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...
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...
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...
Blog entry | Sep 24 2014
Megan Smith, @meganmichel33, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern The end of summer and start of fall is always a little bittersweet. To stay optimistic, I like to think about the positive things...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Jennie Schmidt, @FarmGirlJen Odd title, I know, but I think you will get the gist of what I’m talking about… food safety! I have to say, I have never walked into a grocery store, farm stand or farmer...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Tony Flood & Brittany Mountjoy “This is an important public health issue that requires the combined forces of both the human medical, veterinary, food industry and pharmaceutical industry to...
Article | Sep 17 2014
Artificial sweeteners
Low-calorie sweeteners have a long history of safe use in a variety of foods and beverages, ranging from soft drinks to puddings and candies to table-top sweeteners. They are some of the most studied...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2014
DATE September 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Add to calendar   LOCATION Twitter   Couldn't participate in the chat? Check out our Storify below! Cooking delicious food for your family is good...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2014
Amelia Kermis MPH CHES, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM EDT Hosted by: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Presenters Jeannie Sneed Professor and Head, Department of Hospitality Management and...
Blog entry | Sep 10 2014
Ever worry about food poisoning, or keeping food safe? Here are 4 simple steps to making sure your food is safe to eat.  Consumer's Guide to Safe Food Handling Infographic from Food Insight The...
Blog entry | Sep 05 2014
When my kids were starting the school year, I was always filled with anticipation for them to gain knowledge. But each new school year is about more than academic education (though that’s very...
Media | Sep 03 2014
Have you ever wondered how your food came to be produced the way it is today? From the field to your table, a lot has changed - and improved - since farming first began, for both farmers and...
Press Release | Aug 29 2014
(Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2014)—Emphasizing the theme “Kanny Kitchen: Food Safety Basics for a Hectic Life,” the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is touting the importance...
Media | Aug 29 2014
Kris Sollid, RD and Brittany Mountjoy speak with Liz Caselli-Mechael about tips on packing a lunch that's nutritious, fun to eat, and safe for kids during the back-to-school season. 
Blog entry | Aug 21 2014
By now if you’re like me, you’ve probably had it up to here when it comes to hearing about the risks associated with certain foods.  But there are risks associated with everything we do.  The...
Event | Aug 19 2014
The International Food Information Council Foundation presents… Kanny Kitchen: Food Safety Basics for a Hectic Life Food Safety Education Month Contact Brittany Mountjoy at 202-296-6540 or mountjoy@...
Blog entry | Jul 25 2014
Is it really “Sweet to Eat?” Chances are you’ve heard in the news this week about a voluntary recall of fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of a possible health risk.  These...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2014
Consumers have long been aware of the relationship between nutrition and health. With the advent of environmental concerns, rates of organic farming have increased, offering consumers choices of...
Blog entry | Jul 18 2014
  1. “I deal with fungal rot, bacterial formation, microbes, enzymes, mold and oxidation”: He’s got a point. These things are bad for leftovers. 2. “I never bother with baggies, glass jars,...
Media | Jul 16 2014
Why are antibiotics used in cows? Could they make human antibiotics less effective? Are farms too crowded? How do antibiotics in animals affect the safety of your food? Get all the answers you need...
Article | Jul 14 2014
Milk Production: From Farm to Table
Milk Production: From Udder to Table from FoodInsight
Blog entry | Jul 10 2014
If you were taking in some daytime TV this week, you may have caught Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Oz in which the host and his guest Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket, voiced concerns about...
Blog entry | Jul 08 2014
As a technology student, I always looked at food safety as a case study problem, not something that was relevant to my own chicken (or sometimes ramen) dinner.  Thankfully, there are tools like the...
Blog entry | Jul 03 2014
The Fourth of July is upon us, which for our American readers means Independence Day: fireworks, John Philip Sousa, and of course, cookouts. (To our friends north of the border, we hope you had a...
Article | Jul 02 2014
Dr. David R. Lineback is a Senior Fellow, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) at the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Lineback is a carbohydrate chemist and food...
Blog entry | Jun 27 2014
Whether a friendly mouse or an energetic five-year old, sometimes we just want a cold glass of milk.  To wrap up National Dairy Month, we’ve pulled together 4 surprising milk facts for moms. Happy...

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