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September 2019

Table of Contents

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Taking the cream out of ice cream
Vegan ice creams are growing in popularity but formulating such frozen treats with plant-based ingredients instead of milkfat is a challenge.

Effective dust control for grain / meal truck loadout
Electrical area classification for indoor truck loadout bays is required under new combustible dust safety standards. Learn some strategies that will help you control dust and satisfy electrical area classification requirements cost-effectively.

The significance of advocating one’s own research findings with the world
Excellence and innovation in the research and development of specialized medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil food products won Nisshin OilliO the 2019 AOCS Corporate Achievement Award. What’s their secret?

Proteins: natural polymers with potential application for food packaging
The physicochemical characteristics, mechanical properties, and potential applications of protein-based polymers in food packaging are reviewed.

The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation
Will banning palm oil prevent future deforestation? This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of the four major vegetable oils with respect to land use.