned its Flume Wash for fresh-cut produce. Suitable for small to medium-large processors looking for an automated wash system, the Flume Wash gently removes heavy debris, silt, grubs and floating contaminates.
High-pressure processing offers a non-thermal way to pasteurise a range of food products. Donny Boy Fresh Food has opened a world-first facility in Melbourne using this technology.
Key Technology has redesigned its Auto Dryer for removing moisture from fresh-cut produce to enhance shelf life. Available in one-, two-, and four-drum configurations, the Auto Dryer features a larger 980 mm diameter drum that increases production throughput and new electronics that improve reliability and simplify operation.
The Key Technology Manta high-volume, high-performance sorter features a 2 m wide scan area that increases throughput within a space-saving footprint.
The power of the healthful pomegranate is now available from VDF FutureCeuticals through its VitaGranate family of products. Research has indicated that pomegranate may offer support for humans, especially concerning coronary and cardiovascular health.
The Urschel Model M6 two-dimensional cutter is a versatile machine designed for dicing, strip cutting, or shredding a variety of products. A wide range of sizes of product can be processed into predetermined thicknesses. The cutter is suitable for cutting frozen-tempered, fresh-chilled, or hot cooked beef, pork, or poultry in addition to leafy vegetable products.
Scientists at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture have coaxed significant health benefits out of trans fatty acids by juggling the molecular structure of soy oil.
Kronen has released the AS-4 multifunction machine for processing fresh fruit, such as melons, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, kiwis, pineapples and apples.
The Plant Products Scheme only covers five product types: fresh cut fruit (usually consumed raw); fresh cut vegetables (usually consumed raw); vegetables in oil; unpasteurised juice; and seed sprouts. No other fruit or vegetable foods are affected.
John Lopresti, a Biological Systems Engineer at Victoria's Department of Primary Industry (DPI) Institute for Horticultural Development, led the discussion, with focus on optimising product quality through handling chains, at a recent Australian Institute of Packaging meeting.