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103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

By Lara Camozzo
Apr. 27, 2012 02:42 UTC

Since its incep­tion in 1909, the AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society) has pro­moted the shar­ing of infor­ma­tion based on the sci­ence of oil chem­istry. Once a small regional asso­ci­a­tion built on the con­tri­bu­tions of vol­un­teers, the AOCS has become known by its 4,500 mem­bers as Your Global Fats and Oils Connection.“

This week­end (April 29 — May 2, 2012) marks the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Long Beach, California. 1,600 col­leagues will gather from across the globe to par­take in pre­sen­ta­tions, courses, and exhibits focus­ing on the sci­ence and busi­ness dynam­ics cur­rently dri­ving the global fats and oils indus­tries.

On Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, Dan Flynn, exec­u­tive direc­tor of the UC Davis Olive Center, will hold a Short Course on Olive Oil Chemistry and Sensory Relationships. It is open to both annual meet­ing atten­dees and those not attend­ing.

The course begins on Saturday at noon. Topics include A World Tour of Olive Oil Standards and Their Relationship to EVOO Sensory Qualities,” as well as Chemical Markers of Sensory Defects,” fol­lowed by a closer look at Sensory Evaluation and the Brain.” Day 1 will con­clude at 5:00 PM with a panel dis­cus­sion on How New Instrumental Approaches Can Change Olive Oil Analysis.”

The Sunday morn­ing ses­sions begin at 8:30 AM. First up: a talk about recent find­ings in California olive oil qual­ity. Next, a dis­cus­sion on The Use of PPP, DAGs, UV, and the Life of Oils,” fol­lowed by a look at The Canadian Perspective on Regulatory Considerations.”


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