Friday, November 15, 2013

AOCS Newsletter Highlights November 2013

Q&A: The FDA is banning trans fats. We just figured out how to measure them.
The Washington Post interviewed AOCS Chief Science Officer and Technical Director Richard Cantrill, Ph.D. regarding the Food and Drug Administration announcement that it intends to ban artificial trans fatty acids from the nation's food supply.

Inform Free Features

New technologies are making it easier than ever to make surfactants from biobased feedstocks. Our first free article from the November-December issue of Inform, the AOCS membership magazine, looks at seven of these novel biobased surfactants.

Our second free article discusses color measurement practices. Learn the history of color scales, a critical measurement used to monitor oils at each stage of the refining process, and how selecting and communicating the correct color scale can eliminate confusion and costly misunderstandings.

AOCS Award News

The Supelco-Nicholas Pelick-AOCS Research Award deadline has been extended to December 1. Award includes a $10,000 honorarium.

Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship is now open! The award is for the 2014-2015 academic year and is open to Graduate Students only. Award includes a $10,000 stipend and $5,000 for research funding. Application deadline is February 1, 2014.

Visit the Awards Program website for deadlines, nomination requirements, and applications for all of our awards.

Technical Services News
The Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 6th Edition, 3rd Printing and the 2013 – 2014 Additions and Revisions are now available. Seven new methods have been added, including three for testing 3-MCPD, as well as revisions to 25 previously approved methods.

Reminder: the next enrollment deadline for the 2013-14 AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program is November 20.

Looking for a Job?
AOCS Career Services regularly posts some of the best career opportunities in the industry. Take a look below at some current listings, or get more information on the Career Center website.

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AOCS Meeting Updates
AM14_Logo_90x100105th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo | May 4—7, 2014 | San Antonio, Texas, USA
AOCS continually strives to provide the most advanced research and education in the fats and oils industries. We invite you to submit your abstract or session proposal for the 105th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

Showcase your Company!
As an exhibitor and/or sponsor you have the opportunity to introduce new products, generate sales leads, and strengthen your visibility within the global marketplace.

Montreux14_97x120World Conference on Fabric and Home Care—Montreux 2014 | October 6—9, 2014 | Montreux, Switzerland
Five leading industry CEOs and other top-level executives will discuss Creating Value in the New Reality. Gain new perspectives from companies such as Henkel, DuPont, Kao, BASF, Lion, P&G, Facebook, Coca-Cola, and more. New in 2014 will be the Technology Showcase, featuring 50 electronic presentations of the latest research from innovative leaders worldwide; and the Industry Innovations Incubator, showcasing start-up companies with cutting-edge ideas and products.

Registration opens January 2014.
Upcoming Industry Meetings
IndustryEventBtn-eNewsPalm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar (POTS) 2013 | December 8—9, 2013 | Iran
POTS 2013 is MPOC's signature event and is jointly organized with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. The objectives of the seminar are to present and reflect on the current issues that surround the palm oil industry, convey innovative ideas and critical thinking into a single platform, gather oils and fats industry players, marketers, traders, economists, nutritionists, government officials as well as all segments of the private industry to deliberate on the latest developments and way forward for the palm oil industry.

OFIC2014logoOils and Fats International Congress (OFIC) 2014 | November 5—7, 2014 | Malaysia
OFIC 2014's theme is "Global Oils and Fats: Addressing Major Challenges." Challenges to be addressed include the prospects of oils and fats as commodities, sustainable agriculture, shortage of labor and mechanization, innovation in the palm oil milling, advances in food and non-food applications, new knowledge in human nutrition, and innovative advanced technologies and their applications to the industry.

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