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Food Safety at the Crossroads

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The recent peanut paste recall-largest ever in terms of supply chain-points to the urgency of food safety today.
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Weigh belt feeders improve ingredient weighing accuracy

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Smart weigh belt feeders from K-Tron helped Kar Nuts get its more than 30 blends of salted nuts and trail mix products on spec with 0.5% accuracy. Source: K-Tron.Kar Nuts
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Tech Update: Wireless Networks Provide Critical Measures

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Applications are vast as the imagination can create.
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Poultry Processors Uncover New Ways to Reduce Costs

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Market pressures, sustainability and food-borne illness issuses are driving the push for increased efficiency.


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Tech Update: Process Control

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Citect Ampla MES software allows Ahold Coffee Company to improve overall equipment effectiveness while improving planning and production processes.
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Tech Update: Clean-in-Place

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This CIP system provides automated cleaning to a bakery oven.
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Cover Story: Soup's on at StockPot

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StockPot’s new state-of-the-art facility in Everett , WA facilitates the preparation of soup just the way Mom used to make it.
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Feature Article: Rising Energy Costs Modify the Site Selection Landscape

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Energy costs, logistics, sustainability and workforce issues cause processors to rethink location, location, location.
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Tech Update: Thermal Processing

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Basic equipment adjustments improve product quality and energy savings.
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X-ray cabinet inspection system

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Eriez’s model XR-21 series cabinet inspection system identifies contaminants, scans for missing or broken products and detects packaging voids.
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