Taste is all in the Mind

Whether people prefer bitter or sweet beverages, such as coffee or cola, depends more on how they make them feel than their taste, research suggests.

Northwestern University Scientist Marilyn Cornelis searched for variations in taste genes that could explain people’s beverage preferences. Instead, she found that preferences are based on genes related to the psychoactive properties of these beverages.
“People like the way coffee and alcohol make them feel. That’s why they drink it. It’s not the taste,” explained Cornelis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

In the study, beverages were categorised into two groups: one bitter-tasting group which included coffee, tea, grapefruit juice, beer, red wine and liquor; and a sweet-tasting group which included sugar-sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages and non-grapefruit juices.
Scientists collected 24-hour dietary questionnaires from 336,000 individuals in the UK Biobank and counted the number of servings of these bitter and sweet beverages consumed.
The study – which is claimed to be the first genome-wide test for bitter or sweet beverage preferences – highlights important behavior-reward components to beverage choice and adds to our understanding of the link between genetics and beverage consumption.

Alcohol intake is related to more than 200 diseases and accounts for about 6% of deaths globally. Understanding taste preferences could indicate ways to intervene in people’s diets, but Cornelis said these results highlight the potential associated with this approach.
She found people with a variant in the FTO gene preferred sugar-sweetened beverages, which was surprising considering it was previously related to a lower risk of obesity.
“It’s counterintuitive,” Cornelis said. “FTO has been something of a mystery gene, and we don’t know exactly how it’s linked to obesity. It likely plays a role in behaviour, which would be linked to weight management. The paper is published in Human Molecular Genetics.

Article published in What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing | Jul/Aug 2019

2019 Food and Beverage Industry Awards WINNER!!!

At a gala event in Doltone House in Sydney’s Darling Harbour on 18th July 2019, the winners of the 16th Annual Food and Beverage Awardswere announced.

WINNER – BEST OF THE BEST – INOX
Proudly sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Flavour Makers, the Best of the BestAward recognises excellence in food and beverage manufacturing, celebrating the best product of the year. All finalists are automatic entrants for the Best of the Best Award.

WINNER – INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR – INOX
INOX Australia supplied a Melbourne based company in 2019 with a beef, chicken, seafood and vegetable stock processing system that provided their customer with increased yield, improved processing time (from 12 hours down to two hours) and included a heat recovery system to provide heated water for the fully automated clean in place system that cleans the processing system to ready it for the next batch. The system was designed in conjunction with the customer from its initial feasibility study, through the process design, design of the equipment and installation and commissioning of the entire process.

Good Appearance in Beverages


Increasing the comfort of healthy food has become a global trend this year. Mintel (2019) has said that a new generation of food and drink consumption has come to a close. The consumer preferences nowadays are advancing demand for more natural, nutritious, or customizable products. It can help people who have busy schedules to consume them without worrying about their health or curiosities of the ingredients, flavors or formats.

In beverage industries, they are going to produce healthy beverages, such as juice and fiber based beverages. Both have specific quality parameters, i.e.. high turbidity and cloudy visualization. It challenges the industry because of the two forms of foam on the bottom.

Formulators need to make clouding agents to stabilize the cloudy appearance in the products. The additive is the presence of emulsifying agents in water, so it wants to create a cloudy appearance in beverages.

Besides adding the clouding agents, the turbidity appearance can be done by adding essential oil, such as citrus oil. This oil is known as flavor emulsion because of its functional character as flavor enhancer and maintaining the turbidity. However, adding the clouding agents to the beverages wants to be dispersed into unstable liquids. That is because the microscopic oil droplets in the water are interacting, so they want to be separated from water.

To ensure the quality of the clouding agents based on its stability, it is necessary to use emulsion technology. Making clouding agents usually starts with a breakdown of the oil droplets into small pieces in the water phase. gum and / or modified starch, so the oil droplets will not blend. To maintain stability, the addition of other emulsifiers (co-emulsifiers) in beverages with clouding agents also needs to be done.

2018 AUSTRALIAN PAVILLION @PROPAK ASIA EXHIBITION

INOX exhibiting at PROPAK ASIA in Bangkok June 13-16

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BITEC Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) is pleased to announce that it will be heading to ProPak Asia 2018 on the 13-16th June, Bangkok, Thailand to host the Australian Pavilion in the Packaging Zone for the third consecutive year.

The APPMA developed the pavilion as a way to assist Australian packaging and processing manufacturers and distributors to showcase their products and companies to the Asian market.

INOX is a company engaged in successfully providing solutions for food and liquid processing.
As liquid food process engineers, INOX specialise in the design and manufacture of complete systems and equipment for the heating, cooling, and processing of dairy products, juices, sauces, soups, stocks, preserves and jams, slurries, meat sauces, baby foods, fruit preps, specialised ingredients and any type of food products.

INOX provide innovative food equipment & process systems to #mix #cook #cool

Our goal is to provide our customers a basis for cost effective food production.

We hope to see you at our stand AM39 in Hall 99

Drop by, visit and support the all round nice people of Australian manufacturing active in the ASEAN marketplace.

Website Launch – www.coolingtunnels.com.au

INOX has launched a specific website www.coolingtunnels.com.au that is designed to assist customers with an understanding of the pasteurising and cooling tunnel technology and equipment available from INOX for post hot-filled food products.

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Food such as sauces, jams, condiments, beverages and other products that are packaged in glass, PET, jars, containers and even pouches. INOX provides the solutions and the technology available for all food processors.

Our expertise in the important area of food processing has seen INOX supply turnkey projects from product investigation, through to fully operational production installations across Australia, Philippines and Malaysia.

INOX are truly a one-stop-shop when it comes to post packaged pasteurisation and cooling.

As well as creating this specific website, INOX has made the initial customer enquiry process much easier to progress through to a budget design and quote stage. By filling out the simple questionairre, INOX engineers are immediately contacted and are supplied with the relevant detail required.

PROPAK 2017 Aussie Wrap up www.packagingnews.com.au

Following our recent successful trade show experience at PROPAK ASIA 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand, www.packagingnews.com.au magazine has published the following article in their July-August 2017 magazine.

packaging-news-PROPAK-1INOX was proud to have been associated with the Australian Pavillion and furthermore, would like to thank the organisers and partner association, APPMA – Australian Packaging and Processing Association for their enthusiasm and tireless efforts in making this a success for all Australian companies involved.

We look forward to our involvement in PROPAK ASIA 2018 and further strengthening our relationship with our customers in the ASEAN region.

Download the 3 page article here from the magazine 2017-01-08 PKN PROPAK

Thankyou for visiting our stand at Propak Asia

Kelstream and INOX want to thank you for making our presence at the 2017 Propak Thailand a great success. We really enjoyed being at the exhibition and hope you did as well.


INOX is a company engaged in successfully providing solutions for food and liquid processing.

We showed you the Instantiser high speed mixer and the Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger. For more information of what INOX can mean for your product and process, please visit the INOX website: www.inox.com.au.

To learn more about the heating and cooling capabilities of the Kelstream, please visit www.kelstream.com.

We wish you the best and hope to hear from you soon. Otherwise we would like to thank you to visit us again next year.

Australian Ambassador for Thailand attends Reception at ProPak Asia

During the networking reception hosted by the APPMA, and sponsored by SMC Australia and New Zealand, at ProPak Asia 2017, His Excellency, Paul Robilliard, Australian Ambassador for Thailand highlighted that Australia is well known in Thailand as a source of commodities, agricultural and food products, automotive components – and as an education destination. Mr Robilliard added that there are many Australian companies active in Thailand; across many industries, including more recently in the services, digital and advanced manufacturing space.

“As Thailand executes its ambitious 4.0 agenda, there will be even more opportunities for our two countries to partner together to achieve our mutual economic development ambitions,”

“It is one of the priorities of my team at the Australian Embassy to deepen, broaden and widen the trading relationship with Thailand. We will do this by helping companies work together, share their expertise and take advantage of opportunities to promote exports of high value goods and services – including, in niche areas such as this one, in the packaging and processing machinery industry. It makes perfect sense for our clever companies to work together in this industry.” Mr Robilliard said.

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Thailand is recognised as a manufacturing powerhouse in the region – and as a major exporter of food, industrial and electronic products. One of the obvious sectors is Thailand’s food and beverage industry. Positioning itself as the ‘Kitchen to the World’, Thailand remains the only net food exporter in Asia, and is one of the world’s top producers of food products such as rice, canned tuna, seafood, chicken, tropical fruits, snacks and confectionery; plus increasingly, packaged ready-to-eat foods. The domestically-grown food and beverage manufacturers of Thailand are expanding their presence globally – and much like their multinational competitors, are focussing on processing innovations to provide a greater range of convenient and healthier foods to consumers, as well as presenting these in the most contemporary packaging. Besides food and beverages, Thailand is also a significant manufacturer of household items, electrical goods, and pharmaceuticals; many of which require high standards of manufacturing and packaging._DSC1372

Thailand is active in attracting a range of other manufacturing and high-value industries to establish in the country; as it focusses on developing the Eastern Economic Corridor and on encouraging the growth of innovation. The increasing sophistication of consumer goods and industrial products is driving the need to deliver more modern and unique packaging solutions – and this in turn is driving the growth in demand for modern and sophisticated machinery and packaging equipment.


 

INOX @ Propak 2017 – Thailand

PLEASE DO COME AND VISIT THE AUSTRALIAN  PAVILLION HALL 99 – STAND AM39

PROPAK APPMA

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14– 17 JUNE BITEC, BANGKOK, THAILAND
www.propakasia.com

The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) is pleased to announce that it will be heading to ProPak Asia 2017 on the 14-17th June, Bangkok, Thailand to coordinate the Australian Pavilion for the second year.

The APPMA developed the pavilion as a way to assist Australian packaging and processing manufacturers and distributors to showcase their products and companies to the Asian market.

WHO IS EXHIBITING?
Exhibiting in the Australian Pavilion is HMPS, Inox – Australia, OFS, Woolcool Australia, the APPMA and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP). BBC Technologies will also be exhibiting in the same area and APPMA Member companies Fibre King, Heat and Control and tna will be exhibiting at the show on their own stands. The APPMA would like to extend an invitation for everyone to come and visit the Australian Pavilion in Hall 99 at ProPak Asia 2017. Come and meet the Australian Packaging & Processing Manufacturers and Distributors and see what new and innovative products and solutions they will be showcasing to suit the Asean Region.

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If you would like to arrange a meeting with us in the Australian Pavilion please email rob@inox.com.au today.

Pre-register online today at www.propakasia.com

AUSTRALIAN PAVILION HOSTED BYappma

Control of Listeria monocytogenes in RTE — FDA draft guidance released

The FDA has released a draft guidance on the control of Listeria monocytogenes for companies manufacturing, processing, packing or holding ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

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The guidance is intended to help companies comply with the CGMP and PCHF requirements of 21 CFR part 117 with respect to measures that can significantly minimise or prevent the contamination of RTE food with L. monocytogenes whenever an RTE food is exposed to the environment prior to packaging and the packaged food does not receive a treatment or otherwise include a control measure (such as a formulation lethal to L. monocytogenes) that would significantly minimise L. monocytogenes.

The draft guidance can be downloaded HERE