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Could ‘Smart Chopsticks’ Warn of Food Contamination?

It sounds tantalizing, a utensil that alerts you if something’s wrong with the food you’re about to eat. That’s the pitch made by Chinese search engine company Baidu—that nation’s equivalent of Google—about its new prototype “smart chopsticks.” Named “Kuaisou,” the prototype version of the chopsticks can allegedly identify the quality of cooking oil, a big issue in China, where smaller restaurants often use cheaper oil dredged from sewers and...

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Promising Step Toward Curtailing Pest Infestations in Tree Nut Orchards

Investigators at the Agricultural Research Service and almond industry in California have developed a new attractant to help almond growers monitor populations of the navel orangeworm moth. The attractant can be used to determine moth numbers during orchard treatments that are intended to disrupt the mating cycle of the moth or used as a monitoring tool during normal orchard operations.

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Why Food & Beverage Manufacturers Should Avoid Generic ERP Systems

Before you begin evaluating vendors and solutions, you need to decide what’s most important for your business, and build a requirements list. You’ll find that almost all generic ERP applications have modules or applications to handle the non-manufacturing areas of your business. However, these systems usually lack certain key functionality required to handle manufacturing processes, especially those of food and beverage makers.

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This seminar will provide information about strategies to control product consistency, quality and safety using water activity testing at key locations in a manufacturing facility. Strategies using water activity to facilitate product development and formulation in the R&D lab will be discussed. Applications for water activity in ensuring the quality and consistency of incoming ingredients at ingredient inspection also will be discussed. Information will be provided on ways for QA/QC departments to...

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