Media Bottle with Multiport Closure System
The KIMBLE GLS 80 Media Bottle and Multiport Cap System helps accommodate a range of sample sizes from 250 mL to 20 L. The wide neck simplifies transfer of samples in any form, including powders, pastes, granules, and liquids. Spoons, spatulas, tweezers, and large funnels are easily manipulated through the opening. The bottle is manufactured from 33 expansion low extractable borosilicate glass in conformance to the USP Type I standard for neutral glass. It can withstand temperatures as high as 500˚C. Three bottle versions are available: a clear version with greater than 90% light transmission from 380 to 700 nm, a version with an amber-coated exterior for light sensitive materials, and a version with a KimCote safety coating for assurance of protection in the event of damage. DWK Life Sciences, 800-225-1437, US.CustomerService@DWK-LifeSciences.com, www.dwk.com.
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Recall Management Functionality
CMX Recalls can provide automated identification of issues and trends. It offers support for a variety of event types and progressions including investigation, hold/release, withdrawal, and voluntary/mandatory recalls from initiation to resolution. The module also supports the execution of “mock” events with full functionality. Automated communication and response management allows customers to communicate product identification, disposition, and replacement instructions to thousands of supply chain partners and locations simultaneously via email, voice, and text. The module automatically manages reminders and escalations, and tracks responses and product recovery effectiveness. It allows for crisis management teams to record notes, attachments, risk evaluation, event strategy, related product incidents, and it automatically records all actions taken from initiation to resolution for all involved parties. ComplianceMetrix, 858-866-8888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.compliancemetrix.com.
Cloud-Based Hygiene Training Platform
The Hygiene Academy training platform enables managers to supervise and develop their own tailored training programs to improve the knowledge and skill sets of their manufacturing and processing staff. Learners can be assigned to specific courses or course bundles, including “Essential,” “Application,” “Process,” and “Specific.” Managers can ensure accountability by tracking employee participation through the user dashboard. Courses are available in nine languages: English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. The online, bite-size training modules are convenient for all devices. Diversey, 800-668-7171, www.diversey.com.
The TR-7wb Series of WiFi-connected data loggers are now equipped with Bluetooth to improve accessibility with mobile devices through the T&D Thermo dedicated mobile app. The series supports multiple sensors and comes in four models: TR-71wb, TR-72wb, TR-72wb-S, and TR-75wb. Temperature and humidity data measured by the loggers can be automatically uploaded, stored, and viewable on mobile devices anytime and from anywhere. The compact, battery-powered devices retain all of the features of the original TR-7wf Series and can be deployed in virtually any quantity to form a unified data reporting network connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or through a smart device. T&D Corp., www.tandd.com.
The Hemp Analyzer is a high-performance liquid chromatograph that is a complete turnkey analyzer for quantitative determination of cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinoid content. It includes all required hardware, software, consumables, and analysis workflow to enable the operator to run samples in the shortest possible time. The three included method packages address high sample throughput, enhanced sensitivity, and high resolution. The high throughput method is designed for analysis of CBD and nine other commonly requested cannabinoids in under eight minutes. The high sensitivity method includes THCV in the target analyte list, with an instrument cycle time of under 10 minutes. According to the company, the short analysis time produces the sharpest chromatographic peaks for the best overall sensitivity. The high resolution method presents full baseline resolution for all 11 compounds and an analysis time under 30 minutes. This method is preferred for research purposes or when additional compounds must be added to the analysis in response to new state regulatory requirements. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, 800-477-1227, www.ssi.shimadzu.com.
Linde’s new approach to impingement freezing with an enhanced design can help improve yields and maintain product weight. According to the company, the impingement freezer reduces dehydration losses by up to four or five times that of mechanical methods and up to two or three times that of conventional cryogenic freezers. The process can handle a wide variety of products, and is ideal for items such as marinated chicken, formed products, fish fillets, and cookies. Linde Group, 800-755-9277, www.lindeus.com.
Ultra-High-Power X-ray System
The Xpert Heavy Duty system has 900W of X-ray power. It is specifically designed with a large aperture width and height to accommodate big cases, boxes, bags, and trays. The trapezoidal, top-down X-ray beam is 770 mm wide at the belt and 525 mm wide at the 300 mm aperture height. Its mechanical design stands up to daily washdown and it has a water-cooled ceramic X-ray tube for long life. The inspection system enables food manufacturers with difficult applications to easily detect a wide range of physical contaminants in large packages and dense, heavy products like cheese blocks, cases of spices, and boxes containing various meat products. Thermo Fisher Scientific, 866-356-0354, www.thermofisher.com.
Quality Management System Software
The Reliance 2019 is an enhancement to ETQ’s flagship offering. ETQ Reliance 2019 includes an entirely new user interface and several features that improve personalization and collaboration. Seven integrated SaaS solutions that support the precise needs of customers’ unique quality programs and workflows include: Quality by Design, Nonconformance Handling, Supply Chain Quality, Complaints Management for Life Sciences, Health and Safety, Environmental Management, and Enterprise Risk Management. The 35 automated processes include best practices and deep functionality to shorten an organization’s time-to-value. ETQ, 800-354-4476, www.etq.com.
The PolarSafe EVA Ice Buckets and Pans are designed for benchtop chilling needs, especially cryogenic applications. They do not sweat or leak. No puddles of condensation or cryogenic media will accumulate onto the workspace. The buckets and pans are made from ethylene vinyl acetate, a thick nontoxic foam compatible with ice, dry ice, liquid nitrogen, alcohol, and saline solutions. Ergonomic handles on the base and lids make them easy to pick up even when wearing cryogenic gloves. Convenient pour spouts provide easy use and cleanup. A variety of sizes and colors are available. Cole-Parmer, 800-323-4340, email@example.com, www.coleparmer.com.
The GSL-N stainless steel filter fits into most existing carbon tube housings. It eliminates potential carbon shedding in high-temperature, high-pressure applications, including dairy, food and beverage, and chemical processing. The stainless steel GSL-N element complies with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and exceeds 3-A Sanitary standards for producing culinary steam. The company developed the filter at the request of dairy processors who discovered potentially harmful carbon particles in their process following a high-force event such as water hammer. Donaldson Company, Inc., 800-543-3634, www.donaldsonprocessfilters.com.
The FLUX flow modulator option for routine GCxGC analysis is ideal for users who want to perform robust GCxGC analysis, but do not need the sensitivity of standard quad jet thermal modulation. Ideal samples are complex, but relatively concentrated. It does not require cryogens to carry out GCxGC. Method development is also simplified, as there are only two parameters for the user to manage; the flows are handled by software so users do not have to set these themselves. The flow modulator is available for purchase with Pegasus BT 4D. Users may also upgrade their existing Pegasus BT system to GCxGC with FLUX. LECO, 269-985-5496, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.leco.com.
Product Security Solution
The ProLinc SaaS-based security solution provides universal traceability at the component, product, and batch level to its clients for product authentication, manufacturing system insight, and regulatory and tax compliance throughout the product lifecycle. Designed for rapid scalability and granular insight, the software offers manufacturers precise authentication and traceability at every stage of the supply chain—from raw material, through production, distribution, retail, end user, and beyond. By enabling stakeholders to scan items at key points in the product lifecycle, the company says ProLinc builds an incorruptible genealogy for every product in circulation. This data can then be securely accessed via a blockchain-enabled database by approved stakeholders across the supply chain, including the consumer. Ashton Potter, 716-633-2000, www.ashtonpotter.com.
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ARM & HAMMER launches two poultry solutions: Finalyse SAL with phage technology to control Salmonella during processing and CLARIFECT to disinfect poultry drinking water lines and remove biofilm deposits in water transfer lines.
NSF International launches its Global Animal Wellness Standards to address the full lifecycle of all key species and establish best practices for how animals are kept, raised, and responsibly managed.
NSF and SGS achieve accreditation by ANSI to certify foreign food suppliers under FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program of FSMA.
ProcessPro enhances API integration with Genesis R&D, the food formulation and labeling software from ESHA Research, to generate Nutrition Facts Panels, ingredient and allergen statements, and barcodes.
AIB International’s new augmented reality training concept, in the pilot stages of development, features customizable simulation with real-world images and video and includes a testing component.