Top of the News Mosaic Church celebrates Family Community Month at the Franson Hall-William Carey International University, 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena. Family Community Nights will run each Wednesday of February. A variety of classes will be offered for parents. Childcare will be provided for all kids.Dinner will be from 5:30 pm – 6 pm and classes for parents of children birth-5th grade will start at 6:00 p.m.To sign-up for Family Community Nights or to learn more, email [email protected], 7107 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles (Admin Offices), and 1539 East Howard Street, Pasadena (Mosaic Pasadena Campus), (323) 391-2930 or visit www.mosaic.org. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith & Religion News Mosaic Church: Family Community Month Published on Monday, February 20, 2012 | 5:45 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Irish researchers at University College Cork have produced low-salt breads with a comparable shelf-life to standard breads, but they are still working on improving the flavour. One potential solution is to add sourdough as a flavour-enhancing agent.The impetus in Ireland to reduce salt comes from health bodies, such as the World Health Organization and EU counterparts, which highlight the detrimental effect of excess salt/sodium on health. The EU has set a goal to reduce the sodium content of foods (including bread) by a minimum of 16% over four years from baseline levels in 2008. In Ireland, this translates to a target of 400mg Na/100g for white and wholemeal bread before 2012.Since 2004, in a voluntary programme overseen by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), bakeries have been adjusting processing, ingredients and equipment to reduce salt. Irish Pride Bakeries launched three reduced-salt products, and Brennans twice launched a low-salt product. All were quickly delisted because the consumer did not like the taste.”Research indicates that the gradual reduction of salt in all products educates the consumer’s palate,” says Karl McDonald, technical executive, FSAI, which has adopted that policy. The major plant bakers, represented by the Irish Bread Bakers Association (IBBA), register targets every year with the FSAI, which spot-checks and tests products to verify compliance. The 2008-2009 target was a maximum sodium content of 450mg per 100g (1.14g salt/100g), which translates to over a 10% reduction in sodium in five years. For 2009-2010, it is 430mg per 100g.”We are well on the way to reducing salt in bread and are often held up as an exemplar [to other food categories] of how well it can be worked,” says Shane Dempsey, of the Irish Bread Bakers Association (IBBA). “But the bread bakeries are coming to a threshold where it becomes difficult to make bread with both reduced salt and of sufficient quality in a factory or a manufacturing environment.” He explains that not all research can be successfully transferred from the laboratory to industrial conditions.The FSAI recognises that bakeries may reach a “technological barrier”, but says ongoing research may help create opportunities for more sodium reduction beyond that barrier.The IBBA plant bakeries account for the lion’s share of the bread market (66% volume and 68% value), and are therefore the main focus of the salt reduction programme, as is their volume product the sliced pan. The FSAI has also had some contact with artisan, craft and other bakeries, but, says McDonald: “They make up such a small percentage of the national consumption of bread, that they are not as important in helping the overall (salt) reduction in the population.”Individual bakery companies that registered targets with the FSAI include: Allied Bakeries Ireland, Cuisine de France, Neville’s, Jinny’s, McCambridge and Stapleton’s. The latter three bake traditional Irish soda bread, which is very difficult to produce with less sodium. Stapleton’s has had NPD trials into reduced-sodium recipes and its target for 2009-2010 is to reduce sodium to 702mg per 100g.At O’Donohue’s craft bakery in Tullamore, the levels of salt in soda bread have been reduced, but the current focus is to reduce salt in the 800g sliced pan to IBBA-agreed levels. “With soda bread there is quite a high sodium level, because of sodium bicarbonate, but not necessarily added salt,” says a technical spokesperson at O’Donohue’s. “Sodium bicarbonate is critical to the process; it has the same function as yeast.”Research into sodium replacement has been explored in Ireland and, in some cases, used. The primary replacer is potassium chloride, but there are difficulties as it can leave a taste. The FSAI advice is to take salt out slowly, rather than use replacements and, to date, this remains the approach adopted by IBBA members.
McIlroy fired a four-under 66 in Sunday’s final round to beat Xander Schauffele by four strokes.Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka tied for third place at minus-13.McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as the only two-time FedExCup winners since it began in 2007.He takes home a record prize of 15-million-dollars. A lightning strike at the PGA Tour Championship injured six people in Atlanta over the weekend.The third round at East Lake was completed earlier in the day after it was called off Saturday when six people were injured after lightningstruck a pine tree just off the 16th tee. Atlanta police said all the injured fans, who were seeking shelter at the time in a VIP tent while playwas suspended, were treated and released.Watch lightning strike here:Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is celebrating his second career FedExCup title after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.