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Can Steam Cleaning Carcases Reduce Contamination?
Steam vacuum suction is a useful method to improve carcase hygiene on beef carcases, by removing hair, faecal material and soiled carcase spots....
Measuring True Water Use in Poultry Processing
Water use in poultry processing facilities is best calculated in terms of gallons used per 1,000 pounds of poultry meat handled., according to Brian Kiepper (Poultry Science and Biological & Agricultural Engineering Departments, and Engineering Outreach...
New Grinder Hole Plates Enhance Productivity
Researchers at the Danish Technological Institute have developed a new generation of hole plates for grinding meat....
Growing Mechanisation in Meat Processing
Across the globe people are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of the food that they intake....
Intelligent Cutting 2.0: Rebuilding the Poultry Deboning Robot
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently completed the first year of a three-year project to rebuild their Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System, with the goal of making it into a bionic poultry deboner that can rival the cutting...
Full Speed Ahead to Debone Automatically
With modern poultry slaughter lines running at more than 8,000 birds an hour and recent controversial USDA recommendations to increase those speeds to around 10,000 an hour, the requirement for greater automation on the processing line to keep up the...
Occasional Excess of Nitrite from Foods in Finland
A study by the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has found that in Finland the nitrite intake from foods and household water exceeded the acceptable daily intake for many children....
Expanding Processed Meat Market Sees Growing Equipment Sector
It has become necessary to provide the global population with quality food in right quantity to fulfil the requirement of the growing population worldwide, writes Chris Harris....
Denmark, Germany and Netherlands Lead EU Food Sector Innovation
The Danish food industry is the most innovative in Europe....
Developing Market for High Pressure Processing
High Pressure Processing - HPP - technology is used for food products that have high liquid content including meat and fish products as well as fruits, juices and vegetables....
European Project for RFID UHF Animal Ear Tagging of Pigs
A European-wide project ‘Pig Affairs’ is aiming to trace and track every individual animal from birth to the slaughterhouse with its individual information - personal identification number, birth, vaccination etc - stored on a chip....
Research for More Sustainable Food Production
Safer food, less waste, more efficient food production and better use of natural resources are just some of the goals inspiring the work of a new research group at the University of Lincoln in the UK....
Adding Citrus Fibre to Meatballs Improves Nutritional Quality
Many American diets fall short of meeting nutritional guidelines resulting in burgeoning obesity rates and health problems across the nation. ...
Should You Move to the Cloud?
Cloud computing today has become a popular buzzword. With new cloud computing services coming into existence every day, universities and businesses alike are contemplating if they should move to the cloud. ...
The Poultry Plant of the Future
A hallmark of the Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) in the US is its quest to drive transformational innovation in the poultry industry. Working with the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science, ATRP has embarked on a research...
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