Press Release | Oct 22 2008
(Washington, D.C., October 23, 2008)  As food prices soar and the need to feed more people with fewer resources becomes increasingly challenging, new International Food Information Council (IFIC) research shows more and more people are thinking about the concept of sustainable food production and its...
Article | Apr 30 2008
This IFIC Review provides background information on caffeine, examines its safety and summarizes key research conducted on caffeine and health. Topics addressed include caffeine and: heart disease, hydration, addiction, pregnancy, fertility and miscarriage, diabetes, cancer and caffeine content of...
Article | Sep 30 2007
Research is evolving about the relationship of diet to cancer. Cancer is a very complex disease, having few definitive answers regarding its cause. Factors to be considered include: There are well over 100 different types of cancers, with many differing causes. The average diet contains a tremendous...
Article | Jul 31 2007
PDF Version Caffeine is one of the most comprehensively studied ingredients in the food supply. There is considerable knowledge of this compound, with centuries of safe consumption in foods and beverages. However, some questions and misperceptions about the potential health effects associated with this...
Article | Jun 30 2007
Background Plant sterols and stanols are phytosterols—essential components of plant membranes—that resemble the chemical structure of animal cholesterol and carry out similar cellular functions in plants.1-2Sterols are present naturally in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals...
Article | Mar 31 2005
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 document...
Article | Feb 15 2005
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 advocates...
Article | Jan 27 2005
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 Listeria...
Article | Aug 14 2004
Article | Mar 15 2003
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, agriculture and...

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