A recent study looked at the tenderness and other meat quality traits of pork longissimus muscle, comparing different stunning methods and carcass chilling rates at slaughter facilities.
Plate freezing has been used in the meat, fresh produce and dairy industries for many decades, offering a range of benefits over alternative forms of freezing such as air blasting. One of Australia’s leading packaged meat exporters recently upgraded its refrigeration plant to include automated plate freezing technology. In doing so, it increased capacity by over 20% while reducing labour costs.
Colorbond Permagard steel combines strong Colorbond steel with Microban antibacterial technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria such as Escherichia coli. Permagard steel is suitable for cool room panel construction.
Swisslog has launched FreezerPick, a solution in which picking is moved out of the freezer into chilled environments, resulting in efficient order fulfilment. FreezerPick is suitable for companies such as retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, 3PLs and pharmaceutical companies that handle frozen products and deliver directly to stores.
The CRYOLINE XF crossflow hygienic spiral freezer allows food producers to achieve increased value in their processing operations. The freezer is suitable for a wide range of high-quality food products such as meat proteins, ready meals, seafood, poultry and bakery products.
Refrigeration is the biggest energy use for most food and beverage industry businesses - from abattoirs to bakeries, cold stores, dairy processors and food, beverage and pet food manufacturers. Tamburlaine Winery in the Hunter Valley has slashed its power use by half. Find out how you can reduce your refrigeration power bills.
The Marel - Freezing & Temperature Division provides a wide variety of freezing solutions using the latest advancements in freezing technology in order to meet the meat industry’s demands for cost effectiveness as well as higher quality end products. The portfolio of freezers ranges from upwards/downwards running Spiral Freezers to Superflow Easyclean Tunnel Freezers with impingement technology.
SCS Filtration has a comprehensive range of refrigerated air dryers. The MTA range of DE dryers is available in sizes ranging from 0.3m3/min (9 cfm) to 37.5m3/min (1324 cfm) and in Australia with stocked dryer sizes from 20 to 494 cfm.
The CIP 4 hydraulic-operated pelletiser series offers a versatile and economical solution for producing dry ice.
SCS Filtration offers a comprehensive range of refrigerated air dryers from dryer and chiller manufacturer MTA. The range of DE dryer sizes range from 0.3 to 37.5 m3/min.
The HRS series of lightweight and portable thermochillers is available in three cooling ranges, 1300, 1900 and 2300 W, in both air- and water-cooled models.
Summit Matsu Chilling Systems has provided a reliable cooling solution for Grove Fruit Juice, supplying the company with two air-cooled chillers that are used for process cooling at several stages of production.
Energy efficiency is a major consideration for many food processors concerned about optimising operations without further impacting the environment. If processors can reduce their energy usage while maintaining production yield, food quality and equipment sanitation, they can achieve significant cost savings. Also, there are environmental and safety benefits to be gained if the quantity of refrigerant in their equipment can be reduced.
Carel has expanded its EXV sistema range of refrigerant control valves and drivers for capacity from 1 to 2000 kW.
A 50% increase in cold storage facilities is needed in India if the country is to stop losing more than 30% of its post-harvest produce.