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Fall protection solution

Engineered to prevent employee injuries and deaths from falls through skylights, the BlueWater Skylight Defender non-penetrating fall protection solution withstands and supports at least 400 lb.

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Poultry industry improves worker safety

The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry industry’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 80 percent during the last 20 years and has continued to decline, according to the 2013 Injury and Illness Report released by the US Department of Labor.

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Mezzanine safety gate

The Benko Protect-O-Gate Clear-Height mezzanine safety gate provides dual-gate fall protection for pallet-drop areas; it does not limit the height of the load being passed and allows the use of overhead cranes or lifts.

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Taking the squeeze out of raw ingredient storage and flow

Consolidating rack systems increases storage capacity by 42 percent and frees up space, allowing the addition of 24 percent more inventory items.
General Mills’ Cedar Rapids, IA plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes and long usage time created the need for a storage system that would safely add capacity to its existing facility.

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Insulated curtain wall

Intended for applications where temperature separation or control with some fire resistance is desired or required, the Rite-Hite Zoneworks TZF insulated curtain wall offers enhanced flame resistance.
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IPPE 2015

The 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Jan. 27-29. More than 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry representatives attended the event to interact with the 1,288 exhibitors on the show floor that covered more than 490,000 net square feet. At the show exhibitors demonstrated innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by firm in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products.


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 March

In this March 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how a surprise FDA audit could be serious if you're not recording key data.

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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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