New technologies for pasteurisation of low water activity foods

It has long been assumed that dry food and ingredients, by virtue of their low water activity (aw), carry relatively little risk with regards to foodborne pathogens. It has become clear, however, that whilst pathogens are unlikely to grow in dry products, if present they can often survive. Foods with a low aw tend to have a long shelf life because spoilage organisms grow slowly or are prevented from growing. Pathogens cannot grow in low aw products; however, if they are present in high numbers, or the infective dose is low, then the risk to the consumer still remains. If low aw ingredients are rehydrated during manufacture or preparation, growth can occur, thus increasing the risk to consumers. Recent outbreaks have raised concerns regarding the safety of low moisture foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1, a recent USA outbreak in dry ingredients originated in organic sprouted chia powder. A total of 31 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Newport (20 people), Salmonella Hartford (seven people), or Salmonella Oranienburg (four people) were reported from 16 states. Another outbreak in June 2013 originated in tahini sesame paste and...

Healthy Living: Nutritionist calls regulation of CBD infused products the ‘Wild, Wild West’

CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound found in hemp plants and you’re likely hearing a lot more about it because it is part of a fast-growing, multi-billion dollar industry.  In fact, companies in the business of health and wellness are touting the benefits of CBD for both mind and body.  Since CBD is growing in popularity, people are very curious about what it is, the potential health benefits and risks. Nutritionist and Wellness Coach, Deborah Enos stopped by the Q13 studios to talk about CBD from a nutrition standpoint, based on her own experience and research. “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product or segment is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” I was so confused by CBD! I’d heard rumors about its popularity and when I attended a food show in March I saw so many products that contained both hemp and CBD. The problem was, when I asked questions about the products no one could give me a clear answer. This caused even more confusion! I’ve eaten hemp seeds in my yogurt numerous times; I started to wonder, “If CBD comes from hemp, am I getting CBD by eating hemp seeds?” Yup, even more confusi...

Preview of the exhibitors at Advanced Engineering 2018

Aerospace Manufacturing previews some of the exhibitors expected at this year’s upcoming Advanced Engineering 2018, being held on October 31st and November 1st at the NEC Birmingham. We begin our rundown with XYZ Machine Tools (Stand CM40). Central to the stand will be the UMC-5X simultaneous 5-axis, gantry-style, machining centre. The level of technology included as standard with the XYZ UMC-5X is introducing a whole new group of potential customers to the benefits of simultaneous 5-axis machining. The UMC-5X is available at a very competitive price point, yet comes with innovative technology such as Traori/Kinematic functions for 5-axis simultaneous machining, as well as integrated Smart Machining Technology (SMT) and thermal growth compensation. The control system can be either the Siemens 840DSL ShopMill or, the Heidenhain iTNC 640 HSCI system. Both controls ensuring high precision, high speed, simultaneous 5-axis machining. Other key features are the front loading 600mm diameter trunnion rotary table, with a high accuracy, direct drive, high torque motor providing 90rpm rotation of the table. The tilting axes are servo worm driven (torque motor option) that provides ±120° ...

Best bicycle torque wrench to buy in 2019 – bicycle torque wrench Reviews

If you are looking to pick a decent bicycle torque wrench then there are three things that you need to look out for. We will cover them in this post and also give you an overview on where to find the best deals. That being said, if you choose any random bicycle torque wrench, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product. amzn_assoc_placement = “adunit0″; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “newsnefty-20″; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = “search”; amzn_assoc_ad_type = “smart”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”; amzn_assoc_title = “Shop Best bicycle torque wrench on Amazon”; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = “bicycle torque wrench”; amzn_assoc_default_category = “All”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “168205fb3b70ed46f5a7766565bd367a”; amzn_assoc_search_bar = “true”; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = “top”; You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to find the best bicycle torque wrench for your purposes. There is a whole range of bicycle torque wrench and prices that can deliver ...

RFID Readers Market Dynamics, Influencing Factors, Development, Increasing Scope, Specification & Overview 2018-2024

AMA recently added a comprehensive study of over 200+ pages in its publication on ‘RFID Readers’ market  with historical & forecast data from 2013-2025. The study provides market size break-up by revenue and volume* for potential countries and important business segments. List of some players from a wide list of coverage used under bottom-up approach are Impinj (United States), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands), Alien Technology (United States), Avery Dennison (United States), Smatrac (Netherlands), Invengo (Singapore), Checkpoint Systems  (United States), Mojix (United States), GAO RFID (United States), Nedap (Netherlands), Zebra Technologies (United States), GlobeRanger (United States), HID Global (United States) , Applied Wireless (United States), CAEN RFID (Italy), Honeywell (United States), Thing Magic (United States) , Identiv (United States), SAG (United States). Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology emits radio frequency rays in portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that will identify an object, animal, device or person. RFID has applications in various sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, and retail, among others. Deployment and manageme...

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shade your eyes. Crane your neck and look up high into a tree at

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shade your eyes. Crane your neck and look up high into a tree at a very large bird nest constructed of sticks, branches and pieces of wood. You can’t see the inside of the nest, but it is lined with softer materials such as moss or tree leaves. At the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services National Conservation Training Center, just outside Shepherdstown, are bald eagles. At the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services National Conservation Training Center, just outside Shepherdstown, are bald eagles. Courtesy photo They are not raising young at this time of the year. But they usually stay around the area because of the Potomac River and its revived waters now providing the large birds with fish and even mammals that live near it. In many years, the adult eagles lay two or three eggs and brood them for about 35 days before they hatch. In recent years, the eggs have hatched during the cold of February. And snows and cold temperatures worsened by steady winds have killed the young eaglets. If the young do survive the cold and damp weather, they will attempt their first flights in 10 to 12 weeks. Many times, if eggs hatch at three or four day intervals, only the larges...

Three-Penis Liquor Contains Dog, Deer and Seal Dick

Ever feel like you’ve blown through practically every cocktail you can think of and drinking has lost its luster? (Ha! Just kidding, that’s impossible.) Well, I’ve got three words or you. Or more specifically: Three Penises. Although it looks like every other bottle in a supermarket liquor aisle, this bottle of rice wine contains seal penis, deer penis and Cantonese dog penis. Labeled “Tezhi Sanbian Jiu,” which translates into “Three-Penis Liquor,” the three animal penises were brewed into the liquor as a means to give the drinker that extra boost of vitality one human penis sometimes can’t muster on its own. Historically, animal naughty bits were a well-known means of Chinese traditional medicine that was believed to help increase potency and virility in males. For any of those interested, bottles of Tezhi Sanbian Jiu can be found in supermarkets across Shanghai. Premium Wine, Cheap Wine, Special Wine, Changyu Wine – Changyu Pioneer,https://www.changyu-pioneer.com/

A first look inside the new Ritz Carlton Istanbul Suite, with mesmerising views The Telegraph Search Icon Save Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon LinkedIn icon Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon LinkedIn icon

Newly launched, the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul’s eponymously titled signature suite – the best abode in the entire hotel – is the crowning feature of the hotel’s multimillion-pound, two-year renovation. Set on the building’s 14th floor, its spectacular views of the Bosphorus make it a truly special place to stay. An entrance hallway with a Persian-style rug and vivid red wall art by Turkish artist Süleyman Saim Tekcan, alongside statement gold light fittings and a suspended glass twig-like light installation, sets the scene perfectly for this suite’s juxtaposition of traditional and subtle with lavish and decadent (and a sprinkling of bling). We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Shower Door Roller, Shower Door Handle, Shower Door Hinge, Faucets – Leway,https://www.nbleway.com/

Bühler launches ‘Digital Cell’ for die-casting

Die-casting is similar to injection moulding, but while die-casting uses metals, injection moulding mainly uses plastics. The first will be every future Bühler die-casting cell’s smart digital brain – the SmartCMS (smart cell management system). With the capability to collect and manage information from every component and peripheral, it will improve process performance and make it possible to significantly increase “overall equipment effectiveness”, or OEE. The second is a set of digital services, among them predictive analytics, which can deliver a tenfold reduction in downtimes thanks to predictive maintenance. The Digital Cell has the potential to transform die casting. It is the vision to monitor, control, and manage the complete cell. Jonathan Abbis, managing director at Bühler Die Casting, says: “To achieve a step-change in die casting, it’s not enough to focus on single components. To significantly boost productivity, we have to tackle the system as a whole.” With higher productivity levels and around-the-clock uptime, the Digital Cell will enable car manufacturers and suppliers to use aluminum and magnesium parts profitably across the entire automotive range. By analyz...

Hong Kong Protests: The Historic Protests Are Tearing This Family Apart BuzzFeed News Home Menu Icon Twitter Facebook Copy BuzzFeed News Logo Close Twitter Facebook Copy Facebook Twitter Instagram BuzzFeed News Home BuzzFeed Close Twitter Facebook Copy

Au wants to protest a controversial bill that has divided Hong Kong. Au’s father wants police to crack down on protesters. Mourners hold a candle during a candlelight vigil to commemorate a protester who died during a rally in Hong Kong. HONG KONG — On Friday, 21-year-old Au packed a black duffel bag with a few changes of clothes and headed out to spend the weekend with a friend back at campus. The tensions between him and his father over the biggest protests in Hong Kong’s history had boiled over the night before over. “He just blames everything on the protesters,” Au, a student at City University of Hong Kong, said of his father, who works as a border agent. “He thinks it’s totally OK to shoot the protesters.” Au’s uncle is also a police officer. Despite family pressure not to participate, Au was one of around 2 million people according to organizers — more than a quarter of the city’s population — who took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to demonstrate against a deeply controversial extradition bill and to call for the city’s leader to step down. The bill, originally proposed in February, would allow extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China, which lacks human rights p...

Coming events for July 4, 2019 | Orange County Review

Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 92F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.. Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, with mostly cloudy skies after midnight. Low 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%. The seventh annual Orange County Parks and Rec “Playin’ in the Park” Independence Day celebration will be held Saturday, July 6, at Booster Park. Gates open at 5 p.m., with live music from 5:45 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be children’s games and activities, including touch-a-truck, civic group exhibits, food vendors and a fireworks display at approximately 9:30 p.m. Alcohol is prohibited, but participants are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, chairs and blankets. The seventh annual Orange County Parks and Rec “Playin’ in the Park” Independence Day celebration will be held Saturday, July 6, at Booster Park. Gates open at 5 p.m., with live music from 5:45 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be children’s games and activities, including touch-a-truck, civic group exhibits, food vendors and a fireworks display at approximately 9:30 p.m. Alcohol is prohibited, but participants are encouraged to bring picnic ...

LONDON, Sept. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial Valves in

LONDON, Sept. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial Valves in US$ Million by the following Product Group/Segments: Multi-turn Valves (Globe & Gate Valves, & Other Multi-turn Valves), Quarter-turn Valves (Ball Valves, Butterfly Valves, & Industrial Plug Valves), Safety & Relief Valves, Automated Control & Regulator Valves, and Other Industrial Valves. The market is also analyzed by the following End-Use Industry: Chemical, Petroleum Refining, Pulp & Paper, Water & Sewage Utilities, Electric Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Iron & Steel, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 793 companies including many key and niche players such as - Table 2: Leading Player...