In addition, all of M&J Chickens food production processes are based on the highly regarded global HACCP system. Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points, or “HACCP” is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe and design measures to reduce these risks to a safe level.
Our Head Office in Marrickville is also Export Accredited by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
M&J Chickens has invested tens of millions of dollars into the way we produce our quality range of products. From dedicated facilities and best-of-breed technologies to staff training in the latest equipment and techniques, we ensure that only the best is delivered to our customers everywhere.
Here are some examples of our investment:
Our most recent investment, MeatMatrix, is an integrated software system that provides complete trackability of all items used in our production processes. From fresh whole birds to finished products, MeatMatrix, when fully commissioned, will give us total transparency allowing M&J to continually improve on our production levels, quality standards and reliability.
The ProFlex system is one of the world’s most advanced cut-up systems for chickens and offers unsurpassed flexibility and efficiency. It automatically cuts up whole chickens into a variety of cuts ensuring a consistent standard of product.
The intelligent deboning system produced by Baader/Linco is so advanced that it adapts the deboning process to the individual bird size. The result is high throughput, maximised yield and excellent product quality. The system produces a wide variety of cuts and product types.
M&J Chickens has used x-ray scanning for ready to eat products for many years and has recently installed an in-line scanner on the raw cutup line for breast products. These sophisticated x-ray systems can detect foreign objects such as metal and bones so that our customers can be assured that M&J is continually implementing Quality and Food Safety improvements to ensure the highest standards of product safety.
Specialised heat and control spiral ovens deliver uniform cooking with greater production output. Through computer-maintained balanced airflow, every piece of product is evenly cooked, regardless of its position on the conveyor. This enables M&J to eliminate overcooking with the confidence that all product achieves the same safe core temperature.
M&J has invested in Spiral Freezers which efficiently enable rapid freezing to optimise Food Safety and Quality. This individually quick frozen (IQF) process means the consumer use only what is required as the product does not stick together. In addition, the rapid freezing process allows the product to keep its shape, colour and taste better compared to traditional slow freezing methods.
The first of its kind in Australia, M&J has invested in a high-end Pasteurizer and Cooling system. This specialised process ensures that cooked chicken products are microbiologically sound throughout their shelf life. The pasteurization process is an important element of M&J’s commitment to delivering Food Safety and Quality.