The secret life of gas bubbles and their role in bread doughs

06 October, 2004 by Marcus Newberry | Supplied by: Crop & Food Research

Although bakers have long mastered the art of coaxing the best bread out of the available ingredients and equipment, scientific understanding of the structure of aerated bread doughs is surprisingly scanty

The easy guide to pH measurement

06 October, 2004 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The measurement and control of pH is instrumental in many processes throughout the food industry. Getting the best from pH equipment requires consideration of a range of factors to achieve optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness

Ham cure may bring home bacon

05 October, 2004

Earlee Products has announced major developments in the ongoing commercial trials of its ham process - Schinkentec.

Rapid cooling system

03 October, 2004

A rapid cooling technique - spray crystallisation - may result in ingredients with reduced freezing-induced damage and consequently enhanced functional properties, compared with those frozen by other techniques.

New research for 'next-generation' snack foods

01 October, 2004

Next-generation snack foods with taste appeal and specific health benefits are the first target of a new $18.4 million six-year research program.

Milk in wash-water sensor

20 September, 2004 | Supplied by:

The Optec inline milk product concentration detector uses optical technology to measure whiteness in the process stream thus determining milk content. The measurement technique relies on a light emitting source projecting a light beam into the process stream. This causes scattering of the light to a sensitive light detector which provides a concentration-dependent signal.

Wash/dry system

20 September, 2004 | Supplied by:

Freshline Machines has developed an integrated multi-stage wash and drying system called the Freshline Direct Stream system.

Food industry gripper

20 September, 2004 | Supplied by:

Claimed to be the first of its kind in grippers, the Schunk model LMG-64 stainless steel device answers the challenge for automation technology in the food processing industry.

Blanching, cooking, freezing belt

20 September, 2004 | Supplied by:

Developed for blanching, cooking, freezing, and drying applications, Intralox's Series 800 Perforated Flat Top 29S belt affords easier cleaning and repair plus greater durability. Intralox's reinforced design saves labour and time, contributing to overall greater productivity.

Production process control

20 September, 2004 | Supplied by:

The ScanPlant IT-system enables users to achieve full control over production processes, identify problems before they escalate, track and trace every item and manage stock etc.

Sartorius Observer metal detector

20 September, 2004 | Supplied by: Sartorius Australia Pty Ltd

The Sartorius Observer metal detector is equipped with specially designed sensors based on magnetic field measuring technology.

Degradable bread bags

15 September, 2004

The Co-op in the UK is using its loaf with the announcement that it is launching 100% degradable plastic bread wrappers.

Evaluation of handwashing efficiency

06 September, 2004 by Dr Nerys Bennion, Snr Project Scientist, Biotrace International | Supplied by: Foss Pacific Pty Ltd

The importance of handwashing in preventing the spread of infection is well documented particularly in the healthcare sector, but there is also a growing awareness of its relevance to food handlers

Metalmorphosis: the changing face of metal detection

06 September, 2004 | Supplied by: Inspection Systems Pty Ltd

Recent developments in metal detection technology have made this quality-control process an increasingly important safeguard against contaminant food scares

Hose-proof electric motor

20 August, 2004 | Supplied by: Lafert Electric Motors

The Scorpion range of IEC metric stainless steel electric motors that are totally hose-proof and dust-proof (IP66) has been released. The motors can be quickly and easily cleaned and are not damaged by caustic cleaning solutions.

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