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.
UK-based freezing specialist Asymptote has discovered a technique to prevent sugar bloom from spoiling food products.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
In announcing the results of this year's Winewise Small Vigneron Awards, Winewise editor Lester Jesberg said, "The use by small winemakers of the screw cap seal instead of cork for their wines is turning into an avalanche".