Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
On-line version ISSN 1678-457X
OLIVEIRA, Danilo Tostes; ESQUIAVETO, Maria Madalena Mangue and SILVA JUNIOR, José Felix. Sugar specification parameters and their impact on the food industry. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2007, vol.27, suppl.1, pp. 99-102. ISSN 1678-457X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612007000500018.
This paper presents a summary of the origin and importance of some items included in the specification of crystal sugar produced in Brazil, as well as to show a brief association of these quality parameters with the impacts or effects that they bring to the food industry in general. In some cases, reaching maximum and minimum limits assumed in the product specification can be achieved by process adjustments and for some parameters, opportunities for research and development in partnership between Industries and Universities are suggested.
Keywords : sugar; sugar specification; sugar quality; food industry.