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Tackling food fraud: Why it’s got to be led from the top

10 October 2014 | By Jude Mason, Technical Services Director at NSF

Jude Mason, Technical Services Director at NSF, considers in more detail why tackling food fraud needs leadership, coordination and liaison across the business – and that means it demands board level attention...

Food Fraud and the Risk Management Context

9 September 2014 | By Duncan Goodwin, Technical Services Director at NSF International

It’s already six days since publication of the Elliott report and things are moving fast, with numerous responses, services, webinars and training courses being developed by industry suppliers and consultants to address various aspects of the fraud ‘problem’...

Rapid Methods supplement 2014

2 September 2014 | By François Bourdichon, Elke de Moor, Cécile Vadier, Adrianne Klijn, Paul in 't Veld, Daniele Sohier, Roy Betts, Philip Feldsine

Featuring an article on microbiology method validation which questions whether alternative methods are as good as the reference method, and an article from Barry Callebaut on defining one’s need to use the most relevant tool...

Food Grade Lubricants supplement 2014

2 September 2014 | By

With featured articles from NSF International on the guidelines for segregation within production and from the H1 Global Food Lubricants Workgroup at ELGI on the future of lubricants in food production...

Application of liquid chromatography for the molecular characterisation of ripened cheeses and relationship with technological aspects

2 September 2014 | By

In ripened cheeses, the nitrogen fraction is mainly constituted by caseins, which are the most abundant proteins in milk and are concentrated during the cheese-making process, and the derived peptides. Whey proteins are usually considered to be lost in the liquid whey fraction during curdling, although it is well known…

Rheology as a design tool for novel food concepts

2 September 2014 | By Leonard M. C. Sagis and Elke Scholten, Physics and Physical Chemistry of Food, Wageningen University

The rheological properties of food products are very important in the production, preparation, and consumption of food. Rheological measurements are therefore a highly useful tool in the design of novel food concepts. Here we discuss the use of rheological techniques to develop and characterise pasta and noodle products, with high…

Chemical treatment of stainless steel surfaces

2 September 2014 | By Gerhard Hauser, Chairman, EHEDG

In January 2014 the revised and completed 2nd edition of the EHEDG guideline Doc. 18 ‘Chemical Treatment of Stainless Steel Surfaces’ was published on the EHEDG website. The 1st edition (August 1998) had been prepared on behalf of EHEDG and 3-A. It dealt with ‘Passivation of Stainless Steel’. The attributes…

Ingredients: Lowering the fat content in cheese

2 September 2014 | By Dr E. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University

The world food supply is constantly transforming to meet consumer needs that vary from culture to culture. Lowering the fat content in certain foods has been a goal for several decades due to either a desire to reduce overall calories or avoiding certain types of fat, or fat in general.…

Chocolate conching: Aroma improvement by a changed flavour distribution

2 September 2014 | By Wolfgang Danzl, Brewing Engineer, Technical University of Munich and Dr Gottfried Ziegleder, Senior Scientist, University of Applied Science, Weihenstephan

For decades, there have been theoretical considerations about the causes of the aroma improvement during conching of chocolates. Conching is highly important for the sensory quality but is also very time- and energyconsuming, and therefore represents the most expensive step of chocolate manufacturing.