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  • Quick Tips to Be Sodium Savvy 8/17/2009 4:14:37 PM

    Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet.more »

  • Background on Functional Foods 8/11/2011

    “Functional Foods” are foods or dietary components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. You can take greater control of your health through the food choices you make, knowing that some foods can provide specific health benefits. Examples can include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fortified or enhanced foods and beverages, and some dietary supplements.more »

  • Questions and Answers About Bisphenol-A (BPA) 6/5/2013

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins. These resins are used in some food packaging materials, such as the lining inside metal-based food and beverage cans, coatings on metal closures / lids for glass jars, reusable plastic containers for food and beverages and tableware.more »

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  • Evaluating Scientific Evidence

    Not all research is created equal. Many times, scientific studies conclude results that contradict each other, and scientists express opposing viewpoints on subject matter.

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  • Food Safety Resource Page

    According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness reported in the US each year, resulting in 350,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths. Everyone can do their part to help ensure the safety of our food supply. This page will provide resources on foodborne illness, food safety practices,and the regulatory system in place to keep food safe in the US.

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  • Questions and Answers about Arsenic in Food and Beverages

    Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in our environment that is widely distributed within the earth’s crust. It is present in the air, soil and water from which our food and beverages are grown and harvested. It is not surprising that arsenic is being found in foods and beverages because it’s present in the air, soil and water where our food supply is grown and harvested.

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  • Facts about Low-Calorie Sweeteners

    Low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are ingredients added to food to provide sweetness without adding a significant amount of calories. In fact, they can also play an important role in a weight management program that includes both good nutrition choices and physical activity.

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  • Animal Antibiotics in Food Production: What you Should Know

    Antibiotics are used in animals for the same reason as for people: to treat and control diseases. Protecting the health of animals helps to protect human health. About 60% of diseases that impact humans come from animals, so the link between animal health and human health is strong. Maintaining health among both populations is critical, according leading health organizations worldwide, including the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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