Like a kid in a candy shop, we get excited by the endless options of sweet treats surrounding us. Lollipops, butterscotch, gummies and fudge all have a different appearance, taste and texture. But they do have one thing in common, they all originated from just two simple ingredients: water and sugar.Read More
Vermont Cider Company, located in Middlebury, Vermont, is dedicated to crafting innovative and refreshing hard ciders to a wide variety of customers. Originating in 1991 for their well-known Woodchuck Cider, Vermont Cider Company quickly became the first major commercial producer of hard cider.Read More
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.
Microorganisms are common in foods, especially bacteria, yeasts and molds. These...
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.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More