Articles Tagged with ''inspection''

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Thermal imaging cameras

Used to reveal hidden heat-driven problems, General thermal imaging cameras detect small temperature differences from a distance and convert an object’s invisible infrared radiation into a visible color image; the visual image with multiple temperature points enables the diagnosis of equipment malfunctions and poor performance. 


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New poultry, hog inspection protocols under fire

The Government Accountability Office says there is insufficient data to verify the quality or safety of food these programs could deliver.

 Other media sources claim the pilot programs fail to stop contaminated meat from entering the supply chain.


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FDA food safety inspections suspended during government shutdown

Most Food Safety Inspection Service employees were deemed nonessential.

Most Food Safety Inspection Service employees were deemed nonessential.


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Oregon firm to recall meat and poultry products produced without inspection

Siberoni has recalled 169,655 pounds of raw and frozen meat and poultry "pelmini".

Siberoni has recalled 169,655 pounds of raw and frozen meat and poultry "pelmini".


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FSIS data shows decline in Salmonella positives in most categories

Six of eight categories demonstrated a decline.
Six of eight categories demonstrated a decline.
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Audit finds failure to inspect Michigan food facilities

Agriculture department says it is understaffed.
Agriculture department says it is understaffed.
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TECH FLASH

Inspection technologies keep pace with new processor demands

Various food production sectors require unique inspection technologies.
As the regulatory landscape evolves, these technologies will provide additional applications for food and beverage production.https://admin-foodengineeringmag.epublishing.com/admin/article/general/load?articleId=90752#
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TECH FLASH

Vision inspection sees what humans may miss

Increased packaging line speeds have made it more difficult for human inspectors to reliably remove nonconforming items.

Vision systems can inspect products accurately at very high speeds, making them an important component of many producers’ food safety plans.


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Tech Update: X-ray & Optical Inspection

New types of foreign material and product flaws detected

X-ray, camera and laser sorting technologies are coming of age in new configurations and applications that improve productivity and reduce false rejects while detecting harder-to-find flaws.

A new range of contaminants, product defects and packaging imperfections are being spotted by the latest styles of multi-beam X-ray systems and optical inspection technologies.


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Budget cuts key topic at House Agricultural Appropriations meeting

Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
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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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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