In last year’s February issue, I wrote about how I was trying to overcome the depressing sight of snow and ice on the ground by thinking ahead to April and our annual Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference in Miami. The more things change …
In an effort to allow FDA to sample water, soil and environmental conditions on USDA-regulated concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), New York Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand introduced a bill that would provide the FDA authority to conduct microbial sampling on CAFOs as necessary for a foodborne illness outbreak investigation, determine the outbreak’s root cause or address other public health needs.
The FDA has reopened the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register of Oct. 19, 2005, entitled “Cheeses and Related Cheese Products; Proposal to Permit the Use of Ultrafiltered Milk.”
The FDA has issued final guidance to help manufacturers of packaged foods comply with the updated Nutrition Facts labeling regulations, which addresses serving sizes of foods, including single-serving foods and other foods that can reasonably be consumed at one eating occasion and require dual-column labeling.
Automatic micro and tote batching systems are custom designed and typically include supply bins, feeders, work platforms, automatic or manual bin refilling, liquid tank/pump skid equipment and the dry and liquid dosing automatic control system.
Quality control solutions include a high-speed checkweigher for various packages, an ultracompact X-ray scanner measuring 70 cm wide, and a serialization unit that offers pharma-level traceability for all relevant applications.
The PG series of Airos compressed air filters, regulators, lubricators and accessories offers micro-fog lubricators for more complex circuit paths, vapor removal filter options for ultra-sensitive applications and more.
Unfired steam generators produce clean steam with steam or high temperature hot water as an energy source and are suitable for clean steam applications, humidification, sterilization, food processing and parts cleaning.
In the May 2020 issue of Food Engineering, our focus is on safety. From emergency planning to day-to-day operations such as cleaning and sanitation, we bring you tips on how to keep your workers and your customers safe.