Processing > Meat, poultry & seafood

Red meat exports tip 100,000 tonnes for May 2013

18 June, 2013

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.

Improving flavour and shelf life

21 May, 2013

‘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.

Bizerba Carneoline FW-N 22/82 and FW-N 32/98 T/S meat mincing machinery

03 May, 2013

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.

Hanna Instruments HI 99163 portable pH and temperature meter for meat processing

29 April, 2013

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 FC230B and FC430B pH electrodes for meat processing applications

24 April, 2013

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific phenylbutazone detection method for horsemeat

09 April, 2013

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.

Big brother to watch over all Inghams plants

02 April, 2013

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.

Funding for E. coli vaccine development

02 April, 2013

Bioniche Life Sciences received $500,000 from the National Research Council of Canada to further develop an E. coli O157 vaccine.

Turkey bashers sacked by Inghams

25 March, 2013

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.

Eagle FA 720 fat analysis system

21 March, 2013

The Eagle FA 720 system offers accuracy in fat analysis, ensuring meat processors are supplying meat at customer-specified chemical lean (CL) values.

GEA DualSlicer meat slicer

20 February, 2013

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.

No horsemeat on the menu for Australia

18 February, 2013

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 chicken growers get collective-bargaining go-ahead

29 January, 2013

Queensland broiler chicken growers have received authorisation from the ACCC to collectively bargain with three major poultry processors in the state.

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.

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