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Focus Conferences and New Developments at PotatoEurope 2016

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  The innovations introduced by ARVALIS - Institut du végétal and its technical partners at Potat...

Exclusive Interview – Europatat: “We Need to Keep Potatoes Trendy”

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On he occasion of the Europatat Congress, we have had the opportunity to interview Mr. Kees van Aren...

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AHDB and CEJA Comment on Vote to Leave EU

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FDF: UK Food Manufacturers Face a Challenging Period after Brexit

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  UK food manufacturers face a "very challenging period" in the wake of the country's decisi...

Tolsma-Grisnich Group Acquires Majority Share in Farm Electronics Limited

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  Tolsma-Grisnich, a leading Dutch specialist in intelligent storage technology for potatoes, onions a...

Case Study: The Experience of Potato Producer Nedato with a Sorting Solution from TOMRA

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 The Nedato is a cooperative of 500 farmers, which has been producing quality potatoes to customers acr...

Tong Engineering Introduces New Cleaner Loader Crop Transfer Machine

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   Tong Engineering is set to introduce a new Cleaner Loader crop transfer machine to its latest range...

Kiremko Builds a New French Fries Line in Belgium

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  Kiremko announced they had started to build a new French fries line in Belgium, with a capacity of 1...

McCain Foods Invests USD65m in Expanding Its French Fries Plant in Canada

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McCain Foods (Canada) announced a major investment of USD6...

Branston Began the Expansion of Its Potato Processing Plant in Lincoln

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The UK potato supplier Branston has begun work on its GBP5...

Processed Potatoes in EU Worth EUR10b in 2014

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  Processed potatoes (mainly frozen chips and crisps) wer...

Aviko Introduces a Guide for Gluten-free Catering

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 The potato processor Aviko is supporting caterers during ...

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   For the first time in brand history, the Lay's brand a...

Scientists Reveal Potato Parasite’s “Toolkit"

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  An international research collaboration led by the Univ...

Kangaroo Island Potato Producer Wins the “Mini MBA” for Farmers

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 Kangaroo Island potato producer Peter Cooper has been nam...

CEJA President: Losing Young Farmers Puts the Future of European Food Production at Risk

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  CEJA President, Alan Jagoe, addressed EU agriculture mi...

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"Acrylamide reduction of up to 80 per cent, without affecting the crispiness and taste in chips and snacks is feasible," said Inge Evers, Purac senior application technologist leading the project research.

Purac's Puracal® Act is a product based on calcium lactate that was introduced to several potato chip producers in 2008 and at trade events. Today's results indicate another win in the constant challenge of acrylamide reduction.

"Puracal Act allows more flexibility in the production process because it does not require extra time or special temperatures to be effective. Typical variations in pH or moisture content in the snack process will not affect the performance of Puracal Act in acrylamide reduction," Evers said.

How it works

Puracal Act is added to the blanching water. The mechanism of the product is that calcium has the ability to complex asparagine (a key step in the formation of acrylamide) and therefore reduce its availability to form acrylamide.

Calcium plays an important role in improving texture of potato based products. The calcium interacts with the pectin in the cell walls, resulting in a crispier product.

Puracal Act has been designed for potato chip and French fries industries as well as extruded snacks.

Puracal Act adds to the company’s existing acrylamide reducing Puracal product line, but is substantially more effective than existing Puracal, according to Hein Hamelijnck, Purac director of sales for food, writes Sarah Hills from FoodNavigator.com.

The results of extensive research by Purac, which was executed in co-operation with the Agrotechnology & Food science group in Wageningen, the Netherlands, shows that Puracal Act reduces acrylamide formation and improves the overall quality of potato-fried products.

Purac is a subsidiary of CSM, a global player in bakery supplies & food ingredients. The company launched calcium salts in 2007 to cut acrylamide. This was part of an overall change in strategy direction to offer concepts that provide solutions to its customers’ formulation needs and problems.

 

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