The FDA has announced a new protocol for the development and registration of antimicrobial treatments for pre-harvest agricultural water, developed through a collaboration with the EPA.
PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper have signed long-term cloud contracts with Microsoft and Google Cloud respectively to improve their data operations and have a more agile IT infrastructure.
People and industry news in food and beverage manufacturing for September 2020.
Plant openings and expansions in food and beverage manufacturing for September 2020
The maker of Fisher nuts wanted recyclable snack canisters to replace paper-based, multi-material cans that often end up in the trash and are rising in cost.
A new quarter-sized packaging insert is keeping Mission Produce Inc. avocados fresh longer.
Food, pharmaceutical, nutrition and other manufacturers typically consider automating manual operations when significant, immediate troubles are causing line downtime; when they need to meet increased production targets; or when they can no longer tolerate an ongoing series of problems.
Recalls and health alerts about onions likely linked to a salmonella outbreak are expanding to include various fresh salads, snack packs and diced vegetables.
MADISAN 75 (EPA #10324-81-110), a 4-chain quaternary surface sanitizer, disinfectant, mildewstat and virucide for hard, nonporous and inanimate surfaces, appears on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.
Little David LDLA-500-V2 features a larger color touchscreen, faster CPU module, open web path, improved touchscreen response, easier and simpler screen replacement, and both ALP and LCIJ systems.
General Packer Co.'s GP-M3000 is designed to automatically open, fill, close and seal the stand-up pouches popular with the cannabis industry.
The catchweigher features a single central sensor in the scale's weigh bridge for a streamlined single-sensor weighing process and reduction in wear and tear.
Motor and drive combinations are power-matched for 480V high-overload operation through a 20 hp range, with I2T protection from thermal damage provided as a standard in both the motor and the drive components.
DFA68 is an outrunner with a diameter of 68 mm and 110 W of rated power.
Made for manufacturing and process industries, the pre-filter vessel is constructed of 304L stainless steel, capable of 200 psi and full vacuum at 200°F.
Self-modulating TDL automatic recirculation valves in 10 and 12 NPS are available with high bypass flow.
Model 19 packer is designed to reduce required labor and to eliminate the liability associated with the repetitive motion of hand packing, while providing smooth and gentle product handling to maintain package integrity.
The roller conveyor scale can be added to a new or existing conveyor system to help speed production and increase operational efficiencies.
What can we expect in the future of vision-guided robotics that is practical, reliable and cost-effective? As robotics become more economical and customers’ needs change to reduce reliance on human staffing, robotics for repetitive tasks such as cutting, positioning, and pick-and-place tasks will become more accepted by customers.
Health investigators warn against eating red, white, yellow and sweet onions from Thomson International Inc. because of a salmonella outbreak that's shown up in two-thirds of states.
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