Monday, July 27, 2015

The Case of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Seminar

Register Today for Keller and Heckman's
Defending Your Supply Chain: The Case of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Join leading stakeholders in the olive oil industry for this intensive one-day seminar hosted by Keller and Heckman LLP. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to gain the latest information and network with producers, processors, distributors and retailers.

Speakers Include: Maria Reyes, KeHE Distributors; David Neumann, Gaea North America LLC; Richard Cantrill, American Oil Chemists' Society; Alexandra Devarenne, Industry Consultant and Extra Virgin Alliance; Michael Roberts, UCLA Law School; and Paul Miller, Australian Olive Associations.  

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Seminar Details:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
​A networking breakfast will take place before the seminar from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Cornell Club
​6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Registration Fee:
$495, if you register by August 1; $695, after August 1.
If you are a retailer, your registration fee is $295. Please contact Justine Bedard for more information.
**Inquire about group discounts.

I would like to attend this seminar!

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
CLE credits are available, pending state approval.

For additional information, please contact:

Justine Bedard
Marketing and Events Assistant
Keller and Heckman LLP

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fats and oils ingredient companies promote their PHO replacement solutions during #IFT15

AAK, ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Dow, IOI Loders Croklaan, Palsgaard, and Richardson Oilseed focused their promotional materials and messaging to differentiate their PHO (partially hydrogenated oil) replacement solutions from other exhibitors at the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), held July 11–14, 2015, in Chicago. 

All offered delicious baked goods, but others offered more, including IOI Loders Croklaan, which featured the very clever “No PHO Café,” and Bunge used a truck-length RV to serve up tasty “PHO free” treats. The replacement options included the use of fat blends with oils such as palm or canola; high-oleic oils; and interesterified oils. IFT organized a premeeting short course, “Innovation with Healthier Oils & Grains: Solutions to Meet Changing Policies and Demands,” which featured several AOCS leaders.    

The expo hall was filled with exhibitors promoting bioactive functional ingredients; ingredients for clean labels; and instrumentation to analyze these ingredients, including color measurement. Anton-Paar demonstrated the sturdiness of its refractometer by placing it in a fish tank filled with goldfish! Solazyme offered algal oil sampling, in addition to baked goods.

Although I spent nearly two days visiting with companies and learning about the latest products and technologies that involve fats and oils, I was still unable to visit every booth at #IFT15! Conveniently, IFT is returning to Chicago in 2016, so I can try to cover the entire Expo Hall next year. Enjoy the pictures from #IFT15.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

oils+fats enters the final strait

September 15, 2015—that´s when the doors open on oils+fats, the 'International Trade Fair for Business, Technology and Innovations' at the MOC Veranstaltungscenter in Munich.

A total of 45 exhibitors from 16 countries will be taking part in the show, presenting the latest trends, products and services for the oils and fats industry.

The list of exhibitors at oils+fats 2015 is always available—and always up-to-date—in the  online catalog.

Alongside the presentations by the exhibitors, oils+fats has more to offer. One Example is the Innovation Platform which this year has the motto "Science meets Industry".

All the key information about oils+fats is set out in compact form in the Visitor Guide.

Need a ticket? Then just print out your personal Print@home Ticket now—and save time and money. Some useful tips on travel and accommodation are also available our website.

oils+fats is on LinkedIn. Follow us and keep informed and updated at all times.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Free JSD article focuses on enhanced cleaning under cold-water wash conditions

“A hot topic in sustainability is lowering laundry wash temperatures to reduce energy consumption required for heating water,” notes George Smith, editor-in-chief of AOCS’ Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. However, one of the challenges in cold-water washing is the removal of fats and oils that are solid or semisolid at the wash temperature. New work from David Sabatini and his team at the University of Oklahoma shows how extended chain anionic surfactants, whose behavior correlates well with predictions from the hydrophile-lipophile deviation concept developed by Jean-Louis Salager, can provide enhanced cleaning performance under cold-water wash conditions. Check out this article, available free of charge through August 16, 2015.

For more AOCS journal pick-of-the-months, be sure to subscribe to AOCS' Inform Smartbrief.