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Safe Process and Wash Water in Industry

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

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 …

Data Loggers & Humidity Meters in a Quality Assurance Programme

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What is a data-logger? Data-loggers are electronic devices that record temperature over a period of time for analysis at a later date. The user programs what information is required and the data-logger records it. The Data-loggers incorporate thermistor or thermocouple sensors that measure the temperature and the data-loggers internal micro-processor chip then stores the data. …

How to Test Water in Industry

Written by Janice on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control, Water & Environmental

Lovibond® Tintometer® White Paper – In-House Water Sampling contributes to huge savings in Today’s Industry Water analysis is about more than health & safety or regulatory compliance, this article explains how regular monitoring contributes to a healthier cost balance in today’s world. Never has regular sampling and monitoring of water been so important. Industry is …

Important Tips for using Ultrasnap & SystemSURE

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This document provides a list of Do’s and Don’ts that will assist the systemSURE user to make the right interpretations and avoid common mistakes. The systemSURE is a photodiode based reader for Hygiene Monitoring of surfaces and rinse waters. Although relying on different detection electronics, the sensitivity of the system in combination with the Ultrasnap …

Use of Chlorine on the Farm

Written by Janice on . Posted in Agriculture & Soil, Hygiene & Quality Control

Chlorine’s first role in food safety and water disinfection is on the farm. Chlorinated water lowers the transmission of disease-causing pathogens to crops and farm animals. It also prevents the formation of bacterial slime on implements and watering equipment.     To gain background knowledge on the general properties and usage of chlorine, it is …

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