Daily Archives: January 23, 2010

Nestle USA Announces Safety Enhancement For Nestle TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Cookie Dough

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Nestle USA’s Baking Division announced today it will begin using heat-treated flour in the manufacture of its Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. “Consistent with our quality standards for Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, this change will only further enhance the safety of our products,” said Paul Bakus, General Manager, Nestle USA Baking Group. In June 2009, Nestle USA… Read more »

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Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) 2010

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The Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) is working with its exhibitors and an impressive list of market leading trade bodies and associations to demonstrate the latest innovations and technologies for the bakery and snacks sectors. BIE will continue to focus on the whole range of production environments including volume production, craft baking, packaging and bake-off. A full range of technologies for… Read more »

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Emulsifiers delay staling in gluten-free bread: Study

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According to findings published in Food Research International, the emulsifiers cassava starch and sorghum may improve the crumb structure of the breads, leading to products with improved sensory attributes. The study taps into the growing trend for enhanced gluten-free foods, a rapidly growing market. According to a recent report from Packaged Facts, the gluten-free market has grown at an average… Read more »

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Potential of Dairy-Based Package Wraps Outlined

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Food-packaging products made from dairy ingredients could provide a viable alternative to petroleum-based packaging products, according to a chapter written by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Peggy Tomasula for a new book, “Dairy-Derived Ingredients: Food and Nutraceutical Uses.” The book was written by an international team of contributors and published by London-based Woodhead Publishing in October 2009. It serves as… Read more »

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IDFA Offers Timely HACCP Webinar Series

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With heightened interest in food safety programs, legislators and regulators have placed the spotlight on the positive difference a robust, fully functioning Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program can make. Because a plant’s HACCP program takes constant nurturing and periodic updates to ensure product safety and quality, IDFA is offering its two-part webinar on dairy and juice HACCP… Read more »

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Bakers needed for world cup bakery competition

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The search is on to find the nation’s best bakers to represent the UK in the Louis Lesaffre Cup. The ‘world cup’ of baking pits teams of three bakers, from around 40 countries across all five continents, against each other in a series of national and international heats. Each baker in the UK team will be required to demonstrate one… Read more »

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I.G.C. raises world wheat carryover

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Larger wheat production, less consumption and growing stocks were forecast by the International Grains Council in its Jan. 21 Grain Market Report. World wheat ending stocks in 2010 were forecast at 197 million tonnes by the I.G.C., up 6 million tonnes from the Nov. 26 report and up 19% from 165 million in 2009. The carryover would represent a remarkable… Read more »

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Vitamin D may cut colorectal cancer risk by 40 per cent

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Increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 40 per cent, says a study with people from 10 European countries. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, is said to be the largest of its kind to date and adds to the science supporting the apparent health benefits from increased… Read more »

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Nestle develops nutritional product for the elderly

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Nestle will be rolling out a new product in Europe which aims to address the specific nutritional needs of the elderly population. Resource SeniorActiv will first be introduced in Switzerland later this year and if successful will be distributed in other European countries in the future. The food manufacturer has researched the most common deficiencies in older peoples’ diets and… Read more »

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Lonza – Carnipure – L-Carnitine

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Carnipure is a special grade of the L-Carnitine health ingredient produced by Lonza, a Switzerland-based life sciences company. L-Carnitine is a natural nutrient that helps to metabolize fat and produce energy. It is usually synthesized in the liver but may not be produced in sufficient amounts by babies, adolescents and adults with certain diets or health issues. The health ingredient… Read more »

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