Food Insight's blog

Pesticides & Food: What You Need to Know

From supermarkets to farmers markets, Americans can enjoy hundreds of nutritious, fresh and high-quality fruits and vegetables. In order to provide such a plentiful food supply, conventional and organic farmers have multiple options to protect crops from weeds and pests—including pesticides. Even with strict safety standards in place to help ensure the safety of the food supply, you may have questions about the use of pesticides in food production, as well as pesticide residues on food.

Peanuts for Peanut Allergy Sufferers? A Look at What Lies Ahead

A peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of food related anaphylaxis. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in the United States, it is estimated that anaphylaxis to food results in 30,000 emergency room visits, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths.

7 Tricks for a Healthy Halloween

Good news: contrary to scary news masquerading itself as fact, there is room for sugar in a healthful diet! Chances are candy will find its way into your home this weekend, so we’ve put together some tips to help you take a balanced approach to eating Halloween treats.


Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby: Prenatal Nutrition 101

There may never be another time in your life where you receive a doctor’s order to consume 300 more calories per day! Your baby-to-be needs those extra calories. While pregnant, eating a healthy diet is crucial to making sure your baby is getting all the essential nutrients to develop properly.

Meet the Millennials: Insights from the 2015 Food and Health Survey

Millennials are doing things differently, but are they on the right track?

The Sweet Truth: A Snapshot on Low-Calorie Sweeteners [INFOGRAPHIC]

From the research, to the weight loss, to safety and diet- here's a quick snapshot on the deal with low-calorie sweeteners.

Don't Get Ill, Keep it Chill

Did you know that you play an important role in “cold chain management?”  Without your participation in the cold chain, the safety of the food you eat cannot be assured.  

But wait a minute, you say – I have no idea what it means that I have a role in “cold chain management” and why it's important. Help!

Food Safety Facts & Hacks: Chill

We’re back with more facts and hacks to make the food safety basics (clean, separate, cook, and chill) just a little bit easier. This week: It's time to chill. Storing leftovers and other perishable foods promptly (and at the correct temperature!) is key to preventing the spread of dangerous bacteria.


Going Whole Hog with Food Safety

Although we’re approaching the end of summer, people have always been drawn to cooking and eating outdoors, having barbecues, and grilling food. Because outside environmental factors are not easily and consistently controllable, factors exist that impact the safety of the food prepared, served, and eaten outdoors. The availability of running water, potable ice, dependable cooking facilities, refrigeration units (portable or permanent), sun and wind shields, and cleaning supplies are just a few of these factors.