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USPTO Class 426 Food or edible material: processes, compositions, and products

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    The invention provides a transgenic Glycine max event MON87751, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising event MON87751. The invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event MON87751, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides for event MON87751. The invention also provides methods related to event MON87751.

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    The present invention relates to methods for controlling pest infestation using double stranded RNA molecules. The invention provides methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, as well as pesticidal agents and commodity products produced by the inventive plants.

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    A method is provided for the production of alcohol from trees, the method comprising a step of treating a subject tree with mother cell lyases formed through cytolysis associated with sporulation of spore-forming aerobic bacteria, thereby degrading said tree into a powdery state and obtaining a tree degradation product; a step of sterilizing said tree degradation product; a step of treating said sterilized tree degradation product with a koji fungus (Aspergillus oryzae) thereby carrying out a primary fermentation; a step of adding a yeast to the fermentation broth obtained by said primary fermentation thereby carrying out a secondary fermentation; and a step of filtering the fermentation broth obtained by said secondary fermentation, wherein said mother cell lyases are obtained by culturing said spore-forming aerobic bacteria, subjecting the resultant culture medium to a starvation state, thereby converting said bacteria into endospores, and removing impurities including said endosporic bacteria from said culture medium and wherein said spore-forming aerobic bacteria are MRE symbiotic bacteria.

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    A cartridge for obtaining a beverage by injecting into the cartridge a pressurized fluid, comprising a box-like body, which accommodates a substance from which it is possible to extract the beverage, and which accommodates on its inside an insert which separates the substance from a bottom wall of the box-like body, forming an interspace. The insert comprises an orifice for the passage of the beverage toward the interspace, whereas the bottom wall comprises a region which can be pierced to obtain an opening for the outflow of the beverage. In the interspace there is a basin which is arranged laterally with respect to the pierceable region in order to accumulate the beverage received directly from the orifice and make it flow out of the opening by overflowing.

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    The present invention comprises a method of improving bone health and muscle health in a companion animal comprising administering a composition comprising a fatty acid component to the companion animal wherein the fatty acid component comprises a ratio of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from about 3:1 to about 25:1. The present invention additionally comprises a composition comprising a fatty acid component comprising docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) wherein the ratio of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is from about 3:1 to about 25:1.

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    The present invention features compositions and methods for modulation of the mucosal immune system. The compositions include foods fermented by the probiotic organism, Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 (International Depository Accession Number LMG P-24778). Alternatively the compositions can include L. paracasei CBA L74 and a physiologically acceptable carrier. In some embodiments, the L. paracasei CBA L74 can be non-replicating. The compositions can be administered to a subject having or at risk for gastrointestinal disorders related to immaturity of the immune system, infection or disease.

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    A spray-chilled particulate delivery system that has a crystalline matrix structure and comprises a volatile hydrophobic active ingredient and a carrier material selected from the group consisting of erythritol and mannitol and mixtures thereof wherein, relative to the total weight of the carrier material, 75% or more of the carrier material is in crystalline form. The process for preparing the delivery system comprises the steps of (i) forming a melt of a carrier material selected from the group consisting of erythritol and mannitol and mixtures thereof (ii) incorporating a volatile hydrophobic active ingredient into the melt (iii) forming a melt-mixture comprising an emulsion, dispersion or suspension of the volatile hydrophobic active ingredient in the melt (iv) forming discrete particles of the melt mixture, and (v) cooling the discrete particles, so as to form the crystalline delivery system.

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    The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.

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    A water soluble nutritional supplement for ruminants is provided that comprises a highly soluble calcium component, a phosphorous component, a potassium component, a copper component, a vitamin C component, and a complete vitamin B complex. The nutritional supplement can be produced in a solid form and be readily dissolved in water. The ingestion of the nutritional supplement in liquid form ensures maximal intestinal absorbability of the vitamins and minerals by the ruminant. The contents of the nutritional supplement are optimized in order to enhance overall ruminant health, antler growth, and milk production.

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    Provided is a method for evaluating a flavor-improving agent. The method includes (1) giving subjects a solution prepared by adding a known flavor-improving agent to an aqueous solution of a taste substance and measuring a change in signal strength at a periphery of the temple of the forehead with an apparatus for in vivo optical measurement; (2) selecting a subject showing a change in signal strength (1); (3) giving a solution prepared by adding a test flavor-improving agent to an aqueous solution of the taste substance to the subject in (2) as an object, measuring a change in signal strength at the periphery of the temple of the forehead with an apparatus for in vivo optical measurement, and evaluating the flavor-improving effect from the change in signal strength as an index.

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    The present disclosure is directed to a combination of carbohydrates (a slow rate of digestion simple carbohydrate, a complex carbohydrate, a nonabsorbent carbohydrate, and an indigestible oligosaccharide) for use in a method of treating a pregnant woman wherein the method results in an improvement in the health of the offspring of the pregnant woman. The disclosure is also directed to use of the combination of carbohydrates for the manufacture of a medicament for use in the treatment of a pregnant woman wherein the treatment results in an improvement in the health of the offspring of the pregnant woman. The improvement can be a reduction of at least one long tem adverse health effect and/or an improvement in lean body mass development and formation of the offspring. The combination of carbohydrates may also be administered to the woman during lactation to further the improvement in the health of the offspring.

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    The invention relates to a kit of parts comprising 2 to 100 containers each containing an infant formula, wherein each infant formula is in a form suitable for administration to an infant and/or toddler or in a form suitable for administration to an infant and/or toddler after admixing with an aqueous liquid, wherein the kit of part comprises at least two different infant formulas which differ from each other in taste and/or flavour by having a different protein fraction or by being a fermented infant formula, wherein each of the different protein fractions is selected from the group consisting of intact milk proteins including cow milk proteins, intact plant proteins including soy protein, hydrolysed proteins, free amino acids, or mixtures of two or more thereof. The invention further relates to the use of such kit of parts for stimulating the acceptance and/or liking of a broad range of fruits, vegetables and/or whole grain cereal products by infants and/or toddlers or later in life.In another aspect, the invention relates to such kit of parts for increasing familiarisation with multiple tastes and/or flavours and/or for reducing the risk of food refusal and/or other eating difficulties. In a further aspect the invention relates to such kit of parts for the prevention of obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and cancer at an age of above 36 months.

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    The enzymatic effect on an intracellular substrate present in vegetable cells with a membrane can be increased by pre-treating the vegetable material with a pulsed electric field.

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  • 12/25/14--05:00: ALPHA-AMYLASE
  • This invention relates to a novel alpha-amylase, a process for its preparation and the use of the amylase. The invention relates to a newly identified polynucleotide sequence from Alicyclobacillus pohliae comprising a gene that encodes the novel alpha-amylase enzyme. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional protein of the gene. The invention also relates to methods of using these proteins in industrial processes, for example in food industry, such as the baking industry. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins and cells.

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    The present invention provides yeast having increased resistance to freezing stress in which POG1 gene is inactivated, a method for producing such yeast, and a method for using such yeast in food production.

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    The disclosure relates to a probiotic delivery system that can be consumed as a snack-food or added to a food product. In particular, the disclosure describes a crisp and tasty treat that comprises viable probiotic microorganisms preserved in a vacuum dried matrix of sugars, proteins, and polysaccharides. The probiotic remain viable within the treat for a longer time without the need for additional moisture barrier coating. The probiotic also remain viable in the animal gastrointestinal tract.

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    A method for providing a safe and healthy water and water-based product, comprising: testing pretreated reverse osmosis water to determine whether it meets a first set of pre-defined specifications; introducing a pre-defined nutrient composition into the water, wherein the predefined nutrient composition comprising one or more of mineral nutrients, trace elements and nutritional supplements; testing the water to determine whether it meets a second set of pre-defined specifications; and disinfecting the water along with its container by UV irradiation from a UV light source to obtain a water product.

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    A beverage product with nutrients added is comprised of ground roasted coffee beans and a dry mixture of additional nutrients blended with the ground roasted coffee. The dry mixture includes at least water soluble vitamins in effective amounts, e.g., B and C vitamins, and water soluble essential minerals in effective amounts. The B vitamins may include Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine, Biotin, Folate, and one of Methylcobalamin and Cyanocobalamin. The essential minerals may include Iron, Calcium, Copper, Chromium, Choline, Inositol, Iodine, Magnesium, PABA, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium and Zinc

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    Disclosed are dairy products with added dairy minerals and methods of making the dairy products. The dairy products with added dairy minerals exhibit enhanced fresh dairy flavor notes. In one aspect, the dairy product with added dairy minerals is a cheese product, such as cream cheese, processed cheese, or cultured cheese.

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  • 12/25/14--05:00: Beverage Filter Cartridge
  • A beverage filter cartridge includes an inner cup made of filter paper and defining a first chamber, an outer cup holding the inner cup in a second chamber therein, and a seal film bonded to the outer cup to seal the inner cup in the outer cup. The inner cup has a hard rim extending around the top open side thereof and supportable at an inner upper part of the outer cup to suspend the inner cup in the second open chamber of the outer cup. After removal of the seal film, the plastic outer cup can be recycled, reducing environmental pollution and implementing the principles of environmental protection.

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