Markets closed Food Safety and Clean Label Enhanced by New Ultrasonic Spray Coater Press Release: Sono-Tek Corporation 5 hours ago System Control EnclosuresClick Here to Download Image RELATED QUOTES 0.90 0.00 MILTON, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Sono-Tek Corporation ( SOTK ) announces the recent sale of three ultrasonic spray coating systems for anti-microbial applications to a USA based processed meat manufacturer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130926/NY87657-b ) Recent outbreaks of food borne diseases in developed countries around the world resulted in numerous deaths and hospitalizations. Manufacturers of food products and supermarket chains had to recall their products from the marketplace, and consequently suffered major economic impact and damage to their reputation. In response to these outbreaks, significant improvements to the manufacturing processes were introduced, with the objective of enhancing food product safety. In the USA, the regulatory agencies FDA and USDA permit the use of certain anti-microbial agents to enhance food safety. Such anti-microbial agents can be spray-coated on the surface of various foods providing an added level of protection against bacterial contamination. As an example, for meat, poultry, and egg products, the USDA recognizes a long list of chemical actives with their recommended dosages: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISDirectives/7120.1.pdf A few of these antimicrobial agents are efficacious at extremely low dosage (e.g., Lauric Arginate LAE), provided they are applied uniformly on the entire surface of the food product. They are consistent with FDA labeling definition of “Processing Aid” and accordingly, exempted from being listed in the product ingredients label declaration. This combination of enhanced safety coatings and “Clean Label” generated a significant and growing interest in these anti-microbial agents among food manufactures and in the spray coating equipment which can guarantee such uniform, low dose spray coating onto food products. The new systems are ideal for spraying extremely small amounts of anti-microbial agents uniformly onto the surfaces of meat slices as they are descending off industrial slicers at high speeds. Such accurate low dose coating capability is unmatched by any air pressure assisted spraying system. Based on Sono-Tek’s expertise and experience in FDA validated medical device coating applications, the company now offers meat manufacturers and slicing equipment manufacturers a unique capability for enhancing safety with a clean label. Industrial scale meat slicers operate at range of speeds from 250 RPM to 1500 RPM.
Don’t Miss These Events at the 2013 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
26,2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE takes place October 17 20, 2013 and there are several opportunities for wine, spirits and culinary enthusiasts to help eat, drink and end hunger while enjoying new and signature Festival events. “With the support of the Festival’s attendees and amazing chefs, we are ending childhood hunger in America. Together, we can make No Kid Hungry a reality.” “We are proud to partner once again with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank For New York City.”For four days, Food Network personalities and supporters from far and wide will come together to enjoy delicious food while supporting a great cause. Innovative partnerships like these help us raise awareness of and much-needed funds for an issue that impacts the lives of 2.6 million people in New York City. Together, we can end hunger.” Passionate gourmands will not want to pass up the opportunity to attend the FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs 25th Anniversary Party presented by Delta ($300) on Friday, October 18 at the Mandarin Oriental. Editor in Chief Dana Cowin and Publisher Christina Grdovic will host an extraordinary evening with 25 FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs, including Daniel Boulud (’88), Tom Colicchio (’91), Andrew Carmellini (’00), Dan Barber (’02), Scott Conant (’04), Mario Carbone (’12), Rich Torrisi (’12) and many, many more. Guests can also enjoy a special dessert lounge overlooking Central Park featuring Perrier-Jouet Champagne, actress and cookbook author Ali Larter, and a handful of New York’s finest pastry chefs, including Bob Truitt (’13), Matthew Lightner (’10), Christina Kaelberer of Culinary Concepts, Marc Aumont of The Modern, and Alina Eisenhauer, will be serving up decadent dishes to top off the party. Cocktail lovers can still secure tickets to indulge in their passion like Patron XO Cafe Late Night ($95) at The Wayfarer on Thursday, October 17, Global Night Market at The Plaza Food Hall hosted by Todd English featuring Hot Bread Kitchen ($95) on Saturday, October 19, and Mixology Masters at Bagatelle hosted by Justin Warner ($95) on Sunday, October 20. And those seeking to satiate a more savory craving can still attend the Festival’s tribute to everyone’s favorite lunchtime combination at Hidden Valley’s Soup’er Sandwich presented by Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls hosted by Jeff Mauro ($125) at Hudson on Saturday, October 19. Looking for a more intimate dining experience? Reserve a seat at the one-of-a-kind chef-driven offerings that are part of the Bank of America Dinner Series, including: Daniel Patterson, Sean Brock and George Mendes Dinner ($250) The Ultimate Catch hosted by Ben Sargent ($225) The Reimagined Classics: Dinner hosted by Quince’s Michael Tusk ($250) Ivan Ramen’s Taste of Tokyo Dinner ($225) Tickets for these events and more are available online at www.nycwff.org or by calling 866-969-2933 (phone sales open 9:00a.m. 5:00p.m. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts food distribution, income support and nutrition education all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need.Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence.