Inhibiting Chemical Or Physical Change Of Food By Contact With A Change Inhibiting Chemical Agent Other Than An Antioxygen Agent Patents (Class 426/321)
  • Patent number: 10251414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the formulation and process for preparation of a fried egg product that may be frozen for future heating in a microwave or other oven or griddle, for consumption by an individual. Various ingredients are added and mixed to each of the liquid egg white and liquid egg yolk portions. The liquid egg white portion is preheated and then deposited within a mold for slow cooking under controlled temperature and humidity conditions. The liquid egg yolk portion is preheated and then added to the mold for placement on the egg white portion. Following a short period of cooking, the mold containing the formulated fried eggs is transported to a freezer unit for freezing, then is removed from the mold for packaging and storage. At a future time, the frozen formulated fried egg product may be thawed and reheated for consumption by an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Michael Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Merkle, Hershell R. Ball, Jr., Jason W. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10111431
    Abstract: Citrus canker caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xac) is an economically important disease of citrus worldwide. Biofilm formation plays an important role in early infection of Xac on host leaves. In this study, we assessed the hypothesis that small molecules able to inhibit biofilm formation reduce Xac infection and enhance the control of citrus canker disease. D-leucine and 3-indolylacetonitrile (IAN) were found to prevent biofilm formation by Xac on different abiotic surfaces and host leaves at a concentration lower than the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Quantitative realtime reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis indicated that IAN repressed expression of chemotaxis/motility-related genes in Xac. In laboratory experiments, planktonic and biofilm cells of Xac treated with D-leucine and IAN, either alone or in combination, were more susceptible to copper (CuSO4) than those untreated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nian Wang, Jinyun Li
  • Patent number: 10016380
    Abstract: This disclosure provides generally for antimicrobial compositions and methods of use comprising an anthocyanin, an anthocyanidin or metabolites thereof. Methods for promoting healing of a wound using these compositions are also disclosed. These compositions have broad spectrum antimicrobial activity and are safe for human and animal uses. Further, these compositions are safe for medical uses and industrial uses as antiseptic preparations to reduce or prevent microbial growth, including killing bacterial biofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Lanny Leo Johnson
  • Patent number: 9980910
    Abstract: A livestock feed supplement in which a core particle containing sodium metabisulfite and at least one binder is enrobed with an enteric coating, wherein the thickness and composition of the coating protects the sodium metabisulfite from decomposition to sulfur dioxide in an aqueous acid stomach environment. Also disclosed are a method of delivering sodium metabisulfite to the lower gastrointestinal tract of an animal, and a method of delivering an antidote to relieve the toxic effect of vomitoxin in an animal, by administering to the animal the livestock feed supplement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PROVIMI NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas R. Cook, Keith Adams
  • Patent number: 9918488
    Abstract: Synergistically acting mixtures are introduced into drinks for sterilizing and subsequent preservation of drinks which have been contaminated with acetic acid bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Marcus Taupp
  • Patent number: 9801793
    Abstract: The present technology provides a dry shampoo composition comprising clay, natural starches and a natural oil absorbent. Such dry shampoo compositions are highly absorbent, fine, light and resistant to clumping. In some embodiments, the dry shampoo compositions are useful as alternatives to conventional wet shampoo in methods for cleaning hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HERB UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Raoul John Perfitt, Cicely Andrea Ruth Carimbocas
  • Patent number: 9770040
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Patent number: 9750274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the formulation and process for preparation of a fried egg product that may be frozen for future heating in a microwave or other oven or griddle, for consumption by an individual. Various ingredients are added and mixed to each of the liquid egg white and liquid egg yolk portions. The liquid egg white portion is preheated and then deposited within a mold for slow cooking under controlled temperature and humidity conditions. The liquid egg yolk portion is preheated and then added to the mold for placement on the egg white portion. Following a short period of cooking, the mold containing the formulated fried eggs is transported to a freezer unit for freezing, then is removed from the mold for packaging and storage. At a future time, the frozen formulated fried egg product may be thawed and reheated for consumption by an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Merkle, Hershell R. Ball, Jr., Jason W. Mathews
  • Patent number: 9723865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for oil removal from food surfaces is shown. An air flow chamber directs air flow around a food product surface and contains the removed oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Hunzeker
  • Patent number: 9675080
    Abstract: Methods for delaying the maturity, coloration and/or senescence of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, or non-food crops by applying phosphorous acid and/or its salts to the plants; or by applying mixtures of gibberellic acid and/or its salts and phosphorous acid and/or its salts to the plants. Applications may be made pre- or post-harvest at various temperatures and pH ranges. The unique combinations of phosphorous acid/salts with gibberellic acid/salts in embodiments of the present invention have been found to increase the effect of the gibberellic acid/salts on delaying maturation, coloration and senescence of plant tissues, thereby prolonging the shelf life of fruit, vegetables and/or non food crops in ways not previously realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: VERDESIAN LIFE SCIENCES U.S., LLC
    Inventor: Nigel M Grech
  • Patent number: 9565863
    Abstract: The turgidity of potato tubers and other root vegetables is improved, maintained, or restored and/or the greening of potato tubers is delayed, prevented or inhibited and/or internal diseases caused by fungi and bacteria are prevented or treated by the application of one or more ?,?-unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and ketones, C3 to C14 aliphatic aldehydes and ketones, and/or C3 to C7 saturated or unsaturated primary and secondary aliphatic alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: AMVAC CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John A. Immaraju, Anthony A. Zatylny
  • Patent number: 9560875
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing animal carcasses containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Pamela J. Reed, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson
  • Patent number: 9522830
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for remediation of contaminated materials, such as contaminated water, are provided. The composition may include at least one fermentable compound and at least one metal or metal containing compound to promote conversion of the contaminants into non-toxic substances through abiotic and/or biotic processes. The composition may further include sulfur or a sulfur containing compound, and/or microorganisms or derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: JRW Bioremediation LLC
    Inventors: Donovan Smith, Gwyn Isenhouer, Michael R. Sieczkowski
  • Patent number: 9326542
    Abstract: Technology for utilizing, as a raw material for food or beverage products, malt sprouts having been removed as the cause of odd taste, despite containing nitrogen sources and various active substances in high proportion, in the production of beer or whiskey is provided by a process for producing a food or beverage product wherein a malt sprout of controlled particle size are used as a raw material. In particular, a process for producing a food or beverage from malt sprouts wherein the ratio of particles of less than 150 ?m size is 60 wt. % or less. This process for producing a food or beverage products preferably comprises the steps of immersing malt sprouts in a liquid so as to leach malt sprout components with the liquid and, after the leaching, removing the residual malt sprouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Katsu Kondo, Koji Nagao, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Patent number: 8999419
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inhibiting the sprouting of potato tubers are provided. The compositions comprise combinations of i) ?,?-unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes, and ketones, C3 to. C14 aliphatic aldehydes and ketones, and/or C3 to C7 saturated or unsaturated primary and secondary aliphatic alcohols; and 2) conventional sprout Inhibitors, The effect of the combinations is additive and/or synergistic, and less of the conventional inhibitor is required to achieve the same or improved levels of sprout inhibition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Lisa Knowles, Norman R. Knowles
  • Patent number: 8999412
    Abstract: Dried fruit has a coating of microcrystalline cellulose in an amount effective to prevent agglomeration of the dried fruit Methods of preparing and using the coated dried fruit are also described. The dried fruit pieces of the present invention are less sticky and are readily separated from one another using ordinary gravity feed handling conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean W. Creighton, Bryan Worwa
  • Patent number: 8951586
    Abstract: A method for extending the use of water during the production of products for human consumption in food production facilities for an extended period of time of at least two production days and up to seven production days by delivering an initial chemical charge at the beginning of each production day to return the process water to the desired antimicrobial solution concentration to provide acceptable antimicrobial control of the process water over the extended period of time. The method providing acceptable antimicrobial control in the processing of any protein or non-protein based food products that require batch or continuous chilling as part of the production process. The length of time that the water may be used in a processing tank may be dramatically and safely increased before the processing tank is emptied for cleaning, sanitizing and refilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zeco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon R. Bullard, Robert C. Bullard, Battle Glascock
  • Publication number: 20140363550
    Abstract: A closure device capable of dispensing a metered amount of liquid into a container during a closing action and capable of doing so for several successive closing actions. The closure device comprises a cap wall (3), a deformable reservoir (5) capable of being filled with a liquid and a rigid plate (4) with one or more perforations (6). Upon closure the deformable reservoir is compressed by being squeezed between the rigid plate and the cap wall. The invention further relates of use of such a closure device to prolong the open shelf-life of spoilage-sensitive contents held by a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC. D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Robert Jan Hamer, Neeltje Hendrika Molenaar, Jonkheer Theodoor Hendrik Van De Poll
  • Patent number: 8901039
    Abstract: Methods and compositions to temporarily delay the ripening, maturation, senescence and pathogen infection of produce such as fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants are provided. The methods involve the application of a photosynthetic pigment and/or membrane stabilizing chemical (e.g. glycine betaine) to produce which is identified as in need of such delay. Application may be prior to harvest, at or during harvest or post-harvest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Amit Dhingra, Scott Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 8883238
    Abstract: A fresh fruit preservative and method of using the preservative for fresh cut fruit that significantly extend the shelf life of fresh cut fruit are provided. The fresh fruit preservative preserves the texture, flavor, appearance, and color of the fresh fruit, particularly exposed surfaces of the fresh fruit that have been cut, in particular by reducing oxidation of the exposed cut surfaces of the fruit. The preservative includes the ingredients of ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, carbohydrate, citric acid, calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate, malic acid and a protein-based composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: PFM, LLC
    Inventors: Thane R. Siddoway, John Ricks
  • Patent number: 8865239
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for making human consumable jerky treats. The invention provides moist, flavorful jerky treats and methods for making such treats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Levin
  • Publication number: 20140309294
    Abstract: Suggested is an antioxidant composition, comprising (a) caffeic acid, (b) sinapinic acid and, optionally, (c) polyphenols, with the proviso that components (a) and (b) are present in a weight ratio of about 85:15 to about 98:2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Harry Erfurt, René Schuld, Melanie Stürtz, Christian Wintermeyer, Hans-Jürgen Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 8840944
    Abstract: A method for improving the sensory properties and resistance of food and drink products, especially uncured meat products, to various kinds of micro-organisms and in particular food spoilage and food poisoning bacteria includes contacting the food or drink product with a composition comprising alkali metal salts having as anions propionate and a co-anion selected from lactate, acetate, and combinations thereof, and as cations potassium and hydrogen, wherein the weight-based ratio of lactate/propionate is in the range of 0 to 20 and the weight-based ratio of acetate/propionate is in the range of 0.05 to 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Purac Biochem BV
    Inventors: Diana Visser, Dirk Alexander Knikker
  • Publication number: 20140256832
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a fullerene-derived cellulose nanocrystals, process for preparing same and methods of using said nanocrystals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: CELLUFORCE INC.
    Inventors: Zhaoling Yao, Janelle Huimin Tam
  • Publication number: 20140234503
    Abstract: There is described a method of preserving leafy vegetables which comprises treating the leafy vegetables with a processing aid composition, said processing aid composition comprising from about 0.01% w/w to 5% w/w salicylic acid; or a salt or ester thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ian Dodd
  • Publication number: 20140213663
    Abstract: The objective to be solved by the present invention is to provide a novel ice crystallization inhibitor which is industrially useful, which can be efficiently and stably produced in a safe process suitable for a food production without difficulty and which has excellent functions and properties. Also, the objective of the present invention is to provide an antibody which specifically reacts with the ice crystallization inhibitor, and a composition, a food, a biological sample protectant and a cosmetic which contain the ice crystallization inhibitor. Furthermore, the objective of the present invention is to provide a peptide which gives an indication of a protein having an ice crystallization inhibitory activity. The ice crystallization inhibitor according to the present invention is characterized in comprising a seed protein derived from a plant belonging to genus Vigna in Leguminosae, an allied species thereof or an improved species thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Hidehisa Kawahara, Hideaki Kegasa, Naoki Arai
  • Publication number: 20140205723
    Abstract: A method for improving the palatability of a livestock feed or companion animal food product comprising a basal composition containing unsaturated fatty acids that oxidize to form aldehydes or ketones by contacting the basal composition with a source of bisulfite anions so that any aldehydes or ketones present form organosulfite salts. Bisulfite-treated livestock feed and companion animal food products, and palatability enhancing composition containing a source of bisulfite anions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Bob J. Dull, Krystyna Kawabata, James G. Hawkes, Jim G. Fotos, Zulin Shi
  • Publication number: 20140199450
    Abstract: A method of maintaining freshly harvested fruit in a fresh condition includes treating freshly picked highly-hydrated fruit with a composition comprising a lower alkyl naphthalene at a rate of less than about 10 ppm. Another method includes treating freshly picked berries en route to market with a vapor of 1,4 DMN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 1,4 GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES ZALEWSKI, ADDIE WAXMAN
  • Publication number: 20140170245
    Abstract: Provided is an inorganic composite compound having reduced oxygen and a high reducing ability, which includes elements having a positive atomic valence of a plant-derived component and a sulfur compound. The compound provides a therapeutic treatment effect and a pharmacological effect and is useful to suppress the influence of active oxygen (oxidization) and cannot be produced by a synthetic chemical technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Eiki Nakayama, Masahiro Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20140154356
    Abstract: Pet food palatability enhancers based on organic acids and showing antimicrobial efficacy are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Merdith Burke, Lynn Nelles
  • Patent number: 8715759
    Abstract: An antimicrobial intervention for the production of ground meats by treating the exterior of the meat trimmings with an antimicrobial agent before grinding. An apparatus for applying an antibacterial agent to meat trimmings includes a closed or essentially closed chamber for limiting the escape of the antimicrobial agent to the environment during antimicrobial treatment of the trimmings, an entrance system for introducing trimmings into the closed chamber while preventing or significantly limiting the antimicrobial agent from escaping into the environment, an application system for applying an effective amount of the antimicrobial agent to exposed surfaces of the trimmings in the closed chamber; and an exit system for removing the treated trimmings from the closed container while preventing or significantly limiting the escape of antimicrobial agent into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Birko Corporation
    Inventor: LaWayne Larson
  • Publication number: 20140087039
    Abstract: A method is described for the production of sorbic anhydride, in which alkali metal or alkaline earth metal salts of sorbic acid are reacted with phosgene in an inert organic solvent. In addition, use thereof as a preservative in foods, in particular drinks, is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Krahwinkel, Robert Markert, Edwin Ritzer, Erasmus Vogl
  • Patent number: 8673383
    Abstract: The invention relates to dietary fiber for human and animal nutrition and more particularly to roughage consisting of a fiber formulation containing lignocellulose. Said formulation contains a fraction of a fibrous substance that is fermentable in the digestive tract and a fraction of a fibrous substance that is poorly or non-fermentable in the digestive tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Klaus Neufeld
  • Patent number: 8623438
    Abstract: A dehydrated avocado in pieces that is a semi-porous, rigid and fragile solid preserving the organoleptic properties of the fresh fruit and having a dry base weight chemical composition of 17.6 grams to 30.4 grams of carbohydrates, 6.8 grams to 8.4 grams of proteins, 61.2 grams to 69.2 grams of oil, 0.5 grams to 1.5 grams of water and 5.6 grams to 8.4 grams of fiber is produced selecting the avocado at a ripeness level higher than the climacteric maximum; pre-cooling; scalding; cutting the tip, wherein the tip is the section of the fruit immediately behind the petiole; removing the skin; slicing with the pit included; applying vacuum and microwave dehydration; and removing the pit sections from the slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventors: Erwin Hermann Schlager Riebl, Marco Antonio Fedelli Garrido
  • Publication number: 20130337124
    Abstract: Compositions for adsorbing ethylene gas, methods for adsorbing ethylene gas and process for making these compositions are provided. A composite material may include at least one modified amorphous high softening point wax and at least one active agent. The active agent may include at least one inorganic compound including at least one metal having at least one free p-orbital and/or at least one free d-orbital. The wax and the active agent may each adsorb ethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Georgius Abidal Adam, William Brenden Carlson
  • Patent number: 8609169
    Abstract: Methods of preserving fresh produce with a produce preservative, particularly cut fresh produce, are provided. The method comprises: providing a solution of produce preservative comprising: water; a preservative cation which is selected from the group consisting of a strontium ion, lithium ion, barium ion, aluminum ion, copper ion, ammonium ion, iron ion, manganese ion, potassium ion, or mixtures thereof; and ascorbate ions, or erythorbate ions; wherein the ascorbate ions or erythorbate ions and the preservative cation are present in an ion ratio of preferably from 0.2:1 to 8:1, more preferably 0.75:1 to 8:1, even more preferably from 1:1 to 4:1, yet more preferably 1.5:1 to 3:1; most preferably 1.1:1 to 2.5:1; and, applying said produce preservative to the produce. The invention also relates to fresh produce preserved with the produce preservatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: NatureSeal, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Xiaoling Dong, Kenneth James
  • Publication number: 20130316054
    Abstract: A method for preserving organic piece goods, for example, foods such as fruits, plants, parts thereof, small animals, and animal piece goods, and organic piece goods from the non-food sector, for example, cut flowers, using a dehydrating solvent and by drying in a drying device, and a for producing preserved organic piece goods involves drying the piece goods are dried in a drying device in the presence of the solvent at temperatures below 100° C., preferably in a fluidized bed. The procedure has the advantage of significantly lower drying temperatures compared to freeze drying, requiring substantially shorter drying times, and thus having significantly better energy efficiency, and being more environmentally friendly. The drying procedure is gentle, wherein the organic piece goods substantially retain the original shape, color, and contents thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: INNODRYING GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Wolfram
  • Publication number: 20130310302
    Abstract: Partially deamidated rice endosperm protein or rice endosperm protein which is partially conjugated with mono-, di-, oligo- or polysaccharides is used as novel protective hydrocolloid for fat-soluble active ingredients and/or fat-soluble colorants. The present invention further includes compositions comprising that rice endosperm protein and at least one fat-soluble active ingredient/colorant, as well as their manufacture, that rice endosperm protein itself and its manufacture. These compositions are used for the enrichment, fortification and/or coloration of food, beverages, animal feed, personal care or pharmaceutical compositions. The present invention is directed to theses uses and to food, beverages, animal feed, personal care and pharmaceutical compositions containing such a rice endosperm protein and such a composition, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Navagnana (Navam) S. HETTIARACHCHY, Bruno H. Leuenberger, Ilankovan Paraman, Christian Schäfer
  • Patent number: 8586115
    Abstract: Disclosed are antimicrobial compositions for treating poultry and meat to substantially eliminate bacteria and microorganism harmful to human. The compositions include various combinations of an aliphatic heteroaryl salt, an aliphatic benzylalkyl ammonium salt, a dialiphatic dialkyl ammonium salt, a tetraalkyl ammonium salt and/or trichloromelamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Byocoat Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve R. Burwell, Fredrick Busch
  • Publication number: 20130295247
    Abstract: A display for supporting produce generating ethylene gas as the produce ripens includes a surface for supporting the produce, a blower positioned in communication with the produce to move a gas containing at least a portion of the ethylene gas from the produce and an ethylene scrubber positioned in communication with the produce and in a flow path of the gas. The ethylene scrubber removes the at least a portion of the ethylene from the gas. The display does not include a refrigeration system such that a life of the produce is lengthened without use of refrigeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Antonin Ryska, Marketa Kopecka, Lubos Forejt, John M. Roche, Daniel Zmola, Michal Kolda
  • Publication number: 20130251865
    Abstract: Antioxidant formulations containing new active molecules with tocopherols are disclosed. The best performing formulas contain extracts of green tea that are oil soluble, extracts of rosemary, extracts of spearmint and tocotrienols. Interestingly, the amount of tocopherols in formulas could be reduced by 50% in this diet when the other actives were increased accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sara Cutler, Ewa Szajna- Fuller, Isabella Rotberg, Carrie Wray, My Truong, Mitchell Poss
  • Publication number: 20130236616
    Abstract: Methods of absorbing oxygen are disclosed with the use of compositions useful as oxygen absorbers. The compositions are generally salts of unsaturated fatty acids that have one or more carbon to carbon double and or triple bonds. The compositions may be prepared by reacting an unsaturated fatty acid with a hydroxide resulting in a salt of the unsaturated fatty acid. Water soluble compositions are dissolved in aqueous solutions for the purpose of absorbing oxygen from the aqueous solutions and or their containers. Water insoluble compositions are protected from moisture due to their water repellent character and this characteristic is used advantageously in order to absorb oxygen from containers that may contain moisture where it is desired that the compositions remain relatively unaffected by moisture, intact and remain where they are placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas William Beckenhauer
  • Patent number: 8512781
    Abstract: A fresh fruit preservative and method of using the preservative for fresh cut fruit that significantly extend the shelf life of fresh cut fruit are provided. The fresh fruit preservative preserves the texture, flavor, appearance, and color of the fresh fruit, particularly exposed surfaces of the fresh fruit that have been cut, in particular by reducing oxidation of the exposed cut surfaces of the fruit. The preservative includes the ingredients of ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, carbohydrate, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate and malic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: PFM, LLC
    Inventor: John Ricks
  • Publication number: 20130209617
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising one or more of a stilbenoid, stilbenoid derivative, stilbene, or stilbene derivative and a produce coating. The resulting compositions are coatings which promote the health of fruit, vegetables, and/or other plant parts, and/or mitigate decay of post-harvest fruit, vegetables, and/or other plant parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PACE INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: George Lobisser, Jason Alexander, Matt Weaver
  • Publication number: 20130203598
    Abstract: Methods and compositions to temporarily delay the ripening, maturation, senescence and pathogen infection of produce such as fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants are provided. The methods involve the application of a photosynthetic pigment and/or membrane stabilizing chemical (e.g. glycine betaine) to produce which is identified as in need of such delay. Application may be prior to harvest, at or during harvest or post-harvest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Washington State University
  • Patent number: 8501257
    Abstract: A pomegranate sprout preparation is disclosed. Methods of producing pomegranate sprouts and pomegranate sprout preparation as well as food or feed products comprising same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: The State of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organization, (A.R.O.), Volcani Center
    Inventors: Yakov Vinokur, Victor Rodov, Batia Horev, Genady Goldman, Nehemia Aharoni
  • Patent number: 8496984
    Abstract: Mycotoxins prevailing in Northern climates have been until now proven difficult to deactivate in animal feed by binding, in contrast to mycotoxins prevailing in the Southern climates. Meanwhile, both types of toxins present a considerable risk factor for agricultural animal health and performance. A method of adsorbing and rendering harmless for animals an expanded range of both Northern and Southern mycotoxins found in contaminated feed is proposed. According to the invention, a combination of modified plant ligno-polysaccharide material and traditional mycotoxin binding components is added to the feed of agricultural and companion animals in an amount sufficient to abate the negative effects of both types of mycotoxins present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cubena, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Tranquil, Zosya Albertovna Kanarskaya, Dmitry Fedorovich Tikhomirov, Albert Vladimirovich Kanarsky
  • Patent number: 8496982
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a stable calcium composition, a process for its preparation and its use for enriching food and beverages. The calcium composition comprises a calcium source, a citrate and a metal source selected from alkali and/or alkaline source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Paikin, Nissim Guigui
  • Publication number: 20130189411
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing at least one food product. For example, the invention relates to a process of preparing cooked food products, for example fried food products with reduced oil content. A two-step process is performed on the food product before cooking or frying. The food product is first contacted with a first composition comprising at least one divalent cation (e.g. Ca2+ and/or Mg2+) and at least one acid (e.g. carboxylic acid). After removing from the first composition, the food product is contacted with a second composition comprising okra, a part thereof, or an extract thereof, and at least one hydrocolloid. The invention also relates to the compositions used as well as to the food product or at least one such fried food product with reduced oil content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: HOLISTA BIOTECH SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Christiani Jeya Kumar Henry, M. Rajendran a/I V. Marnickavasagar
  • Publication number: 20130183419
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inhibiting the sprouting of potato tubers are provided. The compositions comprise combinations of i) ?,?-unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes, and ketones,C3 to. C14 aliphatic aldehydes and ketones, and/or C3 to C7 saturated or unsaturated primary and secondary aliphatic alcohols; and 2) conventional sprout Inhibitors, The effect of the combinations is additive and/or synergistic, and less of the conventional inhibitor is required to achieve the same or improved levels of sprout inhibition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Lisa Knowles, Norman R. Knowles