Monday, April 23, 2012

Your News and Notes for Monday April 23, 2012

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Use of Nanotechnology by Food and Cosmetics Industries 
The food draft guidance describes the factors manufacturers should consider when determining whether changes in manufacturing processes, including those involving nanotechnology, create a significant change in food substances. The cosmetic product draft guidance discusses the FDA’s current thinking on the safety assessment of nanomaterials when used in cosmetic products.
For more information: Fact Sheet: Nanotechnology. This Constituent Update can be found here.
Additional Constituent Updates can be found here.
California's Proposition 65 Applies to All Food Processors food and beverage manufacturer who sells products in California can be sued.From its name, you might believe that California's Proposition 65 — the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — is not something that a company operating outside California need worry about. Unfortunately, this belief is incorrect. Read more.

Palm oil a suitable alternative to olive oil for deep frying
 Foodprocessing--A study published in the Journal of Food Science has suggested that super palm olein (SPO) could be a suitable replacement for olive oil for frying and cooking as it provides higher oxidative stability than olive oil. Read more.

Canada canola oil shipments to U.S. surgeReuters--Canada's canola crushers are processing the oilseed at a record-brisk pace, as demand for canola oil heats up among U.S. makers of biodiesel and food products like potato chips. Read more.

Wikicell technology: eat the ice cream wrapper
ABC Online--But what if the packaging wasn't just biodegradable, what if it was edible too? ... and reckons the applications for developing countries could be huge. Read more.

UMass Food Science Short Course: Lipid Oxidation November 13, 2012
UMass Amherst Food Science invites food scientists, chemists, researchers, and quality and industrial managers to learn the fundamentals of lipid oxida­tion from leaders in food science in a two-day course at the UMass Amherst campus.  Find out more.

Evolution seen in 'synthetic DNA'
BBC News--The work, reported in Science, is promising for future "synthetic biology" and biotechnology efforts. It also hints at the idea that if life exists elsewhere, it could be bound by evolution but not by similar chemistry. Read more.

PTPN III to build oleochemical plant 
Agro Asia News--State-owned plantation company PTPN III will be an oleochemical plant worth Rp 3 trillion in the Sei Mankei industrial area in North Sumatra. Read more.

Performance overshadows sustainability in oleochemicals
ICIS--At least one large oleochemical producer with numerous downstream finished products in this market has met all tiers of the certification program. Read more.

Making Polyurethane Adhesives with Renewable PolyolsSpecialChem--Though crude oil is rightly the ultimate source of many chemicals the adhesive industry uses, renewable materials can offer an alternative to aid economic and supply sustainability. To this end, how to produce polyol monomers from plants that can be used to make polyurethane adhesives has been broadly explored.  Read more.

Tinker, tailor, sailor, fly: aviation biofuels advance, attract opponents over costs Honeywell and Agrisoma collaborate to pioneer aviation biofuels from a new carinata-based feedstock, critics wonder exactly why the military is paying so much for the biofuels it is utilizing for tests. Read more.

Abstract Alerts

The development of Brazilian agriculture: future technological challenges and opportunities.
Pedro AA Pereira, Geraldo B Martha, Carlos AM Santana2 and Eliseu Alves. Agriculture & Food Security 2012, 1:4. Read the abstract.

A highly efficient beta-glucosidase from a buffalo rumen fungus Neocallimastix patriciarum W5.
Chen H, Chen Y, Lu MJ, Chang J, Wang HC, Wang T, Ruan S, Wang T, Hung K, Cho H, Ke H, Lin W, Shih M, Li W. Biotechnology for Biofuels 2012, 5:24 (19 April 2012). Read the abstract.

Preparation and characterization of solid lipid nanoparticles loaded with frankincense and myrrh oil.
Shi F, Zhao JH, Liu Y, Wang Z, Zhang YT, Feng NP. International Journal of Nanomedicine. April 2012 Volume 2012:7 Pages 2033 - 2043. Read the abstract.

Upcoming Events/ April 23-30, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

23 Omega-3 Summit 2012
Ghent, Belgium

24-26 International Dairy Foods Association Milk & Cultured Dairy Products Symposium
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

25-26 Detergents and Cleaning Products
Mainz, Germany

25-26 6th Practical Short Course, incl. Pilot Demonstration Sessions: Extrusion Technology and Snack Food Processing and Product Formulation
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

25-26 2nd ICIS World Surfactants Conference
New York, New York, USA

25-26 European Algae Biomass
London, United Kingdom

25-28 2nd Annual World Congress of Bioenergy Renewable Energy for Sustainability
Xi’an, China

26-28 INAPALM 2012: The Indonesia International Palm Oil, Machinery and Technology Exhibition & Conference
Pekanbaru,Riau, Indonesia

28-30 13th International Exhibition on Surfactant and Detergent
Shanghai, China

29-May 2 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
Orlando, Florida, USA

29-May 2 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
Long Beach, California, USA

30-May 2 66th Annual Production Conference
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

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