Processing > Meat, poultry & seafood

Kangaroo meat company targets European expansion

22 September, 2016

Kangaroo meat distributor Macro Meats is planning to establish a processing plant in Europe to target the home cooking market.

Experts warn booming seaweed industry of the risks of rapid growth

15 September, 2016

The seaweed industry is expanding at a rapid rate, driven by new and valuable uses for the crop. But experts are urging the industry to take heed of the lessons learned in both agriculture and fish farming in order to avoid the potential pitfalls.

Pork industry placement program a win-win

10 August, 2016

Alice Weaver, whose PhD was supported by the CRC For High Integrity Australian Pork, is the first person to be awarded an Industry Placement Program appointment under the South Australian Government's $500,000 funding to the Pork CRC.

Reducing greenhouse emissions in the pork industry

21 July, 2016

A study by the Pork CRC has identified herd feed conversion as a key factor in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the pork industry.

Spraying Systems AutoJet carcass chilling spray system

20 July, 2016

Spraying Systems has developed the AutoJet Carcass Chilling Spray System to offset evaporative weight loss during the carcass cooling process by using a range of spray nozzles.

Self-cleaning screen saves rendering facility $100,000 pa

14 July, 2016

A self-cleaning screen installed prior to the prefilter cartridge filters in an RO plant is saving a Quensland rendering plant $100,000 per annum.

More little piggies go to market

23 June, 2016

Revenue from pig farming is growing at a faster rate than beef farming, and this trend is forecast to continue to 2021, according to research by IBISWorld.

The scramble for free-range eggs

16 June, 2016

With ongoing concerns about the welfare of egg-laying hens prompting changes to free-range egg classification, the egg farming industry is seeing a shift towards free-range eggs at all stages of the supply chain.

GEA MaxiFormer 1000 mm rotary drum former

02 June, 2016

GEA's 1000 mm GEA MaxiFormer rotary drum former is designed for high-volume production of natural-looking chicken nuggets, popcorn, inner fillet/tender and steaks.

Grasselli KSL Boneless horizontal slicer

26 May, 2016

The Grasselli KSL Boneless horizontal slicer uses a multiblade cutting system to cut even, parallel slices.

Adaptable squid thrive in a changing ocean

26 May, 2016

The number of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squid) has increased in the world's oceans over the past 60 years, a University of Adelaide study has found.

WA egg producer guilty of misleading 'free range' claims

23 May, 2016

The Federal Court has found that one of Western Australia's largest egg producers made false or misleading representations that its eggs were 'free range'.

Inghams invests $275m in SA expansion

18 May, 2016

Poultry producer Inghams has announced a $275 million investment in its South Australian operations, projected to generate more than 850 jobs over the next two years.

US demands more data on antimicrobial use in animals

17 May, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration is boosting its knowledge of antimicrobial use in food processing, issuing a rule that requires species-specific data reporting on antimicrobials used in animals for human consumption or food-producing animals.

Repackaging efficiency and innovation for the meat industry in Australia and New Zealand

10 May, 2016

Skin-tight vacuum seals protect products from freezer burn, so consumers can store products in the fridge or freezer. They also minimise product shrinkage and waste and extend shelf life.

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