Our news update on movers and shakers in the meat and
deli industries. Read more...
Industry Focus - Update on meat
labelling – comply or fry!
The much-anticipated meat labelling regulations were gazetted in October 2013 to protect consumers against purchasing mislabelled meat products from suppliers/retailers. Read more...
Deli Counter - Taken with
Easily transportable, leak-proof containers that preserve
taste, freshness, quality and temperature – these are
components consumers look for when taking away
meals for consumption at home, the office, or al fresco. Read more...
Special Feature - Getting the most
out of coatings
Chicken nuggets, Wiener Schnitzel, fish fingers, vegetable fritters…
Consumers crave the texture, crunch and flavour of battered
and breaded products. But what
do processors hanker for?
Special Feature - Tumbling and injection
for protein functionality
The effectiveness of the two widely used methods of
brine distribution in poultry and meat, namely
injection, are reliant on advanced equipment, crucial steps taken
during production, and, in the
Brining - Reduced brining: poultry
producers’ feathers ruffled
Following the recent news that DAFF plans to amend brining regulations, the poultry industry has been given a year to adjust
its brine levels from the level of 30% currently allowed to a
maximum of 15% in individually quick frozen chicken portions.
Meat of the Month - Offally good
With the latest chef fad embracing “nose to tail” cooking and
home cooks looking for cheaper options, offal is making a
Offal offers great variety, is scrumptious when
the correct manner and has noteworthy nutritional
value. Read more...
Business Operations - Water and energy savings
The Butcher addresses how measures taken by food
to reduce water and electricity usage can
result in short and
long-term savings, with the
added social benefit of reducing
greenhouse emissions. Read more...
HACCP/Hygiene -HACCP standards
To ensure safe food products to the consumer, it is essential that
food safety hazards are identified and satisfactorily controlled at
each step within the production, manufacturing and supply chain.