Two pre-conference workshops on Spreads and margarine formulation and Infant formula lipids (see below).

1. Spreads and margarine formulation 8-9th SeptemberButter-670

A workshop on the production of margarines, dairy blends and spreads will be held at CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences Werribee, Victoria. This short course is designed to assist participants in understanding the production of retail and bakery margarines, dairy blends and spreads. The program will include access to the CSIRO pilot plant where participants will be demonstrated the latest formulation techniques.  This hands on workshop will be co-ordinated by Rod Smith (CSIRO) and Lucky Inturrisi (Cargill Australia) and will have presentations from international and local expert from industry and research.
Program flyer

AAOCS Margarine Short Course Flyer

Day 1

08.30 – 08.45 Welcome

08.45 – 10.15 Chemistry of fats and oils
– Processing basics
– Functional properties of fats and oils
– Technologies for non-trans products

10.15 – 10.30 Break

10.30 – 12.30 Processing Technology
– Table margarine
– Low fat spreads
– Bakery margarines
– Brief of pilot plant trials Rod Smith

12.30– 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 15.00 Trials in the pilot plant
– Emulsion preparation, including hydrocolloids
– Table margarine preparation
– Low fat spread preparation
– In plant trouble shooting

15.00 – 15.15 Break

15.00 – 17.00 Trials in pilot plant (continued)
– Baking margarines
– In plant trouble shooting
Day 2

08.30 – 10.30 Introduction to functional ingredients
– Emulsifiers
– Flavours
– Antioxidants
– Hydrocolloid

10.30 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 12.00 Trouble shooting

12.00 – 12.45 Lunch

12.45 – 13.30 Evaluation techniques incl. texture analysis

13.30 – 15.00 Evaluation of pilot plant samples and
commercial samples

15.00 – 15.15 Break

15.15 – 15.45 Question and answer session

15.45 – 16.00 Final discussion and conclusion of the course


  • Brad Forrest – Danisco Australia:Innovation Manager, AustraliaLucky Inturrisi – Cargill AustraliaTechnical Services Lead, Refined Oils Asia PacificRod Smith – CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences:Food Processing

Registrations are now closed

2. Infant formula lipids (8-9th September)

Baby Milk Formula

This workshop (8th of September) will highlight the nutrition, production and chemistry of the lipids involved with the production of infant nutrition. This workshop will be hosted by international and local experts in the field. A tour of the Nu-Mega production factory will be included in this workshop on the morning of the 9th.

2015 Infant formula lipids Workshop flyer

Tentative programme

  • Tuesday 8th September Pelican landing, Williamstown8:00 Registration
    8:45 Opening / Welcome Matt Miller (AAOCS President)
    9:00 Lipid Nutrition Prof Bob Gibson (Uni of Adelaide)
    10:00 Infant Formula Manufacturing/ Formulating Justin Peace (Director at Two Peaces Pty Ltd)
    10:45 Coffee Break
    11:00 Regulatory Affairs Glenn Elliott (Nu Mega)
    11:45 Infant Formula Oils and Contaminant Management Hartati Simka (Infant Nutrition Manager). (Cargill)
    12:30 Lunch
    13:30 Contaminates – A Kiwi perspective Dr Paul McNabb (Cawthron)
    14:15 Infant Formula Lipid Innovation TBA
    15:00 Coffee Break
    15:15 Infant Formula Lipid Innovation Mrs Sigalit Zchut (Enzymotec)
    16:00 Round table /Final discussion Glenn Elliott (Nu Mega)
    16:30 Finish day 1
  • Wednesday 9th Nu-Mega production factory
    Meet at Nu-Mega production factory 31 Pinnacle Rd Altona
    10:00 Tour of the Nu-Mega Production Factory Glenn Elliott (Nu Mega)
    17:00 AAOCS Award for Scientific Excellence in Lipid Research and Mixer Waterfront Kitchen, GeelongTimes may change due to scheduling

Registrations are now closed

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