Articles Tagged with ''food quality control''

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X-Ray systems see through yogurt containers…and cases

Metal detection systems can’t see through foil lids, nor can they detect stones, pits, and other non-metallic foreign objects.

 X-ray systems detect foreign objects by measuring the density of product and detecting differences or irregularities. 


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Inspecting one jar at a time

The all-seeing X-ray eye can do it faster and better than the human eye, fulfilling this processor’s motto, “Filled and Inspected One Jar at a Time.”

 The company uses the highest-quality production equipment and maintains vigilance in seeing that each jar of salsa meets the demanding standards of every other jar. 


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Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 162 cases

CDC says the outbreak is linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries.
CDC says the outbreak is linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries.
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Washington study finds no more GMO wheat

The study was conducted by WSU and checked more than 20,000 plots.

The study was conducted by WSU and checked more than 20,000 plots.


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TECH FLASH

Does your operation need color-coding? 13 criteria to help you decide

Color-coding can be an important component of your HACCP plan.

Learn how it could benefit your operation’s processing, maintenance and sanitation procedures.


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TECH FLASH

Court orders FDA to publish remaining FSMA regulations

The Center for Food Safety and Center for Environmental Health initiated the lawsuit leading to the decision.

FDA proposed using target timeframes, but a judge ordered a date be set.


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Conveying system helps quadruple output for chip maker

Production no longer has to be halted when diverting product—just one of the many examples of improved efficiency.

 The most significant efficiencies have come from the installation of a new conveyor system by Walker Custom Sheet Metal. 


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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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Food Safety

Inline monitoring aids in food safety and quality

What you don’t measure could kill your brand.

While it may be said that food safety and food quality are not necessarily interrelated, get lax about either, and you probably won’t have a brand for long.


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Nestlé USA recalls frozen pizzas for foreign material

Small pieces of plastic were related to a batch of spinach.
Small pieces of plastic were related to a batch of spinach.
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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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