Processing > Testing

Pallet-to-plate authentication using DNA

29 May, 2005

Gribbles Molecular Science (GMS) and Sunshine Technologies (ST) have formed a joint venture company, id-DNA Pty Ltd, focusing on the use of DNA technology in the biosecurity area.

Pressure test tools

25 May, 2005

Davidson Measurement has released the DPI 800 series of calibrators. Nine models cover pressure and temperature, dual function versions also provide additional facilities for measuring mA, supplying 24 V power, testing switches and providing Hart compatibility.

Online meat analysis

22 April, 2005

The CFS MultiTrack online meat analysis system means that the mixing process no longer needs to be interrupted in order to measure the fat, water and protein content of batches of meat. Rapid adjustments can be made if any deviation is detected from the desired target value. The result: greater efficiency, effective checking and thus the security of achieving constant quality levels for meat products.

Pressure transducer

17 March, 2005

The Ceraphant from Endress+Hauser is a rangeable pressure transducer with a stainless steel housing and integrated display.

Tests for imported food

17 November, 2004

Overseas food producers and manufacturers wanting to export to Australia are now responsible for nominating a laboratory for testing their foods and for providing the packaging for samples drawn from their foods.

Hygienic pressure measurement

29 October, 2004

Aimed at the brewing, pharmaceutical, and food and drinks manufacturing markets, Wika has developed a diaphragm seal system with a process connection specially designed for pressure measurement in sterile processes.

Biosensor detects foodborne pathogen

27 October, 2004

A team of food scientists at Purdue University has developed a sensor that can detect the potentially deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in less than 24 hours at concentrations as low as 1000 cells per millilitre of fluid. The sensor is also selective enough to recognise only the species monocytogenes.

The easy guide to pH measurement

06 October, 2004

The measurement and control of pH is instrumental in many processes throughout the food industry. Getting the best from pH equipment requires consideration of a range of factors to achieve optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness

Evaluation of handwashing efficiency

06 September, 2004 by Dr Nerys Bennion, Snr Project Scientist, Biotrace International

The importance of handwashing in preventing the spread of infection is well documented particularly in the healthcare sector, but there is also a growing awareness of its relevance to food handlers

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