Butcher shops are traditional, trustworthy staples of society. They are tried, tested, and embody many iconic facets of Australian culture. The growing threat of being made redundant by larger grocery chains is real, but there is still significant opportunity for butchers to thrive as a contemporary food provider. Although we live in a digital age, old-school customer service, product quality and the sense of community that butchers uniquely provide still resonates with modern consumers.
Time is running out for businesses unprepared for strict new food labelling laws, with an industry expert warning many are at risk of being slapped with fines of more than $1 million for non-compliance.
“Any recall or disposal of non-compliant goods may run from the thousands to the millions of dollars, so it’s important to get it right,” Task by Kirk design firm General Manager, John Kapiniaris said.
The modern food phenomenon has been ignited by television shows like MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules, bearing a heavy influence on the contemporary consumer. Combined with social media, the public is fast becoming more culinary adventurous and aware. The desire for an overall higher eating experience has driven a demand for quality ingredients to complement quality dishes, both at home and eating out. This positive exposure has been invaluable to butcher shops and restaurants going the extra mile to provide customers with superior products.
It’s not the most glamourous food industry term, but one that mustn’t be understated.
In fact, a solid, well-documented maintenance program can not only soundproof a food business’s health and safety standards, but also provide significant future cost savings.
All machinery and processors in an operation are required to have specific programs in place. It can be hard to maintain high standards when running business day-to-day – we get it – so, how can you get on top of it all?
Viking Food Solutions is well established in the perishables industry and has represented the most important international manufacturers of meat processing machinery throughout Australia and the region. The Viking team has 40 years of experience assisting the meat industry with the latest technology in cutting, processing and packing.
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Burgers have always been a popular choice among Australian’s, particularly in the mid-to-late 20th century with the rise of the fast food phenomenon. However, it has only been the past five years that we have seen a dramatic rise in the popularity and number of boutique, specialised burger joints. They are now a culinary powerhouse in the Aussie food scene and looks to stay that way.
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Storing and dry-aging meat is a proven method to maximise a product’s consistency and intensify its flavour. All fresh meat is aged at least a few days, but dry-aging extends this period to 4-6 weeks to achieve the perfect steak. With no extra expertise or effort required, and with just a little more time, your product (and business) can elevate to a higher standard than your competition.
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