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04/10/12 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six people in the United States gets sick from eating contaminated food each year. Foodborne illness is blamed for about 3,000 deaths annually. With 19 states currently in a sushi Salmonela alert and memories still fresh on Germany’s deadly 2011 bout with Salmonela that infected more than 2,400 people and killed 23 of them, the reception of hygienic robots entering the food preparation supply chain is an encouraging development. A new member of the food prep workforce is KLEENLine Corporation’s KLEENPick series utilizing the ABB Robotics IRB 360 FlexPicker.…
06/11/09 Fanuc Robotics, Inc. is demonstrating its high-speed food-picking robot arm at the Fooma Tokyo food-automation expo this week. The units, which were the first to pass USDA hygiene requirements and got the company an approving nod from analysts at Robotics Business Review for the innovation, are designed to pick primary and packaged food at speeds as high as 120 cycles per minute. It can’t make the sushi, in other words, but it can assemble and present it at hygiene levels acceptable for food preparation under U.S. regulations. Its greaseless, sealed design resists food and bacterial buildup and allows it to…