Thursday, April 27, 2017

Join the fun! AOCS Young Professional activities in Orlando

The AOCS Annual Meeting begins Sunday, April 29. If you are a member of the YP Common Interest Group or want to join this group of young professionals, then add these activities to your schedule!

Stay-in-touch! Chelsey Castrodale, AOCS Young Professional, will be "live tweeting" updates on YP-CIG events, lunch/dinner meet-ups, and conference happenings using the hashtag #AOCSYP. 

Watch for, or share, AOCS Annual Meeting tweets using #AOCS2017. 

  • Young Professional Networking Reception
    Join us outside for drinks & appetizers along with corn hole and ladder toss!
    When: Sunday, April 30 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Toho Deck
  • Young Professional CIG Business Meeting
    Tuesday, May 2 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wekiwa 5
  • Joint CIG Luncheon 
    Learn how to get involved in your group, talk to the other groups to learn what they are doing, and create valuable connections with members of the other CIGs.
    When: Wednesday, May 3 from 12:00pm – 1:45pm, Wekiwa 6/7
See you soon in sunny Orlando!

Annual Meeting is here! Get ready for Orlando.

The 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases is just days away.  Here are our top four tips for making the most of your time in Orlando.

Check your email for delegate only access to The App and resource pages.

1. Go mobile. Download The App to your mobile device and customize your meeting experience.

2. Build your itinerary. Search presentations and customize your Annual Meeting itinerary in The App.

3. Preview abstracts. View abstracts on The App, or access printer-friendly versions on the resources page.

4. Start networking now. Connect with other Annual Meeting attendees on The App, or access the traditional list of registered attendees on the resources page.

Visit the Travel Notes webpage for additional details on airport transportation, suggested conference attire, and more.

It's not too late to register! 

Online registration has ended, but onsite registration begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 30 at Rosen Shingle Creek. View details.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Learn more about China's edible oils industry

The AOCS China Section has organized a Hot Topics session at the 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases focused on the oils and fats industry in China. If you are attending the meeting, make plans to attend this session Monday, May 1, beginning at 8:00 am EDT.  

China Fat and Oil Industry: A Fast Growing Segment with Opportunities and Challenges
The session will provide updates on the current status of the fats and oils industry in China, including production, consumer trends, and resources for healthy oils products, research and product development, and markets for edible oil products as well as protein co-products. Attendees will discover the latest market trends, uncover sources of future market growth for the Chinese oils and fats industry, gain competitive information, and learn about opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Food Oils and Fats in China: Status and Developments. 
Y. Liu, College of Food Science, Jiangnan University, China.

Potential "Novel" Oils and Fats Resources in China for Modern "Healthy" Food Consumption. 
X. Xu, Wilmar Global Research and Development Center, China.

Consumer Perceptions and Trends for Oils and Fats in China.
G. Chen, China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation, China.

Food Proteins in China: Status and Developments
L. Jiang, College of Food Science, Northeast Agricultural University, China.


Gain more insights about China by reading the INFORM magazine feature story, "China's evolving edible oils industry," in the April 2017 issue. 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Annual Meeting Online Registration Ends This Week

Online registration ends April 14th!

The 2017 Annual Meeting is only a few short weeks away. Meet us in Orlando to join the discussions on the latest industry updates. There will be ample opportunities to learn and engage during three days of technical sessions, Hot Topics Symposia, Industry Showcases, Awards Plenary and Business Meeting and a variety of networking events.

Save time and avoid the on-site registration lines.  Register today!

Take advantage of these great opportunities for sharing and networking

Exchange ideas with colleagues during Division roundtable discussions.

Discuss geographic-specific issues at a Section event.

Reconnect with colleagues and make new connections during numerous networking events.

Assist in directing the future of AOCS by sharing your expertise at an open AOCS committee meeting or make new connections at an AOCS Common Interest Group (CIG) gathering


Don't miss this opportunity to learn, engage and network. We hope to see you there!



Monday, April 3, 2017

Read AOCS Press Review Articles

Stay up to date on review papers published in AOCS Press journals. The reviews below have appeared in JAOCS, JSD, and Lipids during the past few months. We’ve provided read and share links, so please feel free to pass along to colleagues!

December 2016
JAOCS
Deepak S. Thakur and Arunabha Kundu, BASF R&D Beachwood,USA

January 2017
JSD
Jean-Louis Salager, Ana M. Forgiarini, and Miguel J.Rondón
Lab FIRP, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela

February 2017
JAOCS
Audrey Llevot, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC) Karlsruhe, Germany

Lipids
Nikita Ikon and Robert O. Ryan
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, USA

March 2017
JAOCS
Samantha A. Vieira, Guodong Zhang,  and Eric A. Decker
Department of Food Science University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Emerald Test for Cannabis Labs is open! Enroll now to participate.

What is the Emerald Test?

Directed by an advisory panel comprised of industry experts and stakeholders, The Emerald Test® is a semi-annual inter-lab comparison and proficiency testing program for cannabis testing labs.

While individual lab data remains private, participants are listed on the Emerald Test website and badges are awarded to high performing labs. This combination provides the highest level of integrity and transparency while enabling individual labs and the entire testing industry the ability to demonstrate proficiency and excellence to their customers.

Potency Test
The Potency Test is comprised of a 5-part cannabinoid matrix in 1mL of Acetonitrile. The test contains 0-1000 µg/mL of THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A, and CBN. Enroll Now.

Pesticides Test
The Pesticides Test is comprised of 22 analytes on a hemp matrix with quantities ranging from 0-1000 ng/g. Enroll Now

Microbial Panel 1
Microbial Panel 1 is supplied as a 4-sample panel for quantitative determination of APC, Coliform/E.coli, Yeast/Mold and Enterobacteriaceae. Enroll Now.

Microbial Panel 2
Microbial Panel 2 is supplied as a 3-sample panel for qualitative identification of salmonella spp. in hemp. Enroll Now.

Residual Solvents
The Residual Solvents Test is offered in a 2 parts for stability; 2 gases prepared in dimethylacetomide and 9 compounds in a hemp oil matrix. Enroll Now.

Heavy Metals
The Heavy Metals Test is offered in 2 parts, a solution for cannabis heavy metals and in a hemp matrix. Enroll Now.


Enrollment and Samples

Enrollment is open from Monday, March 20 until Friday, April 7 at 5pm EST. All tests will ship overnight on April 24.

Data submission deadline is May 5 at 5pm EST. 

Test Samples are manufactured by an ISO 17043 accredited PT provider and require overnight shipping, which is included in the price of the test. After receiving and testing the sample, labs must submit their data through an electronic data portal.

Data analysis provided by AOCS with ISO 13528:2015 software and standards for ILC/PT's.


Emerald Test® Advisory Panel

The Emerald Test Advisory Panel defines the content of each test and the terms for data analysis as well as the criteria for receiving the Emerald Test Badge. The 2017 advisory panelists are:
  • Robert Martin, Ph.D., Founder of CW Analytical
  • Cynthia Ludwig, Director of Technical Services at AOCS
  • Rodger Voelker, Ph.D., Lab Director, OG Analytical
  • Tammy Meusitch, Quality Systems Development at RJ Lee Group
  • Shawn Kassner, Senior Scientist at Neptune & Company, Inc.
  • Jim Rowe,  Scientific Director at Steep Hill Labs
  • Chris Hudalla, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ProVerde Labs
  • Susan Audino, Instructor at A2LA
  • Sytze Elzinga, The Werc Shop
  • Amanda Rigdon, Chief Technical Officer at Emerald Scientific

For more information visit www.emeraldtest.com.
For questions and help, email us at sales@emeraldscientific.com or call 877-567-3598 ext. 1.



Annual Meeting -Reduced Registration Ends March 31!

The Clock Is Ticking! Register By March 31 And Save up to $100!

2017 Annual Meeting is approaching fast. Join us April 30–May 3 in Orlando, Florida, for the ultimate collaboration from industry, academia, and government. There are many reasons to come back and experience another year of valuable information, resources, and networking. Here are just a few:
  • Hot Topics Symposia encompasses international discussions on current critical issues impacting the fats and oils industries.
    View symposia »
  • AOCS Special Sessions, including the Awards Plenary and Business Meeting provide additional opportunities to learn and connect with colleagues.
    View sessions »
  • AOCS Short Courses, offered prior to Annual Meeting, allow you to interact one-on-one with instructors and peers in your field.
    View short courses »
  • Industry Showcases are the gathering place for Annual Meeting attendees. The showcases will house more than 80 global companies in a variety of categories. They are also the hubs for major networking activities.
    See more »
You'll also have access to a variety of sessions featuring more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas.

Take Advantage of AOCS Membership
Become an AOCS member today and register at the discounted member rate. Your membership not only offers discounted registration, but also access to resources for networking and the most-up-to-date information, including access to the new premium members-only content library! See more about membership »

Register today to get in on the conversations and the savings!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Health and Nutrition Division New Investigator Award

The AOCS Health and Nutrition Division is seeking nominations for the 2017 AOCS Health & Nutrition Division New Investigator Research Award. Self-nominations are welcome. Please submit your nomination materials to Victoria Rouleau (victoria@aocs.org) by March 24, 2017.

The award recognizes a young scientist who is making significant and substantial research contributions in one of the areas represented by the AOCS Health & Nutrition Division. The recipient will give a scientific presentation at the 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases, related to the research and development which has merited them the award.

Eligibility: Candidates younger than 36 years old by June 1, 2017, or have received their highest degree within the previous ten years. Candidates must be responsible for the accomplishment of outstanding original research on the health or nutrition of fats or oils. 

Nomination Materials: Nomination letter,  at least three supporting letters, and a curriculum vitae. 

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2nL8fB4


Did you know? AOCS and supporting companies recognize nearly 50 researchers each year! Plan your next award nomination today. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Symposium to honor Milton Rosen at 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting

The Journal of Surfactants and Detergents is celebrating its 20th volume year in 2017 and one of the many events includes a special symposium honoring the work of Milton Rosen at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Industry Showcases in Orlando, FloridaSpeakers were invited based on their connections to Dr. Rosen and include former students, past winners of the Samuel Rosen Memorial Award, and his co-authors on publications. Read the details of the symposium below. Attendance is open to any AOCS Annual Meeting attendee. See you in sunny Florida!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Journal of Surfactants and Detergents—20th Volume Celebration Honoring Milton Rosen
Chairs: Dennis Murphy, Stepan Co., USA; and Arun Ramchandran, University of Toronto, Canada 

1:55 pm
Introduction
2:00 pm
Gemini surfactants based on Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate for use in Liquid Laundry Detergents. George A. Smith, Huntsman Corporation, USA
2:20 pm
Silicone Surfactants in Oil Based Systems. Tony O'Lenick, Siltech LLC, USA
2:40 pm
Synergism and Interaction of Surfactants in Enhancing Performance in Personal Care and Industrial Formulations. Manilal Dahanayake, Surfactant Solution Experts. LLC, USA
3:00 pm
Surfactant Mixtures: Synergism in Solubilization, Microemulsions, and Detergency. David A. Sabatini, University of Oklahoma, USA
3:20 pm
Surfactant-Polymer Interactions. Yun-Peng Zhu, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., USA
3:40 pm
Improve Low Tension Formulation Robustness in Enhanced Oil Recovery with Properly Optimized Surfactant Mixture. Jean-Louis Salager and  Ana Forgiarini, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
4:00 pm
Accounting for Ion Specific Effects in the Hydrophilic/Lipophilic Difference (HLD) Equation. Brock A. Trotter, Mohannad Kadhum, Ben Shiau, and Jeffrey Harwell, University of Oklahoma, USA; University of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, USA
4:20 pm
Use of High Throughput Technologies to Accelerate Formulation Development. Christopher J. Tucker, Michael Tate, and John Ell, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
4:40 pm
Samuel Rosen, Milton Rosen, and Visions of a Future Honoring a Legacy. Charles Hammond, Flotek Chemistry, USA


Friday, February 3, 2017

2017 AOCS Annual Meeting - Reduced Rates Available

Attending the AOCS Annual Meeting is now more affordable than ever with special, reduced rates for Students, Young Professionals, and Retired Professionals. Full-conference rates start at just $150.

Don’t delay; registration rates increase February 24!

The AOCS Annual Meeting is an ideal platform for the creation of mentorships- those invaluable relationships which assist our young workforce with acclimating to the intricacies of fats and oils, developing their skillset, and setting the future direction of the industry. In addition to 600+ technical oral and poster presentations, the meeting will feature a Hot Topics Symposia and special sessions; daily networking activities, including evening Happy Hours; and 70+ exhibitors from around the world.


Find Out More


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Announcing...AOCS' New Book of Official Methods and Recommended Practices

The Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 7th Edition is in the final stages of being reviewed and revised by academic, corporate, and government experts to ensure that the most technically accurate methods are presented.

Four new Methods accepted in 2016

  • Ac 6-16 (Official Method) Extraction and Indirect Enzyme-Linked Lectin Assay for Soybean Agglutinin in Soybeans

  • Cd 12c-16 (Standard Procedure) Oxidative Stability by OxiTest™

  • Cd 30-15 (Official Method) Extraction of 2- and 3-MCPD Fatty Acid Esters and Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters from Oil-Based Emulsions

  • Ce 12-16 (Official Method) Sterols and Stanols in Food and Dietary Supplements Containing added Phytosterols

Brand new layout – Experience an easier-to-read format for all Methods.

Meets ACS style standards to ensure essential technical and scientific information remains accurate, clear, unambiguous, and scientifically sound.

Method titles updated to clarify the content and scope of each Method.

Ensure your AOCS Methods are always up to date. Pre-order your 7th Edition today.

  • Save $375 with your AOCS membership

  • Free 6th Edition Methods Site License until your 7th Edition arrives. All methods online, easily accessible via your computer!

  • Easy to Pre-order: (The 7th Edition is expected to ship May 2017 or earlier.)


Setting the Standard
Since the 1920s, the global fats and oils industry has relied on the analytical integrity of the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS. AOCS has set the standard for analytical methods critical to processing, trading, utilizing, and evaluating fats, oils, and lipid products. Worldwide acceptance has made the AOCS Methods a requirement wherever fats and oils are analyzed.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fats, Oils, and Lipids Congress wants YOUR research

Take advantage of this opportunity to present your research at the 17th AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids September 11–14, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico.

Program Topics

  • Analytical and Quality Control
  • (Bio) Detergents, Control Cosmetics, and Surfactants
  • Biodiesel
  • Biotechnology: Interesterification, Bio-products, and Enzymatic Process
  • By-products: Protein, Lecithin, Fiber, Tocopherols, and more
  • Extraction, Refining, and Processing
  • Fats in Pet Foods
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Oxidation of Lipids and Antioxidants in Foods
  • Regulatory and Commercial Aspects Affecting the Fats and Oils Industry: 3-MCPD, PHA, trans, and more
  • Sensory Evaluation in Fats
  • Specialty Oils: Olive, Avocado, Algal, and more
  • Structure, Functionality, and Applications in Food
  • Sustainability in Fat Production


Find Out More




Thursday, January 26, 2017

AOCS January Newsletter

Chia: Superfood or superfad?

Chia is being added to cereal, juice, bread, smoothies, pasta, snacks—even baby food. But are the health claims behind this newly proclaimed “superfood” supported by scientific evidence? A review article in the January 2017 issue of INFORM magazine covers the composition, cultivation, selective breeding, and regulatory status of chia, as well as the scientific evidence behind health claims, supply and demand, and formulating with chia. You may also view the full issue of INFORM online

2017 Annual Meeting: Registration Now Open!

From April 30 to May 3, join over 1,600 professionals in Orlando, Florida for technical programming, joint sessions with the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), networking activities, and face-to-face interactions with our exhibitors. The 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials, and provides you with the education and resources you need to advance your career! Save up to $200 when you register by February 24!

Popular AOCS Journal Articles Published in 2016

Below is a listing of some of the highly downloaded journal articles published in the past year. If you haven’t read them yet, click on each title now. To stay current, sign up to receive journal Table of Contents alerts in 2017!

JAOCS

Lipids

JSD



Upcoming AOCS Meetings


 

AM17
2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases
April 30–May 3, 2017
Orlando, Florida, USA

Registration is open!
LAC
17th AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids
September 11–14, 2017
Cancun, Mexico

Call for papers
AOCS
AOCS
Upcoming Industry Meetings 
Industry Event
3rd Annual Emerald Conference
February 2–3, 2017
San Diego, California, USA

Exploring the Science of Cannabis
Industry Event
Expo Oils & Fats BRAZIL
May 10–11, 2017
São Paulo, Brazil

Visit us!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Top Ten Downloads from inform|connect during 2016


Researchers from the fats and oils community accessed the following resources the most during 2016. These resources included AOCS book chapters, INFORM articles, and meeting/conference presentations. Don't miss out! Join (for free) the highly-engaged community at inform|connect to download these and stay up-to-date with the latest trending topics.
  1. Rice Bran Oil Extraction and Palletization (book chapter)
  2. Application of Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) in Food Science and Biotechnology (Powerpoint)
  3. Medicinal Cannabis (Powerpoint)
  4. Enzymes in detergents (article)
  5. Natural fats and oils in cosmetics (article)
  6. Measurement and Maintenance of Palm Oil Quality (book chapter)
  7. Fact or Fiction: Animal fat making a big comeback (article)
  8. Overview of the Global Vegetable Oil Market – When will vegetable oil prices rise again? (Powerpoint)
  9. Future Impact of Technological Changes in Oilseed Processing & Oil Refining (Powerpoint) 
  10. Biodiesel Process (guideline)
Not sure what inform|connect is all about? Watch this brief video to learn more

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January issue of INFORM: Chia, new analytical methods, oil extraction from spent bleaching earth, and more!

Chia, the newly proclaimed “superfood” is being added to cereal, juice, bread, smoothies, pasta, snacks—even baby food. The January 2017 issue of INFORM magazine investigates the scientific evidence behind the health claims. This issue also features new analytical methods for examining fat oxidation in whole samples, and for simultaneously determining bioactives in edible oil—but you also won’t want to miss articles on recovering oil from spent bleaching earth and gut-brain endocannabinoid activity. You can access each free issue of INFORM throughout the year by clicking here to view the issue listing. If you are interested in receiving the print copy, consider joining AOCS today!