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Trimming and Washing Poultry Carcases Reduces Contamination
Washing chicken carcases with water containing a low level of chlorine was effective in reducing counts of aerobic bacteria, total coliforms and E.coli, according to a new study from Brazil. Trimming was less effective. ...
Robots Indispensable in Food Production
The world of robotics is currently facing another breakthrough: small, lightweight, comfortable and above all, flexible - that's how engineers envisage the industrial lightweight robots of the future....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014 - Americas' Share of Global Chicken Output Declines
The Americas produces most chicken but its global share is declining, says industry analyst, Terry Evans, in his latest view of trends in poultry meat production in the region....
Improving Rapid Detection Methods for Foodborne Pathogens
Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a microfluidic device that exploits cell movement to separate live and dead bacteria during food processing. ...
UK Chilled Foods Market Driven by Demand for Health Quality Convenience
The UK market for chilled foods has shown growth of 3.6 per cent in 2014 and this is expected to grow to more than 15 per cent over the next five year....
Ethics of Eating Meat – a Personal Opinion
In his book, Eating Meat: Science and Consumption Culture, Howard Swatland presents a new look at eating meat from a personal point of view....
Exploring New Techniques for Smoking Fish
Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València have developed a new technique based on the use of water vapour permeable bags for fish salting and smoking....
White Striping Poultry Meat Quality Issue Investigated
Research in the chicken breast meat quality defect known as white striping has been found to affect around half of the samples tested in broiler flocks from Brazil and Italy. ...
China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Using Robots to Get More Food from Raw Materials
Can an industrial robot succeed both at removing the breast fillet from a chicken, and at the same time get more out of the raw materials? This is one of the questions to which researchers working on the CYCLE project now have the answer....
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
USDA Quality Grades May Mislead Consumers
A study from Oklahoma State University has shown that there is a great deal of confusion among consumers over the quality grading of beef in the US....
Sudden Death in Pigs During Transport
The majority of pigs that died in transit had a pre-existing cardiac abnormality, similar to one found in humans, according to a study by Kathy Zurbrigg of the University of Guelph reported at the London Swine Conference 2014....
Pig Plague Threatening Europe
Europe’s valuable pig industry is threatened by a plague on its eastern borders with vast destructive potential known as African swine fever. Scientists are fighting back....
Changing Dietary Behaviour
Strong evidence now exists of the need to shift diets towards reduced levels of meat-eating among high consuming countries such as the UK to help address climate change, promote public health and help feed the world more fairly and humanely....
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