Daily Archives: June 16, 2018

The FAO Food Price Index rose further in May

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 176.2 points in May 2018, up 2.2 points (1.2 percent) from April level and hitting its highest level since October 2017. The increase in May reflected a continued steep rise in dairy price quotations, while those of cereals also rose, albeit at a slower pace. By contrast, vegetable oil and sugar markets… Read more »

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Water – As a Food Processing Ingredient

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Food and food processing industry is a growing market in agrarian economies across the globe. Water is an important component of the food processing industry as it is not only present in all foods; it is also extensively used in most food plants as a processing aid as well as an agent for cleaning operations. Water is used in rinsing,… Read more »

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Lallemand Expands Its Range of Yeast Products

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Lallemand is expanding its range of Instaferm® VitaD® yeast products, with the introduction of Instaferm® Inactive VitaD® Plus Concentrate. This 100% natural yeast product contains a highly concentrated amount of Vitamin D. It is ideal for vitamin D enrichment of bread premixes. Vitamin D is now considered a nutrient of health concern by many health agencies. Although the Recommended Daily… Read more »

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Contamination in Chocolates

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Chocolates are regarded as the world’s most popular snack food. An average American consumes over 4kg of chocolate annually, while in Switzerland, the world’s leading chocolate producer, a Swiss consumes over double this amount. Indians also have a sweet tooth, and consume considerable amount of sweets, including chocolates. In fact, chocolates hold a special place in celebrations as they are… Read more »

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Why banning palm oil based on its palmitic acid content is a bad idea.

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Palmitic acid is the most widespread fatty acid in the world and plays an important role in biology and in our body. Edmond Frémy discovered this particular fatty acid in 1840, in saponified palm oil, which is an edible oil from the fruit of oil palms growing in tropical areas. In these regions palm oil has been consumed as a source of fat… Read more »

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Food revolution: robots takes over

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The rate of growth is going at a rapid pace, for over 30 food businesses. As the use of robots allows them to turn to automation, during a showcase at OAL’s Food Manufacturing 2030 Conference. With a combination of inspirational speakers and demonstrations, OAL, the University of Lincoln and ABB educated food manufacturers on the use of robotics and automation… Read more »

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Get Ready for iba 2018

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Visitors can experience outstanding artisan achievements, discover new ideas, open up additional areas of business, learn about technical developments in the trade, watch new machines in action, test products, listen to lectures, talk to experts and thereby promote their own company. iba’s organizers explain the reasons that a visit to the trade fair is a must for those in the… Read more »

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International sourdough library keeps cultures alive

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The Puratos sourdough library specializes in strains of naturally fermented yeast cultures from around the world. This unique library houses samples of flour, water and starter from various countries, in an attempt to research the global biodiversity of sourdough bread. The wood-panelled library features a forest canopy on its ceiling, emphasizing its natural interest in organic matter. It stores over… Read more »

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