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Newsletter December 2019

DECEMBER 1, 2019
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6 Tasty Facts About Scrapple




Love it or hate it, scrapple is a way of life—especially if you grew up in Pennsylvania or another Mid-Atlantic state like New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia. And this (typically) pork-filled pudding isn’t going anywhere. While its popularity in America dates back more than 150 years, the dish itself is believed to have originated in pre-Roman times. In celebration of National Scrapple Day, here’s everything you ever—or never—wanted to know about the dish.


BIG SALE on Orion Star A111 & A211 Series Benchtop pH Meters!


35% Off List Price, Valid through December 31, 2019

Durability and dependability make it the ideal choice for every lab, every sample, every day.

  • Multilanguage interface supports English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Chinese
  • Improved stability algorithm provide better measurement accuracy
  • Ensure temperature accuracy with ATC temperature calibration
  • Non-volatile memory holds up to 2000 data points with time and date stamp
  • Up to 5 point pH calibration with automatic recognition for USA/NIST and DIN buffers
  • AUTO-READ® locks in the stable reading on your screen, ready indicator alerts when readings are stable and timed reading gathers data in specific time intervals
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A Nutella-Themed Hotel Is Popping Up in 2020




2019 has seen a slew of exciting pop-up concepts, from a Lisa Frank-inspired apartment to a Parks and Recreation-themed bar and Breaking Bad-themed restaurant (Heisenburger Sliders included). And it looks like that trend is going to continue in 2020 – Nutella announced a Nutella-themed hotel would be popping up in Napa Valley. The “Hotella Nutella” is dedicated to all-things chocolate hazelnut spread, from the decor to indulgent breakfast experiences hosted by “The Nutella Weekend Breakfast Chef Team.” 

Based on images, guests can expect croissant- and Nutella-shaped pillows in their rooms, with wallpaper patterned with Nutella jars and a prevailing red, brown, and white color scheme. There will also be “larger-than-life” jars of Nutella on-site, and a few immersive activities guests can enjoy during their stay, too.


MegaSampler™ Sampling Device (Weber Scientific)




Make Environmental Surface Sampling Faster and Easier

A pre-moistened sponge, with 10 ml of DE Neutralizing Broth, individually wrapped in a reusable sample bag, is secured to the sampling handle using a unique design that enhances sampling efficacy. Also available with Neutralizing Buffer and Letheen Broth.

•  Twice the sampling surface
•  Sampling tip for hard to reach places
•  Sponge is held in place without glue or chemicals
•  Sponge is easy to separate from handle
•  Biofilm scraping blade incorporated into the handle design

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Top 100 Random Food Facts


Here we have a fantastic list of the top 100 random food facts, from fruit & vegetables, to chocolate and candy. If you love your food, these facts will satisfy your appetite! 

  1. A survey showed 29% of adults say they have been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking biscuits. 
  2. Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where the sufferer is
    obsessed with eating healthy food. 
  3. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine. 
  4. Dry swallowing one teaspoon of sugar can commonly cure hiccups. 
  5. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back
  6. The fear of cooking is known as Mageirocophobia and is a recognized phobia. 
  7. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.

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Weber Disposable Sterile Serological Type Pipets

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Available in standard and wide tip styles for transferring liquids and suspension of different viscosities. All pipets are polystyrene, certified non-pyrogenic, RNase/DNase Free, BSE/TSE Free and non-toxic with white polyester plugs and color-coded TD rings.

Sizes 1 mL and 2 mL feature one-piece construction and +/-3% accuracy. 5 mL are 2-piece construction and sizes 10 mL to 50 mL are 3-piece construction. Sizes 5 mL to 50 mL have +/-2% accuracy. Size 10 mL is available in “Shorty” length, for ease of use in tight spots.

Sterile pipets are available individually wrapped or bulk packaged. Individually wrapped sterile pipets are provided in oneside- paper one-side-plastic packaging that can be opened by peeling the end or by pushing the pipet through the paper side.
Made in the U.S.A.

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PRO-Clean™ Rapid Protein Food Residue Test 

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PRO-Clean™ is the easiest and most accurate way to verify the cleanliness of food equipment surfaces. Simply swab a surface and release the reagent. If protein residue is present, the reagent will turn purple - the more contamination, the quicker the color changes and the darker it becomes. PRO-Clean instantly validates surface hygiene, allowing immediate corrective action to be taken when necessary. 

Detect protein residue in just minutes after you swab. With sensitivity down to 20 µg of protein, PRO-Clean provides a reliable indication of surface hygiene.

Why test for protein residue? Protein is more difficult to remove from surfaces than glucose or other residues, so it’s a good indicator for surface contamination. If you need to verify protein removal quickly, PRO-Clean is reliable and accurate.

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In this issue



Set of Slate Coasters

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Beautiful, hand-shaped coasters of natural slate show off their uniquely chiseled edges, providing an earthy and naturally stain-resistant resting place for glasses.

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Four coasters to a set.


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When ordering on the website place this Gift Code in the "Notes/Instruction" field at check out (and not in the "Promo Code" box).

50th Anniversaries Celebrated in 2019


50th anniversary of the first man (Neil Armstrong) walking on the moon on July 20, 1969

50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival on August 15, 1969

50th Annual Dairy Practices Council Conference was held Nov 6-8, 2019 https://www.dairypc.org/

Break out the birthday cake and balloons! We’ve got a lot to celebrate as we get older, and so do these icons of pop culture and world history. Here are the biggest milestone birthdays and landmark historical events celebrating 30, 40 or 50th anniversaries this year.

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MaryBeth Karczynski
Director of Key Accounts and Market Development


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