One of the most concerning parts of the Food Safety and Modernization act has been the FDA’s definition of a food facility. Some have been concerned that certain farms will fall under “facility” regulation, but a proposed rule may clarify that issue.
Reducing The Risk Of Metal-Fragment Contamination
Metal contaminants come in all shapes and sizes, but not all are equally detectable. No matter the foreign-body detection technology employed by your facility, irregularly-shaped metal is the culprit of most food-product recalls.
USDA Awards $19 Million In Food-Safety Research Grants To Select Universities
Funding grants have been announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The awarded money will go to 36 grantees at 29 universities to conduct research related to food safety.
Food-Safety Culture: Influencing Behavior With A Foundation Of Values
Reducing foodborne diseases will require the food industry to possess a culture that strives to reduce them. It is obvious that organizations need to actively perform safe food-handling practices, realize the impact of actions in a food-safety context, and care enough to make the right decision.
Tips For Complying With New Food Safety Regulations
Some new requirements promulgated by the FDA in its landmark new Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Key Tips on Improving Contaminant Detection in the Dairy Industry
While each process in the dairy industry starts with the same primary ingredient — milk — the end product, processes and packaging vary, but they're different, in terms of the best solutions for contaminant detection.
FSMA Fridays: Risk Assessment Best Practices And Implementing Preventive Controls (Part Three Of Four)
In the second portion of FSMA Fridays: Risk Assessment Best Practices And Implementing Preventive Controls, Levin and the Acheson Group panel discussed how food-producing companies can determine and address what their significant hazards are, as well as discussing the FDA’s expectations of risk mitigation and preventive controls.
Potato Product Fryers: Why Specialized Fryer Designs Improve Productivity And Quality
When it comes to determining the best fryer design, your product ultimately has the final say as different types of potato products have unique oil heating, product control, and filtration requirements. Floor space, production capacity, acquisition price, and the method of heating cooking oil also contribute to the decision on what type of fryer to purchase.
Traceability: Vision Inspection Is Vital For Brand Protection
High consumer expectations regarding food safety as well as new legal requirements mean that food and beverage processing and packaging companies have a growing need for vision systems that check whether information on a package or label has been applied correctly according to defined consumer information.
Jayleaf Increases Profits And Ensures Optimal Food Quality And Safety With Sorting Solution
Founded in 2005, Jayleaf is a family-run processing and distribution business, supplying certified organic salad mixes and greens to the wholesale and foodservice sector. Although still a young business, the family behind Jayleaf has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and the company is quickly earning itself a reputation for excellent quality and customer satisfaction. To further enhance its credentials and deliver outstanding product quality to its customers, Jayleaf partnered with TOMRA Sorting Solutions.
Nutradried Creations Provides Absolute Security In Food Safety
It‘s exciting when a company sees an opportunity for growth. The lure of new markets, better ways to provide new and improved products, and the chance to spread its mission and benefit more customers, add up to a compelling corporate vision. In the food industry, that opportunity also comes with new challenges -- both market-based and regulatory.
Kalustyan – Quality Systems Based On Global Food Safety Initiatives
Customers and federal regulators expect more and more from suppliers in today’s increasingly competitive and federally-monitored marketplace. New tools and technologies offer effective ways to meet those needs with easy implementation, reasonable costs, and immediate benefits. In this case study, sweets and spices purveyor Kalustyan, a long-time customer, reports on its experience with Sesotec Inc., including how Sesotec’s array of product solutions is fueling growth.
Infant Formula Package Seal Testing
The standards of quality within the dehydrated dairy industry continue to become more critical, and end users are more sophisticated.
X-Ray Inspection Ensures Quality For Bustling Bakery
When second-generation pastry chef Fernando Lopez and 20-year veteran baker Barry Blaine opened City Baking Corporation in 1995, their shared philosophy was a recipe for near-instant success. Only the finest, freshest ingredients would go into their brownies, cakes, pastries, and cookies.
African Confectioner Finds Sweet Success In Energy-Efficient Packaging Line
Kenafric is a true success story. Founded more than 25 years ago as a small family business in East Africa, the company has grown into an award-winning and market leading manufacturer across several different industries. Initially dedicated to footwear manufacturing, the company soon entered the confectionery market with a plant solely focused on candy production. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Kenafric currently counts approximately 1500 employees, making it one of the main players in Africa’s confectionery industry.
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid, sample, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection
Safeline was founded on the premise that it was possible to build a better, more effective metal detector. The year was 1989. Our founders, industry professionals with expertise in metal detection, brought their vision to life and introduced a digital metal detector that was innovative in design and unmatched in sensitivity...
Custom Powder Systems
Custom Powder Systems is strategically positioned as the leading provider of systems to transport, contain, blend, and process dry materials for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, nutrition supplement, and industrial manufacturing.
Portion Pack (A Division of Ropack)
While contract manufacturing and packaging for the pharmaceutical and health-care industries is a major segment of Ropack’s business, Portion Pack, its blending and pouch/sachet filling division for the food, beverage and nutritional supplement industries, remains much more than a sentimental favorite. “For more than 35 years we have continued to fulfill the needs of the food industry, expanding beyond sugar packets to protein supplements, beverages, cereals, dehydrated products and other dry ingredients,” comments Yves Massicotte. “Single servings are an increasing consumer choice, and Portion Pack is well-positioned to help manufacturers meet that growing demand.”
Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
Thermo Scientific Product Inspection equipment protects your brands by ensuring the quality and safety of your products. With more than 50 years of making sure little things don't turn into big problems, we know that little things can make a big difference in your bottom line.
ABOUT FOOD ONLINE
Welcome to Food Online, the premiere Internet resource, helping build a community to advance the production of safe and healthy food and beverages. We provide best practices and solutions in food safety, food processing, automation, packaging and the supply chain.
The site is designed for plant engineers, production managers, manufacturing engineers, processing technicians, operations supervisors, and business managers, it provides daily news updates, reports, and solutions on business and technology trends vital to the industry. We provide plant managers, quality control/quality assurance technologists, and research and development experts with up-to-date information and industry solutions in the areas of food safety and regulatory issues, metal contamination, x-ray inspection, check weighing, and bacterial detection.
Both process and production engineers and technicians, along with marketing and business managers will find, case studies, white papers, and other technical solutions and product information on mixers, blenders, filling equipment, homogenizers, conveyors, sorters, graders, flow meters, pumps, tanks, valves, freezers, chillers, heat exchangers, moisture controls, pH meters, and sensors.
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PACK Gives BACK Brings Chicago To Vegas
PACK gives BACK returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28–30, 2015) — and the inaugural co-located Pharma EXPO — with Chicago, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band with horns.
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Conveyors - Single Mass
Conveyors - Highly efficient single mass conveyors are designed to move bulk material reliably and economically. Flow rates to 18 tph (16mtph)...
Texture Analyzer Instrumentation Food Texture Analysis - This new, low-cost texture analyzer instrumentation offers quality, value and support — all from a name you can trust — Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. The Texture Division of Brookfield Engineering introduces both Compression and Tension Test modes in its third generation texture analyzer, the CT3.
Nutraceutical Contract Packaging Services
Packaging plays a vital role in selling nutraceutical products in today’s competitive world.
Food Manufacturing Centrifugal Pumps – L Series
High efficiency food manufacturing centrifugal pumps to meet all of your sanitary requirements. Applications include: beverages, candy, CIP, cosmetics, dairy processing, oils, cologne and pharmaceuticals.
Penetration & Texture Testing
The Penetration is used to measure the resistance which a material under specified test conditions provides against being pierced by a specifically shaped penetrator.
Hi-G Beltless Magnetic Conveyor
MPI’s beltless magnetic conveyors efficiently move ferrous metal, stampings, turnings, chips, fasteners, scrap and more. Powerful permanent magnets below a nonmagnetic stainless steel slider bed, transport parts without fail and without downtime. As the magnets move, objects travel along the conveyor and into a bin for easy removal or transport.