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  • A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety Risks

    The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the food, beverage and agricultural industries working together, our food supply is becoming even safer. However, despite all of these safety factors, microorganisms may still exist at levels that present risks to consumers.

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  • Food Recall Resources

    Here in the U.S. we enjoy one of the safest, abundant and affordable food supplies in the world. Our food safety system is designed to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. However, we do experience unfortunate incidences where food enters our food supply that is somehow contaminated and unsafe for sale or consumption.

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  • IFIC Foundation Food Label Consumer Research Project

    Curious about new nutrition label proposals? Today’s food labels provide nutrition information to help consumers make food choices to achieve a healthful diet. The Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) contains serving size, calorie, and nutrient information, as well as Daily Values (DVs) for key nutrients.

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  • Dietary Fats: Balancing Health & Flavor

    Research on dietary fats and health has advanced considerably in recent years, revealing their complex and critical roles in overall health and well-being. A strong understanding of fats in foods and their component fatty acids is essential for guiding consumers towards a healthful eating pattern. Mixing the right measure of unsaturated fatty acids and a dash of kitchen wisdom will help consumers to enjoy foods that are both healthful and tasty.

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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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  • Processing Aids Used in Modern Food Production

    Processing aids are substances that are approved by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). They are used in the production of a variety of foods – meat, poultry, produce, etc., and are not present in any significant amount in the finished product.

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  • Food Allergy Resource Page

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12 million Americans have food allergies. That means about one in every 25 Americans has a food allergy, and that number increases in children under the age of three, when it is about one in every 17 infants. The CDC also notes that the prevalence of food allergies appears to be on the rise. See below for resources for everyone from health professionals to the concern public to understand more about food allergies.

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IFIC Foundation Taste Test Challenge

To celebrate National Nutrition Month and the theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the IFIC Foundation filmed our very own taste test challenge. Take a look, think you would have passed?