Virginia Tech’s study affirms ability of SeaWell Protective Packaging System in maintaining seafood quality

U.S – Aptar Food + Beverage – Food Protection, a respected leader in food safety and an expert in packaging science, equipment design, and processing, has shown the ability of its SeaWell Protective Packaging System to reduce bacterial growth and preserve seafood quality throughout the supply chain, in a study conducted by Virginia Tech. The study showed that optimizing liquid control slowed the growth of bacteria in the package, thereby slowing product degradation. Comparing the microbial growth and kinetics of spoilage between scallops packaged in a SeaWell-based tray vs. standard…

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ProSpection Solutions employs Beckhoff’s Automation technology to develop foreign material inspection system

U.S – ProSpection Solutions, a U.S.-based manufacturer of inspection technology systems for the food industry, has developed an optimized low-density foreign material inspection system by employing Ethernet for Control Automation Technology (EtherCAT)- a real-time Industrial Ethernet technology- and PC-based control technology from Beckhoff Automation, the technology leader in PC-based automation. Designing and implementing the system presented several challenges for ProSpection as the system needed to provide a higher throughput, require a smaller footprint and have a higher degree of reliability than competing machines. The company’s proprietary vision inspection software also…

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IAEA/FAO joint efforts help Sri Lanka Food Safety & Quality Assurance Lab maintain food safety

SRI LANKA – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an autonomous international organization that seeks to promote peaceful use of nuclear energy, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),  have been assisting the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Laboratory (FSQAL) in Sri lanka  to develop its testing capability hence protecting consumers from contaminated products such as coconut oil. The two agencies have been supporting laboratories to ensure competence in staff and technological capacity to meet international standards and attain accreditation. Sri Lanka has had…

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