Day: January 7, 2016

US: New antimicrobial wash for food processing

Fresh Plaza: Scientists in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, have developed an antimicrobial wash for fruit and vegetables, which can reduce the risk of food-borne pathogens contaminating fresh produce in food processing operations.

Joshua Gurtler, an Agricultural Research Service scientist at the Eastern Regional Research Center and his collaborators at NatureSeal, Inc., tested hundreds of antimicrobial formulations before they found the right combination of lactic acid, fruit acids, and hydrogen peroxide.

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Day: January 7, 2016

AU: What are food-grade lubricants?

foodprocessing.com.au: How can a lubricant become a food additive? Whether through leaks, excessive lubrication or messy application during maintenance, food-grade lubricants can inadvertently become indirect food additives. In today’s fast-paced production environment, lubrication safety audits, selecting and implementing premium-quality food-grade lubricants and proper lubrication programs are all proactive steps towards a safe, efficient and hygienic processing facility, all while increasing profitability.

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