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Two new review articles on cereal processing have been published

The article How can technology help to deliver more of grain in cereal foods for a healthy diet?, part of a special anniversary issue of Journal of Cereal Science, reviews technologies and state-of-art in development of healthy cereal foods, such as those rich in whole grain and fibre, and with reduced glycemic response, featuring technologies in bread and biscuit baking as well as extruded products. The article Basic knowledge models for the design of bread texture proposes basic knowledge m...

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Academy Professor Kaisa Poutanen was conferred Honorary Doctor in Food Sciences at University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki, The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, summoned eight top professors and specialists, both Finnish and  international, as honorary doctors in their Solemn Conferment in Helsinki 6 June 2014.  Academy Professor Kaisa Poutanen of VTT was named as internationally highly recognized promoter of wholegrain, in particular rye products, with long and intense research collaboration with the Faculty. Her mission is to develop new foods to help address obesity and other nutrition ...

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Future Food Factory

Authorized list of food enzymes will be set up in EU

Enzymes have long been used in food production. Until 2009 food enzymes, other than those used as food additives, were not regulated at EU level. New legislation came into force in 2009 to harmonise the use of food enzymes across the EU ((EC) No 1332/2008). The law applies to enzymes that perform any technological function in the manufacture, processing, preparation, treatment, packaging, transport and storage of food. It includes food enzymes used as processing aids but not food enzymes intende...

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The 3rd FOODSEG Symposium was held in Novi Sad

The 3rd FOODSEG Symposium - Safe Food for Europe, Recent scientific and regulatory developments - was held in Novi Sad, Serbia on 24th and 25th of April 2014. Delegates from 25 countries attended the symposium and discussed the latest issues related to food safety. The symposium brought together experts from academia, industry and decision-makers to exchange know-how and discuss future policy development as well as to identify future research fields and topics in food safety. The presentations c...

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Nutrition & Health

The Academy of Finland announces almost one million euros in funding for VTT projects

The Academy of Finland's Research Council for Biosciences and Environment has granted Principal Scientist Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä and Senior Scientist Brian Gibson a total of EUR 891,335 in project funding. Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä's project aims at identifying the intermediates and end products of the biosynthesis of ellagitannin compounds in cloudberries and arctic brambles, as well as factors affecting the metabolism of ellagitannins. This knowledge can be used to develop more tolerant berry ...

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TWO NEW ARTICLES: Polyphenol-rich diet – compliance biomarkers and health benefits

Two articles have been published related to polyphenol-rich diet from the results of EC funded project EtherPaths (FP7-KBBE-222639) as collaboration between VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and "Federico II" University in Napels, Italy. Claudia Vetrani, Angela Rivellese, Giovanni Annuzzi, Ismo Mattila, Emmanuelle Meudec, Tuulia Hyötyläinen, Matej Oresic and Anna-Marja Aura published an article titled Phenolic metabolites as compliance biomarker for polyphenol intake in a randomized co...

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