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New bipartisan bill confronts cyberattacks

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 authorizes the Department of Commerce to facilitate and support the development of voluntary standards to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

The bill is designed to strengthen and protect the nation’s economic and national security through public-private partnerships.


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Plant Security

The cyber threat

Hardly a week goes by without news of another big company being hacked.


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Trapped key interlock systems

Kirk Key medium- and heavy-duty trapped key interlock systems ensure a predetermined safety sequence is followed each time hazardous equipment is accessed or operated.


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Food Safety

Semper paratus! Food defense depends on it

“Always prepared” is good advice for protecting the food supply, and it’s the law.
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition” is a line made famous by the Monty Python troupe.


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TECH FLASH

Growth of wireless technology creates security risks for manufacturers

The bring-your-own-device movement means networks can lack adequate security.

Several options for wireless networking are currently available, and process industry-specific options are gaining more widespread adoption.


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Beef bandits plead guilty in attempted Tyson theft

Two men say they attempted to steal beef valued at $87,500 from a Tyson plant in Kansas.

Two men say they attempted to steal beef valued at $87,500 from a Tyson plant in Kansas.


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Food industry scores low on cyber-incidents

When a low score is actually good news
When a low score is actually good news.
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Technology Sourcebook

Interlock switch system

The Tapeswitch multigate SCU-1 control unit monitoring system guards machinery where monitoring for a guard is required but locking is not; it monitors up to 30 HE Series interlock switches.


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Safety interlock switch

Available with 4, 5 or 6 contacts, the Omron IP67-rated D4SL-N safety interlock switch can be mounted in 4 different directions without rotating the head; 2 wiring methods make 1-touch attachment and removal possible.


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Editor's Note: That which speeds production could also bring it to a halt

Today, mobile devices are used on the production floor to monitor processes and to communicate with supply chains.


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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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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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