Friday, October 5, 2012

News and Notes for Friday October 5, 2012

It’s easy cleaning green
Based on a study conducted by the World Bank, detergents and cleaning agents are among the biggest water pollutants in the Philippines. AOCS member Dr. Phil Sliva, senior research scientist and chemist for Home Care Product Development for Amway is interviewed for this Business World Online Edition article. Read more.

Green Seal Awards First Specialty Cleaner Certification to PortionPac Chemical Corporation
Green Seal(TM) announced today that PortionPac Chemical Corporation's Pot & Pan Detergent and NeutraPac® Floor Neutralizer have achieved certification as the first Green Seal-certified specialty cleaning products on the market. Meeting the GS-53 standard (Specialty Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use). Read the news release at MarketWatch.

UK researchers challenge efficacy of nanoparticles in cosmetics
Scientists at the University of Bath have challenged whether nanoparticles used in sunscreens or cosmetics to carry an active ingredient deep into the skin, penetrate the skin's surface. Read more from

NYC biodiesel-blended heating oil requirement starts Oct. 1
As New York City residents prepare for another winter, they can take comfort in knowing their oilheat is among the cleanest in the nation. Starting Oct. 1, every gallon of oilheat in the city will contain at least 2 percent biodiesel. Read more from Biodiesel Magazine.

FKuR expands in green polyethylene
Plastics producer and supplier FKuR has launched polyethylene (PE) biopolymers for manufacturers seeking a green alternative to traditional materials. Read more from Food Production Daily.

Enhancing Openness and Transparency at European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Meetings
ESFA is "... increasing the number of opportunities for Observers to attend meetings of its Scientific Committee and Scientific Panels ..." - EFSA had earlier this year launched a "... pilot project to promote better understanding of how scientific risk assessment works at EFSA and to provide a new opportunity for interaction with EFSA’s scientific experts ..."  Read the news release.


Experienced Program Coordinator or Manager is Sought by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) in Washington, DC
Key requirements include "... strong communications and issues management background preferably with a food safety focus and at least 3-5 years program management experience. Must possess ability to implement and manage programs, excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, can-do attitude. Some travel required. College degree in food safety, toxicology, food science, communications, journalism or related field necessary ..."  View the job posting.

Abstract Alerts

Method for simultaneous analysis of eight analogues of vitamin D using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry
Shah I, Petroczi A, Naughton DP . Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:112 (1 October 2012). Read the abstract.

Trans Fatty Acid Intakes and Food Sources in the U.S. Population: NHANES 1999–2002
Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Michael Lefevre, Ronald P. Mensink, Barbara Petersen, Jennifer Fleming and Brent D. Flickinger.  Lipids. Volume 47, Number 10 (2012), 931-940. Read the abstract.

Fatty acids in berry lipids of six sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L., subspecies carpatica) cultivars grown in Romania
Francisc Vasile Dulf. Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:106 doi:10.1186/1752-153X-6-106
Published: 20 September 2012. Read the abstract.

Determining Frying Oil Degradation by Near Infrared Spectroscopy Using Chemometric Techniques
Mustafa Öğütcü, Buket Aydeniz, Mehmet Burak Büyükcan and Emin Yılmaz.  Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Volume 89, Number 10 (2012), 1823-1830. Read the abstract.

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