New ingredients, products and services for organic processing operations
Vista Enterprises Incorporated’s QuikAlert
Vista Enterprises Incorporated’s (VEI’s) QuikAlert is the only screening tool able to
detect bacterial contamination above background levels directly from a food product
and provide the results on the spot in 20 minutes. No laboratory time or expense is
involved and no equipment is required. The QuikAlert kit supplies enough material to
conduct 50 tests and is easy to use. Simply moisten the QuikAlert swab with the buffer
provided and use the QuikAlert swab to obtain a sample from the food product. Wait
20 minutes and add a drop of the second fluid and look for a color change. If the food
tested has bacterial contamination present, a purple coloration will appear on the swab.
VEI’s website contains product information including video demos.
Vista Enterprises Incorporated, 925.755.0511 • www.vistaenterprisesinc.com
New Ozone Water Disinfection System
Eco-Safe Systems MD-1500 ozone water disinfection system lets organic processors save by
eliminating costly chlorine and guards more
effectively against a range of contaminants,
including salmonella, listeria and
kills bacteria on contact —at levels 3,100 times
as germicidal as chlorine—and is the most
potent bactericide known. Eco-Safe’s products
eliminate the need for harsh chemicals while
leaving no residue, since ozone decomposes
back to oxygen. Eco-Safe Systems complies with
FDA, HACCP and organic regulations.
Eco-Safe Systems, 800.649.1434 • www.ecosafesystemsusa.com
New Tandem Quadrupole
The Waters Xevo TQ MS is an advanced
tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer
featuring new technology that allows high-volume laboratories to run quality control
and other experiments quickly and easily.
Unlike conventional mass spectrometers,
the Xevo TQ MS offers versatility in a single instrument platform for all types of
quantitative drug development, food safety
and water quality studies.
Waters Corporation, 508.482.2614 • www.waters.com
SPL Introduces Polyphenol-Rich, Certified Organic
Whole Apple Powder
Synergy Production Laboratories’ (SPL’s) Synergized Apple Power is 100 percent
certified organic and kosher, heirloom apple powder—including the polyphenol-
rich peel. (In fact, Apple Power is
20 percent naturally occurring
polyphenols.) This pure, highly
bioactive, whole apple powder
contains an exclusive blend of
heirloom organic apples that are
hand-picked at their peak
ripeness, when their health-pro-moting properties are at their
most abundant and they are
bursting with natural sweetness.
It is also full of natural antioxidants and phytochemicals (including flavonoids,
polyphenols, procyanidins, fruit pectin, boron, quercetin and fiber). A cold-temper-ature process is used to gently dry the apples to protect and preserve all of the
bioactive substances, making it ideal for a broad range of applications, including
powdered drink mixes, tablets, capsules, food bars and functional foods.
Synergy Production Laboratories, 435.259.4787 • www.synergyproduction.com
New Organic Stabilizer Launched
TIC Gums recently introduced TICorganic
Caragum 200, a 100 percent certified organic
stabilizer that is based on TIC Gums’ standard
version, Caragum 200. TICorganic Caragum
200 provides both hot and cold viscosity and
excellent mouthfeel and is often used to
replace starch in finished products like soups,
sauces and gravies. In addition to its certified
organic status, TIC Gums’ new organic gum system also is a cost-effective alternative to straight
locust bean gum.
TIC Gums, 800.899.3953 • www.ticgums.com