Daily Archives: December 4, 2014

  • Spinlock received the 2014 Technological Innovation Award

    Argentinian R&D company Spinlock specialized in the development of industrial applications,
    sharing that has been distinguished with the 2014 Innovation Award granted by the Foreign Trade Chamber of Córdoba (Cámara de Comercio Exterior de Córdoba – CaCEC). This entity unites manufacturing firms, exporting and importing companies and services agents related with international trade.

    For Spinlock, innovation is a fundamental part of the development and differentiation of our products. In the past years, our Research and Development Team has accomplished the creation of new features and applications that allowed our company to reach new markets and permanently offer better solutions to our clients.

    The Technological Innovations for which Spinlock was awarded, are the following:

    Protein Content Determination by NMR: We have recently developed a methodology for determination of protein content in soybean.This makes the SLK-200 the only NMR analyzer capable of determining oil, water, fatty acids and protein, all with the same equipment.

    Benefits in Olive Market: Spinlock has accomplished the development of a method for optimization in Olive industry; it allows measuring humid samples of olives with no need of a drying procedure. Benefits of this feature relate to speeding the procedure of oil content determination, with a significant resources save.

    Oleic Acid Measurement in Single Seeds: Spinlock has developed a methodology for determining fatty acids content in a single oily seed by means of Magnetic Resonance Technology.

    Spinlock would like to sincerely thank the Foreign Trade Chamber of Córdoba for this exclusive distinction and trust in our company.

    Spinlock website

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  • Prices for Italian top-grade EVOO touched a record in November

    Crop damage in Italy and a weak harvest from Spain mean global production in the season through September 2015 will be the smallest in 15 years, the International Olive Council said Dec. 2. At a time when global food costs are dropping, olive-oil prices are surging for Italian consumers mired in a three-year recession, as well as for major importers including the U.S., where consumption has tripled in the past two decades.

    “People will pay more,” said Michael Bradley, president of Oakland, California-based Veronica Foods Co., which imports more than 1 million gallons a year.

    Intermediate-quality virgin olive oil from Spain, an industry benchmark, may reach 3.20 euros ($3.96) a kilogram in the next two to three months, Bradley said, an increase of about 65 percent from this week.

    Olives trees, which can produce fruit for hundreds of years, are harvested in Italy from September through January. The average household in the country uses about 34 liters of the oil a year, or 9 gallons, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from Rabobank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development.

    Prices for Italian top-grade extra virgin oil touched a record in November and are up 46 percent at the mill in the past two months to 6,308 euros a metric ton. Spanish intermediate-quality virgin oil has risen 61 percent from a low in May to 2,764 euros a ton.

    “Some consumers will ration olive oil and switch to others, in particular, sunflower oil,” according to Vito Martielli, an oilseed analyst at Rabobank in Utrecht, Netherlands.

    Prices for olive oil are surging at a time when global food costs are the lowest in four years, including cooking oils made from crops. Global harvests of soybeans, oil palm, rapeseed and sunflower seeds have touched all-time highs in recent seasons, boosting output of vegetable oils to records this year, U.S. Department of Agriculture data show. Soybean-oil futures on the Chicago Board of Trade have tumbled 21 percent from a year earlier, touching a five-year low of 31.17 cents a pound on Dec. 2.

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  • 3 ideas for easy holiday party snacks with Olive Oil

    Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts, some grapes and a wedge or two of cheese. After all, most people enjoy them and are willing to nibble mindlessly on them. But it is easier than you think to elevate your feast by bolstering those tired party snack clichés with a few more creative offerings.

    You won’t need to work very hard at this. Most holiday party snacks can be assembled in less than 10 minutes, and many can be assembled ahead of time. And the only truly important rule is to make sure everything is neat and easy to eat (one-handing it really is best for party food).

    To help get your party started, we’ve assembled some of our favorite snack ideas. We’ve even given you a way to jazz up your basic bowl of mixed nuts.

    3 fresh ideas for holiday snacks

    Marinated olives: Whisk together 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, zest of 1 orange, 2 minced cloves garlic and 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh rosemary. Toss with 2 cups mixed pitted olives. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving.

    Smashed lemon cannellini beans: Drain and rinse a 15-ounce can of cannellini beans. Pat dry with paper towels, then spread on a dinner plate. Roughly smash the beans with a fork or potato masher. Drizzle all over with extra virgin olive oiland lemon juice. Sprinkle with grated lemon zest, chopped fresh oregano, coarse sea salt, black pepper and smoked paprika. Serve with toasted pita chips.

    Marinated mozzarella with anchovy and peanuts: Mash 3 anchovies with a fork in a medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup good extra virgin olive oil, 1 pound cubed, drained fresh mozzarella, a pinch of red pepper flakes, 2 cloves grated garlic, 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves, and 1/2 cup lightly chopped unsalted peanuts. Serve with bread for scooping.

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    Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts, some grapes and a wedge or two of cheese. After all, most people enjoy them and are willing to nibble mindlessly on them. But it is easier than you think to elevate your feast by bolstering... 
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  • CIOOA 2015 - World's Top Olive Oil Show in Copenhagen

    CIOOA Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition we will bring hundreds of the world’s best olive oil producers to compete for: ” Best Of Copenhagen 2015 “. ( BOC 2015 ).

    In a bobble blind evaluation by our international IOOC Official Judges and the IOOC Panel Leader Dr Gino Celletti, additional prizes apart from BOC 2015 will include Golden Copenhagen, Silver Copenhagen, Bronze Copenhagen, and Certificate of Excellence in Copenhagen

    Please remember that our head partner Air France / KLM will be providing special rates for CIOOA attendees to Copenhagen. Upon registration, when you receive your confirmation email, there will be your special Link and ID Code that you will use to purchase your discounted ticket to the Copenhagen.

    CIOOA 2015 invites you to the World’s Greatest, Elegant, Wide Olive Oil Show
    Copenhagen 2015, May 22 – 23, at the historical and prestigious CARLSBEG Museum
    for attending at the Competition 2015 and enjoy with 7 Worlds, for you and your business in the virgin and demanding Scandinavia
    competition
    Competition 2015 – Conventionals and ORGANIC
    Universe – Quality Olive Oil Fair
    Universe – Olive Oil Food Specialities
    Universe – Body & Soul – Olive Oil Beauty
    Universe – Culture & Health Seminars
    Universe – Olive Oil bottles Display Show
    Universe – Ambassadors Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony (Jacobsen’s Brewhouse 23.05 2015, 7:00 pm)
    and
    1st Int.l Michelin Chef Olive Oil Dish Award 2015 at Skodsborg Spa Hotel, Saturday, 2015, May 24th, where the Great Michelin Chefs will compete each other about the refined Olive Oil Cooking.

    Sign in Register where to choose your place in the front row among the 7 choices.
    Sign in Program where you can find discounts for Air France flights and accommodation

    At your disposal for any info and thanks for the consideration that you will give to our work, promoting your oil in the butter and beer’s country.
    Gino Celletti +39.3280761308

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