Norway is now operating the first salmon slaughter line in the world to use automatic bleeding based on machine vision and robot technology. The innovation makes for more rational operation, says the system’s pilot operator.
Researchers have designed an instrument that can quickly detect poultry spoilage without damaging the product and can be used by suppliers during all stages of processing, transport and storage.
Packaging Automation has released the PackAuto CI250 Reel Stock Soaker Pad Placing range of equipment that has been developed specifically for the fresh meat industry where placing of soaker pads into food service trays has largely been handled manually.
Ennio Australia will now provide meat processors with an extended range of netting and casing products by adding the Viskase range of cellulose, smoked and clear fibrous as well as barrier polyamide casings.
The AEW Delford Polyslicer 1000 is a compact, versatile and easy-to-use machine.
MeadWestvaco has released a range of moisture-resistant paperboard packaging for frozen seafood.
Hellers has upgraded its sausage line with a system manufactured by Mercer Stainless, making the transfer of meat trim and bagged smallgoods to the packing stations more efficient and hygienic.
Proseal has introduced the GT3 tray-sealing machine that can be used to process over 150 units/min. The equipment is suitable for fast production lines such as meat products and fresh fruit.
Food and water around the world could soon become safer for human consumption thanks to a new cattle vaccine created by University of Saskatchewan graduate student David Asper.
In Zeebrugge, Belgium, Gastro Fish has opened a new 4000 m2 production facility to process fish for European and international consumers.
The Proseal GT2 tray sealer is capable of sealing over 90 packs/min and is also totally portable to provide a highly flexible tray-sealing solution for the meat industry.
The Adept Technology Adept Quattro s650HS robot for high-speed food handling is USDA accepted for applications such as meat and poultry processing.
Food Processing Equipment (FPE) has delivered an AMTek microwave tempering system to George Weston Foods (GWF) in Castlemaine.
In a recent study, Meat and Livestock Australia investigated the cost of rendering at several plants throughout Australia. The investigations revealed that the cost of producing one tonne of rendered product ranged between $130 and $253.
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is taking the lead for the International Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) in developing standards to combat campylobacter in broiler chickens.