Temperature Data Loggers

Data Loggers for Temperature

DataTrace data loggers are engineered specifically for extreme environments such as steam, ethylene oxide and other various sterilization processes and chambers, heat tunnels, retorts, smokehouses, food processing and more. Autoclaves/steam sterilization, retort sterilization, dry heat ovens and tunnels, curing processes, food pasteurization and several other processes rely on accurate temperature measurements to ensure product/patient safety,…

DataTrace in Autoclaves

DataTrace in Autoclaves

Getting accurate product temperature throughout an autoclave validation can be a difficult task but is imperative to calculating lethality within an autoclave cycle. Whether it is for an initial equipment and process validation or for yearly equipment qualifications, maximizing efficiency while maintaining that strict temperature accuracy (0.1° C) is critical to a successful project. Mesa’s…

US Food Plants Testing

Food Distribution and Penetration Testing

All food plants in the US perform distribution and penetration studies by utilizing a Process Authority (PA), who then files the results with the FDA and/or the USDA. Distribution testing can be needed for many reasons that include, but are not limited to: New retorts/autoclaves New loading schemes New container New racking/holding system for container…

EtO Sterilization

Most sterilization in the medical device industry is accomplished by way of heat, usually in the form of steam. A significant alternative to heat-only processing methods is ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization. As alluded to, this process is usually performed on heat- or moisture-sensitive items. EtO sterilization uses both temperature (30°-70°C) and the presence of the…

Food Safety

The Basics of Retort

Retort is basically heating and sometimes agitating food and its container to remove potentially harmful organisms. One such organism is Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum is a rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum. The botulinum toxin can cause a severe flaccid paralytic disease in humans and animals and is…