A proposed regulation by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that would require meatpackers to toss an entire carcass if related organs contained unacceptably high levels of residue is akin to throwing the baby out with the proverbial bath water, critics of the rule contend.
Supplier BOC used the occasion of September's International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas to roll out a new cryogenic freezer for bakers that combines high freezing efficiency with significant improvements in dehydration rates.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will increase Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) surveillance in the U.S. in the wake of September's terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York City's World Trade Center.
With varying degrees of enthusiasm, food processing companies and trade groups are applauding the national organic foods standards that go into effect this month, three years after the USDA first proposed rules to implement the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990.
The Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) and the Interface for Distributed Automation (IDA) Group have joined with the Industrial Automation Open Networking Alliance (IAONA) to promote the Ethernet/IP networking protocol.