With the countdown on to 2010, when the new Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines on salt levels begin to bite, and with retail giants continually shifting their marketing stance on additive-free, non-GM or low salt, bakers are under constant pressure to keep up with changing demands.Yet many bakeries have neither the in-house resources nor the research and development (R&D) capability to respond quickly to often complex product reformulations. So many industrial bakers look to their suppliers for help. The health of the nationThe FSA is committed to reducing our average salt and saturated fat intake and has set clear targets to define this. By 2010, all food manufacturers should demonstrate compliance. The only obstacle to removing an ingredient, however, is finding an effective replacement, as consumers will not accept a sub-standard substitute.Eliminating certain unwanted components is straightforward: a pink icing that is coloured artificially, for example, can simply be replaced by a white icing; high-fat chocolate chips can be replaced by fruit. But the difficulty of removing or reducing an ingredient is that most deliver more than one function in a finished product. Moreover, any change to the ingredient balance will impact on product formulation and processing.Salt, for example, is a highly functional ingredient that adds flavour, acts as a preservative and performs as a dough conditioner. Also, baking powder, the main source of leavening in cakes and scones, is a key contributor of sodium. In cakes, reducing sodium to below the prescribed levels invariably requires replacing sodium bicarbonate with an alternative raising agent. Standard baking powder, for example, can be replaced with reduced sodium baking powder, based on potassium bicarbonate.Salt is a natural, age-old preservative, long used in curing meats and inhibiting microbacterial growth. Cutting salt requires an alternative preservative, as modern retailing demands long product shelf-lives. In a marketing climate where adding to the E-number list is not acceptable, suppliers such as BakeMark UK have been active in developing solutions to extend shelf-life. Simply put, this depends on careful control of water activity in a product, using sugars, starches or gums, so that shelf-life can be improved without compromising the finished product’s ingredient list.Following the move towards non-hydrogenated fats, suppliers are now turning their attention to rebalancing recipes to contain less fat. Rather than rely on fat substitutes, bakers should seek products that replace the fat content with natural alternatives, such as sugars or milk derivatives that mimic the characteristics of fat without impairing end-product quality. Ingredients suppliers are now developing ’smart’ emulsifier systems to cut down on additives and work towards shorter ingredient labels.With consumers returning to baking values of the past, yet few having hours to devote to preparation, modern baking technology is responding to this need. Bakers who can deliver the product to fit, while complying with the latest government targets, are well-placed for future success.
At the King Power Stadium, Leicester, beaten by Hull City last weekend, saw two penalty appeals turned down by referee Mark Clattenburg — first when Laurent Koscielny stretched to tackle Danny Drinkwater, then when Ahmed Musa was challenged by Hector Bellerin.To cap a frustrating day, Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri also saw French midfielder Nampalys Mendy forced off with a second-half injury.Asked about the penalty controversy, Ranieri said: “My philosophy is it’s a penalty when the referee blows his whistle and that’s it. The manager makes mistakes, the referees make mistakes.”Gunners boss Arsene Wenger added: “It was a game of top-level intensity and I believe we responded well to last week’s disappointment.” Share on: WhatsApp The Argentine opened the scoring with a 27th-minute penalty, awarded for a Ryan Shawcross tug on Nicolas Otamendi, and bagged his second in the 36th minute with a header from Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick.Stoke got one back in the 49th minute when Raheem Sterling was penalised for a slight push on Shawcross and Bojan Krkic stepped up to convert the spot-kick.But the visitors held firm and Spain forward Nolito scored with a pair of close-range efforts in the 86th and 90th minutes to give City manager Guardiola a third consecutive victory in all competitions.“I’m really impressed with the players as human beings and with their performance,” former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss Guardiola said.“We have only had one month together. There is time to get better.”City’s romp in the Potteries took them above arch rivals Manchester United, who defeated Southampton 2-0 on Friday. Liverpool were condemned to a first league loss at Turf Moor since 1973 when Gray ran onto Steven Defour’s pass and punished slack marking to fire home in the 37th minute.“How can I be happy with this? After we gave away the first goal Burnley defended for their lives,” Klopp said.“We had absolutely no luck and everybody needs to be more clinical. Burnley deserved to win with a very passionate performance. We have to say it was not enough today.”At Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium, City striker Sergio Aguero netted twice in the first half to take his goal tally to six in three games and send Guardiola’s side to the top of the table with their second successive win. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool crashed to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday, while Manchester City crushed Stoke City 4-1 to extend Pep Guardiola’s perfect start in the Premier League.While Liverpool stumbled and City strolled, champions Leicester City are still awaiting the first win of their title defence after being held to a 0-0 draw by Arsenal.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool enjoyed the most eye-catching result of the Premier League’s opening weekend when they won 4-3 at Arsenal.But the Reds suffered a nightmare in their second match as Welsh forward Sam Vokes scored his first top-flight goal in the second minute after Andre Gray pounced on a woeful pass by Reds right-back Nathaniel Clyne. Fortunate Diego Costa fired Chelsea to another late victory as the Spain striker secured a 2-1 win at Watford just days after his last-gasp heroics saw off West Ham.Etienne Capoue broke the deadlock in the 55th minute when Watford’s French midfielder lashed his shot into the top corner from Adlene Guedioura’s cross.But Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to equalise for Antonio Conte’s side in the 80th minute after Heurelho Gomes weakly parried Eden Hazard’s shot.Batshuayi’s first goal since his pre-season move from Marseille sparked Chelsea into life and Costa, fortunate to still be on the pitch after avoiding a second booking for diving, rifled in from a Cesc Fabregas assist in the 87th minute. Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur to clinch a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.Wanyama, a summer signing from Southampton, headed home from close-range in the 83rd minute after Harry Kane flicked a corner in his direction to give Tottenham their first victory of the season and leave Palace pointless.Gareth Barry’s first goal since January 2014 gave Everton a 2-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion.Albion took an early lead through Gareth McAuley, but equalised through Kevin Mirallas in first-half stoppage time and former England midfielder Barry headed the 60th-minute winner.Troubled Hull continued to make light of their difficult pre-season with a 2-0 win at Swansea City as late goals from Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez lifted them to third. read more
Code enforcement officials in Broward cities have issued 766 warnings for non-compliance of safety rules, although there have only been 57 citations. There are currently 471 complaints pending in Froward.Mayor Holness has asked cities to stop issuing warnings and to issue citations.Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief thinks the county may need to take steps such as Miami-Dade did, by banning indoor restaurant dining, and implementing a stricter curfew.“We can go and legislate and put whatever we want on paper,” she states. “The reality is, until people decide they want to take personal responsibility for what’s going on, were never going to be able to accomplish what we need to accomplish.”Geller adds: “We are just telling them to wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands with soap and water. And that seems too much for some people. And it’s killing others. So, yeah, I’m a little angry about that.” Concern is growing in Broward County that if the coronavirus outbreak does not slow down soon, there may need to be a countywide shutdown.“We are running out of [hospital] bed space because all of these stupid people who insist it’s nothing worst than the flu are wrong,” says Steve Geller, a commissioner and the county’s vice mayor. “The flu doesn’t fill our intensive-care units.”On Thursday, Broward’s COVID-19 cases increased by 1,413, for a total of 35,566 since the pandemic began.ICU bed capacity at Memorial West Hospital, which is located in Pembroke Pines, is reportedly at 180 percent.“It looks grave from where we are,” according to Broward Mayor Dale Holness. “We have to look at two measures — are the measures we are taking working … two, if the hospitalization gets worse, we are gonna have to shut down. But as of today, I wouldn’t say shut down.”The mayor explains the health department has told him that 80 percent of the cases spread within families and at gatherings.“BSO had 1,100 calls [about] house parties since March,” Holness says. “1100 calls! That’s out of this world.”Meanwhile, Geller says he is “angry because I am trying to prevent shutting down the businesses, which would be devastating. If we shut down the business community again, a lot of those businesses will never reopen.” read more
Jomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, May 22, Pattavia – StablefordThere were five groups out today with the cut set at 10-18 and 19+ in the two divisions. Pete Sumner returned the best score of the day to win division 1 with 39 points, Jerry Sweetnam was second five points behind and Paul Butler took third with 32.Alan Bissell won division 2 with 37 points, with Peter Davies second one point behind and the Fulham boy, Rod Howett, third on 34.Pete Sumner.Near pins went to (Div 1) Pete Sumner (2) and Paul Young, and (Div 2) Alan Bissell, Paul Butler and William Chang. Neil Gamble birdied the 13th and Paul Young the 4th to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while in division 2 Rod Howett had a ‘2’ on the 7th to become a happy chappy.The course today was in good condition with some very slick greens and we were very lucky with the weather, with the last three groups coming into light rain on the final two holes.Wednesday, May 24, Burapha – StablefordOur first game of the year here due to the late tee off times we were allocated in the high season which we don’t use. It was a very pleasant return trip here and playing the A and B nines the course was enjoyed by all of our players today.Alan Bissell, with a handicap of 19 for the last time, played a remarkable round to win division 2 with 42 points. Eight points behind was Paul Butler in second place, beating Colin James on a 19/17 back nine-count back.Still in form Pete Sumner won division 1 again, but this time only with 38 points. Jerry Sweetnam was second after beating Neil Gamble on a 19/16 back-nine count back, both coming in with 37 points each.Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Neil Gamble, John Hughes and Jerry Sweetnam, and (Div 2) Leo Adam and Alan Bissell (2).There were no ‘2’s today in division 1 but Leo Adam and Alan Bissell split the pot in division 2.Friday, May 26, Eastern Star – StablefordHeavy rain yet again overnight here in Jomtien and there were a few cancellations in the morning but as we arrived at the course there was just a slight drizzle and all five groups teed off 15 minutes ahead of schedule.Michael Healey.Despite all the rain, ‘pick, clean and place’ was not required and Colin Aspinall was a clear winner in not division 2 with 37 points, a full seven clear of Frank Kelly in second. Joe Peters trailed in some further way behind in third with 25 points.Brian Green was the winner in division 1 with 32 points, with Midge beating John Hughes 17/15 on count back for second after they both came in with 31 points.Near pins went to (Div 1) Steve Godfrey and Michael Healey, and (Div 2) Colin Aspinall (2) and Ian Plummer.Michael Healey and John Hughes both birdied the 17th to share the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while in division 2 there was another rollover. read more
PSC golf from The CaddyshackRoger Rush (H/cap 19) took time off from the dentist to take a win at Green Valley on Mon 28th October with 39 points. Clive Bruce (9) made a rare outing and took second place on 38 points with Mike Pledger (15) in third place with 35. On Wednesday, Oct. 30th, we took advantage of the last sports day in 2013 at Burapha. Phonsie McGahan (5) took the win with 35 points from Clive Bruce (9) in second with 34. We say goodbye to Burapha until April next year when the prices are more affordable.Roger Rush with Caddyshack helpers. Friday’s game on November 1st saw Ramsay Smith (21) and Roger Rush (19) tie with 39 points each. Since they are both undergoing dental work, Ramsay won through on count back with the bigger smile. Third place went to another Scot in the form of Derek Wilkin (18) with 37 points, and fourth place to Peter Henderson (20) with 36.Note: Caddyshack is located on Soi 17 off 3rd Road or Soi 8 off Thepprasit. All golfers are welcome and reservations taken at 081 865 3104.Ramsay Smith. read more
3rd Kevin Hamilton (15) 34ptsB Flight1st Jim Elphick (25) 38pts2nd Eddy Bielby (18) 38pts3rd Peter Henshaw (23) 36ptsFreddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck, Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick and Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Bielby were all co-men of the match as they posted joint best scores of the day (38 points) in A Flight and B Flight respectively.Sunday’s top scorers, Freddy Starbeck, Jim Elphick and Eddy Bielby pose for a photo.Everybody has heard the saying ‘drive for show put for dough’, this is what Jimmy Elphick told Eddy Bielby as he edged Eddy for the B Flight top podium spot. Jimmy never had a three-putt all day even though he had two wipes on his card. Peter ‘the black stuff’ Henshaw rounded out the flight with a steady even par round.In the senior flight, co-man of the match Freddy ‘the quite one’ must have thought his chances of winning were gone as he had only one point from his opening two holes. He managed to rally though and finished two clear of Nick ‘Elvis’ Shaw’s even par round. Big Kevin Hamilton closed the flight with a steady 34 points.Monday, Sept. 28, Khao Kheow – Stableford1st Kevin Rogers (13) 43pts2nd Ian Pickles (17) 38pts3rd Jim Elphick (25) 34pts4th Peter Henshaw (23) 30ptsA quality course always attracts a quality golf field and today was such a day as the Lewiinski’s golf society departed for the to the beautiful Khao Kheow Golf Club. The course was, as always, in excellent condition with the greens running fast and true so the field faced a very stiff challenge.Aussie star Kevin Rogers was again to be found at the head of the field as he continues to benefit from hours of practice in recent weeks. This time the competition was a little stiffer but his magnificent man of the match 43 points was just too much for the lads to handle.New Lewiinski’s golf director Peter Wallace (left) with Ying.Ian Pickles must have thought that he might have done enough to win with his fine 38 points, and on most days he would have, he just picked the wrong day.Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick followed Sunday’s co-man of the match performance to take the bronze with his 34-point return. Pay window regular Peter ‘from the black stuff’ Henshaw was very pleased to close the four man podium with his 30 points.Wednesday, Sept. 30, Burapha A & B – Stableford1st Freddy Starbeck (12) 45pts2nd Jim Elphick (25) 42pts3rd Per-olov Lindmark (26) 35pts4th Bernard Green (27) 35ptsA fair sized field for the time of the year made the trip to Burapha, which was found to be in excellent condition.Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck found something to shout about as he threw a magical man of the match 45 points at the field for his second victory of the week. The in-form Jimmy Elphick pushed Freddy all the way with a sparkling 42 of his own for his third pay window visit of the week.Per-Olov Lindmark and Bernard Green fought it out on count back for the minor flight places, both with 35 points but Per-Olov’s back nine was more favourably dispersed than Bernard’s.Friday, Oct. 2, Greenwood B & C – Stableford1st Ken Hole (16) 37pts2nd Jim Elphick (25) 36pts3rd Per-Olov Lindmark (26) 35pts4th Mike Allidi (3) 35ptsArriving at Greenwood we were quickly onto the first tee to be told the task at hand was the B and C nines. We were soon on our way under dark skies accompanied with a stiff breeze. The course was in fine condition with slick greens and firm fairways.Ken Hole mastered the conditions best as he led the boys in with a man of the match 37 points. Ken was also the only player to better his handicap. Jimmy Elphick finished the week in fine style as his even par effort earned him the second step on the podium for his fourth pay window visit of the week.A cont back was required to separate Per-Olov Lindmark and Mike Allidi, both knotted on 35 points and when the knot was undone it was Per-Olov who emerged with the bronze.Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street. Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Peter on 086 139 6301. Transport is provided. PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, Sept. 27, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Freddy Starbeck (12) 38pts2nd Nick Shaw (17) 36pts read more