Food Safety

Blog entry | Jul 27 2015
When your mom asked you to clean your plate as a kid, she had good reason. John Oliver explained why on his most recent segment of “Last Week Tonight.” Oliver highlighted the issue of food waste in America - and rightfully so. According to...
Blog entry | Jul 15 2015
I recently walked into a trendy fast-casual restaurant and noticed a sign saying that they had stopped serving carnitas. Wow, was I shocked! I found out that some restaurants were having trouble matching their supply of pork with customer demand...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2015
One of the largest food recalls in recent history is currently underway.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Barber Foods has recalled approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed...
Blog entry | Jul 13 2015
You finally did it! You’ve got a date scheduled. Look at you! What is your activity of choice? A summer picnic in the park. Now you just have to prepare and pack some delicious food. The only problem is… Never fear. We’ve got your back. Here are...
Blog entry | Jul 09 2015
Thank you, Ariana Grande, stalwart guardian of the food supply, exposer of foods left … exposed. Your courageous actions highlighted an egregious food safety faux pas. If it weren't for your vigilante food safety justice, that doughnut shop may have...
Blog entry | Jun 24 2015
We’ve seen some pretty crazy language about farming, pesticides, and our fruit and veggies. From the concrete jungle (we’re based in downtown Washington, D.C.), it can be hard to know what’s really going on with our food out on the farm. We spoke...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2015
Call it the straw that broke the camel’s very, very overwhelmed back. The latest crazy headline driving people away from fruits and vegetables was too much for us. The last couple weeks have been a heyday for pesticide residue misquotes,...
Press Release | Jun 16 2015
Background Information on Trans Fats and Partially Hydrogenated Oils As you might already be aware, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a final ruling (June 16, 2015) on their previous tentative determination (November 2013) that partially...
Blog entry | Jun 09 2015
A lot of caffeine conversations have focused on coffee, but many people turn to energy drinks for a quick caffeine boost. Are energy drinks different? Do other typical ingredients in energy drinks (such as taurine and D-glucurono-γ-lactone) affect...
Blog entry | Jun 04 2015
There are a lot of rules that change when you’re pregnant. But thankfully for those of us who love to wake up to warm java, the need to cut out caffeine is a myth. In a scientific opinion on caffeine safety, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA...

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