Automated Sourcing of Compliant Suppliers
The ReposiTrak MarketPlace enables retailers and wholesalers to search ReposiTrak’s community of compliant suppliers and bring new products to market faster. It automates and guides the sourcing process from end-to-end, and includes supplier qualification, order negotiation, and on-boarding of a new supplier. To help retailers and wholesalers reduce risk, the MarketPlace highlights suppliers that are compliant with their business and/or safety requirements. This feature helps retailers replace non-compliant suppliers. ReposiTrak, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Park City Group, www.repositrak.com.
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IoT Monitoring for Food Service
The Kitchen Manager is geared for food service operations powered by Internet of Things (IoT)-based technology. It encompasses the new Comark Kitchen Monitor and Comark Kitchen Checks platform to record, monitor, and access temperature data wirelessly—keeping all information in one consolidated area. Kitchen Manager is a web-based, HACCP compliant system made to monitor the temperature of all food storage areas in order to decrease error and time. Temperature data is recorded and stored around-the-clock with access to records through any web connected device, creating an IoT system for temperature monitoring solutions. Comark Instruments, 800-555-6658, www.comarkinstruments.com.
The Kinetex 2.6 µm Polar C18 is the ninth selectivity in the Kinetex core-shell family. This stationary phase combines C18 ligands with a polar-modified surface to enable retention of polar and nonpolar compounds while ensuring aqueous stability. The particle size provides high efficiency and performance on HPLC systems and potential increases in resolution, sensitivity, and separation speed. On UHPLC systems, the 2.6 µm size provides comparable performance to fully porous sub-2 µm particles, but at lower backpressure levels. A key application that can benefit from this dual selectivity is pesticide screening in food. Phenomenex Inc., 310-212-0555, www.phenomenex.com.
Certified by NSF, the SWB805 MultiMount weigh modules can reduce contamination risk and comply with hygienic standards while increasing processing efficiency in industrial settings. Protective bellows do not need to be opened for installation, which further reduces contamination risk. A mirror surface-polish also reduces opportunities for bacterial contamination, as does the fact that weigh modules are fully self-draining to avoid standing water. Hardware is available in 304 or 316 stainless steel for durability, and stainless steel load cells are rated IP68/IP69k for ingress protection. Mettler Toledo, www.mt.com.
X-Ray Machine Designed for Poultry Industry
The RMI 400 features a conveyor system that inclines at a gradual angle on the infeed and discharge, allowing for a curtain-less tunnel to be created. This prevents the pathway of radiation from the machine from an operator safety perspective and means that only the conveyor belt will make contact with the product. The X-ray machine is designed using NAMI construction standards and complies with IP69 ingress protection standards. Unobstructed sightlines, open and contoured surfaces minimize potential material harborage areas while providing capability for fast and convenient visual inspection. In addition, the entire machine can be disassembled by a single person in a matter of minutes for thorough sanitation and quick reassembly to maximize production uptime. Eagle Product Inspection, 877-379-167, www.eaglepi.com.
In Other News
Validated for a range of milk commodities, Romer Labs’ new AgraQuant Aflatoxin M1 ELISA is more sensitive and accurate, allowing detection to exceed the requirements of existing regulations.
3M Food Safety’s Molecular Detection Assay 2—E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status through the Official Methods of Analysis program by AOAC.
Recall InfoLink receives U.S. Patent #8,145,574 titled “Recalled Product Inventory Notification, Removal, and Verification System,” covering the centralized database that improves the management of recall data.
Novolyze adds four references to its SurroNov range of dry and ready-to-use surrogate microorganisms for assessing impact of a thermal process on the inactivation of Salmonella, including applications for nuts and seeds (SurroNov 1822); pet food and animal feed (SurroNov 1824); herbs and spices (SurroNov 1826); and biscuits and snacks (SurroNov 1832).