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.
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.