Vacuum packaging meat products has made it possible to keep them fresh in appearance and taste. The problem is that pathogenic bacteria can grow on the meat in this packaging at both room and refrigeration temperatures.
Alcoa Closure Systems International has begun commercial production of Vino-Lok, its 'glass-on-glass' closure system for wine bottles that it developed as an alternative to corks and synthetic stoppers. Alcoa will supply the new glass closures from its Worms, Germany, facility to several wineries in Europe that provide wines to Lufthansa.
Gribbles Molecular Science (GMS) and Sunshine Technologies (ST) have formed a joint venture company, id-DNA Pty Ltd, focusing on the use of DNA technology in the biosecurity area.
Davidson Measurement has released the DPI 800 series of calibrators. Nine models cover pressure and temperature, dual function versions also provide additional facilities for measuring mA, supplying 24 V power, testing switches and providing Hart compatibility.
VeriSign and EAN, an international standards organisation for supply chain systems,have announced an alliance to launch the EPCglobal Network in Australia.
Does Swiss cheese come from Swiss cows? How about blue cheese? Professor of animal science at McGill University's Macdonald campus KF Ng-Kwai-Hang has the answer to these questions. He has spent the last 25 years studying the genetics of cows and how this affects quality and types of cheese. Basically, cheddar cheese can be made from all milk, but the taste and quality will be different from breed to breed and also within a breed.
The CFS MultiTrack online meat analysis system means that the mixing process no longer needs to be interrupted in order to measure the fat, water and protein content of batches of meat. Rapid adjustments can be made if any deviation is detected from the desired target value. The result: greater efficiency, effective checking and thus the security of achieving constant quality levels for meat products.
Highly perishable foods provide excellent conditions for the growth of hazardous microorganisms. Microbial contamination can lower the quality of fresh minced camel meat, shorten its shelf life and result in economic loss and probably health hazards
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.
The Aqua Fortis 1700 Series High Pressure Clean & Capture System is claimed to save users time, money and chemicals. The system captures up to 98% of the water being used with no run-off or damage to surrounding areas.