Processing > Meat, poultry & seafood

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.

Aquaculture market to hit US$195bn by 2019

30 October, 2013

The global aquaculture market is predicted to reach US$195 billion by 2019, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research. Valued at US$135 billion in 2012, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% to 2019.

1 in 3 people at risk of colorectal cancer from processed meat

28 October, 2013

One in three people carry a gene that increases the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of red meat and processed meat, according to a new study that was presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 meeting.

Tracing the untraceable: why contaminated jerky is still on the shelves

25 October, 2013 by Alice Richard

Pet owners would like to think that human food standards would apply if food produced for their furry friends made them sick. But a product that is suspected to have sickened thousands of pets in the US alone is still on the shelves.

US consumer group stirring up trouble over Australia's privatised meat inspection system

24 October, 2013

A US consumer group is claiming that Australia's meat inspection system could compromise US consumer safety.

Proposed standard for meat processing - submissions invited

08 October, 2013

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 wins $18m contract for NT beef processing plant

02 October, 2013

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.

Vaccinate cattle to reduce human E. coli cases

17 September, 2013

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.

Beef industry gives back with Foodbank Beef Program

26 August, 2013

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 cuts costs with compressed air upgrade

13 August, 2013

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).

JS Humidifiers JetSpray humidifier

21 June, 2013

The JetSpray humidifier from JS Humidifiers is designed for use in abattoir chill down areas to reduce carcass moisture loss after slaughter.

Humidity reduces carcass weight loss

19 June, 2013

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%.

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