Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

Clouds of Häagen-Dazs reign over Europe

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This holiday season, clouds of Häagen-Dazs ice cream are reigning over Europe – in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and the United Kingdom – in shades of orange and pink, and flavors that are oh-so-delectable.

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FDA to modify FSMA

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Michael Taylor, released a statement on Dec. 19 announcing that the FDA will propose modified rule language and open up an additional comment period on two of the rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Sugar Factory American Brasserie to debut in Chicagoland

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Kim Kardashian holds one of Sugar Factory’s Million Dollar Couture Pop
Kim Kardashian holds one of Sugar Factory’s Million Dollar Couture Pop

Described as combination of “MTV meets Willy Wonka,” Las Vegas-based Sugar Factory will open a new 8,000-sq.-ft. brasserie and retail store near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in Rosemont, Ill.

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Influence of texture on the perception of saltiness in wheat bread

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As a basis for sodium reduction in bread, the influence of crumb texture on the intensity of saltiness and the release of sodium ions during chewing was investigated. A coarse-pored bread crumb was created by extending the proofing time (90/120 min vs 20/40 min as control), whereas the omission of proofing resulted in a fine-pored crumb (0/0 min). A significantly faster sodium release from the coarse-pored bread compared to the fine-pored bread (constant sample weight) was measured in-mouth and in a mastication simulator.

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Hershey to acquire Chinese confectionery company

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Hershey Netherlands B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hershey Co., has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (SGM), a privately held confectionery company based in Shanghai, China. The transaction is the latest in a series of investments Hershey has made in China in recent years. In May, the company opened its Asia Innovation Center in Shanghai.

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Engineering contract won

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Civil and structural engineering consultancy, JPG, has secured a significant contract to advise Haribo on the delivery of its new multi-million pound, state of the art manufacturing facility in Castleford, West Yorkshire, UK.

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