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Cone Line Screening: Improved Yield, No Bones About It!
Deboned breast fillets are one of the most popular further processed poultry products, according to Poultry Tech from Georgia Tech's Research Institute....
Ultrasound Imaging for Fat Measurement
Developments in software technology are now allowing ultrasound imaging to be used automatically and repetitively to accurately measure carcase value at each stage of the supply chain, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief, Chris Harris. ...
Robots and Automation on the Line
In the meat industry there is a place for using industrial robots rather than bespoke products, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief, Chris Harris. ...
Vinegar to Safeguard Organic Pork
Consumers’ enthusiasm for natural and organic food products extends to cured pork products such as hams, bacon and frankfurters according to Iowa State University Joseph G. Sebranek. ...
Meeting Consumers' Package of Demands
The change in consumer habits and the growing wealth of populations is seeing a change in eating habits and demands, writes TheMeatSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris. ...
Modelling the Chicken
The design of most devices for handling poultry requires a “feel” for the size and shape of the product, write Colin Usher and Wayne Daley from Georgia Tech Research Institue....
Alternative Cooling Procedures for Large Bone-In Hams
Almost all hams sold within the US are further processed with some hams being sold bone-in, rather than boneless, according to a study by Chad Carr and Larry Eubanks from the University of Florida....
Electric Fork Lifts for Indoor and Outdoor Use
Electric forklifts represent roughly 55 percent to 60 percent of all lift truck sales in the United States and are used in almost every industry to transfer cargo, stock, and pallets, writes Gary Floyd from Georgia Tech Research Institute. ...
Poultry Processing Tasks and Lower Back Injury
Researchers with the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Agricultural Technology Research Program in conjunction with member companies of the Georgia Poultry Federation have been examining which tasks within a poultry processing plant could relate to...
Monitoring Oven Loading in Cooked Meat Operations
Fully cooked, ready-to-eat products continue to increase in popularity among consumers because of their convenience, writes Abby Vogel from Georgia Tech Research Institue. ...
Spicing the Meat Also Cuts the Cancer Risk
Spicing the Meat Also Cuts the Cancer Risk Spices will do more than just enhance the taste of ground beef. They’ll also cut down on the risk of compounds that can cause cancer, according to the Food Safety Consortium....
The Meat Industry Under Pressure
The global meat industry is coming under pressure - not just pressure from market forces, but high pressure used in processing and pasteurisation writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Traces of Success at Himmerlandskød
Danish meat processing company, Himmerlandskød (Himmerland Meat), is enjoying notable success, with positive media coverage and praise from the Danish Minister of Food. The employees are happy, and sales are high. All this results from a mix of visionary...
Soy Made to Chew Like Chicken
It's well known that cholesterol-friendly, soybean-based food is good for our hearts. But few meat substitutes made from soy are raved about on the Food Network. ...
"Seeing" Poultry Carcase Contamination
A team of USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists have made two improvements to a hyperspectral imaging system used to scan the surface of poultry carcases for contaminants....
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