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what is ecocert and why is it important

What Is ECOCERT Certification and Why Is It Important

What Is ECOCERT? ECOCERT is a France-based certification body that provides certification for organic and environmentally friendly products. Established in 1991, ECOCERT specialises in inspecting and certifying organic and natural products according to various standards, including organic farming, organic cosmetics, fair trade, and sustainable agricultural and food industry practices.   The organisation has developed stringent criteria and guidelines that products must meet to receive their certification. These criteria often involve using natural ingredients, limitations on synthetic chemicals, environmentally friendly production

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how to read concentration ratios

How to Read the Concentration Ratio

This comprehensive overview delves into the intricate realm of reading concentration ratio, presenting a clear understanding of weight/weight (w/w) and weight/volume (w/v) units. By offering an analogy that juxtaposes the additive nature of mass with the nuanced behavior of liquids, it illuminates how combining equal volumes of liquids may yield unexpected results due to density disparities. The discourse delves into concentration units—percentages, parts per million (ppm), and parts per billion (ppb)—their conversions, and the pragmatic selection of the appropriate unit

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the advantages of protective coatings for buildings

Advantages of Protective Coatings for Buildings

Living in Southeast Asia, the hot and humid climate can affect buildings’ facades, stability, and safety. ASHRAE Humidity Standards recommend maintaining humidity below 60%, but tropical countries like Singapore and Thailand can reach 70-90% humidity. This high humidity leads to moss and algae formation, causing structural damage. Water and dissolved salts can also penetrate, leading to cracks and spalling. Seaside bridges are particularly vulnerable to corrosion, undermining their stability. Our article highlights the importance of protective coatings for buildings and

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what are quaternary ammonium compounds

What are Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs)?

Cleaning products containing Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs) has become increasingly prevalent, particularly in healthcare facilities, food processing, food service establishments, daycare facilities, and schools. QACs are highly effective in eliminating many pathogens, making them a popular choice for disinfection and cleaning.  However, there has been growing concern about these compounds’ potential health impacts. This article explores the use of QACs in cleaning and disinfection, their effectiveness in eradicating pathogens, their potential risks, and their far-exceeding advantages. Also read: Understanding NSF

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understanding nsf certification category codes

Understanding NSF Certification Category Codes

In the food industry, it is crucial to ensure that products meet certain safety standards to protect consumers from potential health risks. NSF International, a public health and safety organisation, offers certification services to help companies comply with these standards. However, being NSF certified does not necessarily mean a product is completely safe for consumption. In this article, we will explore the different NSF categories and their importance in ensuring food safety. We will also discuss why NSF certification alone

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food processing wastewater management

Food Processing Wastewater Management

Wastewater management is a critical aspect of the food processing industry due to the large quantities of wastewater generated during the production of various food products, including fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, and fats and oils. However, managing this wastewater is a challenging task, as it can contain high levels of nutrients, organic carbon, nitrogenous organics, inorganics, suspended and dissolved solids, and high biochemical and chemical oxygen demands. Furthermore, excessive discharge of untreated wastewater can cause harm

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the importance of food safety certification

The Importance of Food Safety Certification

It is up to food and beverage manufacturers and food service operators to determine the safety of a cleaning product for use in processing, handling, or cooking environments. This burdens the cleaning product manufacturer to provide strong assurances of their products’ safety for their intended purposes, especially for food safety certification. This can become challenging and levy some additional responsibilities.   To address this challenge, the most efficient and effective way to demonstrate the suitability of cleaning products is to

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closing the say do gap aligning actions with words

Closing the Say-Do Gap: Aligning Actions with Words

The “say-do gap” in sustainability refers to the difference between what individuals or organisations claim to do (or “say”) in terms of sustainability and what they actually do (or “do”). This gap can occur due to a lack of accountability, a lack of resources, or a lack of commitment to sustainability. For example, an individual might claim to be environmentally conscious and recycle regularly, but they may still drive a gas-guzzling car and not make an effort to conserve energy

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A comprehensive evaluation of GHG Emissions

A Comprehensive Evaluation of GHG Emissions

The balance between energy entering and leaving the atmosphere maintains the temperature on our planet. Imbalance can be caused by changes in the greenhouse effect, which in turn causes climate change. In the pre-Industrial Revolution era, climate varied naturally. However, climate change since cannot be explained by natural causes. Rising temperatures, changing snow and rainfall patterns and more extreme climate events have been linked to unnatural carbon dioxide levels and other atmospheric GHGs. This article talks about everything related to

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