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23 December 2014 | By Bolletje
With a heritage dating back almost 150 years, Dutch family bakery Bolletje launched in the city of Almelo in 1867 and by 1927 had become one of the largest rusk-making factories in Holland. In today’s market, with sales based throughout Europe and more than 500 employees, Bolletje is one of…
23 December 2014 | By Kostadin Fikiin and Detelin Markov, University of Sofia
The efficiency of a cold store depends not only on the type and performance of its refrigeration system, the building properties and climatic conditions, but it is also strongly affected by the cold store functioning in terms of its internal and interface (storage-transport) logistics operations.
23 December 2014 | By Chad Gray, R&D Food Technologist – Lipids Division, Kerry
A new food era was born in America on 8 November 2013, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a tentative announcement that the presence of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in food and beverage offerings will no longer be ‘generally recognised as safe’.
23 December 2014 | By John Holah, Jim Taylour and Steven Ackers Holchem Laboratories Ltd
In Europe, disinfectants (biocides) used in the food industry are controlled by a range of legislation, but two are key in determining the level of disinfectant that can be taken up by foodstuffs after the disinfectant’s legitimate use. Regulation (EC) No 396/20051 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or…
23 December 2014 | By Angela Calder, Senior Scientist, Leatherhead Food Research
One of the constant headaches of the food industry is the issue of contamination. This may be as the result of contaminants in the environment or deliberate tampering of food products; the underhand practice of food adulteration is a threat wherever costs can be cut. To identify such deliberate contamination…