Grant Melrose, who oversees continuous improvement management for vertically integrated processor John Dee in Queensland, has always lived and breathed agribusiness. But like so many in the sector, his early training was informal, learning from those who went before. About five years back he set himself on a path to formal learning – and it’s led him to the most interesting places.
AMPC has teamed up with Curtin University’s School of Molecular and Life Sciences to tackle the $1.2 billion economic impact of food-borne diseases by developing a simple, efficient and more accurate genetic test that signals the presence of pathogens through a simple colour indicator.
The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. David Littleproud MP, to review the nation’s rural innovation sector.
Are you a young agricultural scientist, innovator or researcher with a big idea to help improve the sustainability and efficiency of the red meat processing sector?
Do you know an emerging leader in the red meat processing industry who is looking to take their leadership capability to the next level?
A new method to reduce E. coli and potential pathogenic bacteria in beef is this week undergoing further testing at the JBS abattoir at Scone, New South Wales.
AMPC had the opportunity to attend the 2018 LambEx conference in Perth last week, alongside our exhibition partners AMIC, MINTRAC and AUS-MEAT. It was great to work alongside these important industry bodies, sharing some of our research highlights and facilitating valuable conversations with AMPC and AMIC members about industry issues.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Eddie Andriessen Award, recognising significant contribution to Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance (MI&QA) in Australia in areas such as R&D, training or professional development of meat safety/QA personnel in the Australian meat industry.
AMPC and MINTRAC have recently completed work on a series of short, sharp online videos which can be used by red meat processing companies and trainers to support induction, careers promotion, commencement of training, and refresher training. The videos are now available in five different languages (Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino and Portuguese).
Each video is accompanied by worksheets, also available in multiple languages (contact MINTRAC at firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you’re interested in upskilling your knowledge on microbiological meat testing, be sure to register to attend MINTRAC’s Meat Micro workshop in Wagga Wagga from May 24-25.
In a significant win for the Australian red meat industry, an update has been announced last week that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the 11 parties will be signed in Chile in March 2018.