FSMA's Implementation Will Bring Changes To Food Safety Labs

The Food Safety Modernization act will require research and regulatory laboratories to integrate information and work together in harmonizing standards and expanding surveillance programs.

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    How Cans Might Help The Global Food Waste Issue

    Food waste is a real problem around the globe, and with such large quantities of food being needlessly wasted, it is important to examine ways which food packaging can help tackle the problem.

  • Consumer Advocacy Groups Recommend Fixing GRAS
    Consumer Advocacy Groups Recommend Fixing GRAS

    In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule which clarified the way food additives could be classified as generally recognized as safe. The FDA never finalized the rule, but has been operating under the procedure since the proposal.

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  • 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.

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  • Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection
    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...


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  • Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
    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.

  • Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

    Brookfield is the world's leading manufacturer of viscometers and rheometers for the pharmaceutical industry. The rotational method of viscosity measurement enables complete flow curve characterization for pharmaceutical materials.

  • Ropack, Inc.
    Ropack, Inc.

    Since it was founded in 1976, Ropack has become much more than a remarkable and efficient packaging service provider. Every effort is constantly made to make Ropack an extension of your company, a strategic partner that provides turnkey production services and avant-garde solutions.

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  • CombiMEKI Quality Control System
    CombiMEKI Quality Control System

    CombiMEKI is an automated and integrated product quality control system. CombiMEKI uses the latest X-ray image processing technology combine with check weighing option. By integrating the MEKI X-ray, which detects foreign objects such as stones, glass, bones and dense plastic, with a check weight system you will have a complete product quality system, which also detects and removes weight irregularities of your product. By removing these irregular weighted products and feeding information about your products weight errors, you can improve your products quality, customer satisfactory and also save resources by detecting redundant material in your product.

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    Pipeline Metal Detector For Liquid Paste: Liquiscan PL

    The LIQUISCAN PL is a metal separator for pumped products. When metal is detected, the separator valve automatically redirects the contaminated product into a special container. LIQUISCAN PL metal separators are supplied on a stainless steel frame suitable for wall or table mounting. 

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    DMA 35: Portable Density Meter

    The DMA 35 portable density meter measures the density and concentration of your sample and is characterized by the highest level of user friendliness. Its robust and lightweight design enables the use in numerous fields of application and its on-site operation in a wide range of work environments.

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