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Consumers Have No Beef Eating Plant-Based Meats

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : March 11, 2020

Overview How about meat without involving animals? Move over, veggie burgers; food companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, among others, have created plant-based meats that smell, taste, and look (imagine a thick, juicy hamburger) like the real thing. Unlike traditional veggie burgers, made from soy and bean paste, which have been marketed primarily […]

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Cannabis Extraction Safety

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : January 30, 2020

In 1996, California passed Proposition 215, making it the first of many states to ultimately legalize medical cannabis; as of January 2020, an additional 32 states and the District of Columbia have also made medical cannabis legal. Additionally, recreational use of cannabis is now legal in 11 states and is decriminalized in many others. Cannabis legalization […]

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Roots to Recreation: Cannabis Legalization Promotes Grow Room Expansion

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : October 17, 2019

Criminalization of cannabis cultivation and consumption in the United States began with prohibition by certain states in the early 20th century (between 1911 and 1933, some 29 states banned the cultivation and/or use of cannabis), with the first significant nationwide federal restrictions implemented under the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. More recently, just as the […]

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Freeze-Dried Food…Dogs Eat It Up

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : June 25, 2019

Overview As dog owners, we treat our pets as we do our children, taking care that the food we give them is not only filling and nutritious but contains only high-quality ingredients sourced and processed in ways that meet our exacting standards. For many owners, far in the past are the days of grabbing any […]

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Winemaking – A Must Read

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : May 07, 2019

Background The art and science of winemaking have been around for thousands of years. Winemakers rely on their instincts, palates, and a thorough knowledge of the nuances involved in every stage of the winemaking process as they strive to achieve the flavors and qualities that they desire.Even a cursory overview of certain elements of the […]

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New requirements for safe use and storage of liquid nitrogen and dry ice

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 20, 2019

The College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) recently imposed new requirements to address risks related to the use and storage of liquid nitrogen (“LN2”) and dry ice. Background The new requirements come after a deadly incident in 2017, when liquid nitrogen leaked at a Georgia lab that was not accredited through CAP.  Emergency responders were called […]

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From Farm to Market: Fruit Ripening

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 11, 2019

Fruit has a brief window where it is perfectly ripe. If farmers waited until every piece of fruit was ripe before harvesting, farming would be more labor-intensive as farmers rushed to pick ripe fruits. Prices might crash due to a short-term glut of fruit on the market. To ensure a steady supply and demand, keep […]

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Nitro Beer Tastes Better

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 13, 2017

If you’ve ever remarked on the smooth creaminess of a pint of Guinness, you’ve picked up on the key difference in its carbonation: Nitrogen rather than carbon dioxide. Such “nitro” beers have become a trend in recent years, with major U.S. breweries and small startups alike offering nitro products. Nitrogen keeps bitterness in check and […]

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The Benefits of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide for Food Processing

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 22, 2018

A blend of gases — carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen — help preserve packaged food by reducing the amount of oxygen inside the sealed package. Gas flushing or Modified Atmosphere Packaging, as the process is called, also reduces the amount of processing that food must undergo. This preserves the quality and nutrient content of meats, […]

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