Process analysis technology (PAT) is an essential prerequisite for the management and control of processes in the food and beverage industry. Optical spectroscopy is a well-established method for quantifying compositions, allowing for the highest performance of a system.
Manufacturers of ready meals, bakery products and confectionery face higher prices for butter after a surprise rally on global commodity markets. The news leaves food companies exposed to the risk of rising raw material costs, which could hit profits further if a fixed price deal is not negotiated.
AAK, a provider of value-adding vegetable oils and fats, has appointed Danlink Ingredients as its new agent and distributor of oils and fats in South Africa, as per 1 January 2016.
The supplier’s wide range of raw material sources, broad process capabilities and expertise in oils and fats within the food matrix, enable it to develop innovative and value-adding solutions across industries. These include confectionery, bakery, dairy, infant nutrition, food service and personal care.
The products of Willow Creek Olive Estate are receiving a thumbs-up from local and international olive oil connoisseurs alike with an impressive harvest of medals and awards, having won no less than twenty awards this year alone. At Olivinus 2015, held in Mendoza, Argentina, Willow Creek received four gold medals.
The specific functional properties of palm oil make it an important ingredient in food manufacturing, and as a trans-fat free product, a popular replacement for partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. The palm oil landscape is complex, and anti-palm oil campaigners are vocal in their concerns about sustainability.