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Newsletter January 2020

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JANUARY 1, 2020
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America’s Best Convenience Stores, Ranked

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The best food you’ll find on the road.

They’re everywhere, convenience stores, a fact of life, often not all that pleasant to deal with. Every now and then, however, a regional chain comes along, inspiring—typically through an array of prepared food offerings, because isn’t food always the way to people’s hearts—what appears to be almost unshakeable loyalty. Barbecue. Fried chicken. Italian hoagies stuffed with cured meats, deep-fried burritos, breakfast pizzas. You name it, we’re eating it at the gas station, and sometimes, what we are eating is seriously delicious.

American convenience stores have inspired wedding photo shoots, music videos, epic road trips, award-winning films, tattoos, countless late night arguments in college dorms, plays—even heated debates in New York City offices where otherwise demure professional people can typically be found working quietly together.

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Food Safety Thermometer with Infrared
(Sper Scientific)


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HACCP Compliant surface and internal temperature

The compact Food Safety Thermometer offers both surface and internal temperature readings in one portable convenient unit. Instantly check the surface temperature of food with the single push of a button using infrared technology. The built-in bright white flashlight helps illuminate the surface being measured. When regulations demand compliance to internal temperature such as with prepared meats, fish, or poultry, simply fold the penetration probe out to any angle, and read internal temperature on the large backlit LCD display. Programmable high and low alarms enable easy spot-checks for food safety. A fully sealed IP65 waterproof housing stands up to the rigors of food service and helps your establishment meet HACCP and FDA’s Food Safety requirements.

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Waze Just Added a Feature to Help Drivers Steer Clear of Unplowed Roads

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For people traveling through states accustomed to dealing with harsh winter weather, there are probably satisfactory systems in place for clearing heaps of snow from the roads practically as soon as they form—but that’s your best-case scenario. Storms can hit with an unanticipated vengeance, leaving even the most well-prepared places with many dangerous or even fully blocked roads.

To keep you from having to risk unplowed and icy roads on the way home for the holidays, Waze collaborated with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to develop a feature that helps you avoid them.

According to a VDOT press release, the new option works much like Waze’s other features: Users report when they encounter an icy or unplowed area, and Waze will then warn other drivers when they’re approaching that same area, giving them the option to choose a different route. Simplemost reports that upon nearing an unplowed road, you’ll see a snowflake icon next to the words Unplowed Road.

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Lumitester™ Smart with A3 technology from Kikkoman

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ATP+ADP+AMP with A3 Detection

MEASURE: Easy-to-use, results within 10 seconds
Step 1: Swab — Swab the sample and insert the swab into main body
Step 2: Measure — Shake well and insert into the Lumitester
Step 3: Analyze — Measurements (RLU) displayed within 10 seconds

UNDERSTAND: App to continuously monitor multiple data
Recorded data can be displayed in time-series by registering with our specialized App. Inspection pass rates are automatically graphed and improvements can be visualized. Employees will be more conscious of hygiene, and will maintain a high standard of environmental sanitation, which will help build greater trust in your business.

CONNECT: Centralized multi-site data with cloud data management
Data will be stored in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This will allow fast detection and response to any problems that may arise.

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Best in Beer 2019 Readers’ Choice: Package Power & Favorite Glassware


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Craft Beer and Brewing’s annual Best in Beer reader survey asked how you like to buy your beer, and what’s your favored vessel for drinking it. Here’s what you told us.

Favorite Glassware
Tulip and nonic pints remain the most popular glassware in your cabinets.

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NEW Weber Centrifuge Tubes


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Outstanding Quality and Value

Conical 15mL and 50mL centrifuge tubes are made of premium polypropylene for clarity and centrifugal strength. They are supplied sterile, and although they are autoclavable, their polyethylene screw caps are not. Caps have a flat top surface for easy marking and labeling. Available in sterile racks or sterile bags.

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The 10 Biggest Food Trends of 2019 


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Food trends are a little like avocados: almost ripe, almost ripe, almost ripe, almost ripe, VERY RIPE, and then … over/dead/done with. Most food trends percolate for years before they finally earn their buzz and subsequently vanish into oblivion (kind of like people who peak in high school)!

And so, in the spirit of the end of another year, the Kitchn editors formed a quasi yearbook committee to make some proverbial food trend guacamole. Here are the 2019 food trends that were the talk of the town.

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Upcoming Event


Come Join Us!  We will be attending this upcoming conference highlighting many new and exciting products.

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2020 IPPE Expo
Booth # B7721
January 28-30, 2020
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA


In attendance will be MaryBeth Karczynski and Alyssa Maciaszek.


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MaryBeth Karczynski
Director of Key Accounts and Market Development


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Alyssa Maciaszek
Account Manager





A Day in the Craft Brewery Lab, part 4: Updating your standard operating procedures


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In this series of articles, Amy Todd, owner and operator of Zymology Labs, a third-party beer testing lab, who also works part-time in the lab at Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, gives us a detailed ground-floor view of the day-to-day lab routines that separate quality craft breweries from the pack.

Just as in any job, there are some things I do every day, some things only once a week and some even less than that. Many of my tasks in the lab are multi-step procedures. How do I make sure I’m carrying out tasks correctly, and the same way that I did last time? Wouldn’t it be great if with the flip of a page, or a click of the mouse, you could have all the information you needed to perform a specific task right in front of you, complete with pictures?

Today in the lab I’m updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). I like to do this every so often to make sure they’re current and to see which ones still need to be written.

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Request the 2019-20 Product Catalog

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Request your 2019-20 catalog today!




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Nancy Silvester
Account Manager


 

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