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Svetlana
Gluten - Free Diet

A gluten-free diet has a significant value to those who are sensitive to gluten.

However, I noticed that most people, who self -diagnose themselves, do not know what gluten is. I have read a lot of articles and opinions about a gluten-free diet, where people think of gluten as fat, “not sure what it is but they do not need that thing”, or “some element that is in different kinds of food”. We know that two important proteins in the endosperm of wheatkernel are gluten-forming proteins, glutenin and gliadin. When flour is mixedwith water, glutenin and gliadin form a network of gluten, which is important for the structure of baked goods. Because of gluten’s viscoelasticity we can enjoy good quality bread.

Different cultures have been eating grains for tens ofthousands of years. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into bread making,and I love to make different kinds of bread products for my family.

Is there enough scientific research to say that a glutenfree diet is beneficial for our health?  People say, “Bread is the staff of life”. I think it is true.   

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Oscar
Article of the Week - Risk-based Audit Selection
This article is about criteria for ranking of suppliers and presents an approach to classify producers based on product quality to then determine ways to improve their performance. 

The idea was to relate the effect (lower quality products) with the cause (audit results) and propose solutions to the problem.

Risk-based audit selection of dairy farms


Do you agree with the article? Which do you think that will be more effective: audit randomization or frequency?
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Neola
Lighthouse Targeted Questions Poll - now open
Hi everyone, The link to the poll for selecting the top 5 - 10 questions has been sent out to your individual email addresses. Voting is open from Aug 21 to Aug 28. Your participation is appreciated. If there are any issues with the poll, please email me at neola.henry@gmail.com. Thanks. Neola
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Catherine
question from practice test
Hi everyone, I wanted to check the answer for one of the practice questions: What attribute of a typical home freezer results in formation of large ice crystals in frozen foods during storage? a. auto-defrost cycle b. heat from compressors c. high temperature set-point d. presence of high moisture foods thanks and good luck to everyone on the test.
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David
DAIRY MARKET NEWS TO AUGUST 20, 2014

 

 

         Dairy Market News to August 20, 2014    

 

David Eric Brown

R.A. Chisholm Ltd

Global Dairy & Meat Traders Since 1938

 

 

EU

WEEKLY EU MARKET UPDATE – WEEK 34

http://www.greenmarkdairy.com/dairy-market-report.html

Source: Greenmarkdairy.com posted August 20, 2014

 

NETHERLANDS

DAO BUTTER PRICE SINKS TO €2,824/t – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 19, 2014

A total 242 tonnes of butter and whey powder, out of 558t of dairy commodities offered, found buyers at today’s Netherlands-based Dairy Auctions Online. In the first butter sale for 2wks, 42t averaged 2,824/t, down €376/t and the lowest price for 2yrs. A total 200t of whey powder averaged €805/acre, €44/t up on last week’s very low price. The auction realized €0.28m.

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DDB PRICES CUT SHARPLY AGAIN – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 20, 2014

The Netherlands-based Dutch Dairy Board cut all their official dairy commodity prices again today, with SMP leading the way. SMP (food) is down €250 to €2,150/tonne and SMP (feed) is down €150 to €1,900/t. The WMP price was cut by €100 to €2,470/t. Butter is down €150 to €3,200/t and whey powder is down €60 to €810/t. Since the beginning of the year, the official price for SMP (feed) has dropped 35%, WMP and SMP (food) prices are down 35%, butter is down 21% and whey powder down 18%.

 

RUSSIA

WHERE WILL RUSSIA’S CHEESE COME FROM?

http://www.thedairysite.com/news/46376/where-will-russias-cheese-come-from

Source: Thedairysite.com posted August 20, 2014

 

USA

CWT ASSISTS WITH 2 MILLION POUNDS OF CHEESE EXPORT SALES

http://www.cwt.coop/cwt-assists-2-million-pounds-cheese-export-sales/

Source: Cooperatives Working Together August 19, 2014

 

USA

HILMAR EXPAND IN TEXAS – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 19, 2014

Hilmar Cheese are making additional investments at their cheese factory in Dalhart, Texas, increasing milk receiving capabilities by 20%, cold storage space and cheese barrel processing equipment. Staffing will be increased to more than 420. This investment comes as an earlier expansion to the block cheese processing is fully operational. The facility now processes nearly 200 tanker-loads of milk a day. Calif.-based Hilmar built the Texas facility on a greenfield site in 2005. The company began processing cheese and whey protein there in September 2007. Earlier this year, the company undertook a third expansion.

 

AUSTRALIA

M/G SEE PRICES FALLING ON RUSSIA'S BAN – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 19, 2014

Murray Goulburn plan to "insulate" their farmers against the impact of Russia's ban on Western foods by halving exports of bulk dairy ingredients and increasing shipments of higher-value products such as baby formula. M/G managing director Gary Helou expects milk prices to come under pressure in the next 12mths as the ban leads to a global glut of dairy products. About 3bn liters of milk from the EU, normally used for cheese and butter, is expected to be diverted from Russia to Asia as milk powder, increasing competition for Australian producers, he said. He aims to rebalance M/G's export portfolio, currently split 50-50 between bulk ingredients and dairy products, to 25% ingredients and 75% products.

 

CHINA / AUSTRALIA

CHINA, AUSTRALIA – PERFECT PARTNERS IN DAIRY DINING BOOM

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/china-australia-perfect-partners-in-dairy-dining-boom-40657/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com August 19, 2014

 

NZ

DAIRY PRICES FLATTEN AT FONTERRA AUCTION

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/dairy-prices-flatten-at-fonterra-auction-40674/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted August 20, 2014

 

NZ / CHINA

CHINA NEEDS MORE NEW ZEALAND MILK

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/china-needs-more-new-zealand-milk-40676/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted August 20, 2014

 

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