Articles Tagged with ''inspection''

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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Lack of HACCP plan leads to FSIS recall of pork products

Ready-to-eat bacon and ham products received the mark of inspection without HACCP plans for their production.
Ready-to-eat bacon and ham products received the mark of inspection without HACCP plans for their production.
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Vilsack confirms furlough of meat inspectors

Automatic budget cuts made the move unavoidable.
Automatic budget cuts made the move unavoidable.
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Packaging

Seriously committed

An infant formula manufacturer makes a big commitment to its new container with a highly automated and state-of-the-art packaging line.

Most manufacturers are involved with packages. Perrigo Nutritionals, on the other hand, is firmly committed to its new infant formula container.


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Optical sorter

The Mogensen Msort optical sorter has a capacity range for spherical material from the size of a pin to the size of a soccer ball; products with a grain size of 1mm can be optically sorted at a feed rate of 10 tons/hr. 


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Hollow-shaft encoder

Engineered for motor and drive control in harsh environments, the Baumer HS35S Sin/Cos hollow-shaft encoder has an optical scanning system that delivers Sin/Cos 1 V P-P output for exact positioning systems with absolute accuracy to 60 arc seconds.


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Sequester could cause billions of dollars in losses for meat producers

USDA could be forced to furlough workers.
USDA could be forced to furlough workers.
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AMI reminds federal government of meat and poultry inspection obligation

A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
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Camera/laser sorter

A 1000mm wide machine that inspects products in free fall, the BEST OPUS NIR camera/laser sorter recognizes different types of products and uses hyperspectral imaging to identify a unique fingerprint for each type.


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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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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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