The iQ-Check Vibrio Real-Time PCR Detection Kit detects the three main Vibrio species that cause vibriosis: V. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus, and V. vulnificus. The process uses the Vibrio Enrichment Broth that promotes the growth of Vibrio while inhibiting associated competitive flora. The broth shortens culture times from 18 to eight hours, and the entire detection process can be completed within 11 hours. The kit reduces false positives by using Bio-Rad’s Free DNA Removal Solution that eliminates free DNA from the sample and provides specialized probes and primers to help prevent nonspecific DNA amplification. A synthetic DNA internal control is included in the reaction mix to validate any possible negative results. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., 800-424-6723, www.bio-rad.com.
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SureTouch is a ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectant and deodorizer that is powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide technology. The product has been certified under EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) labeling program, which recognizes least-hazardous classes of EPA’s acute toxicity category hierarchy. Highly compatible with a wide variety of hard, non-porous surfaces, the SureTouch disinfectant is effective against key bacteria and viruses including MRSA, VRE, influenza, and norovirus. The product disinfects in five minutes and can be used as a 30-second sanitizer on non-food contact surfaces. Additionally, the active ingredients break down to oxygen and water after use, and it is non-irritating to eyes and skin. Diversey, www.diversey.com.
Enterprise Labeling Solution
The TEKLYNX CENTRAL 5.0 enterprise label management software offers manufacturers of all sizes a centralized solution that encompasses label design, security and traceability, and print automation to support next-generation digital labeling transformation. True reprint feature shows end users the exact data that was originally printed and allows them to reprint a label with the original expiration dates, pack dates, counters, and other vital information. Includes access to the 2018 version of CODESOFT label design, SENTINEL print automation, and LABEL ARCHIVE label storage and traceability software. TEKLYNX International, 888-629-4444, www.teklynx.com.
Alkaline Food Plant Detergent
DairyClean DESTROYER is a non-foaming, heavy-duty, alkaline food plant detergent for in-place or recirculation cleaning of tough food processing soils. The company says it is proven at dairy and juice plants as a heavy-duty CIP cleaner in separators, evaporators, and other equipment where heavy burn on deposits are likely. Acting both chemically and physically, it saponifies and emulsifies oils and fats, disperses proteinaceous soils, breaks down carbohydrates, and can penetrate cooked on food residues. Good wetting and rinsing characteristics with little or no foaming permit fast cleaning at high recirculation velocities. Acceptable for use in food and beverage plants as an A2 compound for use only in soak tanks or with steam or mechanical cleaning devices in all departments. Madison Chemical Co., Inc., 812-273-6000, www.madchem.com.
According to the company, HI931 and HI932 titrators feature a 50% smaller footprint, allowing for easy integration into a lab space. Gutters and wells are built into the titrator design to protect important connections and safeguard internal electronics from spills. Titrators feature a 40,000-step dosing pump that is capable of dosing extremely small volumes of titrant so a precise endpoint is achieved. This new generation of titrators produces customizable analysis reports so the required data for each application is stored for added traceability. In addition, important Good Laboratory Practice information is recorded. Hanna Instruments, 800-426-6287, www.hannainst.com.
Microbial Reduction Technology
The Microbial Reduction Process uses controlled pressure steam sterilization with a validated 5-log reduction kill step to naturally eliminate pathogens while preserving the organoleptic properties—color, texture, and taste—of ingredients. The chemical-free application transforms raw agricultural commodities into ready-to-eat ingredients with increased product stability. The process is ideal for higher risk ingredients like chia and pumpkin seeds. Terra Ingredients, LLC, 855-497-3308, www.terraingredients.com.
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AOAC issues its Performance Tested Methods Certificate to Hygiena’s UltraSnap Surface ATP Test for identifying the possible presence of microbial contamination.