Food Safety

Blog entry | Jun 16 2016
Father’s Day is almost always accompanied with grilling and spending time together outside with your old man. Don’t let this year be an exception.   You may have heard of some risks from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2016
Our favorite morning beverage and afternoon pick-me-up was evaluated for how it impacts the risk of cancer in people. Well, good news! Coffee is no longer deemed as a possible carcinogen and recent research even shows drinking coffee might help...
Blog entry | Jun 13 2016
Nitrites. Fear the word! I am betting at some point in the endless ritual of perusing the internet, you have stumbled across the topic of nitrites/nitrates in food. You might recall a headline like, “Did You Know Bacon is Slowly Killing You?” or...
Blog entry | May 23 2016
If you don’t know already, I am pretty diligent about washing my hands. It’s a great way to keep me, and others around me, from getting sick or putting the safety of the food I prepare at risk. (According to the CDC, "A large percentage of foodborne...
Press Release | May 11 2016
[Resource page here] [Download this as a PDF] Survey: Food Dialogue Gains Momentum; Media Drive Beliefs, Changes For Consumers, “Healthy” Means What Isn’t, Rather Than What Is, in Foods (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Americans are hungry for more information...
Blog entry | May 10 2016
If you’re fortunate enough to work in an environment where food is shared, you come to relish the fun times and cheers when someone brings in treats. But if you’re one of the 15 million Americans who suffer from a food allergy, it can be difficult...
Blog entry | May 04 2016
May the Fourth be with you. It’s Star Wars day again. That means it’s a perfect time to break out your light saber and pop in your old VHS copy of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. But before you get frozen (in carbonite) in front of the TV, let’s...
Blog entry | Apr 20 2016
We get it. Some of those ingredients listed on the package can be hard to pronounce. But rest assured, as these ingredients are all considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their functionality in food. Let’s take a closer...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2016
I don’t know what it is about me and my dates, but I’ve noticed a pattern of poor hygiene and food safety practices. One time I found out my date didn’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; his logic was that if he didn’t touch anything, it wasn...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2016
It’s that time of year- The Environmental Working Group released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list today. The list features twelve fruits and veggies that EWG says have the “highest pesticide loads.” In actuality, the report features a lot of...
Blog entry | Apr 01 2016
This week, FDA released their risk assessment on arsenic levels in rice products. Their main conclusion? "Consumers can certainly eat rice as part of a well-balanced diet." They also share that based on their scientific assessment, they think it...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2016
Bisphenol-A, or BPA, has long been an incredible example of just how far chatter can run away from science. We even profiled the BPA “debate” as part of our War on (Food) Science series last year. This week is no different, with specious claims...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2016
Spring is finally here. That means it is time to give the house a deep cleaning.  Of course, this includes my kitchen.  From throwing away expired food, cleaning out the refrigerator and freezer, and even labeling spices, my kitchen is now clean and...
Blog entry | Mar 28 2016
When people ask my why I’m wearing my “I love GMOs" shirt, I like to talk about a little-known biotech success story: mycotoxins. Biotech crops have dramatically reduced the prevalence of a toxic substance known as a mycotoxin often found on crops,...
Blog entry | Mar 25 2016
The latest problematic study, rooted in spurious correlation and statistical manipulation, has sparked a round of headlines that connect couples’ caffeine consumption to miscarriages. It’s an incredibly painful topic, and reporting on it deserves...

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