Food Safety

Blog entry | Nov 19 2014
When many of us hear the word 'arsenic,' we often pair it with 'old lace' and the two little old ladies from the play and movie who liked to poison visitors. It's understandable, then, that thoughts of arsenic--atomic number 33 on the periodic table...
Article | Nov 18 2014
What is propylene glycol? Propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in many products we use in our daily life. Propylene glycol and other substances such as baking soda are often used in common foods, it also have a variety of uses outside of...
Blog entry | Nov 14 2014
File this in the category of “here we go again.” After establishing the Dirty Dozen brand with questionable science on pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group released a ‘dirty dozen’ list of food additives. Let’s see how some of the...
Blog entry | Nov 07 2014
There's an old watch that I bought who knows how many years ago that I absolutely love. With its chunky, bubble-like crystal and shiny, substantial bezel, it easily spans my entire wrist. The protruding, pea-sized stem is milled, making it easy for...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2014
Database ≠ Science One thing that we’ve seen popping up in the public food consciousness is databases: databases of ingredients, calories, nutrients, you name it. While we’re excited to see such an emphasis on making food information more accessible...
Press Release | Oct 27 2014
Foods Containing Ingredients Produced using Biotechnology are as Safe as Conventional The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation would like to correct media reports raising concerns about infant formula containing ingredients...
Article | Oct 16 2014
Today’s foods and beverages contain many different ingredients that perform a variety of specific functions, including to improve our food’s taste, texture, nutrition, convenience, safety, and affordability. While there is more than one path to...
Blog entry | Oct 15 2014
Many of you may have seen the recent PBS Frontline segment titled “Trouble with Antibiotics.”  I can understand why one might have more questions than answers about the use of animal antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. Here are a few things you...
Blog entry | Sep 30 2014
Megan Smith, @meganmichel33, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern  According to data from the IFIC Foundation’s 2014 Food and Healthy Survey, 41 percent of Americans report that they have given “a lot of thought” to the safety of their food and...
Blog entry | Sep 25 2014
Megan Smith, @meganmichel33, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern Thank goodness caffeine exists in this world. What would we do without that extra little boost that makes us feel so happy and productive?   But are all forms of caffeine created...

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