Palsgaard backs initiative for sharing emulsifier knowledge

29 Nov 2017

Emulsifier and stabiliser manufacturer Palsgaard is behind a new industry initiative which sees the creation of a new blog, Emulsifiers for Good (EFG), which aims to inspire and share emulsifier knowledge.

Palsgaard backs initiative for sharing emulsifier knowledge

Emulsifier and stabiliser manufacturer Palsgaard is behind a new industry initiative which sees the creation of a new blog, Emulsifiers for Good (EFG), which aims to inspire and share knowledge and ideas for realising the full potential of sustainably sourced and produced emulsifiers to solve some of the world’s food-related challenges.

Emulsifiers for good (www.emulsifiersforgood.com) is described as an open, online and non-promotional forum, providing a platform for experts within the global food and non-food industry to share their unique perspectives, discoveries and other experiences related to emulsifiers.

Palsgaard notes that emulsifiers contribute to a very small part of the ingredients list for a range of foods – from baked goods to ice cream, chocolate, dairy and margarine – but they play a huge role in ensuring product quality and shelf- life, enabling them to support a number of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, the company says, they are already playing a valuable role in achieving some of these goals through providing a growing population with safe and nutritious food, reducing food wastage and lowering the amount of energy used in food production. Equally, Palsgaard believes that emulsifiers are enabling the production of more sustainable plastic products as they can replace petrochemical additives while, for example, adding efficient anti-static and anti-fogging effects important in food packaging.

“Emulsifiers for Good is an opportunity to share expertise within the field, particularly focusing on new applications and on how emulsifiers can be sustainably sourced and produced,” said Claus Hviid Christensen, CEO of Palsgaard’s innovation center Nexus and the first editor of Emulsifiers for Good, encourages food industry colleagues to contribute the new blog.. “The emphasis is on making a difference in the world, and in keeping with this, we’ll be keeping the blog as brand-neutral as possible – and advertisement-free, of course.”

“Palsgaard is a Danish-based, foundation-owned company that combines its own emulsifier know-how with a socially responsible agenda. We believe that emulsifiers used in food and non-food products should, as much as possible, be sustainably and safely sourced, produced and consumed. Specifically, we’ve launched Emulsifiers for Good to help lead, motivate and support the food industry and the wider community in working jointly toward the UN’s SDGs.”

“The potential of emulsifier technology to do good things for the world is far from fully realized by everyone in the food industry and in the wider community. We’re looking forward to communicating more strongly about this topic and supporting innovation”.

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