This 28 mm push-pull sports capwith integrated whistle is a good example on how Bericap closures can help manufacturers of low-end products make an impact on the store shelf. The idea of having a closure that can be reused as a whistle or a trumpet after the beverage is consumed was co-developed by Bericap and Kofola. The whistle closure does not require any modification of the capping line, but cannot be used on aseptic lines, unless after irradiation.
bioMérieux launchesTempo EB, an automated test for Enterobacteriaceae enumeration in food products in 24 hours, including confirmation. This method offers significant time savings, especially when large numbers of positive samples are processed. Enterobacteriaceae enumeration is the key hygiene parameter in the latest European regulation on microbiological criteria for food, EC 2073/2005. The Enterobacteriaceae family includes important food spoilage agents and intestinal pathogens.
Thermo Fisher Scientific introducesan optical module for its Thermo Scientific rheometer platform, Haake Mars. The RheoScope module simultaneously records rheological properties and changes in the microscopic structure of the tested sample. By combining rheological measurements with optical analysis, microstructures can be analyzed visually to obtain more information about a sample’s mechanical properties. Combined methods are ideally suited for the analysis of shear thinning, dilatancy, thixotropy, aging and emulsification. Data, video sequences and images can be viewed on-line as well as stored in various formats for later evaluation and analysis. Customized user configurations can be quickly adapted in the standard module.
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Fluke Corp. has produceda reference guide to help professionals in the foodservice industry increase product quality and consistency, reduce liability and minimize waste. The Food Safety Temperature Measurement booklet covers FDA guidelines and provides tips for taking temperature measurements with Fluke FoodPro and FoodPro Plus infrared thermometers. The booklet explains federal guidelines related to HACCP programs, and compares non-contact and contact temperature measurement methods, and provides tips on infrared measurement and food safety training.
ARDE Barinco, Inc. announcesa new mixer, Model CJ-2A Reversible Homogenizer, designed to prepare fine grain emulsions and solid particle dispersions quickly and efficiently in small batches. All results obtained with the Model CJ-2A can be scaled-up to significantly larger batches as high as 10,000 liters. The Model CJ-2A Reversible Homogenizing mixer comes complete with a stand and reversible variable speed control box. Two stainless steel mixing containers (250 ml. and 600 ml.) are also supplied.
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