There has been some uncertainty about FDA’s plan to implement preventive controls and other provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because the agency has not yet issued regulations implementing the law.
Reported earlier in FE’s Tech Flash e-newsletter, the recent Salmonella Bredeney outbreak has sickened a total of 35 people in 19 states, and has been attributed to peanut butter—and potentially other nut butters—from Sunland Inc. (Portales, NM).
Equipped with a replaceable silicone duck bill sleeve that can operate in temperatures up 500°F, the Aerodyne Vacu-Valve collector valve has chemical-, caustic- and abrasive-resistant replaceable sleeves.
Using visible and near-infrared wavelengths of light, the Endress+Hauser OUSAF11 absorption sensor is engineered for product loss detection, interface detection, and suspended solids and turbidity measurements.
A high-speed system that certifies each filter, the Excel XLERATOR hand dryer with HEPA filtration system meets stringent HEPA performance standards; it features a washable pre-filter and removes 99.97% of potentially present bacteria and particulates from the air in the room to deliver clean, filtered, purified air.
The Banner SureCross Q45 remote device (RD) model wireless sensor interfaces with isolated dry contacts or PNP outputs; it also features a mode where it interfaces directly with NAMUR inductive proximity sensors.
Engineered for flexographic printing and packaging applications, the Kollmorgen AKD PDMM scalable automation platform combines a high-performance multi-axis motion controller, complete IEC61131-3 soft PLC, EtherCAT master and AKD servo drive in a single package.
The H.B. Fuller Liquamelt adhesive system bulk feed option eliminates the need for on-floor staff to refill the adhesive reservoir; it allows containers to be located remotely and for the adhesive to be safely transferred from the sealed containers to the packaging machines through common, non-heated fluid hoses.
Utilized in the preparation of large quantities of soups, sauces, ready-to-eat meals, hummus, beverages and meats, GPE steam jacket kettles are available in a range of sizes from 0.5 to 1000+ gal., with 1- or 2-piece covers, tilting capability, sanitary outlet valves in a variety of sizes and configurations, strainers, baskets and agitators custom built for any application.
Designed for superheated or high-pressure steam mains, equipment and turbines up to 650psig and 800ºF, the TLV FS5H QuickTrap drainage trap provides rapid removal of condensate; the 3-point seating ensures a steam-tight seal even under no-load conditions.
Available in metric sizes, Winco GN 706.3 threaded set collars come in black steam oxidized sintered steel (Distaloy AB) or sintered stainless steel, European Standard No. 1.4404 (American Standard Series 316L).
Engineered for the meat and poultry industry, the Formax NovaMax500 forming system has a servo-controlled, rotary-product pump that works in tandem with feed-screw movements to prevent overworking; a servo knock-out system ensures precise product placement to downstream conveying systems.