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Newsletter February 2017

FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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10 Foods That Never (or Almost Never) Expire




A lot of canned and dried foods have a long shelf-life, up to 5 years or more. However, most foods, no matter how well packaged or stored, will eventually lose their nutritional value and spoil. There are, however, a handful of foods that can last forever. These 10 foods have no expiration date and no shelf-life if stored properly. So by all means stock up on these items, doing so may mean nothing short of survival for you and your family during an emergency or food shortage.

Read the mental_floss article.

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Certified™ Digital Jumbo Display Thermometer (Control Co.)


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Texas Team Develops Oral Vaccine Against Salmonella


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Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed an oral vaccine against the foodborne pathogen responsible for the most hospitalizations and deaths in the United States. 

It will likely take about five years before the Salmonella vaccine is available to the public, said lead researcher Ashok Chopra, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Read the full article at Food Safety News. 


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Weber DB™ Sterilized Pre-filled Dilution Bottles


Butterfield’s Buffer for Foods and Dairy Products (APHA, FDA, AOAC or USP methods) 
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Phosphate Buffer for Water/Wastewater and Dairy Products (APHA or EPA methods) 
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Please enter the promotional code DB20 into the "Promo Code" box during checkout and the sale price will be applied. Order online using the link above. You can also call in the order at 800-328-8378 or fax the order to 609-584-8388.

Americans Are Drinking Less Milk, But They Can't Get Enough Cheese



Americans love their cheese, but maybe not as much as dairy farmers do.

Even after people cut back on milk use for decades - a consequence of more drink options including juices, sodas and sports drinks - U.S. cows are producing the most ever. While the glut has eroded dairy income, the industry is getting a jolt from demand for high-fat byproducts that have given the world creations like the Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza and led McDonald’s Corp. to start using butter on its Egg McMuffins rather than margarine.

The jump in total domestic cheese consumption over the past two years was the biggest since 2000, with Americans eating the most on average since the government began tracking the data in 1975. Butter demand also advanced, and more gains are expected this year. The sales surge is helping to boost slumping U.S. milk prices at a time when surpluses forced production cutbacks in most of the world’s major exporters.

Read the full article in Bloomberg

Any food business with a HACCP or HARPC plan should have a Food Allergen Management plan


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AllergenControl™ Detection Kits (Microbiologique)

High quality devices that are fast and simple to use. Used for qualitative analysis of food and environmental surfaces. 

  • Added security of Competitive line to prevent false negatives. Some LFD’s can give false negatives when high levels of food allergen are present in the sample. This system uses a third line to overcome this problem.
  • Avoid waste. Kits are available for either environmental surface tests or food product tests. Buy only what you need.
  • Wide range of kits available for specificity. For example, you can choose from total milk, casein or beta-lactoglobulin residue. Overall, 44 kits are available.
  • Doesn’t need refrigeration – store between 36° to 77°F (2° to 25°C).
  • Simple to use – no reconstitution of reagents – simply extract and run.
  • Samples are tested against supplied known controls.
  • Heat-stable protein allergens are detected.
  • Custom Competitive Pricing™ is available. Just ask.



What's the Difference Between an Ale
and a Lager?



For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruitier, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." 

But to a brewer, the difference is more fundamental than that. It's not color, or flavor, or aroma, or hop/grain/malt varietals or even water hardness that separates a lager from an ale. Simply put, lagers use an entirely different type of yeast during fermentation. You'll also hear brewers describe the difference as "top-fermenting" (ale) vs. "bottom-fermenting" (lager) yeast.

Read the mental_floss article.


In this issue



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Grooming Kit

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Good practice tip: Keep your nails short so they are easy to clean!

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2017 Frequent Buyers Program Offers Customers New and Exciting Free Gifts

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We have just added 28 new, useful and fun free gifts to the just published 2017 Frequent Buyers Program catalog. The customer loyalty program has been a great success for many years, and a great way to tell our customers thank you for the continued support.

The premium gifts range from the practical to the whimsical. Specialty candy, gourmet cheese, home decor, beer and wine related items, charitable options, collectibles, electronics, and travel accessories to name a few.

You’ll receive Electronic Frequent Buyers points – called Lab-bucks – with every purchase of $50.00 or more from Weber Scientific. Collect enough points to get these terrific FREE gifts.

It’s easy to redeem your Lab-bucks. Simply log in to your account
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Click here to request your free 2017 Frequent Buyers Program catalog today!


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Massive Milk Bottle Collection Begins with Personal Connection

There was a time when milk came in a glass bottle, and each dairy had its own unique shape and logo on the container. Now, those bottles are a collector’s item.

To pass the time healing from a back injury, Ed Larson started looking for a glass milk bottle from his family’s first farm on eBay.

Watch this interesting video. 






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Cristian Adams

Key Account Specialist

Weber Scientific can special order, promptly and at a competitive price, just about any item, large or small, that you might need for your laboratory.
Simply call (800) 328-8378 or

email info@weberscientific.com

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