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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 …

The Effect of Ethylene on the Ripeness of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

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

Understand the effect of ethylene on ripeness of fresh produce with these great infographics and learn to control ethylene levels, in order to extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. What is Ethylene? Ethylene is a gas produced by petroleum and natural gas, that also occurs as a natural plant hormone It affects plants …

Learn More about Water Testing:
Electrical Conductivity

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is Electrical Conductivity in Water? Electrical Conductivity (EC) refers to the ability of water to conduct electricity. The conductivity of water is an electrical measure of the amount of inorganic salts in a solution. These include chemical salts and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, nitrogen, iron and other ions Ions are also known as …

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