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EFSA support safety of BPA

A recent European Food Safety Authority report on Bisphenol A indicates no health concern at current dietary contact levels of exposure.

 However, there is considerable uncertainty regarding exposure safety from non-dietary sources.  


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Bottle unscrambler

The NJM UNISORT 32 stainless steel bottle unscrambler orients and feeds round, rectangular or square plastic bottles that are 1 1/2- to 7 1/2- in. high and 3/4 to 4 in. in diameter.


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Polyolefin stiff film

Created for static lap seal or high-speed shrink packaging equipment running at speeds in excess of 100 packages/min., Clysar EZ-R polyolefin stiff shrink film is used with products such as bakery, produce and frozen foods.


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Vertical conveyor

The Dynamic DynaClean Vertical Z conveyor for food processing facilities moves product to higher elevations; it is custom designed to desired heights and includes widths up to 24 in.


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Sanitary double-diaphragm pump

Powered by a stainless steel air distribution system, the Wilden SHIFT Saniflo FDA sanitary air-operated double-diaphragm pump incorporates an air control spool that automatically restricts the amount of air going into the pump during the latter part of each stroke.


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USDA-designed conveyor

The Piab piFLOWp conveyor utilizes COAX cartridges to generate vacuum.


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Valve terminal

Featuring an IP69K rating and NSF-H1 lubricant, the Festo clean design MPA-C valve terminal has a redundant seal system that allows cleaning with high-pressure jets or foam.


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Pushback to calories-posting ruling

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision last month to expand its calorie-posting rule to most food outlets is getting some strong pushback. In particular, the Food Marketing Institute says it should not be applied to supermarkets, which have thousands of different items.


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PMA submits comments to FDA on final FSMA proposals

On behalf of its members, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has submitted its comments to FDA on the four supplemental proposals under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on produce safety, preventative controls for human food, foreign supplier verification programs and preventative controls for animal feed.


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Overprint varnish

Michelman DigiGuard Gloss 310 overprint varnish protects inks used in form/fill/seal flexible packaging applications.


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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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