Meat Pro – Mane's Meat Centre of Excellence – has produced complete solutions that allow the integration of vegetable fibres within meat applications, while guaranteeing the taste, texture and appearance will be similar to a 100 per cent meat product. After more than a year of R&D, the company is able to formulate and produce complete blends for minced meat applications containing at least 51 per cent meat (beef, pork or poultry) and different varieties of vegetable fibres and, depending on the product, vegetable proteins.
Poultry producers are warning that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries’ recently released draft regulations on brining chicken meat could spell higher prices for consumers and job losses in the industry.
Abalone farming in South Africa is becoming increasingly important in protecting the abalone species, as well as establishing the basis for the future development of the national aquaculture industry.
As the horsemeat scandal continues to rage through Europe, policymakers and industry are starting to reflect on what caused the crisis, and how it can be avoided in the future. In a recent meeting held in Brussels, EU health and consumer policy commissioner Tonio Borg told members of the European Parliament’s health and food safety committee that it was a lack of proper controls and dissuasive sanctions on fraud in European Union (EU) countries that had caused the scandal.
Can you beat 15 minutes? That is how long it takes for a major meat producer’s new integrated packing line to take 1 200kg of minced meat from the extruders and deliver fully labelled and quality-controlled one kilogramme packs, layered into Eurocrates. The line has been running for nearly a year now, and during that time no seal-defective trays have been rejected by the customer, a leading supermarket chain. What is more, this excellent line performance, supported by an efficient supply chain, has been able to deliver a nine day shelf life. If you’d like to know how we achieved this, please read the case study.
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