Demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging in the US is projected to increase 4.0% annually to US$6.9 billion in 2009. About half of the gains will be attributable to an increase in meat, poultry and seafood production
Amcor has reached a licence agreement with US-based Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation to provide revolutionary milk sack technology.
Detectronic offers a total range of inspection systems including tunnel metal detector, pipeline metal detectors, x-ray inspection, dynamic checkweighers and grading systems. Conveyor systems built to user specifications and automatic reject systems for conveyor and pipeline are also available.
Soleris technology has been proven an effective indicator of the shelf life of pasteurised fluid milk, according to a study conducted by the Mississippi State University Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion.
The confectionery industry's annual convention, hosted by the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia (CMA) will take on a new identity this year as it takes on a new role in the mix of CMA events. The annual convention that has been known as ConSnack since 1998 will be formally rebranded as ConBiz and will provide a more focused forum for senior management and industry leaders in the Australasian confectionery industry.
The Plant Products Scheme only covers five product types: fresh cut fruit (usually consumed raw); fresh cut vegetables (usually consumed raw); vegetables in oil; unpasteurised juice; and seed sprouts. No other fruit or vegetable foods are affected.
The IQF Frost AB OctO-Frost freezer is suitable for freezing vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat and pasta at 300 to 3000 kg per hour. OctO-Frost can maintain the separ-ation of very sticky products such as banana or high sugar content mango and safely freeze delicate products like raspberry with minimal damage. Featuring an oscillating perforated bed the freezer has three freezing zones - receiving, surface freezing and finish freezing - so product colour, shape and texture can be maintained.
Robots are becoming more common in the workplace. In the manufacturing environment, users are demanding more flexibility with fewer resources, more consistent quality and reliability, and improved ergonomics while working at faster rates in less physical space.
Based in New South Wales Australia, dairy farming started in the Bega Valley in the 1850s. During these early years each farmer produced and sold cheese from his own dairy.
AirMax pneumatic trimmers have a specially engineered valve assembly for easy one-handed starting. This is useful for workers who engage in short-duration but frequent uses of the trimmer, as compared to the standard two-handed start option which is better suited to operators who use the trimmer for longer.
Bega has implemented full wireless VoIP (voice over internet protocol) and wireless data capture coverage within its massive NSW packaging and distribution facility.