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Automatic Pneumatic Cutter

A low-cost, automated, pneumatic cut-to-length device, or cutter, for food and agricultural products is described in this fact sheet. The design of the device is simple, rugged and rapid to implement. A complete list of parts is provided, along with a diagram and photos of a prototype. Tips for construction and use of the cutter are given.

Equipment & Structures for Farms & RanchesEquipment for Farms and RanchesFacilities & Equipment for Food ProcessingFood ProcessingFood Products
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Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What is it and how does it spread?

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses known to cause mild to severe acute respiratory illnesses (SARs) in humans. The particular virus that is the cause of the 2019-2020 novel Coronavirus outbreak is the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which results in the COVID-19 illness and is the cause of the COVID-19 global pandemic. [SARS-CoV-2 is technically the virus, and COVID-19 is the illness; the terms are often used interchangeably].

Facilities & Equipment for Food ProcessingFood ProcessingFood ProductsFood Safety, Quality Management & Sanitation
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Regulatory Landscape for the Direct Marketing of Meat and Poultry in Oklahoma

Owners of livestock and poultry in Oklahoma may have interest in marketing their animals, a portion of their animals or the meat/poultry from those animals directly to consumers. To accomplish this, the animals must be slaughtered and processed and prepared as finished meat/poultry cuts. There are four basic regulatory avenues for the direct marketing of meat/poultry, and each category has respective specifications and limitations within.

Beef CattleFood ProcessingFood ProductsLivestockPackaging & LabelingPigs, Hogs, SwinePoultryRegulations, Customer Requirements & Compliance
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The Craft Beer Brewery Boom in Oklahoma

Review the basic market for craft beer, how laws are affecting the Oklahoma market and what it could mean for the state.

Farm & Ranch FinancesFood ProcessingFood ProductsMarket Outlooks
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Metal Detectors for Food Processing

How metal detectors are incorporated into food processing, what they can detect, how to install them and why they are important in operations.

Food ProcessingFood ProductsFood Safety, Quality Management & Sanitation
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Nanotechnology and Opportunities for Agriculture and Food Systems

How the extremely small scale use of materials through nanotechnology can benefit food production and production agriculture.

Facilities & Equipment for Food ProcessingFood ProcessingFood Products
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Water Use in the Food Industry

Proactive steps for water usage in the food industry and the impact water quality has on food products and operations.

Food ProcessingFood ProductsIndustrial & Commercial Uses of WaterWater
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Food Processing Using a Co-Packer

If you have a great food item in your home and want to sell it for profit, begin by reading these tips on finding a co-packer that is right for you.

Food ProcessingFood ProductsPackaging & Labeling
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