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Food Science, Technology and Ingredients Stuff
Is hair in food a health risk?
Monday, 14 April 2014

Hair netFinding a hair in your spaghetti is gross, no question. And while protecting food from possible hairy contamination is an elementary part of any food hygiene and safety regime, it is not, for the most part, a health threat...

Is pea protein moving from the fringe to mainstream?
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Pea proteinPea protein may be moving in from the food and beverage fringes, however formulating with the fast-growing ingredient is 'no picnic' according to functional confectionery firm, Carmit.

Beer marinade could reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats
Friday, 28 March 2014

Beer marinadeA beer marinade could be just the trick to lower cancer-causing compounds in grilled meat. The study appears in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

A full plate of protein sources
Friday, 28 March 2014

Protein ingredients"Protein is to diet what black is to fashion. People think it makes you look slimmer and leaner," so a new accolade on protein goes. The rise of protein is a marked trend, and now, thanks to PepsiCo, collagen soon may emerge as a popular ingredient in protein-packed products, while ant eggs may be another protein choice for formulators and restaurant chefs.

Time for change in food processing conversation
Thursday, 27 March 2014

ConversationFood companies need to change the way they talk about their work in order to enable the general public and members of the media to develop a clearer sense of the benefits that processed foods offer... so advised keynote speakers at an IFT symposium last week in Chicago.

Is algae milk the next big thing?
Sunday, 16 March 2014

Algae MilkIn the coming years, there may be a new "milk" arriving at your local grocery store - algae milk, an alternative milk product free of dairy, soy, lactose, and nuts. [Click pic to enlarge]

FDA clears BPA - again
Saturday, 15 March 2014

BPA StudyBPA, the plastic additive long villified by environmental advocacy groups, has again been found to be safe. A new US FDA study has found that BPA caused no health effects at doses up to more than 70,000 times the usual human exposure. No changes in body weight, no effects on hormone levels, no changes in reproductive health as many detractors have claimed.

Cargill announces new-generation stevia-based sweeteners
Thursday, 13 March 2014

ViaTech SteviaCargill has announced the introduction of its new ViaTech stevia-based sweeteners that, it says, can open up completely new territory for food and beverage formulators, enabling them to slash sugar by 75% - and in some cases 100% - without compromising taste.

Best practices in the sensory kitchen
Thursday, 06 March 2014

Sensory panelsAn increasing number of companies run their own in-house sensory panels to test products. As many issues arise from outside influences while performing sensory testing, it is worthwhile to set best practises for both staff and panellists, beforehand. These guidelines from Leatherhead Food RA in the UK...

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