Bakers Journal

New Products: July 2007

November 6, 2007
By Brooke Shaw

Film improves contaminant detection, Texture analyzer boon to processors, DSM – high fibre stability

Film improves contaminant detection
E-Components & Chains claims its Detectamet Tec-Tor film, which can be wrapped around equipment, has metal-based additive so fragments as small as a 2-mm cube (weighing 0.01 g) can be detected and rejected, using standard metal detection equipment. The new polyethylene film, which can be detected by metal detectors, reduces the risk of contamination in food processing and helps manufacturers develop effective monitoring procedures at critical control points.

Texture analyzer boon to processors
Stable Micro Systems claims its new acoustic envelope detector system records and analyzes the sounds emitted by food samples, which could help processors improve both the quality and sensory appeal of products. Texture can give indications of the condition of the sample, including shelf life and melting point of products, which will allow processors to find the optimum texture to reduce defects and improve output. Using this equipment is an alternative to using tasting panels.

DSM – high fibre stability
Ingredients specialist DSM has developed its newest enzyme with the lucrative health-conscious market in mind. BakeZyme WholeGain efficiently tackles the problems of reduced volume and unstable crumb structure, according to the company – promising better taste, texture, feel and aesthetic value, than generic whole-grain, high-fibre products. The new enzyme creates a process-tolerant dough, making the bread base more pliable and user-friendly for large baking production lines.


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