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Pasteurization Options for Food / Beverage Industries

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

What is the Pasteurization Process? Pasteurization is named after the French scientist Louis Pasteur, who found that the process of heating wine in the 1880s would inactivate bacteria / pathogens that caused spoilage.   The pasteurization process was primarily associated with milk, but is now used to extend the shelf life of most beverages, including …

New Hire2Own option available for Selectech scientific testing equipment

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Agriculture & Soil, Laboratory Equipment, Water & Environmental

Don’t have the capital finance available to invest in quality water testing or laboratory equipment? Selectech now offers you a cost-effective option to hire equipment with the goal of owning the equipment in a 12 or 24-month period. The equipment will be delivered fully calibrated (with a calibration certificate, if appropriate to the instrument). Call-out …

A quick and environmentally friendly method for washing of fruit and vegetables – Ozone

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

Consumers and regulators are concerned about the safety of fruits, vegetables, salad and other ready-to-eat products. This includes preventing contamination from both pathogens and chemical contaminants. In South Africa, chlorine is often used to disinfect the wash water for salads. The use of chlorine can lead to contamination of the product with chlorinated chemicals. As …

Application: Determination of Sodium and Salt Content in Food Samples

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

Learn why and how food manufacturers need to measure the sodium (Na+) and salt (NaCl) content in food samples. Why we need to measure and control sodium content in food products: High dietary sodium intake increases the likelihood of developing high blood pressure and heart disease In 2010, 1 out of every 10 cardiovascular deaths …

How to Clean Laboratory Glass Cells / Cuvettes so that they Last Longer

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement, Technical Tips

If you would like to achieve accurate and repeatable measurement results from colorimeters, photometers or spectrophotometers, it is vital to make sure that the glass cells (also known as cuvettes) are well cleaned, because fingerprints and dirt can lead to large errors. Precision glass cells are also expensive because they are especially made with a …

9 Top Tips to Better Clean and Sanitize a Factory

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

A quick overview of how you can improve your cleaning and sanitising process in an industrial situation. With food-borne illness on the rise, along with climate change and other growth factors, such as improved surveillance tools and quick identification, manufacturers need to work hard in order to produce a safe product and regain consumer trust. …

How to Set Up and Run a Thorough Hygiena Environmental Monitoring Programme

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

Food and beverage industries are required to conduct and monitor a hygiene programme by legislation. Food safety regulations in South Africa have been lax, but the listeriosis outbreak in 2018 that claimed the lives of over 200 people, has brought more focus to current legislation, which has been amended. The R638 “Regulations Governing General Hygiene …

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