Cheese plant ordered

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: SPX Flow Inc

APV has been awarded a contract for one of the largest capacity cheese plant orders it has ever undertaken

Electric meat trimmers

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: IBEX Industries Pty Ltd

Removing the flex shaft cable drive system to power electric meat trimmers has allowed IBEX to create a meat trimming system which delivers lower operating costs and eliminates cable vibration for operators.

Online particle size analyser

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd

The Pola 3000 is an online particle monitoring system that has been designed for use in harsh environments. It utilises an image acquisition technology to analyse free-flowing particles from 40 µm to over 100 mm.

Wine industry seeks $225 million R&D investment

02 November, 2006

Australia’s wine industry is seeking to boost investment in research and development to $225 million per annum to maintain the edge that new technologies and innovation has given the industry over its global competitors.

Ultrasonic liquid caustic level measurement

11 October, 2006 | Supplied by: Bintech Systems Pty Ltd

Pulsar Process Management Level Star 110 non-contacting ultrasonic level measurement has been supplied to a major chemical manufacturer, resolving a problem it had in the effective gauging of sodium hydroxide

Millba makes muffins

11 October, 2006 | Supplied by: Auto-Bake Pty Ltd

Millennium Bakery (Millba) has increased its production capacity after adopting Serpentine continuous baking technology from Auto-Bake

National strategy improves winery safety

20 September, 2006

A campaign born of cooperation between five Australian states has improved the health and safety of workers at Australia’s wine manufacturers.

Heat and serve for fresh produce

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by: Sealed Air

The Simple Steps package for produce is an easy-open, microwaveable package that offers a quick and easy way to steam fresh vegetables in the microwave.

Extended shelf-life ham technology

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

Schinkentec ham preservation technology is claimed to enhance a ham's flavour, colour and texture and also extend its shelf life.

120,000 hL/year brewery by Krones

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by: Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd

Krones has accepted a bid from New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, Wisconsin, for the erection of a Greenfield brewery with a yearly capacity of 120,000 hL

Vision verifies packaging at Tip Top Ice Cream

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by: ControlVision Ltd

Tip Top in New Zealand produces around 50 million litres of ice-cream per year out of facilities in Auckland and Christchurch

Aqueous chlorine dioxide

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by: Applied Products Australia

Chlorine dioxide is claimed to be a safe and potent broad spectrum biocide that is effective over a wide pH range in hard and soft water and does not react with other chemicals and impurities to produce harmful bi-products. Until recently the only way to use ClO2 was by producing it on site. However, due to recent technological advances, Actisan (a 2000 ppm solution of chlorine dioxide gas) is now available.

Chlorine dioxide disinfection

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

This article discusses the application of chlorine dioxide preparation systems as a disinfection agent in the sectors of drinking water, bottle disinfection and power stations

Dairy innovation centre announced

11 September, 2006

Victoria's status as the capital of the nation's dairy industry will be further enhanced with the opening of a new dairy innovation centre designed to place Australia at the forefront of world dairying innovation and thinking.

Consumer hygiene fears keeps Scottish food industry on its toes

04 September, 2006

A major outbreak of E.coli 0157 poisoning in which 500 people were affected and 20 people died, seems to have led to improvements in the management of food risks in the retail and catering industries in Scotland, according to ESRC funded research at the London School of Economics.

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