Items Tagged with 'quality control'

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Touch screen rheometers

April 7, 2014

 Operating in both controlled stress and controlled rate modes, Brookfield RST touch screen rheometers test for viscoelastic modulus, yield stress, viscosity vs. shear rate, thixotropy calculation, creep behavior, recovery after flow and temperature sensitivity.  


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Field Reports

Putting the lid on emissions

While the aroma of a cooked steak may be an enticing lure to dinner, residents around a cooked-meat facility are not as likely to appreciate the odors.
January 10, 2014
Polarized Meat Company of Dunmore, PA produces high-quality meat products designed to reduce preparation time at restaurants. Certain products are pre-formed and pre-cooked, often with grill marks added to enhance the products’ visual appeal and flavor. Both the incoming meat and the final products are quality controlled throughout the process.
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Food Safety

FSMA Update: Staying ahead of the curve

Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
January 10, 2014
FSMA is still a work in progress, and the final comment period could affect your operation.
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Packaging

Reseal your beverage cans

A new resealable closure solution for beverage cans allows the consumer to portion canned beverages.
December 5, 2013

 A larger opening releases more aroma and flavor, and accomodates a straw. 


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Engineering R&D

Increasing the frequency of microwave sterilization for packaged meals

Destroying microbes in prepackaged meals containing solid and semi-solid food serves as an alternative to conventional retort methods.
October 11, 2013

 Low-acid, high-moisture, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat prepackaged foods are conventionally treated with pressurized steam or high-temperature water at 120°C or higher to inactivate Clostridium botulism spores, stemming their germination and the potential production of a deadly toxin inside the sealed container.  


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Field Reports

Krispy Kreme scales up doughnut production

Producing more than one million doughnuts per week requires consistent, accurate weighing of ingredients.
October 11, 2013

 Equipment must also be reliable, robust and easy to clean. 


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
June 12, 2013
FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Dry Processing

Grinding out higher yields of tea and coffee flavorings

Focus on: powder and bulk operatons
June 12, 2013
Mating a vibratory feeder with roller mill technology made it possible to grind spices and seasonings more uniformly.


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Bulk bag unloading station

June 11, 2013
 The Volkmann BBUone bulk bag unloading station delivers dust-free material flow from the bag to the vacuum conveyor and downstream processes. 


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TECH FLASH

How do closed-loop quality management strategies fail?

Closed-loop management is a tool in the race to produce quality goods quickly and cheaply.
April 28, 2013

Manufacturers need help striking a balance between quality and cost.


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Quality Control Workshop (GMP)

5/6/14
Utah State University
750 North 1200 East
Logan, UT
United States
Contact: Kim Rasmussen

This workshop will provide the necessary training to insure solid, basic understanding of current good manufacturing practices as a prerequisite for a successful HACCP program. The workshop will cover topics such as sanitation operating procedures, product identification & traceability, preventive maintenance and education & training of employees.

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Northeast Foods -Automatic Rolls of NC

Automatic Rolls of North Carolina was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2012 Plant of the Year.The Paterakis family owns Baltimore-based Northeast Foods, a commercial baking powerhouse with 13 production facilities either owned outright or in partnership. Five are part of the Northeast Foods group that stretches from Connecticut to Clayton, NC, where the newest plant began production in May 2011.

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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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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