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  • MPI Manager Accredited as a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager

    September 30, 2016

    MPI's separation and electronic inspection product line manager, Frank Reda, has become a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) through The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. This certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate expert knowledge and skills on specific...

  • REMBE Offers New Flow Metering System Controller

    September 29, 2016

    There is more to a good weighing system than an accurate measuring method. The connected controller, also known as the processing unit, electronic device or measuring amplifier, is a decisive factor for the powerful performance of the system. The new REMBE EVA HE controller for the C-Lever...

  • Mechanical Failure Leads to Grain Elevator Dust Explosion

    September 28, 2016

    Investigators said mechanical failure is the cause of a grain elevator dust explosion in Francesville, IN Monday that left a truck driver and a firefighter with serious burn injuries, several news organizations reported. “What happened was there was a catastrophic failure of the downward leg...

  • Ribbed Explosion Venting Panel Saves Space

    September 26, 2016

    Dusty conditions commonly associated with the storage and handling of grains and powders can potentially lead to dangerous explosions. The robust construction of Elfab’s ribbed explosion venting panel ensures that operational excellence is maintained when low to medium levels of vacuum are...

  • OSHA Fines Food Processor $88K after Severe Injuries

    September 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to poultry processing producer, Koch Foods of Mississippi LLC, Morton, MS, on Sept. 16, 2016, for nine serious safety violations. OSHA initiated two investigations after learning two...

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  • Grain Handling Facility Fined $400K after Worker Suffocates in Bin

    September 15, 2016

    As he cleared soybean debris, a 41-year-old elevator superintendent suffocated when his lifeline tangled in an unguarded and rotating auger. A federal investigation into the worker's death found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling at the Cooperative Producers Inc...

  • OSHA Fines Food Processor $317K after Amputation

    September 15, 2016

    On Sept. 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp., Birdsboro, PA, $317K for two willful and eight serious safety and health violations. Investigation findings: OSHA initiated an inspection...

  • The Development of Inherently Safe Static Protective FIBCs

    September 8, 2016

    Ever since flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) first became commonly used for storing and transporting powders and granular materials, static electricity has been an ever present concern. Electrostatic charge is generated whenever materials contact, rub together and separate -- a process...

  • Magnetic Mat Captures Ferrous Metal Fragments

    September 6, 2016

    The Magnattack magnetic mat helps prevent ferrous metal fragments on your shoes from being tracked into sensitive processing rooms, production areas, and offices. The 35 x 27 in. mat has strong RE80 rare earth magnets and a lift-off top for easy cleaning, removal, and QA analysis of collected...