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Cheers? Quality of champagne is degraded when served in plastic cups, researchers find.

Buggy treat? This Finnish firm has introduced bread and rolls made from flour mixed with crickets.

Examiner openings:  Applications are now being accepted for Baldrige examiners.  Award winners will be recognized at the 30th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference, April 8–11, 2018, in Baltimore.

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World quality: November has been designated as World Quality Month. Which president established this designation by proclamation in 1984? And what about National Quality Month?

Manufacturing milestone: Honda’s Ohio Engine Plant celebrated the 25 millionth engine produced since the facility opened in 1985.

More data, more security required: Cybersecurity has become increasingly important as supplier networks expand.

Industrial scanning: A new high-energy industrial CT scanner will support the growing world of additive manufacturing and inspection of 3-D printed parts.

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User Community launched: Visit the new PQ User Community, an online meeting place to connect with industry peers, access support resources, and learn tips for improvement.

Lobster quality: Nova Scotia government initiatives raise the quality of live lobster products.

Recall list available: Consumer Affairs has released its listing of product recalls for September.

Driverless car safety: Researchers test car safety by “pretending not to be there,” masking as car seats.

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Deming training: Aileron will offer training this month on the management approach of W. Edwards Deming for anyone who manages people or who holds executive responsibility.

High-quality news: This Forbes article lists eight ways to subscribe to respected news outlets without spending a fortune.

Risk management: Mike Richman discusses risk management and redundancy in the wake of the Houston “disaster of biblical proportions.”

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UK Metrology Handbook: A new and enlarged edition of this handbook is available.

White paper: New standards for medical device manufacturers will go into effect December 2018. Industry experts have developed a free white paper to provide guidance.

Food safety: Company vows to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbug.

Auto recall information: This booklet acknowledges that more can be done to assure vehicle safety, with information that every vehicle owner should know about actual and potential product recalls.

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Registration open: The ASQ Inspection Division Conference will take place September 14-15, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Engineers recognized: The 30th annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards recognizes leaders in 28 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products.

Knorr product recalled: Kosher soup mix has been recalled because egg ingredient is not indicated on label.

Manufacturing women honored: Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead awards have recognized 130 women in the industry.

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Older and fatter: Crash-test dummies need to look like real people to measure injuries in auto accidents — and for Americans these days that means looking older and fatter.

Medical 3-D manufacturing: CT Inspection aids production of 3D-printed medical implants.

British diesel cars: Diesel drivers in England will receive compensation to encourage them to scrap or “retrofit” polluting vehicles under a proposed bill designed to reduce emissions.

More cars and quality: Tesla is struggling with issues related to the quality of its cars.

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Diesel investigation: Fiat Chrysler has indicated that government agencies are widening their investigation of violations of emissions standards in the manufacturers’ autos.

Remote inspection: RVI (Remote Visual Inspection) can be a valuable tool in examining hard-to-reach internal parts.

Carbon tax: The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association looks at long-term gains from Canada’s approach to reducing emissions.

Buy American? Examining the options when it comes to the choice to buy American-made objects—and to produce goods in this country.

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Collaboration: Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. have agreed to start talks about collaborating in environmentally friendly technologies, safety systems, information technology and the mutual supply of products and components.

Jobs open: Many manufacturing skilled workers are in short supply, with companies scrambling to fill jobs.

Materials in demand: The 3D printing industry market will reach $9 billion in ten years, report says.

2017 Southern Automotive Quality Summit: Presented by AAMA and AIAG, this one-day event will include sessions focused on new industry global quality standards and highlight supplier compliance expectations and timing.