Articles Tagged with ''inspection''

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Full-bottle inspection system

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The METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision full-bottle inspection system for the beverage industry inspects filled bottles at high production line speeds for proper fill level, cap position (missing, incorrect, skewed and under- or over-torqued cap) and tamper-band integrity.
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USDA FSIS alleges Rancho Feeding Corp circumvented federal rules

The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
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California processor recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat due to lack of inspection

That quantity represents about one year's production for Rancho Feeding Corp.
By Shane O'Halloran
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That quantity represents about one year's production for Rancho Feeding Corp.
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X-ray's double take on inspection detection

Dual energy X-ray systems bring value added detection features to identify missing product, damaged product, dented or altered packaging and presence of a premium item.
By Mikell Knights
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Conventional single-energy X-ray inspection technology has been established as a reliable tool in detecting contaminants like stainless steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass, calcified bone, mineral stone and high-density plastics and rubber.
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Seal inspection system

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The PTI Airborne Ultrasound Seal-Sensor drop-in online pouch seal inspection system is compatible with a range of material types, including Tyvek, paper, foil, aluminum, plastic and laminated.
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Digital laser sorter

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The Key Taurys digital laser sorter has a sort engine that enables the fusion of multiple sensor characteristics into a single sort decision; the fusion of data creates a contrast for accurate differentiation of good products from defects and foreign material.
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Field Reports

Updated line alleviates processor’s growing pains

A new weigh-blending system and multi-spectrum metal detector increase meal kit productivity and reduce giveaways.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The humble shrimp has been the mainstay of the Choice Canning Company for more than 50 years. Already a leading supplier of shrimp in North America, the processor expanded into the ready-to-cook meal market in 2006. It now produces 12 IQF skillet meals under the Tastee Choice brand and distributes them to retail grocery stores throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Southwestern states and Canada.
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Tech Update

Tech Update: Meat and poultry processing

Equipment advances help minimize product contamination while raising production efficiency.
By Mikell Knights
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From freezing and frying to cleanliness and coding, new technologies make tasks easier.
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Food Safety

HACCP software: Get with the program!

From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors, and can reduce the potential of recalls.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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Best Practices

Automation tales from the trenches

Best practices in setting up and implementing automation systems go a long way to making a processor more successful than its peers.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Technologies must be properly applied after careful planning to ascertain where and what to automate. 


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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