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Newsletter June 2019

JUNE 1, 2019
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Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria




People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry.

Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical disorders, especially in disorders that are related to stress.

Previous studies have shown that as many as a third of people will be affected by anxiety symptoms during their lifetime.

Increasingly, research has indicated that gut microbiota -- the trillions of microorganisms in the gut which perform important functions in the immune system and metabolism by providing essential inflammatory mediators, nutrients and vitamins -- can help regulate brain function through something called the “gut-brain axis.”


LuciPac™ A3 Blows Away 30-Year Old ATP Technology

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LuciPac A3 Sanitation System (Kikkoman)

Only Kikkoman’s new LuciPac A3 Sanitation System, distributed by Weber Scientific, detects ATP+ADP+AMP with one swab to give you the whole picture. Its patented A3 Technology has been proven to detect residues and microorganisms that others miss.

Independent testing by a leading laboratory confirms that the Kikkoman A3 technology detects food residues left behind at far lower levels than other tests on the market. Assure better surface sanitation and support a more effective sanitation program that reduces the presence of resident organisms and the risks from food pathogens.

More information...

Cheese Made from Celebrities’ Microbes Is On View at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum 


London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (commonly called the V&A Museum) is currently hosting an exhibition succinctly called “FOOD: Bigger than the Plate.” According to the museum’s website, the exhibit “brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.”  In this exhibit, five cheeses will be on display. What makes these cheeses special, you might ask? Well, they were all made from the bacteria of famous people.

None of that is a typo! The roster includes chef Heston Blumenthal, British rapper Professor Green, Suggs (of the band Madness), The Great British Baking Show’s Ruby Tandoh, and Alex James, the former bassist for Blur, who is also a cheesemaker.

Read the article in Mental Floss...

Monitor Microbial Contamination Quickly, Easily, Accurately and Aseptically

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QualiTru Aseptic Sampling System
This patented aseptic sampling process allows testing at different steps during processing to isolate contamination sources. Samples can be obtained from critical locations within a processing facility by installing sampling ports at successive sites. In the event of microbial contamination you will have greatly enhanced ability to determine a cause by being able to obtain samples at bracketed locations, invaluable in isolating and identifying the contamination source. Just as importantly, this aseptic system virtually eliminates the risk of introducing new contaminants to your product, process or sample.

It is used by well over 1,000 fluid-food and dairy companies to proactively monitor potential sources of product contamination, such as ineffective pasteurization, airborne contaminants, malfunctioning valves, cracked tanks, faulty cleaning, etc., while providing accurate documentation for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Programs (HACCP) or any quality assurance program.

View the QualiTru Aseptic Sampling System


New Jersey now has a state microbe, just in case it was bugging you that we didn’t




A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey’s state microbe.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed into law a bill giving the distinction to Streptomyces (strep-toh-MY’-seez) griseus (GREE’-say-us).

The microbe was discovered in New Jersey soil in 1916. In 1943, researchers from Rutgers University used the microbe to create the antibiotic streptomycin.

Tuberculosis death rates in the U.S. plummeted. They fell from about 194 deaths per 100,000 people in 1900 to about 9 deaths per 100,000 people in 1955.


Weber Scientific’s New Infographic:  The Beer Making and Testing Process

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People have been brewing and savoring beer for a long time, since as far back in history as 7000 years ago. Beer making has long been considered an art, and now with the advancements in microbiology and technology, it’s a science as well. Although the resulting beverage is enjoyed across the world, many may not understand the process of brewing and fermenting that creates their favorite beer.

To see more, view Weber Scientific’s new infographic...


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The Hidden Beer Spoiler: Finding diastaticus with FPDM (A CBB Webinar)


Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus has become a major beer spoilage concern in the craft beer industry — causing over-attenuation, over-carbonation, off-flavors and burst bottles — and in our next (totally free) CBB webinar, the big brains at Weber Scientific (webinar sponsor) will discuss an awesome new method to test for it and prevent it.

The webinar is happening live on Wednesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. EST (with the recording available afterward). I mean, what more do you need to know? 

Click here to sign up.

Cows Set Sail at World’s First Floating Dairy


Earning their sea legs, 32 cows have made agricultural history after boarding the world’s first floating dairy farm located in the Netherlands. Appropriately named Floating Farm, the three-tiered structure will feature a robotic milking system, a robotic feeding system and an air-tight manure storage facility.

Developed by the Dutch Agriculture and Dairy Sector, Uit Je Eigen Stad, and Beladon, the idea of this concept aims to address the problem of feeding a growing population during a time when the competition for land is growing. 


In this issue



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Best Practices in Food Safety for Dairy Processors

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START DATE:  7/31/2019
HOSTED BY: Dairy Foods
Food safety-related recalls not only are costly, but also can wreak havoc on a brand’s reputation. It’s critical, therefore, that dairy processors have solid food safety plans and practices in place to prevent such recalls — and to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

This free webinar will discuss how dairy processors could build a “culture of food safety” within their organizations. It will also outline steps they could take to enhance in-plant pathogen control.

Click here to sign up.


Upcoming Event

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


IFT 2019
Booth # 612
June 3-5, 2019
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

In attendance will be Sharon Wilson, MaryBeth Karczynski, and Alyssa Maciaszek.


Sharon Wilson
Vice President of Marketing and Product Development


MaryBeth Karczynski
Director of Key Accounts and Market Development

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Alyssa Maciaszek
Account Manager

June 13-14, 2019
Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX

In attendance will be MaryBeth Karczynski.


MaryBeth Karczynski
Director of Key Accounts and Market Development

ASBC Annual Meeting
June 24-26, 2019
Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, LA

In attendance will be Tom Boudreau.


Tom Boudreau
Brewery Market Specialist

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