Archive for January, 2008

Political Chocolates – Next the Republicans?

January 31, 2008


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from San Jose Mercury



The Safety of Organic Foods

January 31, 2008

This article in the Globe & Mail points out that Organic Foods are no safer than non organic foods when it comes to normal food safety risks such as microbial infection, chemical changes and foreign material contamination.

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To me this is quite obvious, but it apparently is not to the consumer. Hopefully, growers and processors all understand this and apply the necessary quality and safety management practices that are applied to all food.

The Top Ten Chippies!

January 21, 2008

Yes there is a competition for the best Fish and Chip Shop in the UK, although I understand there are now more curry shops!

Click on the image of the page to read about the winners

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Round Salt

January 9, 2008

This is rather an old story, but one that always comes to my mind when I think of food research and product development in “off the main track” areas.

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These Indian scientists have really worked on influencing the shape of the salt crystal during the crystallisation process. They have found that they could add glycine and recycle the excess to produce a product with anti caking and improved flow properties.

Interestingly they appear to have been in competition with other researchers focussing on physical methods.