Processing

US meat, poultry and seafood packaging forecast

06 September, 2005

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


UV disinfection in the dairy industry

06 September, 2005 | Supplied by: Berson UV-Techniek

In an increasingly regulated and safety-conscious market, the dairy industry has to meet ever more stringent standards of quality. Effective microbial disinfection of process water is therefore essential


Electronic drive system

15 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.bonfiglioli.com/

Bonfiglioli has introduced a VVVF electronic drive system that integrates within rugged cast aluminium enclosures, electronic control systems for motors and geared motor lines.


Hygienic cleaning

15 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.aquafortisaustralia.com/

Aussie Red Equipment's Aqua Fortis Clean & Capture range of food production cleaning equipment has four models. All are quality endorsed by HACCP and are more than just a pressure washer.


Milk sacks to the US

15 August, 2005

Amcor has reached a licence agreement with US-based Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation to provide revolutionary milk sack technology.


Detection systems

15 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.realcold.co.nz/

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.


Determining the shelf life of pasteurised milk

12 August, 2005

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.


Confectionery forum

28 July, 2005

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.


Scheme for safe fruit and vegetables

25 July, 2005

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.


Individually quick frozen technology

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.scanztech.com/

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.


Automation, design and robotics

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.wiley.com.au

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.


Communicating and cutting cheese at Bega

20 July, 2005

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.


Pneumatic trimmers

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.fpe.net.au/

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.


Automation, sensors and safety

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.pepperl-fuchs.com/

Pepperl+Fuchs Australia, with the acquisition of Visolux, Omnitron (3D Barcode) and Stahltronic, offers the food industry products to cater for improved production, processes and automation.


Bega's 100% wireless coverage within a unique environment

20 July, 2005

Bega has implemented full wireless VoIP (voice over internet protocol) and wireless data capture coverage within its massive NSW packaging and distribution facility.


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