November 13, 2013

13/11/13: Purefoods in the Philippines; bread lab beckons artisan bakers; the 44 year fodder debt

Food company San Miguel Pure Foods Inc, has forcast improved margins for its flour and feed-milling operations and lower production costs following the opening of a new world-class grain terminal in Batangas, the Philippines.
 
San Miguel is using the new terminal to receive grains that will be distributed to more than 30 feed mills nationwide.
 
During the inauguration of the facility, Florentino C. Policarpio, president of San Miguel Mills Inc., said the PHP2.5billion Golden Bay Grain Terminal, which can handle more than 2 million tons of soybean meal a year, can accommodate bigger vessels that will lower freight costs and boost unloading time
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Craft bakers from across the USA will soon descend on a bread laboratory in Washington in the hope of discovering the best type of grains for use in craft baking.
 
The lab, an integral part of Washington State University's (WSU) Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center breeding program, studies the diversity of locally grown grains to determine those most suitable for use in artisan baking.
 
“The lab’s main reason for being is to serve the breeding program, and baking beyond that,” said Stephen Jones, director of the Research and Extension Center.
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Imagine being hit with a fine for an outstanding payment that dates back 44 years.
 
That's exactly the case for Zakkarija Calleja, a Maltese native who purchased €24,930.49 worth of fodder back in 1969.
 
Recently, the First Hall of the Civil Court, Malta heard how in 1969 Calleja had purchased fodder from Joseph Gatt Ltd. According to a report by Maltese weekly newsparer, MaltaToday, the fodder was delivered to the buyer. However the consignment, although accepted by the buyer, was not paid for.
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