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Devices Designed to Identify Pathogens in Food
Researchers at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico, have developed a technology capable of identifying pathogens in food and beverages and whether a product is free of microorganisms like E. coli or salmonella....
Effects of Pulsed Electric Fields on Turkey Meat
An assessment of the impact of pulsed electric fields processing factors on oxidation, colour, texture, and sensory attributes of turkey breast meat found there was a difference in texture and smell....
Higher Welfare, Biosecurity and Yields through Turkey Processing Automation
Over the past half century the turkey industry has seen significant changes in the methods used to harvest meat....
How Vacuum and MAP Packed Meat Spoils
Spoilage of modified atmosphere (MAP) or vacuum-packaged meat is often caused by psychrotrophic lactic acid bacteria (LAB)....
Improved Method for Detecting Salmonella During Poultry Processing
A recently completed research project at the University of Arkansas has led to the development of a rapid PCR assay for the detection of Salmonella in the poultry processing plant. The assay was found to be effective and its reduces both cost and testing...
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....
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....
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....
Effect of Pulsed Electric Field Treatment on Hot-boned Beef
Electric pulse treatment to some hot boned beef muscles can make the meat more tender....
Safety Breakthrough to Save Abattoir Injuries
There are more than 1,000 bandsaws in use in Australian meat processing, posing danger to the operators every time they are used....
Measurement Engineering in Meat Automation Begins with Sensor Selection
Quality and hygiene are top priorities in the meat processing industry, because consumers expect high-quality and safe products....
Longer Shelf Life and Fewer Plastic Substances in Food
Synthetic materials are convenient in many respects, but they have one disadvantage: they are permeable to gases....
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....
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. ...
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....
 
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