Wednesday, August 15, 2012

News and Notes for Wednesday August 15, 2012

Eurofins-Newest Auditing Firm to Provide Safe Feed / Safe Food Audits for the Feed Industry
The American Feed Industry (AFIA) has selected Eurofins as an ISO Guide 65 qualified auditing
body to perform audits according to the Safe Feed / Safe Food (SF/SF) certification scheme. Read the news release (.pdf)

Abbott Nutrition invites second wave of research proposals on diet and cognition
Abbott Nutrition and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are inviting researchers to bid for cash to fund new diet and cognition-related projects that could help Abbott develop the next generation of brain foods and supplements. Read more.

Nutella Lawsuit Highlights Marketing Risks
Ferrero USA Inc. settled a class action suit over its marketing of Nutell. The reasons Ferrero agreed to this settlement present a case study in the current risks and pitfalls in marketing processed foods. Read more from

World Food Systems and Diets not "Sustainable" 
...According a book published by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Bioversity International. The FAO News Release, titled "Diets must become sustainable say FAO and Bioversity; Immediate action needed to improve health of humans and the planet" is posted at The symposium proceedings are available at


2011 AOCS Annual Report Now Available
The 2011 Annual Report includes financials, letters from Erich Dumelin, AOCS Governing Board President 2011-2012, and Jean Hinton, past AOCS Executive Vice President.View the report(.pdf)

Abstract Alerts

Solid Lipid Nanoparticles: An Effective Drug Delivery System- A Review
Munireddy* M, Thakur RS, Patel R, Mamatha M. AJPTR. 2012; 2(3): 9-27. Read the abstract.

PGASO: A synthetic biology tool for engineering a cellulolytic yeast
Jui-Jen Chang, Cheng-Yu Ho, Feng-Ju Ho, Tsung-Yu Tsai, Huei-Mien Ke, Christine H-T Wang, Hsin-Liang Chen, Ming-Che Shih, Chieh-Chen Huang and Wen-Hsiung Li. Biotechnology for Biofuels 2012, 5:53 doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-53. Published: 27 July 2012. Read the abstract.

Polyurethanes based on renewable polyols from bioderived lactones
Senthil A. Gurusamy-Thangavelu ,  Susanna J. Emond ,  Aman Kulshrestha ,  Marc A. Hillmyer ,  Christopher W. Macosko ,  William B. Tolman and Thomas R. Hoye. Polym. Chem., 2012, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20454A. First published on the web 06 Aug 2012. Read the abstract.

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