Friday, July 20, 2012

News and Notes for Friday July 20, 2012

North American Olive Oil Association Petitions FDA for Enhanced Standard of Identity for Olive Oil and Olive-Pomace Oil Products
The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) submitted an updated petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an enhanced standard of identity for olive oil and olive-pomace oil products in the United States. Read the news release on MarketWatch.

Cargill supplies first-ever sustainable verified rapeseed oil to Unilever
Cargill has supplied the first-ever sustainable verified rapeseed oil to Unilever with an initial consignment covering five per cent of Unilever's rapeseed oil needs. Read more at Food & Beverage News.

Day in the Life of a Food Packaging Professional -New Video
A new video (From the Keynote Session at the 2012 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo) shows the importance of providing aseptic packaging to globally,  as well as the the interesting and rewarding aspects of this the food science profession. Watch now on IFTlive.

Catherine Brown appointed as Chief Executive of Food Standards Agency (U.K.)
Catherine Brown is the FSA's new Chief Executive.  Brown will take up the post in October. She will succeed Tim Smith, who has been Chief Executive since March 2008. Read more from

Analyzing DDGS with NIRS
Chinese researchers examined the use of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) for quantitative determination of available energy and essential amino acids in corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Read more at AllAboutFeed.

Intermarche Unit to Build $20 Million Biodiesel Plant in France
Intermarche subisidary ecoMotion France awarded BDI-BioEnergy International AG (D7I) a 16.4 million- euro ($20 million) commission to build and run a biodiesel plant in Le Havre, France. Read more at Businessweek.

Abstract Alerts

Change in Trans Fatty Acid Content of Fast-Food Purchases Associated With New York City's Restaurant Regulation: A Pre–Post Study.
Sonia Y. Angell, Laura K. Cobb, Christine J. Curtis, Kevin J. Konty, Lynn D. Silver;  Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012 Jul;157(2):81-86.  Read the abstract.

Structure and property development of poly(3-hexylthiophene) organogels probed with combined rheology, conductivity and small angle neutron scattering
Gregory M. Newbloom ,  Katie M. Weigandt and Danilo C. Pozzo. Soft Matter, 2012, Advance Article. Received 14 May 2012, Accepted 30 Jun 2012. First published on the web 19 Jul 2012. Read the abstract.

Expression of fatty acid and lipid biosynthetic genes in developing endosperm of Jatropha curcas
Gu K, Yi C, Tian D, Singh J, Hong Y, Yin Z. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2012, 5:47 (18 July 2012). Read the abstract.

Biodiesel biorefinery: opportunities and challenges for microbial production of fuels and chemicals from glycerol waste
Almeida J, Favaro LC, Quirino BF. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2012, 5:48 (18 July 2012). Read the abstract.

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