Processing > Meat, poultry & seafood

pitt&sherry to design $10m Strahan Aquaculture Hub

28 March, 2014

pitt&sherry has been chosen to work on the $10 million Strahan Aquaculture Hub development on Tasmania's west coast. The engineering consultancy has secured key planning approvals and will undertake detailed design for the TSGA development.

Marel ProCon Flowline fish-processing flowline

11 March, 2014

Marel has introduced ProCon Flowline fish-processing flowline. The system uses RFID technology to track all product on the line and monitor performance.

Milmeq V16 Plate Freezer system

07 March, 2014

The Milmeq V16 Plate Freezer is a system suitable for snap-freezing seafood product. Product is loaded into the freezer cavities by an operator and rapidly frozen through a contact freezing method.

Marel FleXicut water-jet trimming robot for whitefish processing

04 March, 2014

The Marel FleXicut is a trimming robot for high-precision bone detection and removal in whitefish processing. According to the company, automating the boning process reduces the need for skilled labour and improves product handling and yields.

GEA and SOCACEL align to develop ham massager

21 February, 2014

GEA Food Solutions and SOCACEL have joined forces to develop a new vacuum ham massager. The two companies say the alliance's synergy will result in a massager that sets high standards for performance, reliability and quality.

Economical vacuum supply in meat-processing plants

06 February, 2014

An integrated packaging concept that guarantees finished products are packaged hygienically and efficiently is an important component in modern meat and sausage production. Innovative meat-processing plants continuously work to optimise production processes and integrate packaging lines into the overall process.

Filleting robot for white fish

31 January, 2014

Nordic Innovation has facilitated the development of a white fish filleting machine that locates the fish bones using X-ray technology and uses a water jet to quickly and precisely fillet the fish.

Managing poultry contamination with software modelling tools

30 January, 2014

Leading Australian poultry company Baiada Poultry plans to integrate a customised version of Battelle's software modelling program PRIA to help manage the risk of Salmonella and Campylobacter outbreaks.

Canada counts the cost of E. coli

09 December, 2013

Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) costs Canada $403.9 million each year, a study to be published in the Journal of Food Protection shows. More than 93% of VTEC infections in Canada are caused by the E. coli O157 strain.

Meat antimicrobial developed from nut processing by-product

05 December, 2013

Organic meat processors could have a new weapon in the war on Listeria growth on meat. A study published in the Journal of Food Science shows that antimicrobials extracted from pecan shells protect meat against Listeria growth.

'Hand-pulled' meat research project

26 November, 2013

The increasing popularity of the 'hand-pulled' look for beef, lamb, pork and chicken has resulted in a research collaboration between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Summit Machinery.

Machinery Automation & Robotics BladeStop bandsaw safety device

25 November, 2013

BladeStop is designed to reduce risks of serious injury by mechanically stopping the bandsaw blade within 15 ms when the unit senses that a person has come into contact with the blade.

Conductivity and fish freshness - or a new take on fish and chips

25 November, 2013

Consumers and retailers could ascertain the freshness of the fish without opening the packaging if an RFID chip that measures freshness is included in the packaging. Consumers could then read the chip with their smartphones before deciding whether or not to buy.

Marel Platino Flattener for poultry and meat

04 November, 2013

As part of its Meat and Poultry Processing range, Marel has available the Platino Flattener. The flattener improves water-holding capacity and is claimed to give meat products with quality bite, texture and taste.

River Cottage chef crowned king of seafood sustainability

31 October, 2013

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has emerged victorious in an unofficial Iron Chef of Seafood Sustainability ranking conducted by the University of York’s Environment Department.

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