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FSIS issues 2015 rates

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the 2015 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services.


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Fat analysis machine

Designed to discriminate between fat and lean portions of packaged meat products in cardboard cartons, plastic crates and vacuum-packed frozen blocks, the Eagle FA3/C fat analysis machine also provides protein and moisture calculations.


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3-D displacement sensor

Providing 3-dimensional inspection of products, the Cognex DS1000 3-D displacement sensor uses laser triangulation to provide a topographical representation of each item to allow the measurement of features such as length, width, height, tilt or volume relative to any surface.


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Leak detection system

The JLS Automation PIVT leak detection system utilizes vacuum, vision and other sensor technologies to detect seal contamination, leaks and pinholes; it allows a robot to identify leaky packages and reject them.


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3-D imaging system

The Rice Lake iDimension 3-D imaging system instantly captures an image of a package, flat, poly bag, tube and irregular-shaped item.


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Vision inspection system

The Triple/S Dynamics Opti-Flow vision inspection system scans the surface profile of the material as it is conveyed to collect real-time data.


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Inline inspection

The JBT DSI J-Scan inline inspection system provides corrective feedback to operators using upstream processing equipment or high-speed precision sorting.


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USDA appoints new members to committee on meat and poultry inspection

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspections (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term.


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2-D barcode scanner

A handheld device, the DENSO ADC SE1-QB Bluetooth wireless 2-D barcode scanner serves as the front end of a mobile data capture system consisting of a scanner and host smartphone or tablet.


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Lamb products produced without import inspection

Maryland producer E.&B.’s Natural Way is recalling approximately 27,948 pounds of raw lamb products because they were not presented at the border for USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) import inspection, according to the government agency.


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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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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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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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