Newsletter Winter 2020
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Save Time and Money with Fully Integrated Solutions Part II
The Kill Floor can get a lot of bad press. Transparency and visibility on a Kill Floor are vital to help abattoirs survive. They regularly face an obstacle course of government auditors, producer demands, religious ceremonial requirements and political activists. Therefore, a fully integrated data capture system can be a real lifeline to an abattoir facility. By implementing an integrated data capture system, abattoirs can have real time information about every animal or animal lot that has been processed through its facility. [...]
Partner White Paper: The Food Safety Modernization Act: Sanitary Design Principles and the Role of Scales in Food Processing - By Rice Lake Weighing Systems
The SDP was developed by the Equipment Design Task Force (EDTF), a group of representatives from meat and poultry processing companies, and was published in 2013. The EDTF’s purpose in creating the SDP was to help equipment manufacturers and food processors ensure their equipment designs met specific criteria to reduce the risk of pathogens contaminating food. Although the SDP was created by
representatives by businesses already in food processing, the intent is for the SDP to serve the entire industry, creating a standardized system of criteria for equipment to reduce contamination and recalls, benefiting food processors and consumers alike.
There are 10 Principles of Sanitary Design in the SDP, each focusing on a specific expectation for food processing equipment. The 10 Principles of Sanitary Design are as follows [...]
End of Service: Datamax I-Class Mark I
The Datamax I-Class Mark I was a real workhorse for many years. Carlisle installed these printers in many of our customer's locations prior to 2012, and those printers are still in service today!! Unfortunately back in 2017 Honeywell announced that it was no longer providing spare parts for this model of printer. Carlisle Technology had a large stock of parts that we have been using for the past several years, but our stock has finally run out as well. We are sad to announce that we can no longer service old I-Class Mark I printers. If you'd like to update your fleet of older Mark I printers contact Carlisle today!
Developed for companies that are subjected to fines levied for non-compliance to regulatory standards and returned shipments due to unreadable barcodes, the PX940 series prints barcodes that are 100% readable every time. With pass/fail and ANSI grades from 0.0 (F) to 4.0 (A), bad labels that do not meet
an established threshold are voided and a new label is reprinted. The PX940 printer has print registration of up to +/- 0.2 mm (0.0079 in). The trend toward miniaturization requires printing on smaller and smaller labels. The PX940 will print accurately on small labels, edge to edge with high precision.

Article: Who Needs Traceability?
So, who needs traceability? The easy answer is that everyone in the food production and distribution industry across the U.S. and Canada need to do their part in completing the traceability chain. The minimum traceability requirement is that products must be tracked through the supply chain one step forward (where product was sent) and one step backward (where product came from) as that product travels from the farm to the consumer. [...]