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RPCs
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Guidelines, best practices for food safety of RPCs issued

A working group of the Reusable Packaging Assn. develops recommendations for retailers, growers, and providers of RPCs to strengthen food safety around RPCs.
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This guidance document from PMMI's AIOE is all about hygienic machine design.
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AIOE guidance document facilitates hygienic machine design

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded by PMMI in 2011, recently released “One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.”
Loma's Studwell at Pack Expo 2014
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Which GFSI-accepted food safety standard is right for you?

To help you decide, here's one expert's take on the similarities and differences between four of the most popular standards: FSSC 22000, SQF, IFS and BRC.
How migration occurs
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The need for low migration packaging...and compliance

The definition, science and compliance requirements for low migration packaging are evolving to meet the needs of food brands and consumers, says one supplier's regulatory compliance chief.
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Co-packing for food safety

Food safety standards have become marketplace requirements, and new FDA mandates further raise the bar on compliance. How will your production outsourcing partnerships be affected?
Robotic case packer for wash down environments
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Robotic case packer for wash down environments

Osprey case packing system from JLS is designed to work in the harshest and wettest environments each and every day
Cartoner designed with sanitation in mind
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Cartoner designed with sanitation in mind

The Langen C-100H cartoner was designed with sanitation and ease of cleaning in mind. Guard doors swing wide open and personnel can enter freely into spaces that need sanitation or maintenance. Low-level magazine feed brings ergonomic advantages.
Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler
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Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery develops a sanitary auger filler for an infant formula application and then seeks 3A certification for the equipment, rolling it out to the food, pharma, and nutraceutical markets.
Small-footprint bagger allows for easy wash down
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Small-footprint bagger allows for easy wash down

The new HSP small-footprint bagger from M-Tek vacuums, gas flushes and seals. Plus, its stainless steel construction makes for easy wash down without having to spend time covering or protecting any machine components.
Effects of FSMA on food and packaging safety
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FSMA compliance soars for those who meet existing standards

Exclusive survey results point to areas where food and beverage packagers are ready for the new FDA regulations...and a few that may require a bit more preparedness as implementation approaches.

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