Within the meat industry, great efficiencies, and thus added value, can be achieved by optimally overviewing, monitoring and connecting the entire chain, from hog to hot dog. This chain consists of farmers, slaughterhouses, residual meat producers and processors producing final products. While each party involved tends to have a good overview mainly of their own part of the production process, a food technological approach adds value by overviewing as well as monitoring the entire chain for optimal economic and societal utility. It does so, among others, by connecting supply and demand within the chain, allowing for optimal carcass valorisation 2.0 to take place.
Researchers have developed a technique for fish salting and smoking using water vapour permeable bags.
According to a recent Rabobank report, China's demand for foreign animal protein products shows great growth potential. However, the path to success for western animal protein companies in China remains complex and challenging.
'Chicken juice' is the key to understanding the persistence of Campylobacter in food processing environments, a new study from the Institute of Food Research has shown.
Townsend Skinners, available from Marel, are custom designed and built to suit the specific needs of meat, poultry and fish processors.
This article is the second in a trilogy about meat harvesting. The first discussed the state of the technology. This part describes the process itself with a focus on process optimisation, chain integration and an optimal balance between raw material, process and final product.
Innovations in packaging have allowed a newly formed Australian seafood company to expand its business to national and international markets.
Meat harvesting, the process of optimally scraping residual meat off animal carcasses, is a fast-moving industry subject to many of the megaforces that will dominate both production and consumption in the near future.
Nestlé Australia has increased production at its Purina factory in Blayney, NSW, after an injection of CHF 54 million (AU$65 million). The investment will reportedly create an additional 100 full-time jobs at the site.
CBS Foodtech has available Rex vacuum fillers for automated sausage production.
Meat Processing Optimiser is cloud-based software that uses complex mathematical algorithms to improve decision-making in the meat processing industry.
GEA has developed a process step to reduce the salt and histamine contents in fish meal without losing proteins.
JL Lennard has available induced draft technology gas and electric open fryers from Henny Penny that offer energy savings while producing fast recovery to save time and reduce shortening use.
JL Lennard has available the Zanussi Evo 900 high-performance grill. The grill combines energy efficiency features with a heavy-duty cast iron cooking grid capable of reaching temperatures up to 350°C.
The Maja EVM split 4006 is for manual (open) removing of sinews, fat and membranes, especially from bigger cuts of beef and veal but also from pork and lamb. The unit is floor-standing in design and is compact enough for butcher shops and small-to-large meat processing facilities.