Processing

Extruder barrel retrofit packages

17 March, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.invensys.com/

APV Baker has developed a barrel retrofit package producing savings in cost of ownership and downtime on its range of MPF twin-screw extruders for the food industry.


Inline fat analyser

17 March, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.cfs.com/

The CFS MasterTrack fat analyser is an inline fat analyser that enables the user to test meat for its fat and lean meat contents while being minced. The whole production process becomes much more efficient as a result. The inline fat analyser, CFS MasterTrack, is fully integrated into the grinder. This technology now allows the fat and lean meat contents of a batch of meat to be specified during the size reduction process - fully automatically.


Solution to sugar bloom

01 March, 2005

UK-based freezing specialist Asymptote has discovered a technique to prevent sugar bloom from spoiling food products.


Cholesterol-lowering hot-fudge sundae

20 February, 2005

Tim Carr, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln nutrition scientist, has developed a compound that packs more cholesterol-lowering power than similar commercially available plant-based food additives and should be easier to incorporate into foods.


Detectable components

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.dynamicinspection.co.nz/

Dynamic Inspection has a range of plastic components that are metal detectable. Conventional metal detectors will detect even small pieces of components.


Oxygen sorbent for cheese

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by: NutriMed Group

Dairy processors and cheese manufacturers can now protect dairy foods including all natural cheeses from spoil-age with FreshPax oxygen sorbents from Multisorb Technologies.


Brisket shear

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by: Argus Realcold Limited

The RC31 sheep brisket shear is a pneumatically operated, full-sized hand tool intended for the opening of sheep and lamb briskets. It can also be used for hogs.


Checkweighers

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.gilbarco.co.nz/

Avery Weigh-Tronix Checkpoint checkweighers automatically check the entire production batch rejecting any non-conforming packs.


Meat and fish portioning

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.marel.com/

The IPM III LaserEye X400 is equipped with the powerful Marel 360° dual laser vision technology that uses two cameras and mirrors to get an accurate 3D model of each product. The sophisticated 360° system allows for perfect vision that calculates the best possible cut configuration for any portioning requirement.


Confectionery cooker

17 January, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.invensys.com/

APV Baker's Microfilm confectionery cooker has been upgraded to provide more production flexibility and ease of operation. The cookers are for sugar and sugar-free high boiled and hard candies, including those with the addition of milk and cream.


Low-cost permeate powder process

06 January, 2005 by Jan Pisecky, Niro A/S, Denmark | Supplied by: Niro (Aust) Pty Ltd

Traditional permeate powder production includes evaporation with flash cooling followed by a time-consuming crystallisation. Niro has developed the 'Tixotherm process' which eliminates the drawbacks of the traditional process


Screwcap closures for wine

20 December, 2004 | Supplied by: Amcor Global

Amcor is installing new equipment at its closures plant to produce metal screwcap closures for wine bottles. Production of screwcaps will commence in mid 2005.


Mozzarella cooker

20 December, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.goldpeg.com.au/

The Mozzarella RotaTherm cooker is now available to manufacture natural or analog Mozzarella cheese.


Sending out the right signals for RFID

06 December, 2004 by Gary Hartley, Manager for Strategic Initiatives, GS1 New Zealand | Supplied by: GS1 New Zealand

Just over a year ago, Wal-Mart announced that its top 100 suppliers would be required to put RFID tags on cases and pallets by January 2005. Other retailers and buyers quickly followed suit, including the US Department of Defense


Tests for imported food

17 November, 2004

Overseas food producers and manufacturers wanting to export to Australia are now responsible for nominating a laboratory for testing their foods and for providing the packaging for samples drawn from their foods.


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