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Research Chefs……Bridging Science and Art

Hanging out with research chefs means time to bridge science and art. After a three day visit with Solae’s Research Chef, Chef Simon Lusky, I now understand the true meaning of sweet and savory. He served chicken meat loaf (including chunks of corn, chilies and ground chicken) with chipotle sauce and sweetened sweet potatoes. Talk…
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Nu-Tek Salt: potassium chloride based salt replacer for sodium reduction

We’ve all heard and continue to hear the buzz about “lowering sodium”; but another issue that the medical community continues to report on is the need to boost potassium intake. In this great article from Reuters, a report from a massive international study (>200,000 people) found that stroke risk dipped as people’s reported potassium intake…
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NCIFT Holiday Meeting 2011 – featuring Blue Bottle Coffee

It was a full house at the NCIFT annual holiday event at Roundhill Country Club in Alamo last week. We were treated to a fabulous speaker from Blue Bottle Coffee company, who spoke about the company’s origins, sourcing coffee, delivering coffee at it’s peak flavor and why it takes 4 minutes to get a cup…
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Briess – Friend of the Environment

Once again, our friends at Briess are making headlines! This is the second time this year that Briess has been recognized by the Wisconsin business community – SPI is happy to be their partner! Briess Industries Inc. was recently presented the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award-Medium Size for leadership in environmental stewardship. The…
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Meat Myth Crushers

There are so many sources for information about how America’s food is produced! Unfortunately that includes some misinformation as well. In response to this, AMI has teamed up with the American Meat Science Association to launch a “Meat Myth Crushers” campaign; in an effort to connect people to modern food production – and also attempt…
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November is National Diabetes Month

What is the scoop on diabetes? Recent numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paint a desperate situation: • Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. • Diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. • Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults…
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Research Chef's West Coast Regional Event

We had a great time with the Research Chefs at the RCA West Coast Regional Event in Napa yesterday! As a precursor to the Worlds of Flavors conference hosted by the CIA, we joined other RCA members at Cook restaurant in Napa, and sampled appetizers and cocktails from sponsors. The event included a raffle to…
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Asian Noodle Course

The NW Wheat Marketing Center recently held their quarterly Asian Noodle course at their facility located in Portland, Oregon. The course was attended by food scientists from several African nations, whose companies are building noodle plants in those countries. The course helps build relationships with companies from around the world who are potential NW soft…
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Solae Sports Nutrition Webinar

When it comes to Sports Nutrition, there is a lot of good science out there, but pseudo-science also abounds! Fortunately Solae offers valuable webinars to educate and help you make sense of it all! The latest webinar provided: • The latest nutrition research supporting the diversification of proteins and their impact on sports nutrition •…
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Bacon 101

SPI Sales managers love to support local IFT events, especially those that involve BACON! We recently attended the “Bacon 101 Workshop” hosted by SCIFTS/RCA, with a presentation by the Paul Perfilio from the National Pork Board Did you know that the Chinese were the first to find a way to smoke bacon? Here are a…
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