Smiths Detection, a global manufacturer of multi-function X-ray technology, has expanded the manufacturing facility for the Product Inspection Division in Alcoa, TN. The move to the new Product Inspection Corporate Headquarters coincides with the name change from Smiths Heimann to Smiths Detection. For more information, visit www.smithsdetectionpid.com.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service recently adopted a new E. coli O157:H7 detection test for raw beef inspections that allows faster, more accurate results. The test, developed by DuPont Qualicon for the BAX® system, is able to find the bacteria in samples by detecting a DNA fragment specific only to E. coli O157:H7. Traditional biological tests for the pathogen require long waits of several days while the bacteria grow into colonies on agar plates. The BAX system delivers more accurate tests in a little more than a day.
Through a new alliance with CEIA SpA, Heat and Control Inc. will provide exclusive sales and service for CEIA industrial metal detectors throughout the United States, Mexico, and Latin America (excluding Chile). “Our new partnership will provide Heat and Control with a high-quality metal detection product that is synergistic with our food processing, product handling, and Ishida weighing and checkweighing lines,” said Tony Caridis, Heat and Control president.