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What's Spoiling your Food? Find Out the Top 3 Factors

We have all been there, we go grocery shopping then let the food we just bought go bad. There’s some good news though, it’s not all your fault! It’s possible the food began deteriorating before you brought it home.

Factors that can cause food to spoil include microbial, chemical and physical reactions which affect the taste, smell and appearance of a product.

Microbial

Microorganisms are common in foods, especially bacteria, yeasts and molds. These...

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Published On: Jul 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Kelly Wright

Case Study: MadgeTech Brings Unique Value to Biotechnical Services

Effective calibration and validation of laboratory equipment requires meeting strict temperature monitoring standards. Read about Biotechnical Services and their approach to achieving accurate temperature mapping and monitoring with the help of MadgeTech's Cryo-Temp, the ultra-low temperature data logger. 

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Published On: Jun 10, 2019 2:32:38 PM
Nina Vernali

From Grape Vines to Tasty Wines: How Data Loggers can Play a Part

Enjoy drinking wine? If so, chances are at some point you’ll attend a wine tasting or tour at a vineyard or winery. While most wineries welcome the idea of providing tours of their facility and usually include a tasting of their wine selections, there’s a vast amount of production taking place that most are unaware of.

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Published On: May 9, 2019 9:47:41 AM
Nina Vernali

Case Study: Meat Monitoring Made Easy with the Help of MadgeTech

With a successful business at hand and continuous high production rates, quality products are a must for McDonald's Meats. Using MadgeTech's RFOT, they are able to closely monitor all products, ensuring safe temperatures at all times. 

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Published On: Apr 29, 2019 8:39:34 AM
Nina Vernali

The FSIS Appendix A: Updates to Meat Processing Standards

An essential part of owning and managing a meat processing facility is understanding the specific procedures associated with the meat manufacturing and distribution process. Even the smallest establishments producing cooked, ready-to-eat beef and poultry products are required to follow compliance guidelines initiated by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Published On: Apr 10, 2019 10:02:30 AM
Nina Vernali

What Exactly Impacts the Growth of Marijuana Plants?

We’ve all heard of the term “green thumb”, and while it may be of major benefit when tending to your garden, there should be a higher level of thinking and planning when considering marijuana cultivation. In order to yield the highest return, prior knowledge of logistics and proper arrangement of your layout, materials, and controls are essential to a successful cultivation system and outcome.

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Published On: Feb 21, 2019 12:30:13 PM
Nina Vernali

Food Laboratory Testing and Techniques

Food laboratories are essential to the processing and distribution of a wide variety of consumer products.  Ensuring the safety and accountability of laboratory effectiveness, there are several groups responsible for facilitating every sequence of the food testing process. These groups include:

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Published On: Jan 10, 2019 8:36:36 AM
Nina Vernali

Raining in the Operating Room: What it is and How can it be Avoided?

 

Operating rooms are considered to be one of the most important areas of a hospital. There are specific requirements for maintaining the overall safety and sterility of the OR unit. It is also thought to be one of the most closely monitored areas of a hospital for several reasons.

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Published On: Dec 6, 2018 9:10:20 AM
Nina Vernali

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

The Great Debate: Glycol vs. Glass Beads

Temperature probes are a commonly used device in the data logging industry. Some temperature probes can measure temperature by being inserted or immersed into a liquid in order to accurately measure the temperature, while others can be placed directly onto a surface. Temperature probes are designed to essentially prevent incorrect or unclear readings by protecting the thermometer from sudden changes in temperature that can occur when opening a freezer door...

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Published On: Nov 12, 2018 11:24:53 AM
Nina Vernali
Data Logging 101