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Automation executives to meet at ISA EXPO

The Third Annual Automation Executive Summit focuses workforce development issuesThe International Society of Automation (ISA) will host its 3rd Annual Automation Executive Summit on October 7, 2009, at the Reliant
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ODVA chooses new leadership

New leadership includes board of directors and technical review boardOpen DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) has chosen its leadership for the upcoming term, including its board of directors, officers and representatives
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SERCOS International to release encoder profile, open source driver library

Ethernet capabilities drive integration of this real-time networkIn consultation with users and suppliers, SERCOS International (SI) is developing a specification for an encoder profile for the SERCOS III real-time Ethernet
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FDA releases pistachio recall widget

The recall list is growingSetton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., Terra Bella, CA, is voluntarily extending its recall of roasted pistachios to include all lots of roasted, in-shell pistachios and
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ISA100 group seeks papers and presentations

Wireless can link sensors with automation systemsThe ISA100 Factory Automation Working Group (WG16) is seeking presentations and papers for new wireless technology and system architecture for the link between sensors/actuators
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Wireless looks for home in European factory automation

Is wireless ready for primetime?The need for real-time data, workforce mobility, easy installation and commissioning are key drivers for wireless adoption across discrete industries (e.g., food and beverage, plastics) in
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EtherCAT Technology Group expands conformance initiatives

EtherCAT supports high-speed packagingThe EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) is placing a priority on device conformance and interoperability. At its recent 7th European EtherCAT Interoperability Meeting, the group stressed the importance
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Congressional hearings put food processors in the hot seat

There's plenty of blame to go aroundShould FDA conduct internal plant inspections and have the authority to close down a facility? Can third-party inspectors be relied upon to perform uncompromising
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Extreme HHS makeover

We need a Food Safety Administration within HHSThe US Department of Health and Human Services needs a makeover, says a report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert
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FDA offers new salmonella guidance

This document contains vital information for processorsFDA has released a guidance entitled, Measures to Address the Risk for Contamination by Salmonella Species in Food Containing a Peanut-Derived Product as an
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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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