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.
‘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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.