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.
Bioniche Life Sciences received $500,000 from the National Research Council of Canada to further develop an E. coli O157 vaccine.
Inghams has terminated five employees from its Tahmoor abattoir following Lateline’s airing of a video showing employees kicking, punching and stomping live turkeys prior to processing.
The Eagle FA 720 system offers accuracy in fat analysis, ensuring meat processors are supplying meat at customer-specified chemical lean (CL) values.
The GEA DualSlicer from GEA Food Solutions has two independent grippers that enable it to slice two logs independently with little giveaway. Like its predecessor, the GEA GigaSlicer, it is easy to clean.
According to Dr Shevahn Telfser, a livestock lecturer from CSU’s School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, the risk of horsemeat making its way into beef products in Australia is very small.
Queensland broiler chicken growers have received authorisation from the ACCC to collectively bargain with three major poultry processors in the state.
Marel’s ITM2 Trimming Robot is suitable for high-value salmon trimming. The company claims the robot can work more quickly, reliably and consistently than a master trimmer working at peak performance, and can do so continuously.
Cross-contamination is the theme of this year’s Food Safety Week. The Australian Chicken Meat Foundation has launched an online resource aimed at educting consumers about safe food handling practices.
A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli by more than 50% according to a Kansas State University study.
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a prototype system that uses advanced imaging technology and a robotic cutting arm to automatically debone chicken and other poultry products.
Woolworths has opened a $31 million extension to its meat centre in Bunbury, Western Australia.
Researchers at Drexel University have demonstrated a technique for killing pathogens on raw poultry that could reduce foodborne illness. Using plasma, the research team was able to eliminate or significantly reduce bacteria on skinless chicken breast and chicken skin.
Stricter regulations for fresh chicken processing in New Zealand have been linked to a significant decrease in an autoimmune condition.
The Schunk LMG-44 and LMG-64 stainless steel grippers can be used in applications where fresh food products are to be handled automatically, such as in processing and packing lines.