USDA Celebrates One Year of Mobile Ask Karen, Food Safety on Your Smartphone
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is celebrating the first anniversary of Mobile Ask Karen (m.AskKaren.gov), the mobile app that allows consumers to ask food safety questions at any time of day, instantly from their smartphones. Read more.
VEGOILS-Palm oil higher on bargain hunting; euro zone fears weighReuters--Yet palm oil fundamentals look healthy as the latest export data showed that shipments jumped by almost 10 percent, signalling robust demand for the edible oil from Asia. Read more.
Increasing Focus on Biodegradable Chelating Agents to Drive the Global Chelating Agents Market
prweb.com--GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Chelating Agents market. The global market for chelating agents is forecast to reach 438 thousand metric tons by the year 2017. Biodegradable chelating agents are likely to capture a significant share of the chelating agents market in the coming years, owing to potential health and environmental hazards associated with non-biodegradable organic chelating compounds. Read more.
Air Products Introduces New Environmentally Friendly Superwetting Surfactants and Pigment Dispersant for Aqueous Coatings Applications
marketwatch.com-- Air Products (NYSE:APD) today has introduced two new superwetting surfactants and one new pigment dispersant for use in the coatings industry. These new alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) free surfactants are designed to deliver improved value and superior performance versus competing products. Read more.
Olive Oil Analysis Discussed at American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting
Olive Oil Times--Olive oil analysis received more than its fifteen minutes of fame at this year’s annual meeting of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) 30 April to 2 May in Long Beach, California. The weekend before the meeting there was a short course entitled Olive Oil Chemistry and Sensory Relationships, and Tuesday morning featured a technical group meeting and a session “Olive and Specialty Oil.” Read more about the course.
Synthetic Biology for the Next Generation – A Symposium
On June 12-13, 2012, The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering is hosting the final symposium of an international three symposia series on synthetic biology. Find out more about the event.
Organogels: An Alternative Edible Oil-Structuring Method
Edmund Daniel Co and Alejandro G. Marangoni. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 2012, Volume 89, Number 5, Pages 749-780. Read the abstract.
The Role of Mixing Temperature on Microstructure and Rheological Properties of Butter Blends
Patrizia Buldo and Lars Wiking. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Volume 89, Number 5 (2012), 787-795. Read the abstract.
New Release: Cocoa Butter and Related Compounds
The last 10 years of progress and research on cocoa butter are covered in Cocoa Butter and Related Compounds, a recent release from AOCS Press. The book, edited by Nissim Garti and Neil R. Widlak, describes several aspects of cocoa butter, including physical characteristics such as rheology, hardness, and melt profiles studied by new and advanced technologies.
The polymorphism of cocoa butter is reconsidered in light of studies done by synchrotron, DSC, FTIR, and SAXS techniques. These data are complemented by new understandings on the cause of the crystallization and transitions of the polymorphs. Also covered in Cocoa Butter and Related Compounds is the effect of minor components, emulsifiers, and other fats.
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New Palm Oil Book Released: Palm Oil: Production, Processing, Characterization, and Uses
All aspects of working with palm oil are covered in Palm Oil: Production, Processing, Characterization, and Uses, a recent release from AOCS Press. The book serves as a rich source of information on the production, processing, characterization, and utilization of palm oil and its components. Oil palm genomics is covered as well, with details on tissue culture and genetic engineering of oil palm.
Palm Oil: Production, Processing, Characterization, and Uses should be of specific interest to researchers and food manufacturers, with discussions on the general uses of palm and kernel oils and their fractions in food, nutritional, and oleochemical products as well as the potential use of palm oil as an alternative to trans fats. Also included are sections on the physical, chemical, and polymorphic properties of palm oil and its components as well as the measurement and maintenance of palm oil quality.
If you would like to review this book, please contact Nicole Philyaw at email@example.com. For more information on Palm Oil: Production, Processing, Characterization, and Uses, visit the website.