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The recently released 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans wisely choose carbohydrate-containing foods to ensure adequate nutrient intake and still keep their weight within healthful limits. Consumers now have numerous questions about carbohydrates and sugars. This...
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Over the years, nutrition messages have become more accessible through the Internet, media, celebrities, and many other sources.  Multiple inputs of different information can create a confusing environment where consumers become unsure of who or what to believe.  The most popular advice usually...
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Background and Objectives The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published an interim final rule on control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products (9 CFR 430). The provision in 9 CFR 430 states: An establishment that controls...
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For the 3rd Edition of "Food Biotechnology: A Communicator's Guide to Improving Understanding", click here. (2003) The International Food Information Council (IFIC) produced this Communications Guide for Improving Understanding of Food Biotechnology, 2nd Edition, in an effort to aid food,...
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What do consumers really think about food and nutrition? To find out, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) conducted qualitative consumer research. Qualitative research is an important consumer research tool that can lead to a better understanding of consumer perceptions of and...
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Introduction This report summarizes the findings of qualitative research conducted by Axiom Research Company on behalf of the International Food Information Council (IFIC). The purpose of the study was to understand physicians' views of food safety issues and education materials concerning this...
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Introduction This report summarizes the findings of qualitative research conducted by Axiom Research Company on behalf of the International Food Information Council (IFIC). The purpose of this study was to examine consumer behavior and attitudes toward food irradiation in general, and in...

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