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Departments: "Thar She Blows!"
So much devastation in human life, homes, businesses, property, even entire cities destroyed, not to mention the complete disruption of the lives of the ones, who have gone through it all. As bad and destructive as the hurricanes were, it is really just the beginning of what could be a real tragedy in the making. I have a difficult time trying to understand why the mayor of New Orleans was so intent on reopening the town, knowing the levies could collapse, but especially with the possibility of another...
Departments: The Lure and Trap of Pheromones
Pheromone traps, long used in the agriculture industry for controlling pests in fruit orchards, have come into their own in commercial facilities as effective tools when used as part of an integrated pest management program (IPM), an essential, yet sometimes overlooked step in food safety.
Departments: Baffled by Bugs?
The business of food safety and sanitation auditing has its roots from the business of pest control. In the early 1900s, concerns over food safety came to light when it was discovered that rodents, insects, birds, and other pests, as well as family pets, could adulterate our food supply. Inspections of food processors and food service establishments originally concentrated on pest findings. This activity discovered other activities that needed control, such as building maintenance and structure, employee...
Departments: Pest Management ABCs
One of the often overlooked, but most critical parts of an effective pest management program is making sure your building isn’t an inviting environment to pests.
Departments: Establishing a Pest Management Program
There is one common goal among all processing plants with regards to pest control, and that is a zero tolerance for any and all pests to pace or soar inside processing facilities including their direct exposures to the product, contact surfaces and packaging materials.
Departments: Filtering Out Confusion
Filtration is a basic concept that’s integral to aseptic processing. Whether you’re talking about ultrapure water, high-purity products or process chemicals, the basic idea is to remove contaminants from the fluid stream.
Departments: Determination of Perchlorate in Water
Perchlorate is both a naturally occurring and man made chemical. Naturally occurring perchlorate is used in fertilizers; man-made perchlorate is used in applications such as: tanning and leather finishing, rubber manufacture, paint and enamel production, additives in lubricating oils and as a primary ingredient of solid rocket propellant.
Departments: Food Safety/Sanitation Score Keeping
“And now a word from FSSN radio: The ball scores. The Sox and Yankees, Mariners and Arizona, Detroit and Boston , and the latest, Baltimore and Montreal .” Does that make any sense? Who won what?
Departments: Putting Bacteria on the Hot Seat
Faced with an increasing need to maintain carbon and carbon towers in a sanitary condition, the food and beverage industry requires a consistent, reliable sanitization method, and heat optimized technology (HOT) helps address this need. Carbon towers are very efficient in removing chlorine, chloramines and a wide range of organic contaminants.Yet, they are vulnerable to bacterial growth and organic fouling, and therefore require backwashing and periodic sanitization. When fed with surface waters, they also...
Departments: Maximizing Membrane Efficiency
Crossflow membranes are widely used in the production of milk and whey products, wine, vinegar, gelatin and fruit juices and are utilized for concentration, clarification and fractionation - each of which requires specific membrane polymers and pore sizes.