Wednesday, March 28, 2012

News and Notes

AOCS Member News

Better Analysis Methods for Vitamin D ARS chemist Craig Byrdwell has developed a combination of testing methods that more precisely analyze food samples for vitamin D content. Read the article.

Around the Interwebz

Chemists' Meeting Was Members Only
Olive Oil Times- Last, IOC would be very interested to know about the ”range of sources” that spoke about a debate “to reduce, or even eliminate, the use of sensory panels in determining olive oil quality”. Read the article.

VEGOILS-Palm hits new one-year high on demand hopes
 Reuters- Palm oil faces a resistance zone of 3487-3504 ringgit per tonne, said Reuters market analyst Wang Tao based on technical analysis, adding that a break above will trigger a significant rise to 3806 ringgit in the next three months. Read the article.

Sweden may bring in trans fat legislation, report Sweden may follow countries such as Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Austria, and implement legislation to limit the use of trans fats in foods, according to local media. Read the article.

Camera Plans $11 Million Brazilian Biodiesel Chemical Plant
Bloomberg- Camera Agroalimentos SA, a Brazilian agricultural company, is planning a 20 million-real ($11 million) factory to make a catalyst needed to produce biodiesel as demand for the renewable fuel increases. Read the article.


AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo -Early Rate for Registration and Housing Expires March 29
Register and reserve your hotel by March 29, for reduced rates.

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