Edited by Parviz Sabour and Mansel Griffiths. Published by Wiley, 2010,
400 pp, 138.00
Edited by Parviz Sabour and Mansel Griffiths. Published by Wiley, 2010,
400 pp, 138.00
cocoa powder taste
A breakthrough in dark cocoa powder taste has been made with the introduction by Cargill of its innovative DB82 10- 12% Gerkens cocoa powder. Until now dark powders provided the much valued intense colour for a range of applications, but with such intensity of colour there can be an off-taste, sometimes associated with bitterness. In addressing this issue, Cargills specialised application centre in Baupte, France, has made a breakthrough that has produced a unique dark powder with a round, pleasant and smooth chocolaty flavour. Cocoa powder is used in coatings and spreads, bakery and dairy applications, with Cargill offering the widest range of powders in the industry. Produced at Cargills Gerkens cocoa plant near Abidjan, Côte dIvoire, DB82 has a relatively high pH, but tests across a range of applications have shown that this does not have a negative effect on taste, stability or processing parameters.
Beta-Elemene is a natural ingredient which is used in the food, beverage and flavour & fragrance industries and is now available on a commercial scale. Compared to conventional Beta-Elemene, which is produced from herbs, it offers the advantages of a purity that exceeds 95%, a quality that is consistent and a 10-fold reduction in cost. The bio-based, natural Beta-Elemene Pure is produced using a proprietary fermentation process. Isobionics has succeeded in isolating the building block Beta-Elemene Pure with a purity exceeding 95%. Normally the purity of conventional Beta-Elemene is around 80%. The sustainable production process ensures consistent quality and provides the possibility to deliver large quantities. It is a process based on renewable resources that enables the company to realize a considerable cost reduction which is reflected in the sales price. Beta-Elemene is a constituent that occurs in citrus fruit as well as in 50 plants and herbs. It is mainly extracted from Curcuma Wenyujin (Ginger root). The traditional process for the isolation of Beta-Elemene is very labour intensive and additionally requires a lot of processing. Further, the original product is harvest-dependent and therefore quality is not consistent.
Four-ply aseptic bags
The new four-ply aseptic bag solves the issue of flex cracking, a very frequent problem causing de-lamination, de-metallisation and eventually breaking the bag. This happens frequently and can jeopardise product preservation, caused by the continuous movement of the bag content during handling and transport, which leads to erosion of the bag structure. The use of superior resin recipes and the addition of a fourth inner ply, has created an aseptic bag with an extremely flexible structure, which maintains the usual barrier and mechanical properties, but performs exceptionally well against flex cracking. The new 22OI bag is available in the standard and extra-high barrier (with aluminium foil) versions and it is particularly suitable for low-viscosity products such as citrus fruit concentrates, juices, apple juice, purees and diced tomato.
An advanced brain-support ingredient, phosphatidylserine with conjugated DHA for better brain function is available. The new Lipogen DPS can be served in softgels, capsules and tablets. Phosphatidylserine (PS), a phospholipid, and DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, are major components of the brains cell membranes. The healthy structure of the cells membrane facilitates the signals of neuron communication, supporting brain functions. Lipogen PS received affirmed GRAS status (FDA no questions) in 2006 and is a clinically-proven nutritional supplement designed to help adults whose cognitive function is slowing down by improving age-related decline in memory and other cognitive capabilities, as described in two qualified, FDA-approved health claims. All Lipogen products are vegetarian, solvent-free and kosher-certified.
Automated high throughput LC-MS solution
An innovative LC-MS system with high resolution and accurate mass, the EQuan MAX enables new screening and quantitative capabilities that provide enhanced system flexibility and productivity. The instrument uses the power of the Exactive LC-MS, a high resolution benchtop LC-MS system powered by Oribtrap technology, designed for high throughput. In addition, the EQuan MAX can be used with the companys full range of TSQ series triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometers, providing a comprehensive solution for the analysis of pesticides, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, endocrine disruptors and perfluorinated compounds in environmental water, drinking water and beverages. Samples are directly injected for LC/MS analysis, eliminating the need for off-line sample preconcentration. The unique online sample preparation technique reduces analysis time from days to minutes. The large injection volume (1-20mL) improves detection limits over conventional LC-MS analysis. In addition, the EQuan MAX supports injection volumes as low as 1µL. Switching between injection volumes can be automated for overnight operation and increased productivity, without the need to manually change plumbing configurations.
Dolf De Rovira, Sr.
Pub. by Wiley-Blackwell 2008 177.00
Dictionary of Flavors provides information on flavours, flavour chemistry and natural products, as well as a perspective on the related fields of regulatory, sensory, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, business, bacteriology, marketing and psychology. Flavours covered include those used in food and beverages, tobacco flavourings, alcoholic beverages, and pet and animal foods. Comparative flavour chemistry is used to evaluate and describe homologous groups of similar chemical structures. Coverage in the second edition is extended to include the many significant and recent changes in the fields of flavour chemistry, food technology, and regulatory. Definitions of many items are expanded and inclusion of new items is extensive.
Nölke Pure Ingredients focusses natural animal protein concentrates. The company does not offer its customers ready-made products, but emphasises service and a high level of flexibility. All items manufactured at the Versmold site can be customised to meet clients individual requirements and specifications. The targeted use of different batches of raw materials for example, influences solubility and amino acid composition; the functionality of individual protein factors is defined by regulating the temperature and pH value. Fresh and natural ingredients are exclusively utilised to produce broths, stocks and extracts. Chicken, turkey and beef, as well as game and fish, provide the raw materials for the variety of choice products manufactured by the company. Production at the Versmold site focusses on wet goods; poultry extracts are also offered in powder form. Approximately 50% of the broths and stocks produced are exported, including halal-certified goods, specifically produced for the Muslim market. Animal protein concentrates are an indispensable ingredient of many convenience products. They are used in all types of ready meals such as soups, sauces, stocks, as well as pasta and pan-fried dishes. As chilled foods and frozen meals have been achieving high levels of sales in recent years, Nölke Pure Ingredients is participating in the high growth of this trend segment by focussing on the product area. The potential for ready meals has not been exploited by far. The companys cooperation with industrial customers
constantly opens up new application areas for functional proteins.
Heinrich Nölke GmbH & Co. KG
In the compact Astepo High Speed Low Acid bag-in-box filler (HS-LA), filling cycles are shortened by the use of electric servo motors controlling the aseptic filling head and bag feeder. Bags and fitment tooling can be changed quickly and easily and the machine can fill a wide range of bags and products using any commercial 1 spout type. Designed to meet market demand for a faster, even more reliable machine, the Alfa Laval Astepo HS-LA linear bag-in-box filler is suitable for high acid (pH <4.5) and low acid products (pH >4.5), such as juices, beverages, concentrated juices, purees, and dairy products like soft ice mix and flavoured UHT milk. Specially developed for the sterile filling of aseptic bags, from 3 to 25 litres (1/2-6 gallons) the filler is fully automatic in operation and gives a continuous filling process with a high level of reliability. Thanks to the implementation of brushless electric servo motor technology in the new filler, all the movements of the aseptic filling and the bag feeder are controlled and adjusted with extreme accuracy and smoothness of motion. This is what gives the machine the capability to fill up to 500 bags per hour, based on 10 litre bags. It also enables changeover of caps and volume to be achieved in minimum time. The bags are delivered pre-irradiated with gamma rays, with a wide variety of commercial caps of the flat rigid type, or dispensing caps, both thermal and non thermal resistant, with high or low fitments. In the Astepo HS-LA filler the parts in contact with the product are in stainless steel AISI 316. The filling valve has EHDGE certification and the machine is FDA compliant (USA). The filling head and all food contact surfaces are sterilized by steam, and the machine is fully C.I.P. cleanable. The caps are sterilized in the sterilizing tunnel with a monitored jet of vaporized hydrogen peroxide before being introduced into the filling head. All moving parts are protected by monitored steam barriers and the aseptic filling head is maintained sterile at a controlled temperature by overpressure of air. Integrated in the machine skid, the air group comprises two sterile micro filters and food grade electric heaters for heating the air that goes into the chamber and the tunnel at a monitored flow and temperature. The Astepo HS-LA filler is managed by a PLC with an operator interface terminal featuring a touch screen. It is equipped with autodiagnostics for product traceability and a fail-safe system for continuous control of the sterile conditions of the plant.
With the integration of Danisco, DuPont has built upon the already well-established offering in the area of nutrition and health. To the customer, this means a more extensive product portfolio backed by greater resources and a stronger science focus than ever before. Focusing on the wants and needs of consumers, the company continues to use several condition-specific platforms as the basis for its nutrition and health portfolio. These platforms encompass such key areas as cardiovascular health, digestive health, immune health, bone health, weight management and sports performance. DuPont Danisco is the brand for a range of products, including HOWARU premium probiotics and PinVita phytosterols. These products help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact to meet the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food. DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the worlds challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.
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