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Product recalls: don’t let your codes let you down

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“While training of production line staff can go some way towards mitigating the risk of a code-related product recall, a move towards automation will almost certainly provide a far higher level of peace of mind – as well as a clear trail of events in terms of production line data. Code assurance is the key, and through adopting a combination …

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Insects and mites found in flour mills and their importance for human health

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“For many stored product pests the data that are related with their importance for human health are few and not fully justified yet. Moreover, there is an urgent need for the development of rapid detection methods of all stored product insects. The role of stored product arthropods in the development of antibiotic resistance should be examined in a more detail, …

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The new trends in Pest Management

Vasilis-Sotiroudas

“Today a fumigator should be a tech-geek! Technology is our new major weapon. We have eyes inside chambers and silos. We receive real-time information on our smartphone. We can predict and respond with a touch of a button or a tap on screen. There are no more excuses for failures. Precise hits, lower residues, constant evolution and improvement. These are …

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The milling industry in Morocco

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“Through education and training the world of milling and flour transformation has taken a traditional form of processing and turned it into a level of expertise that will continue to meet the demands of a population looking for new food products and to feed our growing population.  Cereal and grain production and consumption in Morocco and throughout the region is …

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European regulations around food safety and pest control. Are they coherent?

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“In case of a mill, food quality and safety are at the top of the list of objectives. Pests need to be controlled effectively and safely. So the need of strong and coherent legislation, certification and top pest control professionals that work according to these rules and legislations, is totally important for the whole milling sector.” Peter de Weert International …

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How to FAIL a mill fumigation!

Vasilis-Sotiroudas

“Fumigation shall be scheduled when insect population has grown above the ‘control threshold’ triggering a corrective action. Several corrective actions may be used to lower insect population but the value of fumigation cannot be compared to spraying, fogging and cleaning. On the day after the fumigation, grain will start coming into the mill. It is obvious that his grain must …

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Wheat Flour Quality Control for improving performance and customer satisfaction

Gregory VERICEL

“Flour quality control is a puzzle in which each piece corresponds to the information given by one testing method. To see the quality of the product, it is necessary to know how the results of the different tests are linked. Quality control should not be building specifications and filling in numbers: it should give the information required to improve quality …

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Ensuring Postharvest Grain Quality and Marketability with Advanced Software

“A new computational tool has been developed to perform simulations on stored grain. The software can evaluate heat transfer effects that originate from the heat produced from grain respiration, the heating of the silo due to solar radiation as well as the cooling due to wind effects. Additionally, it implements equations predicting the variations of grain moisture content. Furthermore, models …

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Digital transformation of the world and the milling sector

“It is evident that digital transformation affects many sectors. Thus, digital transformation for large or small-scale corporations, institutions and companies is becoming a necessity rather than a choice. For this reason, many sectors and workspaces continue to take firm steps towards digitization. We witness these effective and powerful transformations and changes, particularly as parts of technological developments, at industry and …

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