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Quality Assurance of Ice-creams and Sauces

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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 …

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 …

On the spot: ATP sanitation in beverage applications

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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: …

Environmentally friendly way to increase plant / product shelf life

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Indoor air quality within confined rooms can be a breeding ground for micro-organisms, make workers sick and reduce the shelf life of water and food. Unfortunately, most ventilation and heating systems create an attractive environment for undesirable micro-organisms to breed. Viruses and other germs circulate and spread around the room in a short time. The …

Safe Process and Wash Water in Industry

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Proper food handling and implementation of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) management system is important to ensure the fresh produce we consume is safe to eat and free from dangerous pathogens.  This not only protects our health and well-being but also avoids costly recalls for suppliers. From small farms to large industrial …

Testing for Antibiotics in Milk

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The issue of milk contamination with antibiotics has become increasingly important. Extensive use of antibiotics has lead to drug resistance to antibiotics in humans and animals, as bacteria has evolved to survive many common strains of antibiotics. This is a world-wide problem and is especially significant in African countries, where newer antibiotics may be unaffordable. …

Use & Care of Thermometers

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A thermometer it is an instrument with sensitive components that can be damaged by misuse. Cases should not be dropped or placed on hot surfaces. Probes should be used with respect – not used for opening cans nor drum-sticks; If designed as “hand-held”, the handles should not be subjected to high temperatures. Regular servicing and …

Calibration and Service of Thermometers and Data Loggers

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It is important to ensure that your thermometers, data loggers and and humidity meters are performing correctly. Below are a few frequently asked questions: How often should we have our thermometer checked? It depends on a number of factors. How important is temperature in your process? How often do you use your thermometer? How roughly …

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