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Following is a list of Food Safey resources from the International Food Information Council Foundation.

Food Safety Resources

  • 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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  • Questions and Answers about Caramel Coloring and 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI or 4-MI)

    The compound 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI or 4-MI) is a byproduct formed in certain foods and beverages during the normal heating and browning process and possibly as a byproduct of fermentation. It is a naturally occurring compound in caramel coloring and roasted and cooked foods. 4-MEI is not added to food.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Stevia Sweeteners

    Many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose or maintain their weight. However, low-calorie sweeteners such as stevia sweeteners offer a way to reduce calories in sweet tasting foods and beverages, which may help you manage your weight. They also offer a way for people with diabetes to decrease overall carbohydrate intake.

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  • David Lineback Explains Acrylamide

    Dr. David R. Lineback discusses the safety of acrylamide and why you shouldn't be worried about it (especially if you take the proper precautions).

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  • Animal Agriculture Resource Page

    Food animal production is an important part of agriculture. It includes beef, dairy, poultry, and pork. Advances in animal breeding, genetics, and health have increased the quality, safety and quantity of animal protein available to consumers, an important source of protein in the human diet.

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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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  • National Center for Food Protection and Defense/International Food Information Council Risk Communication

    The National Center for Food Protection and Defense in cooperation with the International Food Information Council is pleased to provide the Risk Communicator Training, a collection of online training resources focusing on the concepts and skills necessary for effective risk communication strategies before, during and following an intentional attack on the food system.

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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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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?