Ingredients & Nutrients

Article | Feb 24 2014
What is carrageenan and why is it used in food?  Carrageenan (“care-ah-gee-nun”) is a naturally-occurring food ingredient extracted from red seaweed. It is a starch-like product that has been used in food for hundreds of years for its ability to...
Press Release | Feb 20 2014
Washington, D.C.– IFIC Foundation’s “Food Biotechnology: A Communicator’s Guide to Improving Understanding” today was honored with top recognition in the “most improved magazine or journal category” in Association TRENDS’ 2013 All-Media Contest. It...
Article | Feb 09 2014
You may have heard about azodicarbonamide (pronounced “az-oh-dye-car-BON-uh-mide”) and its use in fresh-baked bread products. Here’s what you really need to know about azodicarbonamide in bread. Azodicarbonamide is an approved ingredient that is...
Press Release | Feb 02 2014
(Washington, D.C.) – As February begins, many Americans’ New Year’s resolutions have already gone by the wayside, despite their best intentions. But the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is asking those who write about science...

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