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What You Need to Know About Aging Beef: The Details

Posted by RDT on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Up until a few decades ago, the dry method was, as it always had been, the only method of aging meat. Things changed in the 1960s. When vacuum packaging was invented, wet aging became the preferred method. In spite of the difference in taste of wet aged meat, the process causes much less shrinkage, making meat more profitable for retailers.

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Topics: humidity

Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Refrigeration Systems from RDT

Posted by RDT on Jun 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Here’s a definition of refrigeration systems we hear very often: It's a technology to store food. That's correct, for sure, but we have a better one. It's a technology to control temperature and humidity.

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Topics: humidity

A Closer Look at Food Waste in Schools

Posted by RDT on Jun 3, 2019 12:13:43 PM

Food waste in the U.S. has long passed an alarming threshold. In 2012, research undertaken by the Natural Resources Defense Council revealed that up to 40% of food goes uneaten. While an outrageous, quantity of food is wasted, 12% of American households lacked access to enough food in 2017 (USDA research).

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Topics: humidity

What You Need to Know About Aging Beef: The Basics

Posted by RDT on Mar 13, 2019 10:35:59 PM

 

A few months back, we provided a more detailed look at the benefits and processes to dry aging steak. While those tips were certainly important, especially in today's steakhouse world where dry aging is all the rage, we thought we should take a step back to go through the basics of not just dry aging, but aging beef in general.

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Topics: HACCP, humidity, dry aging

Store These Four Foods at the Right Humidity Levels

Posted by RDT on Nov 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

When we talk about storing and preserving foods, the first factor that typically comes to mind is temperature. While temp is absolutely a critical component in proper storage conditions (if not the most important), it's certainly not the only one.

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Topics: humidity

The Keys to Dry Aging Steak

Posted by RDT on Oct 31, 2018 2:27:37 PM

 

If you ask many chefs, the concept of steak is kind of ho-hum in the fine dining world. It doesn't involve a lot of creativity. If you ask the general public, though, and even many of those same chefs when they're off hours, the idea of a juicy, well-cooked steak is often a good one.

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Topics: HACCP, humidity, dry aging

Why Moisture Goes to the Coldest Spot and What It Means for Commercial Freezers

Posted by RDT on Oct 17, 2017 5:12:28 PM

Every time a freezer door is opened, moisture enters the conditioned space. If that air is humid, even more moisture enters. But once humid air is inside a walk-in freezer, what happens to that moisture, and how does it impact the overall refrigeration program?

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, Eco-Smart, humidity

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