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November 1, 2013 issue: New Products

PD Staff Published on 31 October 2013

3M Food Safety launches 48-hour yeast and mold indicator test
3M Food Safety’s new Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate is an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours – faster, the company says, than conventional agar methods.

Conventional agar testing methods for yeast and molds require a five-day to seven-day incubation period, the longest waiting time of all microbial quality indicators.



By incorporating a new innovative technology, this new product greatly reduces this delay, improving time-to-result productivity gains, finished goods inventory and product shelf life.

The sample-ready system uses an easy three-step process: Inoculation, incubation and enumeration.

It results in blue-colored yeast and mold colonies and contains technological enhancements that prevent colonies from spreading or overlapping.

—From 3M Food Safety news release

Purina’s new heifer feeds
Purina Animal Nutrition has created the Heifersmart Complete Feed (CF) and Heifersmart Base Mix (BM) feeds to address the nutritional needs of developing dairy heifers when they are transitioned to forage-based and pasture-based diets.


Available pelleted or texturized in 18 or 22 percent protein levels, CF is formulated to be used with high-quality forage as a single-feed formula.

BM feeds are available in 38 or 45 percent protein levels and are designed to be added to mixed feed, either forage and on-farm grains or commodities.

Both new products provide essential protein, energy, key vitamins and readily available minerals needed for optimal heifer growth and development.

—From Purina Animal Nutrition news release

Unique shape to new DeLaval Clover liner
Featuring a breakthrough design, the DeLaval Clover liner’s thin, concave sidewalls and smooth, rounded corners deliver a firm yet gentle grip of the teat throughout the milking cycle.

This design helps ensure the liner stays in the proper milking position and provides excellent massage, offering cows maximum comfort while being milked.


Additionally, it provides a low and stable mouthpiece vacuum without the possible hygiene issues and susceptibility to plugging of a vented mouthpiece liner.

Key features and benefits of the liner: Helps promote teat end health; fast, complete milk-out; adapts to the teat; low mouthpiece vacuum; full grip and low slip rate.

The liner is suitable for use with 10mm or 12mm nippled claws and is available in the U.S. and Canada. PD

—From DeLaval news release