Frederique, Cushla and Fang recently attended the AgResearch Meat Industry Workshop 2017 in Hamilton. This year's theme was 'Bringing it all together - Safety, Quality & Value.' Frederique presented an overview of the FoodSafe project in the processing and value session.
Several talks during the day focused on research currently occurring to characterise Shiga-Toxin producing E. coli serotypes on New Zealand farms and in meat products. We heard about efforts to add value to to low value meat cuts, processing to make meat products more safe and more appealing to those with swallowing disorders (dysphagia), and several other interesting initiatives within beef and lamb research.
The day was capped off by a pleasant barbecue in the sun, and yes vegetarians were catered for.