Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) have recently funded a research program in Australia to improve knife sharpening skill in meat processing plants. This has involved using a sharpening program developed by the New Zealand meat industry. The program utilizes ‘setters’ (a sharpening jig that controls the angle of the stone in relation to the to the blade edge) to standardize sharpening and stoning technique. The workshops are run at the individual plant level over 2 or 3 days.
Following training the Meat Industry Training Advisory Council (MINTRAC) is assessing the impact of this training on knife sharpness levels and occupational health and safety (OH&S) outcomes using the Anago knife sharpness tester.
“A critical part of this program has been the use of the Anago knife sharpness testing machine which gives and objective assessment of the effectiveness of both sharpening and steeling techniques”
Anago is pleased that their technology is assisting the National Australian meat industry in both improving and confirming a key aspect of meat processing.
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