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Margaret Lawson honored by IFT

10 June 2010 | By Institute of Food Technologists

Margaret Lawson has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award by the Institute of Food Technologists.

Roger White elected BSDA president

9 June 2010 | By British Soft Drinks Association

The British Soft Drinks Association has elected a new president, Roger White, Chief Executive of A G Barr, at its AGM on 8 June 2010. He will lead the soft drinks industry trade body for the next two years.

Explosion of opportunities in Nutraceuticals

23 April 2010 | By

New research from Business Insights has revealed that despite costs of over $10m to gain the right to claim that a food or drink product has a health benefit, investing is worthwhile.

Something needs to come out

23 March 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

We have successfully sized the steam control valve, but during commissioning and testing the warm up times are sluggish. Why? Well is might be a case of needing to get things out, before we can hope to put things in! We know that "new" steam is delivered, as the "existing"…

The ins and outs of steam control valves

23 March 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

When dry saturated steam comes into contact with a surface at a lower temperature than itself (let’s take the example of a jacketed cooking vessel) it will give up its latent energy and returns to condensate. Upon condensing, the steam’s volume reduces by approximately 1673 times; depending on the steam…

Campylobacter Testing with NEW Oxoid Brilliance CampyCount Agar

23 March 2010 | By Oxoid

Oxoid has launched Brilliance™ CampyCount Agar, a new, highly selective, easy-to-read chromogenic medium specifically designed for the identification and enumeration of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry and related samples.

Watson-Marlow Masosine Technology Replaces Gear Pumps at Chocolate Factory

12 March 2010 | By Watson-Marlow Pumps Group

Watson-Marlow Masosine MR and SPS series positive displacement pumps have been installed at the Fakenham, Norfolk plant of chocolate and confectionary specialist, Kinnerton. The first Masosine pump was introduced to replace a gear pump that was damaging product on an Easter egg production line, with a second model acquired recently…

Belly Down and Eccentric

22 February 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Meeting a steam plant for the first time is a bit like meeting a person for the first time (stay with me here!). Before can you consciously think, just a quick glance and you have formed an early impression and evaluated that poor person, or…err….steam system. For me it’s like…

Less can be more

15 February 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Are you abusing your steam control valves through the unnecessary practise of OVER SIZING? We have choices here people and the key to success is having the right flow conditions from the start.