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News - 3/27/2020
AMETEK MOCON Remains Open for Business
AMETEK MOCON is an essential business operation that ensures packaged food, packaged healthcare products and personal protective equipment (PPE) production lines can operate with quality controls. As such, our production, service and support operations are open for business during current Shelter-in-Place orders.

We will continue to produce and service our QA/QC analyzers and sensors during these challenging times, so that manufacturers of packaged food, healthcare and PPE products can continue to deliver these critical supplies. Together we will get through this period.

We’re here to help our customers with service, support and testing needs to keep your business running smoothly. Please contact us to submit a request or browse our site to learn more about the services we provide.

Please take care and stay safe,

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Food Packaging and its Influence on Shelf Life 
Consumers expect to purchase high quality, fresh food. Manufacturers are challenged with determining and maximizing shelf life of food products that are exposed to varying conditions in the supply chain. Packaging is an important consideration in the shelf life of foods. 

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Accurately Determining the “Best If Used By” Date
The USFDA issued a letter to announce that the voluntary, quality-based date labeling phrase should be standardized to “Best if used by” on packaged food products.
As indicated in the FDA letter, the “Best If Used By” introductory phrase communicates to consumers the date by which the product will be of optimal quality.
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In Search of A Greener Coffee Capsule
Single-serve coffee brewing continuously grew among consumers because of its simple operation, high freshness, variety of flavor choices and professional standards. When packed within high barrier materials, each cup retains the freshness of the coffee beans up to 4 hours after roasting. In this manner, the authentic fragrance is preserved, along with the rich cocoa oil and smooth consistency.
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