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Congress Scrambles to Pass Food Safety Legislation

As Congress has argued over health care reform, financial reform, two wars, a mortgage crisis and unemployment, amending the U.S. food safety system was put on the back burner. In Part 1 of our series on food safety in the food processing industry, we investigate the legislative issues behind ...

Assessing Motors' Optimized Power Packages

Premium motors are just one of the upgrades food processors should consider when analyzing their power transmission systems.

Understanding the Complex Relationship Between Nutrition, Immunity and Obesity

The relationship between diet and the immune system is highly complex. Yet there is solid science behind eating the right foods to help support immune function.

Keurig To Open Cold Pod Plant in Georgia

Ramps up toward 2105 debut of cold beverage system, with Coca-Cola's help.

Debunk Plant Myths About Diagnostics

Learn how your existing control systems and analog instruments can deliver diagnostic capabilities, at a fraction of the cost of system or instrument replacements.

Equipment, Control Advances Provide More Precise Portioning

Machine makers are moving beyond sanitary design to address precision and throughput in portioning systems.

Are Food Processors in Audit Overload?

Tougher and more stringent independent audits are an important tool in upgrading food-safety systems worldwide, but they are no panacea for the issues industry faces.

It's Time for Open RFID

The software industry had Linux. What will RFID users have to "open" up their systems? It's time to put enabling technology in the hands of the masses, argues Daniel Deavours.

Protected Designation of Origin Explained

PDO is short for Protected Designation of Origin. It is a European Community certification system designed to protect the names of high-quality foods made according to traditional methods in a defined geographic region.

Plant Instrumentation Showing Positive Impact In Sanitation Process

CIP water and effluent can be controlled with instruments and monitoring systems.

Equipment Round-Up: June 2008 - Metal Detection and Inspection

June's Equipment Round Up brings metal detection and x-ray machines from manufacturers such as Anritsu Industrial Solutions, Cognex Corp, InspX LLC, S+S Inspection Inc. and Loma Systems

October 2007 Equipment Round-Up - Material Handling

October's equipment round-up features material handling equipment, including pallet dispensers, a vacuum gripper system, floor and paddle scrapers, and a pantographic reach truck.

Equipment Round-Up: February 2008 - Cleaning And Sanitation Products

This equipment section features a liquid pre-treamtent, an ozone-dosing system and a cheap and easy vacuum.

Clos du Bois Automates A Centuries-Old Process; Improves Efficiency

Clos du Bois winery improves bottling efficiency 20 percent with 21st century information systems.

April 2007 Equipment Roundup - Pumps and Fluid Handling

April's equipment round-up features pumps and fluid handling equipment, including coriolis flow meters, single scat valves, centrifugal pumps, multi-pump dispensing systems, and a product exclusive from GE Fanuc.

Could Probiotic Bacteria Prevent Allergies?

According to researchers at the University of Helsinki, exposing pregnant mothers and infants to probiotic bacteria could help stimulate the growth of the immune system and play a role in preventing allergies

How Pest Control Plays A Critical Role in FSMA Implementation

After 78 years, the country's food safety system gets an overhaul … which will place new and ironclad demands on food and beverage processors.

Probiotic Bacteria May Protect Against Autoimmune Diseases

A Swedish study shows probiotics can increase "infection defense" white blood cells and may be able to reduce disease-causing overreactions in the immune system.

Automated Packaging for Small Businesses

Maplewood Meats' thermoform fill-seal system boosts production 200 percent.

Electrical Connectors Withstand Harsh Environments

A carton and plastic packaging systems manufacturer and a packaging machinery manufacturer each had various problems with the electrical connectors they were using. Learn how they improved operations by changing connnectors.

Lighting Control Improves Economical and Environmental Performance

Lighting control is among the strategies that improve economic and environmental performance. Such systems can curb lighting energy costs by more than 50%, defer lamp replacement costs by cutting burn hours and encourage predictive maintenance practices.

Edible Coatings the Packaging of the Future?

The growing demand by consumers for healthier and more ecological foods has driven researchers to develop new systems of packaging that prolong the useful life of the products and that are, at the same time, recyclable. Protection is currently carried out with a mixture of synthetic chemical ...

Maintenance Initiatives to Build a Safer, More Sustainable World

Learn some of the ways a maintenance department can minimize waste, use more sustainable materials and systems, and use energy more efficiently.

Colorimeter Keeps Peanut Butter Grade A

Sunland needed a colorimeter system to keep its peanut butter Grade A.

Plug it in?: The decision to integrate condition monitoring

Efforts to tighten communications of condition-monitoring instrumentation and data analysis software with CMMS and automation infrastructure, combined with the proliferation of wireless sensor systems and the drive to reduce manpower skill and time requirements, are bringing implementation costs ...

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