NSF certified Super Trolley Lube for meat processing applications contains no water and doesn’t require water for dilution, so it reduces the risk of microbial growth while reducing drag. This completely waterless formulation keeps dry areas dry, can be used in areas with or without floor drains, and it reduces effluent emissions. According to company, there is no sticky or gummy residues that are common with silicone emulsion lubricants, and it’s easily cleaned with water. Lubricant can be used in food and beverage plants as an H1 lubricant with incidental contact, and is well suited for use as a protective anti-rust film, as a release agent on gaskets or seals of tank enclosures, and as a lubricant for machine parts and equipment in locations where there’s exposure of the lubricated part to food. It’s best used for trolleys and conveyors where smooth transition of carcasses and other products is necessary. Madison Chemical, 812-273-6000, www.madchem.com.
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Molecular Method for Campylobacter
The Molecular Detection Assay 2—Campylobacter with 3M Campylobacter Enrichment Broth helps users safeguard against this key pathogen associated with poultry production while increasing laboratory productivity. Unlike traditional Campylobacter enrichment protocols that can take 11 or more steps, the 3M Campylobacter Enrichment Broth requires only five steps. The broth eliminates the need for microaerophilic incubation, supplements, blood, organic solvents, or autoclaving the broth—only requiring the addition of sterile water. 3M Food Safety, 888-364-3577; www.3m.com/foodsafety.
Entry-Level Automated Titrators
The Orion Star T900 Series of potentiometric laboratory-grade titrators consists of four automated titrators, three designed to enable dedicated pH, redox, or ion potentiometric measurements, and one all-in-one unit that consolidates the analyses of all three parameters. As automated systems, the company says these titrators facilitate easy and intuitive setup and operation, regardless of experience level. Titrators enable quick reading of results and a multi-lingual interface further enhances usability. Analytical methods can be customized to meet varying application needs, while up to 10 methods can be saved within the system to support repeatable titration procedures without the need to repeat setup. Methods can also be transferred to a USB drive for backup and sharing across multiple titrators, for example, when a system needs to undergo routine maintenance. Thermo Fisher Scientific, 866-356-0354, www.thermofisher.com.
Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps
Typical applications for the MM Series AODD pumps include the transfer and filling of beverages, sauces, and toppings; dosing of food and beverage ingredients; and processing of meat, pastry dough, smoothies, fruit pulp, and candies. Pumps feature food-grade wetted materials and a construction that enables CIP and sanitize-in-place capabilities. The design incorporates soft redirections without rotating parts and shaft seals in the product chamber, ideal for hygienic operations. Additional features include a pumping principle that offers gentle displacement, stainless steel housing, wetted surfaces with a surface roughness of max. 3.2 µm (0.8 µm as option), easy disassembly of the fluid path, and self-priming and dry run capabilities. All the pump’s materials comply with the hygienic standards of the FDA, and pumps equipped with PTFE diaphragms and ball valves also comply with EC1935/2004. Almatec, www.almatec.de.
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