FSANZ is calling for submissions on a proposed primary production and processing standard for meat. The proposed standard provides a national 'whole-of-chain' approach to food safety regulation of meat products.
Milmeq has been awarded an AU$18 million contract to supply its food processing technology to a major new beef processing facility in the Northern Territory.
Research suggests that vaccinating cattle against E. coli O157 could reduce the number of humans affected by the bacterium by 85%. Vaccines that are available for cattle are rarely used, but the study shows the public health benefits could be significant.
JBS Australia and Primo have committed to the Foodbank Beef Program, a major new beef initiative that will supply Foodbank with more than 130 tonnes of sausages per year to those in need.
Kilcoy Pastoral Company has reduced its energy expenditure by refurbishing its existing plant and installing new compressor equipment from Compressed Air and Power Solutions Australia (CAPS).
The JetSpray humidifier from JS Humidifiers is designed for use in abattoir chill down areas to reduce carcass moisture loss after slaughter.
The JetSpray humidifier is helping GM Steel reduce carcass moisture loss after slaughter by up to 1.5%. By maintaining a consistently high humidity in the chill-down area, GM steel has been able to reduce moisture loss from 2.5% to less than 1%.
Australian exports of beef and veal have reached a record high, with the monthly total for May 2013 exceeding 100,000 tonnes for the first time.
‘Tunnel of fire’ pasteurising and flash roasting systems colour, sear and surface-pasteurise the product. Because of the speed of the process, complete surface pasteurising and searing is achieved, yield loss is minimal and a long shelf life is ensured.
The FW-N 22/82 FW minces up to 350 kg of meat per hour. Larger butcher’s shops and subsidiary retailers, gastronomy companies and catering enterprises use the FW-N 32/98 variation, which can mince up to about 1100 kg/h.
The HI 99163 meter utilises a specialised pH electrode designed specifically for meat applications. The FC232D pre-amplified pH electrode and removable stainless steel blade enables users to perform measurements quickly and easily.
Hanna Instruments manufactures two pH electrodes specifically for use in meat processing applications: the FC230B for temperatures from 20 to 40°C and the FC430B for temperatures from -5 to 30°C.
In the wake of the horsemeat scandal, Thermo Fisher Scientific mobilised its Food Safety Response Center to develop a method to test for the presence of the veterinary drug phenylbutazone in horsemeat.
Bioniche Life Sciences received $500,000 from the National Research Council of Canada to further develop an E. coli O157 vaccine.
Inghams has announced it will install video monitoring at all of its processing plants following the release of a video showing employees kicking, stomping and punching live turkeys.