Processing > Meat, poultry & seafood

Microwave technology may increase safety of red meat

12 April, 2018

The microwave process takes less than one second and can significantly decrease the amount of bacteria in meat, such as E. coli.

Carcass disposal and food-animal disease outbreaks

03 April, 2018

On-farm burial presents some problems for large-scale carcass disposal during disease outbreaks — but there are solutions.

Fish scales have healing potential

14 March, 2018

Most consumers prefer to buy fish from supermarkets or order skinned fish in restaurants, but research has revealed that fish scales have a number of biomedical applications.

Using augmented reality to improve meat grading

08 March, 2018

An American study of meat grading found that 50% of meat samples were mis-graded in some way.

Is fake beef meat?

27 February, 2018

The US Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has declared war and fired the first salvo against the labelling of lab-grown or plant- or insect-derived "fake" meats as meat.

Prime Equipment Group CKH-1 chicken keel harvester

02 February, 2018

Prime Equipment Group's CKH-1 Chicken Keel Harvester automatically cuts keels from carcasses and sends them to a tub or conveyor.

CSPI opposes faster poultry line speeds

20 December, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

The National Chicken Council's (NCC) aim to allow poultry producers to slaughter and process chickens with no limit on line speeds has caused controversy, with watchdog groups opposing it on grounds of food safety.

GEA PowerGrind 200 and 280

19 October, 2017

The GEA PowerGrind 200 and the larger 280 model's twin-screw design grinds fresh or frozen meat without the need for changing the cutting set or screw.

Seafood sustainability award winners announced

27 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

The winners of the annual Wave of Change awards have been announced by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Oceania, featuring companies such as Coles and John West.

Hilton processing plant produces 500 new jobs

18 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Meat processing company Hilton Food Group has announced that it plans to develop a new processing and distribution centre in Brisbane.

Marel I-Cut 130 PortionCutter

15 September, 2017

The I-Cut 130 PortionCutter by Marel is suitable for cutting fresh, boneless fish into portions of fixed weight and/or fixed length.

Guardian Bandsaw and SMC collaborate on meat processing technology

12 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Addressing the need for improved safety and detection systems in the meat processing sector, Guardian Bandsaw has collaborated with SMC to further advance their bandsaw and ensure the efficient control of their technology.

Marel MasterLink

05 September, 2017

The compact Marel MasterLink produces a wide variety of fresh sausages with a constant length and weight without a twist.

Can probiotics combat pathogens?

30 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Probiotics could form an alternative to antimicrobials, according to researchers from Ontario Veterinary College.

Jellyfish crisps: the snack that will curb problematic numbers

31 July, 2017

With an increasing number of jellyfish swarming the sea, scientists have found a new method of controlling these 'blooms' — jellyfish crisps.

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