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VIDEO: Chef Jamie Oliver Experiments with Google Glass

June 19, 2014 8:35 am | by Jamie Oliver | Videos | Comments

Jamie Oliver, a British chef known for his Food Tube channel, experiments with Google Glass for the first time. Without the need for cameramen or soundmen, Oliver is able to film his own video. Google Glass makes it easy to record video though the eyes of the wearer.

US Factory Output Rebounded in May

June 19, 2014 8:20 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output rose in May after in shrinking in April, led by greater production of autos, computers and furniture. The gains show that Americans, buoyed by steady job gains, are buying more cars while businesses are ordering more machinery and goods.

Filler/Depositor

June 19, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's single piston filler/depositor, for the baking and food industry, has large port openings to permit filling of chunky ingredients without crushing. 

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Container Closures

June 19, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Product material provides an alternative to silicone by offering lower absorption and adsorption characteristics than silicone and does not contain silicone oils, which are substances that are undesirable in some processes.

Improving On-the-Floor Maintenance with Mobile Devices

June 18, 2014 2:26 pm | by Jeffrey Dalto | Blogs | Comments

One way mobile can help at work is as an aid to maintenance workers — by getting information where it’s needed and to the person who needs it, by allowing or improving communications over distances and by helping to ensure and track compliance. 

Packaging Film

June 18, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company showcases special packaging film that replaces heavy cans, bottles, jars, trays and select flexible packaging. The product is stackable, flexible and reclosable.

Silicone Material

June 18, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

New silicone material for the food and beverage industry offers superior chemical and temperature resistance in aggressive environments. Product can be molded into custom-tailored profiles and blocks microwave radiation leakage in large commercial applications.

Vibration-Immune Weighing

June 18, 2014 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's smart force transducer digital load cells incorporate exclusive filtering algorithms that continuously identify and extract spurious weight readings from the weight measurement, even in secure process environments. 

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Sanitary Receivers

June 17, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

New series of sanitary receivers convey difficult powders in applications that require a high level of sanitary design and frequent cleaning.

Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella

June 17, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's new molecular detection assay helps food processors and other parties detect Salmonella. The assay is certified for egg, meat, dairy, powdered dairy products, cocoa-based products, spices and herbs, concentrates and instant coffees.

Bulk Bag Discharging System

June 16, 2014 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Half-frame bulk bag discharging system is a custom designed unit featuring a stainless steel massaging system to promote product discharge.

Smart Weight Belt Feeder

June 16, 2014 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The smart weight belt feeder features a primary weigh bridge and offers an optional secondary weigh bridge that provides continuous online auto tare, reducing maintenance, frequency of calibration and improving long term stability.

First Capsule-Based Espresso System Goes to Space

June 13, 2014 11:53 am | by Lavazza | News | Comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space System frequently remark that the thing they miss most while aboard is espresso coffee. With the launch of ISSpresso, the first capsule-based espresso system specifically designed for space, that hope is now a reality.

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Canadian Food Institute Lays Groundwork for Innovation

June 13, 2014 11:06 am | by Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute | News | Comments

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute released several reports about supporting innovation and creating new opportunities for food manufacturers, as part of its final series of work about the competitiveness of Canada's largest manufacturing sector.

Sanitary Filter Receiver

June 13, 2014 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

New sanitary filter receiver is specifically designed for stringent food applications requiring quick clean-out and to reduce food contaminants and the cross contamination of allergens. 

Rotary Valve

June 13, 2014 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

New rotary valve is engineered for heavy duty industrial service and high volumetric efficiency at up to 1.0 bar, or 15 PSI, pressure differential.

Product Recovery Unit

June 12, 2014 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Product recovery is a term that refers to the high utilization, or yield, of a product or ingredient eliminating waste that would otherwise remain in suction or discharge process lines during changeovers or at the end of production runs.

Cheese Makers Upset with FDA Cutting into Tradition

June 11, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The FDA has deemed the use of wooden boards in the cheese aging process unsanitary since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), despite the fact that wooden boards have been used for hundreds of years. This will create problems for artisan cheese makers.

Cheese Society Refutes FDA Law on Wood Aging Shelves

June 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by American Cheese Society | News | Comments

The American Cheese Society is strongly against the FDA's ruling of discontinuing wooden boards in the cheese making process due to unsanitary surfaces. The ACS says no foodborne illness outbreak has been found to be caused by the use of wood as an aging surface.

Polymer Liners

June 11, 2014 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company introduces a new system for lowering the abrasion of sensitive packaging that is sterilized in reciprocating retorts. 

Grinding System

June 11, 2014 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's grinding systems combine two reliable mixer/grinders to create a continuous process. The system is for use of continuous grinding of a product at a high volume production. 

Seasoning, Bagging and Conveying Solutions

June 9, 2014 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 3ci VFFS packaging machine offers rates of up to 150bpm for applications such as potato chips and is suitable for high volumes of a wide variety of other products. The 3ci provides manufacturers with up to 30 percent improvement in performance.

Protease Enzymes

June 9, 2014 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Maxipro HSP enzyme for the processed meat industry includes a wide range of proteases that help protein solubility, functionality and digestibility as well as improve the taste profile of protein and reduce allergic reactions to certain proteins.

Semi-Hermetic Compressors

June 6, 2014 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new HG44e (4-cylinder) and HG88e (8-cylinder) compressors are equipped with the newly developed valve-plate technology, which enables greater refrigeration duty while operating with less power consumption.

Food Expo to Exhibit Color Monitoring System

June 6, 2014 8:30 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

The Food Expo 2014, scheduled for June 22-24 in New Orleans, is a leading trade show for new products and technology developments in the food industry, bringing together more than 18,000 of the world's top food science and technology professionals. 

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