Automation and controls expert, Doug Cornwell, describes how to implement a Predictive Maintenance System which will significantly reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
Our customers are realizing the financial and scheduling benefits that can be gained when modular process systems are built on skids. The big drivers for choosing modular skids are the reduction of costs, schedules and risks. Read More about it in this article from Chemical Engineering Magazine.
The FSMA's Intentional Adulteration Rule requires food-producers to create a proactive Food Defense plan or risk hefty fines, shutdowns and even jail time. Compliance dates vary (based on the size of the producer) and go into effect beginning in July 2019.
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On March 5, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the second installment of the draft guidance document designed to support compliance with the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The FSMA’s final rule on intentional adulteration addresses hazards which may be intentionally introduced to foods, (including by acts of terrorism), with the intent to cause wide-spread harm to public health. Processing facilities covered by the rule are required to develop and implement a food defense plan that identifies vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies for those vulnerabilities. The first compliance date for large facilities is July 2019.
Kombucha-maker Revive, has announced the testing of four new shelf-stable sparkling kombucha line in 12 oz. cans. This is a departure from previous Kombucha products which required refrigeration. Click here to read more about this exciting development.