Measuring particle sizes and optimizing processes


“Constant particle size distribution among flour and semolina particles is an important factor in achieving consistent quality when processing grain products in bakeries or producing pasta. Bühler offers an innovative solution for monitoring the granulation distribution with MYTA PSM (Particle Size Measurement), which can be either installed fixed in a plant or, now, is also available as a portable version.” …

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Securing gluten-free grains


“Due to the growing number of people suffering from gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, the gluten-free industry is becoming increasingly important on a global scale as use of electronic sorting machines in the cleaning process guarantees healthy products. Gluten-free products have a tolerance close to zero, which is why grains need to be processed to separate any grain containing gluten. …

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The importance of break system in flour milling process

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“Prior to milling, cleaning and conditioning of the grain is the most important aspect of milling. The number of break passages can vary according to the size of the mill. If, for example the mill is designed with five passages for maximum extraction and the number of roller mills in each passage is below the certain minimum, this will not …

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The future of Pest Management


“Every Pest Management program starts and finishes with risk assessment and risk management. You don’t know if you have a growing population of pests unless you are using the right tools to monitor on the right locations. Priority number one is to identify the potential threats. Experienced consultants like can help to develop a complete approach.” Vasilis Sotiroudas Control …

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Iraq is a major importer of grains, consumes around 6 million tons of wheat a year. Iraq imports about 3 million tons of flour a year, meeting almost half of its demand. Cereal import requirements in the upcoming 2018/19 marketing year are forecast at 4.4 million tonnes, including 2.9 million tonnes of wheat and 1.1 million tonnes of rice. The …

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IGC expects world total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production to show a second consecutive annual decline in 2018/19, to 2,063m t (-1% y/y). Led by reduced outturns in Europe and the CIS, the global wheat harvest is seen falling (-42m t) for the first time in six years, while barley output could be the lowest since 2012/13. Record use …

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UNESCO discovers Silk Road food processing tech under leadership of Turkish academician


Mustafa Bayram, Chairman of TABADER and a professor of Food Engineering Department at Gaziantep University, is elected as the head of UNESCO Silk Roads FPG Scientific Committee. Speaking to Miller about the activities of the committee which is investigating the interactions on the historical Silk Roads, especially the food processing technologies, Bayram said, “Layers of culture, art, and economy of …

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“We prevented thousands of tons of grain from being wasted”


“Grains stored for a long time can decay. You can only detect the decay, disease or infestation in mass only through temperature increase. We produce electronic systems capable of detecting such escalation in the grain warehouses. These systems known as silo temperature tracking or monitoring or temperature control systems give early warning about heat in warehouses/silos to prevent large-scale waste. …

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Food security in safe hands in Turkey

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Bahri Dağdaş International Agricultural Research Institute, which was founded as a model farm in 1914 under Konya Governorship, continued its mission until 1934. Since that year, it continued to function under the Ministry of Agriculture to carry out research on livestock (stud farm). This institute was merged in 2002 with “Bahri Dağdaş International Winter Grain Research Center”, which was established …

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One of the most crucial issues for rapidly growing world population is how to feed next generations. It is estimated that world population will hit 9,5 billion in 2050 and food demand of this population will increase by %60. This makes production of rice and pulses critical. Rice, the only aquatic grain, is the main food staple for two-thirds of …

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