Articles Tagged with ''inspection''

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Defense technology now applied in the food industry

MIT-Lincoln Laboratory research into rapid screening for anthrax and other dangerous pathogens has found its way into the food industry to detect both airborne and surface pathogens.
Remember the anthrax-tainted letters soon after 9/11?


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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.


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HD X-ray inspection system

The Anritsu high-definition DualX X-ray inspection system detects low-density contaminants, analyzing 2 different X-ray energy signals simultaneously to distinguish between product and contaminant.


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TECH FLASH

USDA unveils new poultry inspection system

Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line

New USDA food safety and inspection requirements draw both ire and praise.


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FDA sets reinspection and recall rates for 2015

FDA has published the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) domestic and foreign facility reinspection, recall and importer reinspection fee rates for the fiscal 2015.


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Code detection system

Automatically checking for the presence of an ink jet-printed code on every product, the Videojet code detection system is used for flat packaging with a white or light marking window.


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Inspection software

Cognex In-Sight Explorer 4.9 software offers a set of inspection tools and a communications suite featuring the iQ Sensor Solution network. 


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X-ray metal detector

Using image processing and multiple concurrent detection algorithms, the Raycon X-ray metal detector identifies a variety of metallic and non-metallic contaminants in packaged and unpackaged products; it also detects agglomerated, deformed, broken and missing items.


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Dual-energy X-ray system

The Anritsu DualX X-ray inspection system utilizes 2 energy signals to distinguish between product and contaminants.


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Belt-driven optical sorters

Engineered for potato processors, the Key Technology Sort-to-Grade feature is available for all belt-driven G6 optical sorters.


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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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FSMA Audit

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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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