Many food products undergo a presumed kill step during production using time and temperature correlations, yet most food processors lack the scientific proof that ensures consumer safety. A manufacturer of thermal processing equipment has addressed that breach.
Wisconsin Oven purchased a vacant commercial building adjacent to its existing facility in East Troy, Wis., and will invest $1.5 million to expand the Blue M laboratory oven line and provide additional manufacturing space.
Complying with an order from federal safety regulators following a year-long court battle, a Denver-based company destroyed $40,000 worth of magnetic balls that had been the subject of a recall, according to The Denver Post.
A 260°F (127°C) electrically heated, Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven is used for drying coatings onto printed circuit boards. Workspace dimensions of No. 797 measure 36 x 36 x 39", and 20 kW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber.
Drum oven is steam heated and rated for a maximum operating temperature of 250°F (121°C). The oven is designed to heat four 55-gallon drums and has a rear-mounted steam heater box with a high efficiency circulating fan to evenly distribute airflow throughout the workspace.