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!




Upcoming AOCS Meetings


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

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

Call for papers
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

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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)
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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!