Reporting in The latest on acrylamide

first_imgJust three years after the ’discovery’ of acrylamide formation in food in 2002, the food industry was able to develop a ’toolbox’ summarising all the findings to date and helping food manufacturers identify the best ways to reduce acrylamide formation in their products.The FoodDrinkEurope (previously CIAA) Acrylamide Toolbox has been a key tool ever since, as it collates not only the outcomes of international research, but also the lessons learnt by manufacturers in a factory environment.The latest version of the Toolbox, published on Friday 30 September 2011, has been significantly rewritten to make it easier to read and to align the text with the format of the Codex Code of Practice and the Commission Recommendations on monitoring. It also includes some text on the ALARA (’as low as reasonably achievable’) concept. Simply put, this means that food manufacturers should take every reasonable measure to reduce the presence of acrylamide in their products, taking into account all legitimate considerations.Bread is one of the product categories addressed in the document, under the wider heading of ’cereal-based products’. The Toolbox looks at, among other things, the impact of agronomic factors, such as asparagine content; the contribution of recipe changes, such as the addition of Ca2+ salts; the potential reductions through extended yeast fermentation; and the use of alternative baking technologies, such as infrared heating or steam baking during the last five minutes of the bake.To inform industry about latest strategies for minimi-sing acrylamide formation, FDF has a series of free live webinars accessible to all food manufacturers (including non-FDF members). For details, visit www.fdf.org.uk.last_img read more

North Carolina man who held branch manager hostage faces federal charges

first_imgIn September, a North Carolina man walked into a branch of the $40.8 billion State Employees Credit Union, drew two semi-automatic pistols and held the branch manager hostage.But Kevin Francis Lailiberte didn’t demand cash. Instead, he told the branch manager he was holding him hostage because Lailberte wanted to go to federal prison, according to new court documents filed by federal prosecutors on Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, N.C.Lailiberte may get his wish.A North Carolina federal grand jury indicted Lailberte for possessing a firearm as a felon. Lailiberte had been barred from owning a firearm since his 1991 conviction for manslaughter, for which he was sentenced to ten years in prison. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier teams up with Chemung County during pandemic

first_imgStarting Monday, April 6 Chemung County residents can call the County’s COVID-19 Hotline, (607) -873-1813, then press 1 to speak to a live operator so they can put together information for food assistance. This service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Moss said the first round of food boxes will be coordinated with some school district sites. Chemung County is also working with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to put together a drive-thru site at the Chemung County Fairgrounds that will run Friday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss announced that the county is partnering up with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and local school districts to help people struggling to get food on Sunday. Christopher Moss said that they are using county personnel to help with this effort in a space that has been provided by Meals on Wheels. He also said that there are going to be several ways in which people can receive and pick up these boxes. center_img Additionally, County Executive Moss said the Emergency Food Box has enough food to feed a four people for about three to five days. The food box also contains recipes for the items in the box. In a press release, Moss said that he wants to help individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurities at this time. County Executive Moss said that the Food Bank of the Southern Tier reached out to Moss and his team asking for help with putting together and distributing emergency food boxes for residents. last_img read more

Subsea 7 Confirms Woodside Hat-Trick

first_imgSubsea 7 has confirmed the award of three contracts by Woodside since December 2018. Each contract is for engineering studies and includes an option for Woodside to proceed to the execute phase with an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract.The contracts are for:SNE Field Development-Phase 1, offshore Senegal;Scarborough Project, offshore Australia;Julimar Development Phase 2, offshore Australia.The awarded work is for engineering activities required to finalise the technical definition of the proposed developments prior to Woodside and its joint venture partners making final investment decisions (FID), which Woodside is targeting for between mid-2019 and early 2020 depending on the project.The value of the EPCI contracts will be recognised after FID, following exercise of the relevant option. Assuming FID is reached on all three projects, they would in aggregate be equivalent to over $750 million project award for Subsea 7.The Julimar field is located approximately 200km offshore North West Australia. The full scope of work will be to design, procure, install and commission a 22km 18” Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) gas transmission flowline and an umbilical system. The Julimar project was awarded to Subsea 7 as a stand-alone SURF contract and will be led from Subsea 7’s Perth office, with support from other Subsea 7 offices.The SNE and Scarborough projects were awarded to Subsea Integration Alliance, a partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, with integrated SPS (subsea production systems) and SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) project teams.SNE is a deepwater oil field discovery located offshore, 100 km south of Dakar, Senegal. The proposed development scope includes up to 23 wells with in excess of 90km of rigid pipelines featuring Subsea 7’s Swagelining pipeline and BuBi pipeline technologies. The SNE subsea integrated project will be led from Subsea 7’s London office, with support from other Subsea 7 and OneSubsea offices.The Scarborough Field is located approximately 380km offshore North West Australia. Subject to FID by the Scarborough joint venture, the full integrated project scope of work would include the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea rigid pipelines, flexible risers, umbilicals and associated infrastructure. The Scarborough integrated project will be led from OneSubsea’s Perth office, with support from other Subsea 7 and OneSubsea offices.All three projects will be executed using reeled pipelay and heavy construction vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet with offshore campaigns scheduled between 2021 and 2023.Andy Woolgar, vice president Australia and New Zealand for Subsea 7, said: “These awards build on our relationship with Woodside and our successful track record of projects executed offshore Australia. They highlight the engineering expertise and strength of our business and our local workforce to perform integrated projects from pre-FEED to execution as well as standalone projects.”Gilles Lafaye, vice president Africa for Subsea 7, said: “The award of the SNE FEED contract by Woodside to Subsea Integration Alliance reflects our expertise in integrated projects and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Woodside. Senegal is an exciting new market for Subsea 7 and we are pleased to support the local oil and gas industry. We look forward to building a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with Woodside on this project and in future developments.”last_img read more

Nelson Curling Club offers FREE DAY of curling Sunday

first_imgCome one, come all to the Nelson Curling Club’s free day of curling.Doors open on the family-fun day at 11 a.m. for four hours of curling.Instructors will be on-hand to assist with learning how to deliver a rock, sweep, or just to provide fun activities for making it fun for everyone from ages two to 82.Equipment is provided so all curlings need to bring is a clean pair of running shoes.  Helmets for the younger curlers under the age of seven are recommended, along with a pair of mitts. Refreshments and snacks provided.  The off-ice curling game of Rocks and Rings will also be available for younger people to try out. As the Christmas season is rapidly approaching, the club is inviting participants to help with the Nelson Food Bank’s annual Christmas food drive by bringing a non-perishable item.The Curling Club invites the public to come and find out why curling is such a popular Canadian sport.last_img read more