Food

Evaluation of different cleaning agents for the removal of membrane biofilms

Read the report: Evaluation of different cleaning agents for the removal of membrane biofilms About this report: Dairy concentration membranes are prone to biofouling, which leads to their reduced performance and also poses quality and food safety issues. This research looked into inhibiting and controlling biofilms on whey reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. Conclusions: The studies conducted so far established the resistance of bacterial isolates in both planktonic and embedded state.… Read More »Evaluation of different cleaning agents for the removal of membrane biofilms

Modifications in the CIP protocols for removing biofilms on whey RO membranes

Read the report: Modifications in the CIP protocols for removing biofilms on whey RO membranes About this report: This report looks to evaluate a typical Common Industry Protocol, CIP, protocol against membrane biofilm isolates in planktonic and embedded states. Conclusions: The existing CIP protocol is inadequate to control membrane biofilms, and modifications such as enzyme cleaning step can help in improving its efficacy. Project Outcomes: The project findings will benefit… Read More »Modifications in the CIP protocols for removing biofilms on whey RO membranes

Omega 3 Claims Guide

AURI has received several requests for technical assistance related to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and the allowed health claims for products containing these important nutrients. The information in this brochure is meant to guide clients as they investigate the omega-3 and omega-6 content of their products. File Attached: Omega_3.pdf

Utilizing Ash as a Nutrient Source for Corn

Land application of industrial materials and by-products has been common for decades. Recent expansion of the biofuel industry has resulted in significantly large quantities of these by-products, like dried distillers’ grains (DDG) and solubles. Utilizing these by-products is critical to the future success, profitability, and sustainability of the biofuel industry. This study was funded by the United States Department of Energy. File Attached: 2009_Utilizing_Ash_as_a_Nutrient_Source_for_Corn_Feb_2010.pdf

Minnesota Food Production Sector: Growing Green Jobs

Minnesota’s food industry may provide significant opportunity for growing jobs that are considered green. This comprehensive report takes a look at where those opportunities may lie. File Attached: MN_Food_Production_Sector_Growing_Green_Jobs.pdf