Food Processors, Quality Assurance, Sterilizers, and Consumers

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream voluntarily recalled products and closed retail scoop shops in April 2015 after listeria was found in a random sample. The FDA promptly conducted a ten-day inspection, concluding that a number of problems contributed to the contamination, including employees failing to follow safety procedures, a lack of environmental testing, and a general failure … Continue reading “Food Processors, Quality Assurance, Sterilizers, and Consumers”

“Not-so-Affordable” Autoclaves

There are a good number of tabletop autoclaves on the market positioned as “affordable” benchtop laboratory autoclaves. Typically priced below $10,000 and often sold by reputable dealers, these look like a great deal. Unfortunately, when serious researchers purchase these “economical” autoclaves for sophisticated research purposes, they are frequently disappointed. These less expensive units are essentially … Continue reading ““Not-so-Affordable” Autoclaves”