Novel raw materials are fully characterised to allow processes to be adapted to their needs or to apply novel uses of known technologies as required.
The key to a quality product is using fine raw materials. To ensure quality raw materials, careful handling after harvest, catch or slaughter is essential.
Our projects have investigated:
- Factors that affect the quality and shelf life of products and raw materials
- Raw material handling (e.g. drawing blood, refrigeration and reducing mechanical damage)
- Improved logistics, including means of transport, temperature and time
- Storage temperature, time and humidity
Our projects have resulted in processes development, increased automation, improved efficiency and better yield in food production.