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  • An Update on ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    Recent publications indicate recognition that ASHRAE Standard 188P, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, is moving steadily toward final approval. Already the proposed Standard has been published twice in public review format. The second publication of the Standard appeared in a public review that closed July 25, 2011. Final approval of the Standard is anticipated ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Eriez Enhanced Platform for the Xtremee Metal Detector is Helping Dairy Processors Exceed Metal Inspection Standards and Improve Productivity

    The Eriez Enhanced Platform for the Xtreme* Metal Detector is enablrtg dairy processors to boost productivity and meet rigid food safety guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Eriez' Enhanced Platform drastically improves metal sensitivity by up to 300 percent while reducing false trips, even in traditionally challenging ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • EMSL Will Provide Comments on the ASHRAE Proposed Standard for Controlling Legionella

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) released the second draft of their proposed standard for controlling Legionella in building water systems. EMSL Analytical Inc. has offered comments to this document. “This is a well developed standard that provides simple, cost effective solutions to reduce the impact of bacteria in uncontrolled ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Japan consults on outline to amend food sanitation act

    On 19 January 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) invited public comments on a draft outline of amendments to food safety controls. The public comments will be accepted until 7 February 2018. Verisk 3E Review The key controls proposed by the draft outline are as follows: Food Poisoning: Measures to deal with area wide food poisoning incidents are proposed. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • X-ray Innovation and User-friendly Software Boosts Detection Sensitivity

    New detector technology and enhanced software algorithms from METTLER TOLEDO offer improved levels of detection and the ability to inspect at higher line speeds. In a world of rapidly-changing technologies, markets and consumer preferences, innovation is vital to the long-term survival of any company, irrespective of its location, size or industry. As a leading provider of contaminant detection ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Ekobai.com launches guide to how safety standards are changing global food markets

    Ekobai.com, the world's leading online directory for certified suppliers and products has teamed up with the international organisation GLOBALG.A.P (Good Agricultural Practice). to produce a guide which analyzes how safety standards are changing global markets for food and agricultural products. Complete with the latest facts, figures and industry news, the guide provides suppliers and buyers in ...


    By Ekobai Holdings Limited

  • Egg Recall Highlights Need for Better Pathogen Testing Solutions

    Cinnaminson, NJ - In July of 2009 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that egg producers would have to begin following new tougher food safety measures. The new rules were aimed at the production, storage and transportation of eggs to prevent the spread of Salmonella. With over 600 million eggs recalled in the latest Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs and a year-long stall of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health

    As a first step following the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water, new rules adopted by the Commission today provide flexibility to Member States as to how drinking water quality is monitored in around 100 000 water supply zones in Europe. This will allow for more focused, risk-based monitoring, while ensuring full protection of public health. Commissioner Vella said: "High-quality, safe ...

  • EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health

    As a first step following the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water, new rules adopted by the Commission today provide flexibility to Member States as to how drinking water quality is monitored in around 100 000 water supply zones in Europe. This will allow for more focused, risk-based monitoring, while ensuring full protection of public health. Commissioner Vella said: "High-quality, safe ...


    By European Commission

  • Phigenics Wins $1 Million Contract with U.S. Federal Government for Energy Management Planning and Strategies & Water Conservation

    Phigenics announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million dollar contract with the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service for Energy Management Planning and Strategies (SIN 871-202) and Water Conservation (SIN 871-210). This enables U.S. Federal Government facilities that desire to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and overall safety of their potable ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Phigenics Research Challenges Accuracy of Conventional Legionella Testing Protocol

    Phigenics LLC, an innovative water management services company, announced today the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods. A false-positive result means the test indicated Legionella was present in the water system at detectable levels when in fact it was below detectable levels ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • 4 Convincing Arguments in Favor of Regular Sensor Calibration

    Calibration of sensitive instruments such as sensors – environmental or industrial is very important. Most of the companies don’t give due importance to instrument calibration. They see calibration as an unnecessary expense. However, what they don’t realize is that if measurement equipment runs out of calibration, it can cost a Company its profits, reputation and may even put it ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Phigenics To Deliver Ongoing Smart Water Management Services To VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System has recently selected Phigenics, LLC, to provide ongoing smart water management services for its facilities. This partnership is part of an ongoing and successful collaboration between Phigenics and one of the nation's largest VA medical centers. For the last six months, Phigenics has worked with VA Pittsburgh to develop one of the most rigorous facility water ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Newly published research paper demonstrates test inaccuracies due to sample holding time

    Phigenics LLC, an innovative water management services company, announced today the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods. A false-positive result means the test indicated Legionella was present in the water system at detectable levels when in fact it was below detectable levels ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Oil-free compressors clear the air for rapid product proliferation, finds Frost & Sullivan

    The rising environmental consciousness of governments have set off a spate of regulations for ensuring improved air quality, which has given a shot in the arm for the oil-free compressors market. End-user industries are scurrying to equip their machines with oil-free compressors to ensure compliance with industry standards, chief among which are the International Organization for Standardization ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • BioLargo Enters into Agreement to Bring its Isan System to Market

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) entered into a manufacturing and distribution license agreement for its Isan® system with Clarion Water, a new operating division of InsulTech Manufacturing, LLC (www.insultech.com), the latter of which has over 20 years of commercial success around the globe representing hundreds of millions in sales of technical products to Fortune 100 companies. Owned in equal ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • BRC Certified “AA” Rating for Martech Research

    For the sixth consecutive year Martech Research’s food-grade manufacturing plant has been certified by the British Retail Consortium, a leading trade association, to participate in the industry-driven Global Food Safety Initiative. GFSI participants are recognized worldwide as adhering to the highest standards put forth by the food-manufacturing industry. This year, however, Martech ...


    By Martech Research, LLC

  • MDG Announces GMP Implementation and HACCP Certification

    Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) obtained third party certification in November 2016 for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), meeting your needs for GMP and FSMA requirements. This certification demonstrates their commitment to bringing safe, quality products to market. The scope of the certification covers all products including the Bacillus fermentation and processing and provides ...

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