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A Chance to Get a pHantastic pHoundational Knowledge of pH!

phOn March 22nd, Nelson-Jameson is excited to offer our “pH Workshop” at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County. The course will be facilitated by Nelson-Jameson’s in-house pH expert, Steve Zdun. The workshop is perfect for an array of food and beverage industry producers to learn more about the basic principles of successful, and effective pH analysis in the processing environment.

Participants will garner insight into a host of topics, including: sample preparation techniques, choosing the best electrode/meter for the job, the importance of Automatic Temperature Compensation, calibration techniques, cleaning/maintenance procedures, and basic trouble shooting. Steve has also planned time for a question and answer session, as well as one-on-one consultation. By the end of the session that runs from 9am-12pm, class participants will leave with a constructive base of information to take with them into their facilities, as well as receive a certificate of course completion.

Sign up for the course by giving us a call and requesting item #333-3333. Our Customer Service Representative will take down your name, title, and organization. Cost for the course is $75. Register early as space is limited! Remember, too, further educational opportunities are available through our partnership with Cherney Microbiology. We’ll hope to see you in the classroom! Keeping checking back here for further information on upcoming seminars and workshops or visit our Learning Center & Events page.

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Get Informed at WLA

headerNext month, the Wisconsin Laboratory Association (WLA) will be hosting the 39th Annual Educational Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Madison, Wisconsin. As always, the two days will be filled with the most current, important topics that QA and Technical Managers, Laboratory Technicians and anyone involved within the food industry are discussing and need to become more informed about. Click here for agenda and speakers listing.

There will also be approximately 20 exhibitors on-hand that understand laboratory and QA needs and can provide the products that will help make your job more efficient with the newest and best technology available.

WLA’s reputation is that of one of the best educational organizations available to us in the state of Wisconsin! Invest in two of the most informational days you can by joining us September 16 & 17 in Madison. We will be featuring our color-coded products, including the new UST brushes & brooms; data loggers, allergen test kits, 3M Petrifilm and more!

Register here today: http://www.wisconsinlabassociation.org/fallworkshop.htm

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Time to Get “AAMPed”

AAMP-Logo1We’re excited to be a featured sponsor of the American Association of Meat Processors Convention this week in Springfield, Illinois, June 18-20th! If you are attending this year’s show, please be sure to stop by Booth #628 and say hi! Fritz and Roger will be there to discuss how Nelson-Jameson can “meat” your operations needs with our wide-line!

We’ll be featuring an array of products this year, including the following: 3M Safety items, color-coded products, metal detectable products, Vikan UST Brushes, lab equipment, lab supplies, thermometers, spray nozzles, cleaning chemicals, etc. Stop by to say “hello,” sign up for information on specific products, or to request a catalog. We’ll hope to see you in the Land of Lincoln!

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The Constant Student: The Importance of Continuing Education in the Food Industry

Books and appleBenjamin Franklin is famously quoted as saying, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” In the food industry, this old adage is put to the test each time consumers open up a food product or sit down for a meal. The ability to create a safe and high-quality product demands critical thought, innovation, vigilance, and a willingness to seek out best practices. The return on this investment comes in creating a product one can be proud of and in protecting the best interests and health of one’s customers.

Yet, making sense of regulations, rules, and best practices can be somewhat daunting for the average producer. Small and medium-sized operations especially may view something as comprehensive as the Food Safety Modernization Act as an imposing and confusing path they are not sure how to navigate. So, how can one balance the want for excellence with these sometimes seemingly overwhelming demands placed on food industry interests? Simply put, the best weapon against being overwhelmed comes through education.

Nelson-Jameson is working with Cherney Microbiological Services to provide accessible educational opportunities for operations of all sizes and levels of experience. This April 21st-22nd, consider taking part in “Sanitation and Environmental Monitoring Essentials,” a course for employees involved in facility control programs where attendees will learn about food microbiology, sanitation, and environmental programs in an interactive environment. The course will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin and an early registration discount is available through March 25th ($1195 early or $1295 after March 25th).

Contact us for additional information or to learn more about the course. We would like to know your ideas/thoughts on needed topics that you would like to see addressed in future courses and/or training opportunities, leave a reply in the comments section below or contact us at sales@nelsonjameson.com.

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Say “Cheese!”

CheeseShowGraphic“Cheese” will be the word on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin this April during the 2015 Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference. More than 1,700 cheese industry leaders, suppliers and marketers will be meeting at the Alliant Energy Center on April 22 and 23 – and we will be there!

“The Cheese Show,” as many of us refer to it as, is the perfect place for those in the cheese industry to learn more about the latest in technology, discuss industry issues and network with others in the dairy world.

Right in the center of the expo floor is the Ideas Showcase, where attendees can check out free, short presentations on innovations in dairy plant quality assurance, dairy plant automation, cheese equipment & processing, and whey equipment & processing. Nelson-Jameson will be featuring “Dry Cleaning in Dairy Plants” with Scott Boersma, Business Development Manager from Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30-1:50.

Also, be sure to visit our booth to receive your FREE access pass to our exclusive hospitality event on April 22 – it is sure to be an entertaining evening! Nelson-Jameson will be at Booth #906. For more information on the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference, visit the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association website here. Register now, before, March 2, and save 10% on the registration fee. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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