According to a 2018 article titled “SAT Scores Rise as Number of Test-Takers Tops 2 Million” in Education Week, approximately 2.1 million students among the 2018 graduating class took the SAT exam. Although fewer colleges and universities require SAT or ACT scores as part of the admissions process, the number of high school students who took the standardized test show that these still remain integral parts of secondary education. When it comes to beverage production, “performing well” on a test run can be just as vital for beverage-makers as standardized testing is for today’s students.
“Manufacturers use lab testing/inspection equipment to ensure that they are providing the highest quality products to their customers,” says Mei Gong, North America product marketing manager, and Rafael Lima, global product manager, for Columbus, Ohio-based METTLER TOLEDO. “In every step of the process starting from raw materials, intermediates, to final products, manufacturers check to make sure the products meet the defined parameters. For beverages, some common parameters include microbiological testing, color, sugar content, alcohol level, acid content, and many more.”