COVER STORY

Cover Story

CORN PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION AND CORN PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

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Corn is a staple food in many parts of the world. It is converted directly into food products via grinding, alkali processing, boiling/cooking, or fermentation. The need to produce more food for growing world population has been driving the modernization of the corn milling industry, seeking greater production combined with higher quality, efficiency, food safety and processes. Corn is one …

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LUMOVISION: TACKLING THE AFLATOXIN CHALLENGE

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“Today, advances in data science and digital technologies are making possible more precise solutions that were not previously feasible. LumoVision, developed by the Swiss technology firm Bühler, is a data-driven optical sorting system for maize that improves significantly on current cleaning practices and has the potential to make a major contribution to addressing the aflatoxin challenge. LumoVision provides a significant …

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REVOLUTIONIZING THE MAIZE QUALITY CONTROL

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“Assessing the quality of maize (corn) quickly and reliably is a challenging task. Which is why Bühler has developed a technology making it possible to analyze grain samples anywhere and at any time, thus determining the expected grit yield and quality of the maize.  With the mobile maize analyzer GrainiGo, the sample is analyzed within minutes in terms of quality …

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THE CORN MILL INDUSTRY

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“Nowadays, with the constant increase in consumption of corn and its derivatives, the dry milling industries are modernizing their processes, making them simpler, more compact and more efficient. The modern industry has required more modern equipment for the various stages of the industrial process such as control, cleaning, degermination, milling and others. Each step is an important part of the …

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GRAIN BASED FOOD PREFERENCES AND CULTURAL CHANGING & DIFFERENCES

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When we review the grain consumption in recent years, we see that there is a tendency to organic, gluten-free, GMO-free grains. The trend towards the consumption of high-value food products at all levels of income is increasing globally.  The internet, the increase in the level of education and out-of-home consumption, the transition to more settled jobs and income levels are …

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Grain-based food consumption trends

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The consumption data for cereal and grain-based foods are intertwined with a number of trends. Demographics, different lifestyles and consumer behavior (toward food habits and food preferences) are the main factors influencing trends in the world. Consumer trends affecting the movement of grain-based foods through the food system include food market trends, food processing / production trends, and agricultural trends. …

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Delivering good nutrition worldwide through flour fortification

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“For fortification programs to be a success, it is crucial that regional and demographical preferences are considered when selecting the food vehicle. This is because the selected food must be widely consumed and accepted by the target population to ensure vitamins and minerals can be delivered to individuals without a change in dietary habits. As one of the most widely …

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EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES AND YIELD

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“The most important factors that affect the flour yield are raw materials, equipment and process. Higher flour yield can only be achieved with higher wheat quality. Therefore, selection of raw materials is a critical factor. Also, high efficiency cleaning equipment and efficient wheat tempering system with accurate automated moisture control hardware is of great importance. Besides that, proper handling, cleaning …

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Implications of flour yield on flour quality and profitability

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“Efficient utilization of resources is a critical aspect of the process for any industry.  In the case of wheat flour milling it is of great importance as wheat costs make up over 80% of the cost of flour.  Any additional gain in flour yields translates to added revenue.  At the same time high level of efficiency must be maintained in …

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How to improve the quality and milling effect of wheat flour?

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“A reasonable roller speed and surface condition of the roller will affect whether the material enters the grinding zone accurately. If the feeding is inaccurate, the material will collide and splash between the two rollers and cannot directly enter the grinding zone, thereby affecting the yield and the grinding effect. However, if the feeding speed is too fast, it will …

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