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Yearly Archives: 2016

The Hazards of Pathogens and Risk-based Preventative Temperature Control

Temperature Measurement in Food Processing The relationship between food processing, temperature, and the hazard of pathogens is well documented. Quality control personnel can meet the risk-based preventive control for this hazard by measuring temperatures at critical in-plant control points. However, if proper care is not taken, even the measurement equipment and process can introduce hazards.…
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HACCP and HARPC: Which Regulates Your Food Manufacturing Plant?

What is HACCP and HARPC? Facility managers are hard pressed to make sure that their food processing production meets the requirements of multiple regulations. Not knowing which regulations apply to your facility is one of the most common mistakes you can make. Two major and often confused regulations are the HACCP and the HARPC. The…
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High Power RF Calibration System for Directional Power Sensors and Wattmeters

TEGAM’s New High Power Calibration System’s has unmatched accuracy due to an exclusive flow calorimeter designed to provide low uncertainties and convenient traceability. GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative RF Power measurement instruments, recently released a High Power RF Calibration System that for directional power sensors and RF Wattmeters from virtually all…
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When Measuring Meat Temperatures Matters

The U.S. meat processing industry is extensively regulated to ensure quality production and safe consumption. It is the responsibility of the food manufacturer to monitor production and maintain safe temperatures throughout the process. If the manufacturer does not comply with the USDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act and other local, state and federal regulations, actions may…
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TEGAM’s New 900 Series Bluetooth® Hand-Held Data Logger Thermometers Allow Managers to Remotely Monitor Critical Data Logs

HACCP and HARPC Data Collection Challenges Addressed by New Digital Thermometers GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of digital hand held thermometers for 30 years, is introducing a new series of industrial, data logging thermocouple thermometers to assist food manufacturers in meeting the requirements of the FSMA. “TEGAM constantly strives to provide current and…
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The Food Safety Modernization Act: From Farm to Table, Keeping Your Food Temperature in Compliance

In order to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), it’s imperative to shift the focus toward preventing contamination rather than responding to contamination. From process to preparation, it’s important for everyone to adhere to the five major elements of the FSMA: prevention, inspection, importation, response and enhanced…
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U.S. Air Force Modernizes Laboratories with New TEGAM RF Power Standards

USAF increases cal lab capabilities and productivity while reducing support costs by implementing a simple calibrator upgrade GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative RF power measurement technology, was recently awarded a contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide 48 TEGAM Model 2505A 6 kHz – 18 GHz RF Power Standards to…
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The FSMA’s Focus on Prevention to Thwart Foodborne Illnesses

A recent Fortune article places the annual costs of medical treatment, lost productivity and foodborne-illness-related mortality for affected consumers at $55.5 billion. The industry takes a hit as well to the tune of $7 billion in annual costs from food withdrawals, rejections and recalls. The Food Safety Modernization Act's Push on Food Manufacturing The FSMA,…
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U.S. Navy Has Selected the TEGAM Model R1L-E2A for Aircraft and Ship Maintenance

Low-Resistance R1L-E2A is the only bonding meter certified to ATEX, UL and CSA International Standards September 28, 2016 10:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of test and measurement equipment, is proud to announce that the U.S. Navy has selected the TEGAM Model R1L-E2A Intrinsically Safe Portable Micro-Ohm and Bond…
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Letting Go of the Old Paper-Based Food Temperature Record-Keeping Method, with Data Logger Thermometers

For the past 50 years, quality control technicians have recorded temperature measurements at food processing plants with paper and a pencil on a clipboard. The technician would later either enter data manually into a local database or file the paper in an antiquated filing cabinet. Filing systems contained numerous reports from suppliers, spreadsheets, PDFs, etc.…
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FSMA: Automated Temperature Control Systems Facilitate Compliance

    It’s imperative for food manufacturers to be compliant with FSMA regulations. The FSMA’s strong focus on preventative measures requires accurate data tracking, management and control. Cloud-based technologies featuring TEGAM's data logger thermometers are now available to help manufacturers meet requirements while working to limit and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. Here are some tips…
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New TEGAM Bluetooth® Hand-Held Data Logging Thermometers Aid Food Manufacturers in Preventing Foodborne Illness

New 900 Data Logger Thermometer Series Sets New Performance Standards for Accuracy, Convenience and Wireless Ease of Use September 13, 2016 12:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of digital hand held thermometers for 30 years, is introducing a new series of industrial thermocouple thermometers to aid food manufacturers in…
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TEGAM Established a Traceability Path for a 9 kHz to 18 GHz RF Standard

Adam R. Fleder, President of TEGAM spoke at the NCSL International Regional Meeting held on April 21, 2016 in the town of Pepperell, MA.  As Tim Cooke from Cal-Tek reported in the Metrol'ogist® April 2016, "Adam detailed how TEGAM established a traceability path for a 9 kHz to 18 GHz RF standard (a range that…
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Don’t Confuse Accuracy and Precision

Two terms often bandied about in the test and measurement industry are accuracy and precision. Sometimes these two terms are used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. The New Oxford American Dictionary gives the technical definition of accuracy as “the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the…
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