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Relaying Information to Food Processing Technicians
Alerting technicians in a food processing plant about a substandard item on the processing line could be much easier in the future with a laser projection system developed by researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), writes Abby Vogel...
Vision Systems for Food Processing Operations
Vision systems are becoming commonplace in many manufacturing operations for tasks such as quality assessment and process control, writes Olin Usher in Georgia Tech Research Institute newletter Poultry Tech....
Accurate Derinding of Pork Loins with Robot
The majority of pork loins produced in Denmark is defatted for the export market....
Washdown-Ready Robot Undergoes In-Plant Tests
A washdown-ready robot for packing fresh meat into trays, developed by Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) engineers, recently underwent 10 months of in-plant testing at Cargill Meat Solutions in Newnan, Georgia....
Effects of Aging and Antioxidants on Irradiated Ground Beef
A study by graduate assistants, Hesham Ismail and KyungYuk Ko, Eun Joo Lee, an assistant scientist and Dong Ahn, professor, Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University found that antioxidant treatments were effective in reducing aldehydes in...
Effect of Antioxidants on Irradiated Ground Beef
A report by researchers at Iowa State University found that mixing antioxidants with ground beef was better than using a spraying method in preventing lipid oxidation and maintaining the colour of the irradiated meat. The researchers, Hesham Ismail, graduate...
Intelligent Automated Transfer of Live Birds to Shackle Line
Research sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association over the period between November 2006 and MAy this year looked into methods of 'Intelligent Automated Transfer of Live Birds to Shackle Line'....
Key Cutting Control Techniques for Intelligent Deboning System
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently completed preliminary modeling and testing of key cutting control techniques for their Intelligent Deboning System, which they believe will allow automated deboning systems to match if...
Meat and Meat Products in a Balanced Diet
The primary target of a balanced diet: maintain a healthy weight as weight is a determining factor in the development of chronic diseases such as Cardio Vascular Diseases-Type 2 Diabetes, Cancers, according to a report prepared by Prof. Karl-Otto Honikel...
Robotics - the Future of the Food Processing Industry
Robotics in the meat processing industry are becoming not only common, but in many areas of production an essential tool, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
New Technologies for New Poultry Meat Products
As the poultry industry looks for ways to drive chicken consumption and improve profitability, scientists at the University of Alberta, Canada, are experimenting with new technologies that may help on both fronts....
Traceability Advancing with Technology
The need for traceability in the meat and food chain has now become an essential part of the processor's armoury in developing protection against possible food safety scares, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
The Perfect Knife Steel for Robots of the Future
The meat industry has long been faced with a choice between two types of knife steel for its machines and robots. So far, the choice has been between steel that is rust-resistant yet “soft” and steel that is hard and yet prone to rust. The Swedish...
Achieving Food Safety on the Line
Meat and food processors want to ensure that the products they produce are manufactured in the most hygienic conditions and do not put consumers' health at risk, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris. ...
Going Greener on the Production Line
Energy efficiency in the processing plant is becoming more and more essential, not only as a means of saving money on the production line, but also as a means of reducing the company's carbon footprint, writes TheMeatSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris....
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