Food Safety

Blog entry | Feb 11 2016
When you think of presidents and food, you might remember some modern-day highlights like Bill Clinton’s vegan meal plan or Ronald Regan’s jelly bean obsession. But presidential cuisine has a rich history. Let’s turn back the clock to bring you...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2016
Have you ever read the label on food and saw some big words that you’d never seen before? Azodicarbonamide, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate … you can’t pronounce them, and they seem intimidating. Chatter on social media even says a particular...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Just when you thought fruits and vegetables were safe from the food fad coverage, we read some recent articles by self-proclaimed nutrition expert Gwyneth Paltrow. Just in time for the New Year and resolutions that are tied to it, she has a new take...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Every so often, we read a new study that challenges what decades of research have demonstrated. While it makes for great headlines, we’re often left wondering: is it credible? The latest challenge comes on the safety of low-calorie sweeteners, one...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
This weekend, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be going head-to-head at the Super Bowl. The cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., are known for more than just their football talent, mascots and team colors. They also both have...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2016
We don’t live in a perfect world. If we did, Beyoncé would headline the Super Bowl halftime show every year, and seven layer nacho dip wouldn’t have any calories. But this year, I’ve “consciously uncoupled” from my unrealistic Super Bowl...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
The quality of our food is an important aspect consumers think about when making decisions on what and where to eat. We want food that tastes good and is good for us. Some even prefer to eat food grown under certain parameters (think organic, GMO-...
Press Release | Jan 06 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation today applauded the food-based, total-diet approach of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)—released today by the federal government—to help Americans meet recommended dietary...
Blog entry | Dec 16 2015
Have you ever heard the mantra “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it?” This saying may be popular among some fear-mongering food bloggers, but food scientists will tell you that they are missing the point. Some shoppers may say they want...
Blog entry | Dec 03 2015
Did you know that as many as 15 million Americans have food allergies?  If you’re a bubbly holiday traveler like me, chances are you will meet someone with a food allergy this season – at a party, special event, or even in the air. Here are steps to...
Blog entry | Dec 01 2015
Last year, the FACTS network was still in its infancy. This year, all your input and support has made us better and better. To celebrate a great year of working together, here are our 10 favorite pieces of 2015.   1. How Quinoa Affects Your Body In...
Blog entry | Nov 23 2015
You may have seen it on fitness websites or on your Facebook newsfeed: the laundry list of foods that registered dietitians “won’t eat.” The list is usually about a mile long and contains any food product that’s not a leafy green, an “ancient grain...
Blog entry | Nov 18 2015
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...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2015
If headlines on your Twitter feed are telling you to cook with lard instead of vegetable oil, please don’t listen. Here’s why. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend limiting saturated fat...

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