• Trisco Foods CEO Mike Tristram.
    Trisco Foods CEO Mike Tristram.

Australian food manufacturer Trisco Foods has commissioned a new rotational retort machine as the company aims to push into the local thermal processing market.

The four-basket, steam and water spray overpressure retort with thermal process programmable logic controller is designed for thermal processing with a variety of containers, such as aluminium retortable pouches and plastic containers.

It will enable Trisco Foods to produce a range of stable foods for consumer and industrial use.

Trisco Foods CEO Mike Tristram said the machine will allow the Brisbane-based, family-owned business to ramp up production of our popular Precise range of products for the aged care sector.

“This investment will also empower us to aggressively pursue a range of new contract manufacturing opportunities,” said Tristram.

“The retort is capable of producing a wide variety of shelf stable, low acid foods and we are eager to grasp new opportunities for contracts in this space.

“It will increase production efficiency by reducing heating time while also increasing quality.”

Trisco Foods said it the new technology will aid in enhancing and expanding the current product range, as well as open new opportunities in both the local and export markets.

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