Processing Hygiene, Quality and Meat Science

Food safety and quality is a requisite in Australian food manufacturing. Stringent standards, regulations and auditing are integral to the manufacturing process. The red meat industry is renowned for bringing quality and food safe product to not just Australia, but the global market.

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Feb 2, 2018
Australia is a major exporter of vacuum packaged chilled beef (VPCB) to many overseas markets, and China is an increasingly important export destination for Australian VPCB, with enormous potential ...
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Jan 24, 2018
The prevention and control of bacterial contamination is vital to the reputation and commercial viability of meat processors. This work investigated the new opportunity presented by micro-plasma ...
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Jan 12, 2018
The purpose of this research project was to design and develop an automated cattle inspection and washing station that improves the cleanliness of cattle prior to entering the knocking box. This ...
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Dec 13, 2017
Red meat (lamb and beef) are important global commodities and as such, industry must deliver safe and quality product to often distant end-users – to do otherwise would incur substantial marke...
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Dec 13, 2017
Tenderness is recognised as the most important palatability trait for eating satisfaction of meat and, consequently, has a great impact on its value and repeated purchase by consumers.  Thus...
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Dec 11, 2017
This project was the industry adoption phase of previous work conducted by MLA, AUS-MEAT and others over the last 15 years in the development and implementation of the GS1 bar coding standards and e...
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Nov 30, 2017
Raw meat is cooked to achieve a palatable and safe product. However, meat shrinks upon cooking due to protein denaturation which results in reduced yield by loss of liquid (cook loss). The moisture ...
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Aug 31, 2017
Colour is the most important pre-purchase quality trait of meat, because consumers use colour as an indicator of quality and freshness at the point of sale. Australian processing plants assess colou...
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May 5, 2017
Meat testing is an onerous and expensive task for all establishments, and one which currently provides little or no information on process control or food safety. This project examined process contr...
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Fact Sheet
Jan 23, 2017
The project addresses a growing need for animal welfare auditors to demonstrate specific technical skills required to undertake animal welfare audits in terms of practical experience, formal trainin...
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Fact Sheet
Jan 23, 2017
During 2010 Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) received feedback from processing industry members that there is a degree of variation between Pre Sale Catalogues (PSC) and Buyer Reconciliation ...
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Fact Sheet
Jan 19, 2017
Cattle washing prior to slaughter is an accepted practice at most major plants in Australia. The principle purposes of pre-slaughter cattle washing in reduce physical contamination on hides reduce m...
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