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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 …

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 …

Listeriosis Testing

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

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

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: …

Environmentally friendly way to increase plant / product shelf life

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

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

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 …


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