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Increase of Blue-Green Algae in South African Water: Significant Health Dangers

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Recently, there has been a Press Release regarding the increase of blue-green algae in water at dams around South Africa (SA). January, 2018. Many are unaware that the overgrowth of algae leads to the increased growth of cyanobacteria and associated, dangerous cyanotoxins. The problem of increased algal blooms has been escalating in numerous countries, especially …

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Quality Assurance of Ice-creams and Sauces

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Atago visited Marunaga Confectionery, one of the biggest ice cream producers in Japan, to test the Visco in various quality control applications. The Visco is a hand-held instrument for measurement of viscosity. Marunga Confectionery had some questions about how they could improve quality control procedures and solve some of the problems they were experiencing with …

Swimming Pools & Spas: Professional Water Quality Testing in South Africa

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Swimming Pools

Clean, hygienic pools are crucial for the wellbeing of users. The golden rule for water treatment is “as much as necessary and as little as possible”. Checking the water quality parameters will allow you to take corrective action where needed before health risks arrive. Selectech supplies equipment and chemical reagents for professional water quality testing …

Listeriosis Testing

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Listeriosis: Why there is no lead yet on source of deadly outbreak Pretoria – Tracing the source of the listeriosis outbreak is like finding a needle in a haystack but also having to search for the haystack itself, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said. Briefing the media in Pretoria on Monday, Motsoaledi said the source of …

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Lovibond® Scuba II Update

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Swimming Pools

Just in time for the swimming season, the popular Lovibond® Scuba II has been updated. This accurate little electronic water testing device is backed by Lovibond® German engineering, a brand renowned for professional pool and spa water testing. Recently, Lovibond® updated some features: Bromine has been added to the parameters the Scuba II measures, which …

Measuring the Brix of Diet or Sugar-Free Drinks

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

Beverage manufacturers around the world are focusing new product development on sugar reduction programmes because the sugar content in soft drinks is such a grave health risk. The prevalence of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, continues to escalate. South Africa now has the highest rate of obesity in sub-Saharan Africa, with 7 …

Environmentally Friendly Chemicals for Water Testing

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Ongoing development has resulted in constant improvements to trusted Lovibond® chemical reagents for water testing. 5 Environmentally-friendly Improvements made by Lovibond® Tintometer®: 1. Replacement of hazardous substances Hazardous substances are replaced by harmless and functionally identical substitutes wherever possible. 2. Minimum levels of hazardous substances Where hazardous substances are absolutely necessary for chemical reactions, the …

8 Different Ways to Test Water Quality Professionally

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is the best way to test water quality for your purpose? This article discusses and compares commonly used scientific water quality testing kits that can be used to quantify the quality of various water parameters. 1. Biological Indicators Biological monitoring metrics is the simplest and least expensive method. It involves monitoring the presence and abundance …

On the spot: ATP sanitation in beverage applications

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Many beverage, winery and brewery facilities have experienced the terrible loss of a batch or consumer trust in their product, due to quality problems. Out of necessity, several users found ATP sanitation an ideal method for monitoring HACCP points in real time and thus avoiding future costly mistakes. Read about their unique experiences. Case 1: …

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