Butchery Night Blinds

The really shrewd butcher knows how to save money whilst making money! And one way is to install night blinds in/or onto their meat refrigerator display cases. That way, night blinds reduce energy consumption per fridge by 20%. Where a butchery has a large number of refrigerated display cases a store’s total energy bill can…

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Supermarket Night Blinds

The really shrewd supermarket retailer knows how to save money whilst making money! And one way is to install night blinds in/or onto refrigerator display cases. That way, night blinds reduce energy consumption per fridge by 20%. Where a supermarket has a large number of refrigerated display cases a store’s total energy bill can be…

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Walk In Cold Rooms: Fact verus Fiction Chapter 2

A further little-known fact among food professionals (including food safety auditors) is that whilst storing fresh produce at the correct ambient temperature (per category of produce) is of paramount importance in food safety terms, the latter is not the only parameter that should be monitored and recorded (outside of surface swapping and contamination detection). The…

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Walk In Cold Rooms: Fact versus Fiction Chapter 1.

A little-known fact among experienced fresh produce distributors, executive chefs, and food professionals, in general, is that walk-in chillers or cold rooms (even brand new units) are not perfect cold storage facilities given that during the day hot air enters the chamber and creates excess moisture (demonstrated by the presence of condensation inside on walls,…

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Ikeuchi – South Africa

Ikeuchi’s range of hydraulic, pneumatic, air, and tank-cleaning industrial spray nozzles are manufactured in Japan to the highest international benchmarks in the industrial nozzle industry. These world-class industrial nozzles are available in various options depending on application and usage. From food manufacturing premises, bakeries, motor vehicle assembly plants, mining operations, printing operations, you name it,…

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Waste Not Want Not – Blah, Blah, Blah versus Facts

Every few years some or other ‘do good’ organisation gets its 10 minutes of print fame by having an editorial published in the national print media highlighting gross food wastage. A press release is drafted on behalf of the organisation’s CEO quoting statistics that are readily available on the world-wide-web and the findings of national…

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ESD Challenges in the South African Economy

ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) can cause problems in various sectors of the economy due to its potential to damage sensitive electronic components and systems. Here are some sectors that may experience ESD-related problems: Electronics Manufacturing: ESD can lead to damage during the production process, affecting the quality and reliability of electronic components and devices. Sensitive microchips,…

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Industrial Work Site Dust Control Measures That Work – South Africa

Industrial work site dust is a major environmental pollutant and needs to be tackled head-on. Drifting dust particles cause immense discomfort to neighbouring communities. Gets into their lungs, stains their curtains, causes crop failures, pollutes water sources, and gives rise to farm animal distress, often with fatal consequences. In short, there is nothing good about…

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How To Prevent Sparks & Firers Whilst Gravure Printing – SADC Region

Fire breaking out in printing press plants as a result of ESD (electrostatic discharge) is rare, but the threat is very real. During periods of low humidity levels (well below 50%) ESD causes sparks and small fires in and around the ink pans of gravure printing presses.  These sparks and fires if not detected or…

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Storing Perishable Food Produce During Load Shedding – South Africa

Loadshedding is causing and will still cause many food retail businesses in South Africa their very livelihood if the latter do not take steps to protect their perishable food stocks in cold storage from spoiling. Larger supermarket outlets are compelled to spend thousands of rands a day on diesel just to keep their ‘lights on’…

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