USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the 2015 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services.
Designed to discriminate between fat and lean portions of packaged meat products in cardboard cartons, plastic crates and vacuum-packed frozen blocks, the Eagle FA3/C fat analysis machine also provides protein and moisture calculations.
Providing 3-dimensional inspection of products, the Cognex DS1000 3-D displacement sensor uses laser triangulation to provide a topographical representation of each item to allow the measurement of features such as length, width, height, tilt or volume relative to any surface.
The JLS Automation PIVT leak detection system utilizes vacuum, vision and other sensor technologies to detect seal contamination, leaks and pinholes; it allows a robot to identify leaky packages and reject them.
Maryland producer E.&B.’s Natural Way is recalling approximately 27,948 pounds of raw lamb products because they were not presented at the border for USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) import inspection, according to the government agency.