SUGARS What are sugars? Sugars are carbohydrates, among the most common we can differentiate them into monosaccharides (Glucose, fructose, galactose ...) and disaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose ...) Sucrose, commonly called sugar, is a disaccharide formed by a glucose molecule attached..
FOOD WITH NON-DAIRY CALCIUM Calcium is one of the most important nutrients in our body, since it is part of the bones and teeth. In addition to its structural function, it has a regulatory function in the cells, so its deficit is closely related to diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer and ot..
VEGAN FOOD The concept of veganism consists in a rejection of the use of products that come from non-human animals, whether for food, clothing, cosmetics, medicines, etc. Except pets. The term vegan was born in 1944 to differentiate it from vegetarianism, which at the nutritional level accepts ..
MICROPLASTICS AT SEA AND FOOD REPERCUSSION Microplastics are small pieces of plastic that pollute the environment. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) considers those less than 5 mm in diameter as microplastics. These come from a wide variety of sources and can be clas..
INCIDENCE OF LISTERIA IN FOOD Listeria Monocytogenes is a food pathogen of great interest due to its incidence and its high mortality rate associated with listeriosis (one of the main deaths due to food disease). It is a Gram positive, anaerobic facultative bacillus that can grow or survive in..
What is gluten? And the celiac disease? Gluten is a protein present in cereals such as wheat, barley, rye, triticale, spelled, some varieties of oats, as well as their hybrids and derivatives. Nutritionally it is a protein of low biological value, however, it has a high technological value beca..
Food Safety Vs Food Hygiene The first thing that should be taken into account when talking about food safety and food hygiene is that they are two different terms, although they are complementary. We understand Food Safety as a set of strategies that ensure both physical and economic access ..
All about the Anisakis and how to avoid it What is the Anisakis? Anisakis is a parasite that mainly affects fish and marine mammals. It is a type of parasite known as nemàmatodos, and are elongated worms, and are usually found in aquatic environments. These parasites usually cause..
RASFF Rapid Alerts System for Food and Feed - Safety food The European Early Warning System (RASFF), Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, was created in 1979, and made available to the entire population in 2014. RASFF is a tool to ensure that when risks to public health are detected , related t..
Main labeling requirements in the US The export of food to the United States has become in recent years a possibility that more and more companies value as a market opportunity. However, this country has some peculiarities that differentiate it from the operation of trade with other countries. Amon..
What is collective restoration? Collective catering is understood as an activity whose objective is to provide food to a group of consumers who have similar characteristics, be they universities, schools, residences, offices, hospitals, hotels, etc. Populations destiny of collective restoration I..