CARNIVAL & FOOD SAFETY

Food safety may be compromised around Carnival time for various reasons.  Many of the causes stem from improper cleaning and sanitation practices as well as poor personal hygiene. This Carnival, keep these tips in mind to ensure that you and your family consume safe food: Hot foods should be held above 60oC or above and…

Carnival Food Safety

Food safety may be compromised around Carnival time for various reasons. Many of the causes stem from improper cleaning and sanitation practices as well as poor personal hygiene. This Carnival, keep these tips in mind to ensure that you and your family consume safe food: Hot foods should be held at 60oC or above and…

Mobile Revolution

The market for mobile applications is already extensive and it exhibits no evidence of slowing down. Currently, there were over 10 billion mobile devices with Internet access that were expected to be in use at the end of last year. As such, the app-building industry needs to grow to match the demand being achieved. Since…

HACCP in My Food Business – Why Bother?

Companies that are growing and expanding into new markets will face this question at some point in time.  Most start-up food businesses do not even consider the implementation of HACCP in the initial stages of their operations.  Start-up business owners are at that time generally focused on marketing their business in order to reach potential…

The Value of a Business Hatchery Programme

he euphoria and excitement associated with launching and growing a small business venture are often whittled away by manifold challenges including partnership pitfalls, financial resources, poor problem definition and market misalignment. Other contributory factors include timing, passion without purpose (or vice versa), (unyielding) regulatory context and even a founder’s characterization, risk appetite or personal proclivities.…

Corrosion of reinforcing steel bars in concrete

Before being placed in a formwork, steel reinforcement may become rusted, because it was initially exposed to the atmosphere. When freshly-mixed concrete is placed around this steel, the mixing water penetrates through the rust pores, where it gradually forms hydrated calcium ferrite (4.CaO. Fe2 O3 13H2 O). Moreover, this water reacts with steel and forms…

Why Is Calibration So Important ?

Calibration quantifies the risk associated with a measurement. It provides a user with an unbroken chain between the instrument in use, and its corresponding SI unit. Calibration also evaluates how an instrument drifts from the true value with time; thereby providing a means of determining if a device is stable or approaching the end of…

Calibration – What is it? Who needs it?

You have just bought a new thermometer to measure the temperature of a solution you prepare for clients. The solution needs to be a specific temperature and you assume that the new thermometer you bought gives an accurate measurement. However, there is a possibility that this thermometer gives an incorrect measurement, or is “off” by one…

Street Foods – A Clash of Culture & Food Safety

Street foods comprise of a portion of the average Trini’s diet – shark and bake, doubles and roti to name a few examples… Street foods are not a local phenomenon though – in the U.S. common street foods include hot dogs, pretzels and tacos and in the U.K., kebabs, hamburgers and doughnuts are commonly sold…