Food Safety

TECH FLASH

CDC says trans fat reduction efforts slowed over time

Progress varied by food type and parent company.

Because consuming trans fat is harmful even at low levels, researchers urged manufacturers to renew efforts to discontinue or reformulate products containing them.


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Food Safety

Minimizing risk from raw materials

The ingredients you use reflect the quality of your product, so keep close tabs on your suppliers
Food manufacturers are launching new efforts to improve ingredient quality, make use of newer technologies and generally push greater innovation into their product offerings.


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Manufacturing News

Food Fraud: You purchased what?

Is your burger really 100 percent beef? Is your virgin olive oil really virgin? Only your analytical instrumentation knows for sure.
As a result of the recent UK horsemeat scandal, consumers and processors are very much aware they may not be getting what they paid for.


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Food Safety

Are your ingredients and raw materials safe?

Risk assessment is an essential element for protecting a company’s good name, its products and its customers
Today, processors must ensure what they order is safe, high quality and wholesome, and vendors must be able to prove all of these.


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FDA offers free online courses on food defense

The courses are designed to prevent and mitigate intentional food contamination.
The courses are designed to prevent and mitigate intentional food contamination.
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TECH FLASH

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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TECH FLASH

Vision inspection sees what humans may miss

Increased packaging line speeds have made it more difficult for human inspectors to reliably remove nonconforming items.

Vision systems can inspect products accurately at very high speeds, making them an important component of many producers’ food safety plans.


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TECH FLASH

FSIS announces verification of product formulation and labeling for most common food allergens

Undeclared allergens are the result of a failure in hazard analysis.

Ingredient suppliers and formulation changes led to most undeclared allergen recalls.


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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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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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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering

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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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