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Light is one of the compounding factors that lead to food spoilage. Specifically, light leads to loss of food quality by degrading the color and flavor.

Light exposure also often means heat exposure, which causes food to become an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms. The presence of bacteria accelerates food spoilage because the organisms feed on the food, causing decay.

Foods are exposed to several sources of light in their production and display. A common light source is sunlight outdoors through windows. The exposure of foods to light can result in its deterioration (also known as photodegradation).

Photodegradation usually occurs in specific food constituents, such as pigments, fats, proteins, and vitamins, resulting in discoloration, off-flavors, and vitamin loss. Exposure to sunlight accelerates the degradation of vegetable oils, butter, lard, and similar products.

Light appears to accelerate the autoxidation of fats and oils, resulting in flavor and odor changes. The off-flavors that develop in milk when exposed to light are called sunlight flavors that result from the breakdown of amino acids and proteins. When beer is exposed to light, it develops an undesirable flavor (and odor) called sunstruck flavor. This is why most beer is bottled in dark containers. Snack foods (like potato chips), prepared by deep fat frying in oil are susceptible to photodegradation and develop off-odors and off-flavors on exposure to light.

These are just a few scenarios on what happens to your food when exposed to light and heat. That’s why for your kitchen, when you choose a quality window, you get more than view. The performance that’s built into every Andrersen window delivers better energy efficiency resulting in more comfortable home and reduced heat. Additional benefits include filtering of harmful UV light to help protect everything inside your home.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.reference.com/food/light-affect-rate-foods-spoil-531b0d166f699616

http://www.foodsafetysite.com/educators/competencies/general/microbiology/mic6.html

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GLASS

Before cleaning the exterior surface of glass it is important to identify if you have Andersen® 400 Series products that come standard with High-Performance Low E4 glass. This type of glass has low-maintenance exterior coating and removable protective film. The low-maintenance exterior coating is highly durable but may be damaged if abrasive or hard objects are used for cleaning.

DO NOT use metal razor blades to clean glass or remove paint/stain from glass surface. Scratching of the exterior glass surface could damage the low-maintenance coating.

DO NOT use metal razor blades to remove the protective film. Peel back protective film at a corner using firgernail or clean plastic scrapper.

DO NOT allow any sealants (including silicone) to contact the exterior glass surface. Sealants may cause damage to the exterior low-maintenance coating of the glass.

DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any glass surface, or on the exterior of High- Performance Low E4 Glass.

To remove dust, dirt, smoke, film, soot and salt spray, use a mild detergent and water solution and a soft cloth or brush. To remove heavy dirt or grime from glass, first wipe loose debris from the glass surface with a soft, dry cloth. Then apply a cleaning solution, such as mild soapy water, vinegar or a liquid window cleaner, and wipe in circular motion. Remove cleaning solution with a squeegee or a clean, lint – free cloth. As a general practice, you should never clean glass in direct sunlight.

Note: After cleaning your glass, we recommend to lubricate all moving parts with a multi- purpose dry lubricant spray. Oily lubricants or harsh abrasive cleaners are not recommended.

For further details on how to clean and maintain your windows, contact our Customer Care Hotline: 722 6671.

It was a beaming afternoon as Trend Building celebrated its 20 years of turning visions into reality. Held last June 8, 2019 at Greenhills Promenade, architects, interior designers, engineers, home owners, family and friends gathered together to celebrate this milestone with an exclusive block screening of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

To pay tribute to the company’s patrons, partners, and past projects, a short film was presented prior to the movie screening. The concept of the film reflects Trend Building’s incomparable brands of windows, doors, and floor solutions, and its promise to innovate like never before.

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