Sunday, August 26, 2007

Food Packaging System, Used Food Processing Machinery for Food Process Engineer and Food Processing Software.

Well a while back a sarcastic Channel 4 continuity announcer did introduce a Beavis and Butthead episode with the words "and now for a documentary programme about modern American youth". Seems she was right.

How could they proved they were doing it for 8 months ? If there was someone responsible enuf to testify they were doing it, shouldn't they have told someone ?

Quite frankly, this kind of behaviour goes on in a lot of food processing environments. It normally goes undetected. There's a saying that goes along the lines of, 'If you saw the kitchen you'd never eat here', regarding restaurants.

Years ago, I worked in the catering/restaurant industry. It's a pretty good rule of thumb that if you want to know the condition the kitchen is kept in, check the bathrooms, they'll be in about the same condition.

There was a nasty food poisoning episode in the House of Lords with mayonnaise. They just used to top up the sauce boat from time to time, in what the peer who told me about this was a sort of solera system. Surprise surprise the goo at the bottom got a bit iffy and... Almost as bad as BA poisoning the Saudi Foreign Minister (and Royal family member) with dodgy prawn mayonnaise. He was so ill that he had to have surgery. If the guy responsible from BA ever visits Riyhad so will he!

A lot of my work is in the Food Industry ( Large scale) And im happy to report, that in the past few years 90% of my customers are doing the right thing. I used to see Butchers coating old meat in preservatives to get rid of that "off " smell then mince it all up. other food manufactures would throw in old fruit with new fruit when making certain products ect

I could go on and on , but don't want to put people of there food, lets just say that if this does happen now , its a very very rare occurrence , especially with larger companies that hold a quality assurance ticket ( ASO) Ive known a few companies that were denied a ticket ( food Industry) for having cigarette buts on the floor outside! ( no way near preparation area ).

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Surface Contamination and Cleaning Seminar




o The sources of contamination
o Types of contamination
o How and why surfaces become contaminated
o Various techniques for surface cleaning
o Different methods for characterizing the levels of cleanliness
o The kinetics of recontamination
o The storage of clean parts

Dr Kashmiri Mittal was associated wtih IBM Corporation from 1972 to 1994. He received his Ph D in Colloid Chemistry in 1970 from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining IBM in San Jose in 1972, he was with the Electrochemistry Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Mittal has initiated, organised and chaired a number of very successful international symposia. He has edited 45 books and has published about 60 papers in the areas of surface and colloid chemistry, adhesion and polymers.

Dr Mittal has given many invited talks on the multifarious facets of surface science, particularly adhesion, on the invitation of various societies and organisations in many countries all over the world. He has taught short courses on adhesion in the United States as well as countries like Brazil, Sweden and The Netherlands


The seminar is targetted at engineers and technologists from the following industries:
o Ceramics
o Metal Fabrication
o Plastics
o Disk Drive
o Aerospace

Monday, July 23, 2007

Cleaning Methods - Found Interesing Article

Cleaning Carbon Dioxide is a problem - but there are some solutions:

Whichever process is used, cleaning depends on either the liquid carbon dioxide solvent properties, the energy and momentum transfer by the impacting solid phase, or a combination of solvent properties and momentum or energy transfer. Pellet systems rely upon the thermo-mechanical impact stresses related to the high impact velocity of macroscopic pellets for contamination removal - a momentum and energy transfer process. Snow sprays rely upon a combination of solvent action of liquid CO2 and the momentum transfer of high velocity microscopic snow particles. The liquid based CO2 washing systems rely upon the liquid phase solvent properties. Finally, the SFC systems rely exclusively upon carbon dioxide's unique supercritical fluid properties.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Just first post

Blog to share experience about cleaning different types of contamination - asbestos, petroleum, ionic, mold, mbte, lead.