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Encoding Expert Knowledge for Food Processing Technologies
Although plants are increasingly automated, in the food processing industry there remain many manual operations that require expert knowledge to function efficiently and cost-effectively, writes Dr Ai-Ping Hu for Poultry Tech....
Smartphone Technology for Mobile Motion Capture of Ergonomics Data
Ergonomics continues to play an important role in the poultry industry’s ongoing efforts to improve worker safety and health, write Sim Harbert and Linda Harley for PoultryTech....
Different Uses of CO2 to Extend Shelf Life
The use of Soluble Gas Stabilisation (SGS) pre-treatment of chicken drumsticks has been shown to have advantages in extending shelf life compared to traditional Modified Atmosphere Packaging methods....
Food Processing: The Meat We Eat
Recently, the media has focused on certain meat products, giving them names such as “pink slime” and “meat glue.” The names of these products might have many people wondering what we are eating and how the meat we eat is produced. Part of being...
Safety First – Focus on Traceability
Food safety scandals, recalls of food stuffs, the outbreak of an epizootic disease – are topics that are frequently in the media spotlight and have a high priority in the public conscience. ...
Advanced Robotics for Next Generation of Poultry Processing
The poultry industry relies heavily on fixed automation as well as specialized robotics and perception techniques, implemented in a step-by-step “perception then manipulation” process, writes J. Michael Matthews for Poultry Tech....
New Packaging Solutions for Safer Products with Longer Shelf-life
Trends in packaging are very much in line with the major demands of the meat industry in general and the sector is seeking to make its contribution to bringing products onto the market which are safer and have a longer shelf life. ...
Sugar Beet Pulp for Food Packaging
More than 1 million tons of sugar beet pulp are generated annually by U.S. beet sugar industries. Finding profitable uses for the biodegradable pulp, which is the leftover residue from sugar extraction, is critical for the long-term economic viability...
Deboning Screening System Could Help Poultry Processors Better Track Yield Loss
Efficient deboning is paramount to optimizing production yield (maximizing the amount of meat removed from a chicken frame while reducing the presence of bones), according to researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute....
Could Lab Grown Meat Be on the Menu
In the context of the debate on battling to feed an increasing global population in a sustainable way, the consequences of current agricultural practices and conventional livestock production are being examined and alternatives sought. A report ppublished...
Automation for Greater Productivity and Food Safety
Automation in the meat-processing industry is an important issue. It ensures greater energy efficiency as well as productivity and quality. In addition, it improves hygiene conditions and relieves staff of the heavy physical work. Industrial robots are...
Immediate Bleeding Provides Best Blood Donation and Quality
The amount of time before the fish is bled is more important than the choice of bleeding method. This is among the conclusions of the Nofima scientists who have carried out experiments involving bleeding methods and the impact of the time interval from...
Dynamics of Trans Fatty Acids during Storage of Meat Cans
Research from the GNU The V.M. Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute of Rosselkhozacademia found that under certain conditions trans fatty acids in canned pork meat could be sharply reduced....
Emerging Technology in Food and Beverage Industry
A recent survey by Leatherhead Food Research asked the food and beverage industry what objectives are currently the most important when considering investment in new technology. ...
How Cold Chain Shifts Influence Pork and Poultry Shelf Life
A study by a group of German scientists has shown how higher temperature shifts severely change the potential shelf life for fresh pork and poultry products. ...
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