INFORM magazine and INFORM SmartBrief contain articles on the latest scientific advancements, business developments, and critical issues affecting oils, fats, and related materials.

INFORM magazine

Published 10 times a year, INFORM magazine provides comprehensive reviews and original articles on such topics as:

  • new analytical methods and technologies
  • processing technologies that improve efficiency and sustainability
  • health and nutrition
  • formulation science
  • critical business issues
  • and many other topics

Each issue includes patent abstracts compiled by a registered US patent agent, journal references assembled by a team of experts in a variety of areas, and coverage of regulatory issues from around the globe.

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October 2021

Table of Contents

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New essential dietary lipids?
Odd-chain fatty acids from full-fat dairy and intake of whole grains appear to have health benefits. Are they the next omega-3, and should we start taking supplements?

Ultra-low dioxane in ethoxy sulphate products
Technical solutions that can be used to reduce 1,4-dioxane in ethoxy sulphates are discussed in detail.

Screening method for quick detection of mineral oil hydrocarbons from lubricants used in the coconut oil supply chain
A new method for separating cis- and trans-fatty acid isomers has potential for determining comprehensive trans-fatty acid profiles in people.

Phospholipids as natural emulsifiers in food and beverages
This quick review summarizes the molecular structure, properties, and uses of these important lipids in food, beverages, and food supplements.

Green processes for phospholipid recovery and fractionation
This article presents three greener alternatives to conventional processing technologies.

Canola quality by handheld NIR spectrometer
Researchers give handheld NIR spectrometers a thumbs-up for predicting some, but not all, of the most important compounds that define canola quality.


INFORM Smartbrief

INFORM SmartBrief is a companion product, published weekly to keep you up to date on developing regulations, research, technology, and more. This e-newsletter is aggregated by an INFORM magazine staff writer, who sorts through the barrage of oils- and fats-related notifications to bring you only the most relevant news.

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