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Taking a Close Look at Thermal Processing

Thermal processing is considered one of the most widely used food sterilization methods in the food industry. According to sciencing.com, it is defined as “a food sterilization technique in which the food is heated at a temperature high enough to destroy microbes and enzymes.” The specific amount of time required depends upon the certain type of food and the growth habits of the enzymes or microorganisms. The term “thermal” refers to the heating process,...

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Published On: Nov 19, 2018 11:39:42 AM
Nina Vernali

How Much Do You Really Know About Data Loggers?

Looking to familiarize yourself with data logging terminology? MadgeTech is here to help! The following words are general terms and definitions used in the data logging industry:

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Published On: Nov 7, 2018 10:01:32 AM
Nina Vernali

Guaranteed Safe Industrial Hygiene Practice in Food Processing

When dealing with high volumes of food processing and materials, it is hard not to envision any problems associated with the spread of bacteria or identifying sources of contamination. With adequate sanitation methods and procedures, any risks of contamination from machinery and tools used in the food industrial process can be eliminated.

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Published On: Oct 5, 2018 12:31:29 PM
Nina Vernali

Top 3 Reasons to Go Digital

While many have once relied on chart recorders to document temperature and other measurable conditions, companies have certainly agreed on making the switch to digital data logging software and applications. With a sleek design and several digital settings, data loggers provide the best accuracy in their recording and analysis capabilities. Data loggers have since proved to be the modern-day solution for temperature and humidity recording for various...

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Published On: Sep 25, 2018 10:56:39 AM
Nina Vernali

MadgeTech Celebrates National Food Safety Month

The month of September is a very transitional time of year for most. Kids are back in school, summer lingers on, while fall gradually appears. With a change in weather and holidays peaking around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what’s in store for the end of the year festivities. This means it’s time to start thinking about what other than, FOOD!

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Published On: Sep 10, 2018 8:48:31 AM
Nina Vernali

Grilling Tips & Tricks (Infographic)

An essential part of summer means taking advantage of the longer days by relaxing outside, enjoying the warm temperatures, and of course, using the grill for summertime entertaining. Whether you have a gas grill, charcoal grill, or smoker, an outdoor barbecue seems like the perfect way to gather friends and family to enjoy an outdoor meal.

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Published On: Jul 25, 2018 8:30:00 AM
Nina Vernali

The History of HACCP: A Plan with a Purpose

 

What started as a plan developed by a team of food scientists in the late 1950s has gradually developed into one of the most prestigious food and safety management systems in the world.

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Published On: Jun 26, 2018 8:43:36 AM
Nina Vernali

Take Control over Safety and Quality

Food safety and food quality are two similar terms that describe two different practices. As a result these terms are sometimes confused or mistakenly used interchangeably. Although safety and quality go hand-in-hand, they should not be confused, as the components that make up the quality of a product determine its overall safety.

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Published On: Jan 15, 2018 9:42:14 AM
Kelly Wright

The Popularity Behind Thermal Processing

Thermal Processing is a practice that combines temperature and time as a way of eliminating or reducing microorganisms in food products. Through the use of high temperatures, thermal processing heats a product long enough to control the targeted pathogen(s) in the product that are harmful to consumers.

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Published On: Dec 8, 2017 9:31:24 AM
Kelly Wright

Safety and Security for Food Processors

Temperature and humidity monitoring are critical processes which must be implemented to protect consumers and help businesses run successfully. With more than 250 foodborne diseases known to researchers, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, and 3,000 of them die due to complications. To keep those numbers down, governments around the world enforce strict regulations to ensure the...

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Published On: Dec 1, 2017 8:41:05 AM
Kelly Wright
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