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Articles Tagged with ''food processing industry''

Versatile, High Performance Fluid Handling & Flow Control for Food Processors

February 28, 2013
Food processors face numerous challenges to achieving efficient fluid handling and flow control. Transferring and dispensing highly viscous products, or products with high concentrations of solids, can each bring a certain set of problems, while handling shear sensitive products can bring a whole other set.
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Oregon fines food firm for illegal wastewater discharge

February 14, 2013
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has slapped a $9,600 fine on Norpac Foods, Inc. for breaching wastewater discharging requirements at its food processing facility in Stayton.
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Consumers' changing preferences fuel strong demand for natural colorants

February 14, 2013
Consumers across the globe are trying to switch to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and when buying products they often pick those that are made from natural and simple materials.
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Cargill invests in Indian food processing sector

January 7, 2013
U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill has announced plans to invest in India's fast-developing processed food sector by constructing a $73 million corn milling unit.
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Canadian frozen beef burgers recalled over E.coli threat

January 2, 2013
Concerns over possible disease outbreak caused by E.coli found in frozen burgers in Canada have prompted an extensive investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and a recall of products.
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Food processing industry challenged by demand for healthy, stable oils

January 2, 2013
Many consumers are now focusing on health and carefully choose the products they buy and use.
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DNA amplification, bioluminescence and safety in food processing

June 4, 2012

It is estimated that there are as many as two million to four million cases of salmonellosis every year in the U.S. alone. Indications are that combating this and other pathogens is going to take food processors — if they aren’t already there — into the world of molecular biology.


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Self-Cleaning Water Filters Help Bagel Maker Improve Safety

February 1, 2012
Used extensively in the bagel making process, highly pressurized hot water required during boiling offsets potential quality problems. The process also requires a filtration system to clean raisins, sesame seeds, bits of dough, corn meal and other materials out of the hot water. And that’s where the danger can occur.
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Sustainable Food Packaging Solutions

Turnkey Automated Batching System Helps Company Reach Sustainability Goals
February 1, 2012
The first of the five modules is a super sack bulk handling system comprised of six 54 cu. ft. dispensing hoppers arranged in a single row. Each is equipped with pneumatic slide gate valves with dual dribble positions to optimize cycle times and discharge accuracy. Air-activated vibration at each hopper is controlled by a PLC to ensure consistent product flow. A robotic scale cart, also governed by the PLC, moves under the dispensing hoppers and receives the precise amount of each ingredient specified in the recipe. The scale cart automatically docks with a transfer hopper to transport the ingredients. There are computer-controlled dust collection points at each of the five hopper discharge sites; dust collection can also be activated manually during hopper refilling.
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