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When CBS Foodtech decided to partner with culinary genius Chef George Francisco to create a range of all-natural meat rubs and spices, the partnership was always going to be a winning combination.

The overwhelming response from the industry and the introduction of 4 additional flavours in recent weeks is a testament to the success of the wildly popular Soul Kitchen Spices range.

The decision to offer businesses of all sizes the ability to meet a growing consumer demand for healthier food processing options while delivering world-class flavours has proven to be a winning combination.

soul-kitchenProducing a range of now 12 mouth-watering, lip smacking rubs and spices, Chef George Francisco has taken culinary inspiration from the Deep American South to produce a powerhouse of flavours in a very real and authentic way. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of traditional Southern recipes and smoke house flavours, Francisco worked to create a versatile and extensive range for the modern day kitchen. The unique blends, ranging from a Deeper Shade Of Soul Chicken to a Louisiana Lip Lock Sweet Beef Rub, are each carefully mixed to deliver a different and unique food experience. All the flavour without the fuss for the busy butcher and chef!

Offering versatility to businesses of all sizes, Soul Kitchen Spices finger licking rubs were developed for varied meat cuts, from beef, chicken, and pork to artisan cures for bacon. Each mix is packed in resealable bags which can season anywhere between 3kg – 10kg of meat.

Selling directly to butchers and restaurants across Australia and New Zealand, the Soul Kitchen Spices range has added 4 new flavours to cater to a wider demographic.

The latest releases include a Duck and Game Bird Rub, with a rich combination of coriander, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, fennel and cumin filling the gap in a demand for rich Asian inspired flavours.

The Chesapeake Bay Crab and Shellfish Boil mix arrives just in time for summer and a rising demand for seafood during the summer period.

The Zydeco Gumbo Goodness mix offers a mouthwatering option for world-class seafood and seafood dishes sans the fuss.

The final addition to the family is the Succotash Vegetable Spice Mix which delivers a Southern punch to vegetable roasts and dishes, offering a welcome vegan alternative to businesses looking to offer the cater to a wider food demographic.

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Delivering all the taste sans the guilt, the Soul Kitchen Spices range is representative of a move towards healthier food manufacturing alternatives. Offering a welcome gluten-free, preservative-free, all natural approach to food seasoning, the world-class range has been developed to help businesses of all sizes meet a growing demand for healthier food options. With a demand for organic produce in Australia prompting many farmers to switch from traditional to organic farming, the Soul Kitchen Spices range offers a welcome alternative for butchers and the wider hospitality industry looking to keep up with the changing landscape.

We invite you to try the full range.

Contact us to order your FREE sample today.

 

 

Costly recalls break valuable contracts.

Recent food recall statistics reveal that almost all recalls could have been prevented if there was a contingency plan against them. Asking the right questions and finding innovative solutions during the planning stage of a food processing business should not be taken lightly. Overlooking this stage of planning can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, it can alienate even the most loyal customer base, and in many cases it can create a PR crisis that small to medium sized businesses would find difficult to recover from.

All it takes is one error, one recall!

FoodLegal principal Charles Fisher says if a product needs to be recalled, the minimum cost including payment to supermarkets for product withdrawal is well over $100,000 for the company. “This figure can easily reach $2 million if the product is a popular one sold nationwide”. ~(Australian Food News)

With the right support and effective compliance systems, many food recalls can be prevented. Here is how:

KNOW YOUR HAZARDS

Know your potential hazards; and plan on managing this level of risk. According to a survey conducted by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), foreign matter contamination has been amongst the top three hazards responsible for product recalls over the past decade. Contaminates include magnetic and non magnetic metals, glass and ceramics, stone, PVC and rubber.

WORK WITH A TRUSTED PARTNER

CBS Foodtech is the food manufacturers preferred partner, creating complete solutions through innovative thinking, technology, and experience. With a strong market reputation of over 30 years, and with the company’s forward vision and commitment to innovation, we have developed a diversified portfolio which includes a tested and trusted high-end line of quality inspection systems. If you are in the planning phases of a new business within the food technology industry, or if you are reviewing your compliance and risk assessment processes, having a complimentary consultation can assist you with making informed choices, and putting mechanisms in place that will prevent costly recalls.

INVEST IN TESTED AND TRUSTED TECHNOLOGY

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Our current product portfolio consists of reputable European brands that are put to the test, creating an unquestionable trust and promise of quality for our customers. Sesotec is one of them.

Sesotec is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of detection and separation systems with significant expertise in a wide spectrum of technology and a product range that is almost unrivalled in versatility and quality. Through our partnership with Sesotec, we can supply systems for all process stages, product types, and conveying types, as well as for all the critical control points of the production process from one source: Magnet Systems, inductive Metal Detectors, Separators and X-Ray Scanners.

Sesotec systems combine exceptional ease of operation with the highest reliability; contaminant detectors and separators meet all the requirements concerning full traceability and complete documentation of all quality-relevant data. To view a demonstration and see how this technology can be customised to your business, enquire today and book your free consultation.

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Whether you are a supervisor, manager or business owner, it is important that you understand the nature and behaviour of every cost that is associated with your business. Capturing costs and analysing them on a regular basis is a crucial component of your success because it enables decision making that is informed and can lead to real business transformation through increased productivity.

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Choosing the right plant equipment can make a profound difference in productivity and yield, and can affect your output costs.

Before your product hits the market shelves, the two most important production tasks are slicing and packaging, and optimising these with the right equipment can have a significant impact on your bottom-line. At CBS Foodtech, we are literally slicing costs for the cheese and smallgoods industry through innovative machinery that is designed and built to help you optimise key production functions.

OPTIMISE YOUR SLICING PROCESS

Discover our range of Treif Dividers and Treif Slicer Generation (PLUS) Series. They are characterised by reduced non-productive times, energy savings through slicing at higher product temperatures, even more power and dynamics in the drives, maximum process reliability, more capacity and even more flexibility to accommodate customer requests.

TREIF slicers can cut continuously without idle cuts.
That means that less blade rotations are required for the same output. Not only is this more gentle on the product, it also allows slicing at higher – i.e. warmer – product temperatures, saving you time and energy costs.

In addition this range of machinery offers:

  • A quicker feed rate, reduced non-productive times, and maximum process safety
  • Increased capacity and even more flexibility at your request
  • Perfect product presentation thanks to SAS procedure combined with circular blade technology, even in the case of “difficult“ products

 

OPTIMISE YOUR PACKAGING PROCESS

With Veripack packaging machines, your products are purchased in perfect condition, just as you created them.

You make the quality and we help you preserve it.

Veripack packaging machines use state of the art technologies to properly store your products. The Veripack range includes stainless steel thermo-formers and tray-sealers perfect for food packaging for small, medium, and large companies.

 

Reducing costs is a continuous business aim that should be evaluated on a frequent basis, and it can be overwhelming, which is why our Business Case Appraisal service is on high demand. We have the knowledge, expertise and innovative vision to allow your business, whether new or established, to perform as efficiently as possible by ‘slicing production costs’.

Our team is made up of experts who have worked in multidisciplinary roles within the food processing industry in both Australia and Europe. With our testing facility in Sydney, customers can trial our popular meat and cheese machinery from our range of reputable brands like Treif and Sesotec, and experiment with ingredients prior to making key investment decisions.

To book your consultation get in touch with our team.

With an increase of export demand due to favourable weather conditions and a strong rise in production volumes of both beef and lamb, there has been a notable increase of acquisition of meat processing businesses and a rise of new start-ups entering the market. If you are currently planning to enter into, expand or build your business, or if you want to make your existing business model more profitable, we have some tips!

“The annualised industry growth of 9% since 2011 along with the low level of capital intensity gives business owners healthy margins for success and financial growth.”

ACQUISITION OR START-UP?

Evaluation is key; an existing company with a proven business model also needs to look good on paper, demonstrating a healthy history of profitability. Before entering into an acquisition opportunity check the company’s existing customer base, the consistency of turnover and the value of each customer. Reputation and brand recognition are also pivotal factors to consider. Review all historical liabilities and establish if your product or niche can fit into the model of a pre-existing company; if not, a start-up may be a more favourable option.

 

SWOT ANALYSIS

In your planning stages clearly identity your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Review your existing competition but remember that running in your own lane is also important. Connect with industry bodies, trade groups and regulatory agencies; immerse yourself in the industry and complete as much background research as necessary so that you arrive to a clarified understanding of your product and service offering.

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PLANNING, AND PLANT DESIGN

In the initial phases of your planning you will need to consider where your supplies will come from, this includes both meat and non-meat ingredients like ingredients, packaging and most importantly your equipment. This will then lead you to the design of your facility where construction and set-up costs must be treated as a priority.

 

FINANCING AND WHY YOU NEED A BUSINESS CASE APPRAISAL

Finding the right machinery at the right expenditure can be challenging. Perhaps the most important factor to consider is the level of investment, particularly for start-up meat processing businesses. In the presence of grant funding, and loans from either bank or private investors it is crucial to consider the level of initial investment in plant machinery. Overcommitment can be just as detrimental as underinvestement.

CBS Foodtech can conduct business appraisals for customers who wish to buy machinery or ingredients, which can justify capital expenditure appraisals required to obtain funding. Our service, in most instances can be used to offset against the purchase of machinery and ingredients.

KNOWLEDGE, BRANDS & COMMERCIAL FOCUS

Tapping into industry expertise is important during the set-up phase. Our team is made up of experts who have worked in multidisciplinary roles within the meat processing industry in both Australia and Europe.

“As industry leaders we supply European machinery and ingredients that offer unparalleled solutions to food manufacturers of all sizes and have done so for over thirty years.”

With our testing facility in Sydney, customers can trial our popular meat industry machinery from reputable brands like Treif, Reich, Rex, Boss and Sesotec to name a few, and experiment with flavourings and ingredients prior to making key investment decisions.

During the planning phase, consider CBS Foodtech for assistance in the following areas

  • Machine and product testing
  • Research and development
  • Full factory design, build and installations
  • Capital expenditure appraisal
  • Factory operations analysis and cost reduction programmes
  • Training
  • KPI measurement programmes

Designing and planning a small to medium size plant can be overwhelming which is why our Business Case Appraisal service is on high demand. We have the knowledge, expertise and innovative vision to allow your business, whether new or established, to perform as efficiently as possible.

To book your consultation get in touch with our team.

 

 

 

 

 

The team is back at CBS Foodtech HQ after a week at IFFA Frankfurt 2016. IFFA is the most important innovation platform for the sector and the leading international trade fair to focus on the subject of meat.

Leading manufacturers from Germany and abroad presented innovative technologies, trends and future-oriented solutions for all stages of the meat-processing chain: from slaughtering and dismembering, via processing, to packaging and sales.

IFFA 2016 was very successful, it attracted over 63,000 trade visitors from 143 countries from the sector. Not for the faint hearted, we calculated that for the duration of the event we walked approximately 72 kilometres, which is indicative of the vast size of the exhibition space.

Our sales team was excited to connect with our key suppliers, Rex, Treif, Maja, Reich, Veripack and Sesotec, who were very helpful and delivered impressive sales training at the show.

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We also met with our ingredients suppliers, Raps, Van Hees and GM who are looking to send over a representative to join our rep in Sydney with the goal of assisting us and our customers in further developing new product ideas.

Automation, product quality and operational control were the trends and it was evident at the show as companies were centering their presentations and training around this theme.

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At the show we had the opportunity to try new products at the ingredients stands.
We were quite impressed with the taste of vegetarian mortadella, and rather amused with trying insect burgers, and fish sausages! With hours of daily walking through the exhibition space, the team got hungry in the evening. Luckily, Frankfurt delivered a show of flavour for us; we experienced Jagermeister and found out that it can turn sane people insane (insert sarcasm with partial truth), we tried Spargel which some refer to as the albino version of asparagus!
Simply incredible flavours and highly representative of the German culinary scene.

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For CBS Foodtech, this was a valuable opportunity to meet with existing but also new suppliers as we are always on the lookout for new innovations that can push the technological boundaries of our industry further, and assist our number one priority – our customers.

We are open to forming new collaborations and we are currently in negotiation with key suppliers, which will see CBS Foodtech delivering specialised training for our machinery and ingredients, so stay tuned with our updates on LinkedIn and twitter.

ABOUT CBS Foodtech

CBS Foodtech Pty Ltd is an Australian owned multifaceted company that is today a significant contributor to the food processing industry. A family owned and operated business established in its Sydney premises for 30 years.