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Issue 5 2013



Functional Ingredients supplement 2013

4 November 2013 | By Supriya Varma, Pretima Titoria, Mia Naprta, Gianluigi Mauriello, Diamante Maresca, Clorinda Malmo, Annachiara De Prisco

Tea innovation around the world An update for gluten-free applications Microencapsulation for functional foods: a focus on the vibrating technology


Automation supplement 2013

4 November 2013 | By W. Jeffrey Hurst, Arthur A. Teixeira

Laboratory automation in food analysis (Author: W. Jeffrey Hurst, Hershey Company) Automation in the food canning industry (Author: Arthur A. Teixeira, University of Florida)


Survey of undeclared allergenic peanuts in commercial foods by Taqman real time PCR

4 November 2013 | By Inés María López-Calleja Diaz, Silvia de la Cruz, Nicolette Pegels, Isabel González, Teresa García, and Rosario Martín, Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Food Technology, Complutense University of Madrid

Food allergies are a serious public health problem. Around one to two per cent of the population suffer from some type of food allergy and even higher prevalence levels (up to eight per cent) are estimated for children. Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) allergy is one of the most severe food allergies…


EHEDG: Conveyor Belts – Hygiene in metal conveyor belting

4 November 2013 | By Roger Scheffler, EHEDG Member

Undoubtedly, stainless steel is the best and mostly used material in the food industry. The correct application of specific types mainly depends on the mechanical aspects of an application, the corrosive properties of products, disinfecting and cleaning agents. Its properties overall qualify the material stainless steel to be the preferred…


Determination of mycotoxins

4 November 2013 | By Rudolf Krska and Rainer Schuhmacher, Center for Analytical Chemistry, Department for Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

As a result of the global marketplace, the safety of food and feed has become of increasing concern for consumers, governments and producers. Several highly publicised worldwide incidents related to chemical contaminants such as mycotoxins in food and feed have also attracted much media attention. Mycotoxins are toxic natural secondary…


Microbiology: The genus Enterococcus: friend, foe or just passing by?

4 November 2013 | By François Bourdichon, Corporate Food Safety, Microbiology and Hygiene Manager, Barry Callebaut

Taxonomy and classification of microorganisms are based on criteria that do not always, if ever, fit with the complexity of the microbial world. Commensal, starter, probiotic, pathogen? Since the early days of Pasteur and Koch, this approach is not anymore applicable for most of the major foodborne and/or waterborne microorganisms.…


Fresh produce rejections at EU border inspection posts

4 November 2013 | By Sigrid Van Boxstael, Liesbeth Jacxsens & Mieke Uyttendaele, Department of Food Safety and Quality, Ghent University

The consumption and coincident international trade of fresh produce has strongly increased during the last few decades. At present, the EU is one of the largest importers and exporters of fresh produce in the world. Despite the beneficial health effects of fresh produce, there is a growing awareness concerning its…


Rheology of pre-crystallised chocolate masses

4 November 2013 | By Wolfgang Danzl, Head of Laboratory of Chocolate Technology, Fraunhofer IVV and Dr Gottfried Ziegleder, University of Applied Science

Chocolate can be described as a suspension consisting of non-fat particles (sugar, cocoa solids and milk powder particles) dispersed in cocoa butter and a portion of milk fat as a continuous phase. Its unique pleasant taste is produced by a complex interaction of odour-active volatile compounds, which are supplementary to…