Author Archives: Ferre Consulting Group

Nestle to reduce sugar and salt content in its products by 2020

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Nestle R&D Centre Singapore is committed to cutting down the sugar and salt content in its products by 2020. The food and beverage company is looking at reducing the sugar content by five per cent and salt by 10 per cent within the next three years. Nestle R&D Centre Singapore managing director Dr Tan Sze said Nestle made the commitment… Read more »

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Tracing the Origins of Chocolate

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Researchers from the Université de Strasbourg, France, have developed a method to discover cocoa bean origin by analyzing chocolate polyphenols using high performance liquid chromatography–diode array detection–mass spectrometry (HPLC–DAD–MS) (1). The ability to trace and authenticate foodstuffs has become increasingly important with several notable scandals bringing the topic into the public consciousness and ramping up its importance in industry. Given… Read more »

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Vanilla price spike is hurting Maine ice cream companies

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If you’ve ever used the words “plain” or “boring” to describe vanilla, it’s definitely time to pull out the thesaurus to look for some new adjectives. That’s because increasing global demand for vanilla, a recent cyclone off the coast of Africa and other geopolitical events happening half a world away have caused a massive vanilla price spike and supply shortage… Read more »

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World Bread Congress to be “baked” in Merida

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In October, the 77th edition of the World Bread Congress will be “baked” in Merida (Mexico), an event that will bring together leaders of associations from the four continents, as well as bakers, suppliers and owners of those businesses around the world. The national leadership of the National Chamber of the Bakery Industry (Canainpa) reported that in conjunction with the… Read more »

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FAO Food Price Index up for the third month in a row

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 179.1 points in July 2017, up 3.9 points (2.3 percent) from June and the third successive month of increases. This latest rise put the Index nearly 16.6 points (10.2 percent) above last year’s level and at its highest since January 2015. A combination of supply constraints and currency movements provided support to… Read more »

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CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems Announce Agreement to Bring 3D Print Designs to the Food Industry

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CSM Bakery Solutions, a global leader in bakery ingredients, products and services, and 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), the originator of 3D printing and solutions, today announced they reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale, and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the food industry. The global agreement allows the two industry leaders to join forces… Read more »

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Why Isn’t Bread Alcoholic?

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If beer and bread use almost the exact same ingredients (minus hops) why isn’t bread alcoholic? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Josh Velson, part data scientist, part chemical engineer, on Quora: All yeast breads contain some amount of alcohol. Have you… Read more »

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Sigep 2018 is coming

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Sigep 20-24 January 2018 39th International Exhibition dedicated to Artisan Gelato, Confectionery, Pastry and Bakery production and the Coffee sector The event confirms its undisputed international leadership as trade fair for professional operators all over the world in the artisan gelato, pastry and baking sectors, together with that of coffee. An extraordinary showcase of everything new and trendy in the 4… Read more »

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The science that leads to Codex food safety standards

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Two officers illustrated for the Codex Alimentarius Commission, during its 40th session, the way FAO and WHO work together to provide the scientific advice on which Codex food safety standards are based. Markus Lipp, Senior Food Safety and Quality Officer, FAO, and Angelika Tritscher, Coordinator Risk Assessment and Management, WHO, described the process that the various international risk assessment bodies,… Read more »

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