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NZ Lamb Receipts Down Beef Up
The total lamb receipts this season in New Zealand are expected to total $2.75 billion, down 1.1 per cent on the previous season....
How Freezing, Thawing and Cooking Affect Pathogens in Beef Patties
Frozen storage of ground beef that has been contaminated with E.Coli 0157:H7 enhances the survival of the pathogen....
How Diet Affects Carcase Traits of Pekin Ducks
Two experiments by researchers in the US and China examined the effects and interactions of dietary energy and crude protein on the growth and carcass characteristics of meat ducks....
How Light Affects Meat Quality of Heavy Pigs
Pigs reared for Parma ham production with 16 hours of light per day spent more time resting and were heavier than those with just eight hours of light per day, according to researchers at the University of Bologna. There were no differences between the...
Taking Muscles from Chuck Beef Does Not Affect Ground Meat Quality
Removing muscles from beef chuck has no negative effect on ground chuck quality in premium ground beef programmes....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Europe’s Population Set to Decline
Europe is the only global region where a decline in the human population has been occurring since year 2000 and the trend is forecast to continue. As industry analyst, Terry Evans, explains, it has the highest egg consumption per person, mainly as the...
Manipulating Pores in Food Processing Has Health Benefits
Two University of Illinois food scientists have learned that understanding and manipulating porosity during food manufacturing can affect a food’s health benefits....
Effect of Feeding Ractopamine on Heavy Pigs
This experiment from the US confirms that ractopamine improves the performance of pigs and that aggressive handling can have negative effects on their physical, metabolic and physiological responses. The highest dose rate led to a higher incidence of...
Association of Lunch Meat Consumption and Diet Quality in US
Lunch meat can be incorporated into healthy dietary patterns, because it does not adversely affect the overall quality of the diet....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Europe Dominates World Egg Trade
As a region, Europe accounts for most of the global trade in eggs and egg products, explains industry analyst, Terry Evans....
State-of-the-art 3D Abattoir Technology Produces Better Quality Meat
The Danish Meat Research Institute at the Danish Technological Institute has developed an advanced robot that can produce more uniform and precise pork loin cuts, resulting in a better quality of products that increase earnings considerably....
Food Poisoning - New Detection Method for Bacterial Toxin
The Bacillus cereus bacteria is one of the potential causes of food poisoning. Indeed, a recent study in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry shows that this versatile pathogen produces 19 different variants of a poison that causes nausea and vomiting...
EU Call for Action on Industrially Produced Trans Fatty Acids in Foods
The impact of industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFAs) on the health of citizens in the European Union has been the focus of political debate by Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the World Health...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Slow Growth for European Egg Sector
Europe's share of global egg production is falling, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans. The ban on conventional battery cages for laying hens in the European Union from 2012 prompted short-term contraction in its member states, while output continued...
Does Reducing Protein in Pig Diets Changes Carcase Quality?
Research from Italy on the dietary protein supply for heavy finishers reveals that lowering the protein content does not impair carcase quality....
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