Processing > Meat, poultry & seafood

Marel ITM2 Trimming Robot for salmon trimming

18 January, 2013

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.


New resources to encourage food safety

21 November, 2012

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.


Cattle vaccine works to reduce E. coli O157:H7

05 November, 2012

A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli by more than 50% according to a Kansas State University study.


Robotic system automates poultry deboning process

25 June, 2012 by Rick Robinson

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 opens $31 million meat processing plant

24 March, 2012

Woolworths has opened a $31 million extension to its meat centre in Bunbury, Western Australia.


Reducing poultry pathogens with plasma

14 February, 2012

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.


GBS decrease due to NZ Campylobacter regulations

13 February, 2012

Stricter regulations for fresh chicken processing in New Zealand have been linked to a significant decrease in an autoimmune condition.


Schunk LMG-44 and LMG-64 stainless steel grippers

09 December, 2011

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.


The EFSA investigates the modernisation of meat inspection in Europe

01 December, 2011

The European Food Safety Authority has commenced assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the EU's current meat inspection methodology so it can provide a scientific basis for the modernisation of meat inspection across the European Union. It has released its first reports covering the inspection of swine.


Schunk LMG-44 and LMG-64 stainless steel grippers

06 September, 2011

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.


Cattle tick vaccine a step closer

17 August, 2011

Australian scientists believe they may be a step closer to finding a cattle tick vaccine that could save the national cattle and dairy industries approximately $175 million per annum and reduce the need for pesticides.


New freeze-dry method good for processing fish

03 August, 2011

A freeze-dry technique could potentially be applied to add value to meat components considered to be less appealing.


Linley Valley Fresh installs laser-guided, pork-cutting robot

04 July, 2011 by

Australia’s first laser-guided, pork-cutting robot has been installed, at a cost of $700,000, at Craig Mostyn Group’s Linley Valley Fresh pork processing works at Wooroloo, WA.


Linley Valley Fresh installs laser-guided, pork-cutting robot

04 July, 2011

Australia’s first laser-guided, pork-cutting robot has been installed, at a cost of $700,000, at Craig Mostyn Group’s Linley Valley Fresh pork processing works at Wooroloo, WA.


Reducing Campylobacter in EU chickens

31 May, 2011 by

In its Scientific Opinion on Quantification of the risk posed by broiler meat to human campylobacteriosis in the EU, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) BIOHAZ Panel concluded that the handling, preparation and consumption of broiler meat may directly account for 20 to 30% of human cases of campylobacteriosis in the European Union (EU).


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