The following Q&A provides answers to common questions about antibiotic use in animals, including information on why antibiotics are used in food animals and how animal antibiotics are regulated.
Recently, some have raised concern regarding a food ingredient known as Transglutaminase (TG); nicknaming the enzyme “meat glue.” Reports have sparked inaccurate perceptions about the safe use of TG. Here’s what you need to know about TG aka “meat glue.”
The 2012 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is the seventh annual national quantitative study designed to gain insights from Americans on important food safety, nutrition, and health-related topics.
The IFIC 2012 &amp;quot;Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology Survey&amp;quot; explores U.S. consumers’ perceptions of various aspects of plant and animal biotechnology, as well as sustainability and new and emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. Formerly the &amp;quot;IFIC Survey of Consumer Attitudinal Trends toward Food Biotechnology&amp;quot; this year's survey is the 15th in a series conducted since 1997.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease, continues to be in the news worldwide. Surveillance programs are in place to assure consumers that American beef and other food products derived from cattle are safe.
BPA (Bisphenol A) is a chemical used in certain food contact materials and was first approved by FDA in the early 1960s. According to the FDA, the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe. Many health authorities around the world recognize this consensus science and confirm the safety of BPA.
This is a collection of all IFIC Foundation resources about Sugars and Health. Included are Fact sheets and Q&As to help clear up confusions about the role of sugars in a healthful diet.
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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?