Blog entry | Aug 24 2017
These days, there are too many food myths to count. Even with so much noise out there, some common myths continue to capture our attention. Some of these common misperceptions center on monosodium...
Blog entry | Aug 17 2017
Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Between saying farewell to close friends and making sure you’ve packed your life away, it’s easy to overlook a few things during the big move. We know you...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2017
Including meat in your diet can provide many benefits. Meat contains nutrients like protein, vitamin B and E, as well as zinc and iron, that are essential for muscles and bone health. The 2015-2020...
Blog entry | Aug 08 2017
Summer time calls for barbecue, time at the pool and beach vacations. For any of these occasions, you may want to enjoy a nice slice of watermelon, a big bowl of strawberries, or a tall glass of...
Blog entry | Jul 19 2017
I recently had the opportunity to attend the World Pork Expo (WPX) in Des Moines, Iowa. This annual meeting showcased strategies farmers and pork industry professionals use to take care of pigs that...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2017
Mac and cheese: a childhood favorite for many and a go-to comfort food. Unfortunately, this classic dish is under attack because of a common packaging compound. A new report found the presence of...
Blog entry | Jul 05 2017
With summer in full swing, this also means it’s wedding season. While you might not immediately associate weddings with food safety, the two have been recently linked, especially with the rise of “do...
Blog entry | Jun 29 2017
It’s human nature to fear the unknown, so when people hear about something called acrylamide in food, it’s understandable why many of us would be concerned. That’s why a little context and science-...
Blog entry | Jun 21 2017
Listeria (Listeria monocytogenes) pops up in the news every so often with stories of it being found in places like cookie dough or even in refrigerator door linings.  It seems as though Listeria...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2017
Lead has been getting a lot of attention in the media recently. Questions linger about lead’s impact on health and ways in which we get exposed to it. To set the record straight, we spoke to a...
Press Release | Jun 14 2017
Lead is one of a number of naturally occurring minerals that’s present within the environment around us.  It’s present in the air we breathe, water we drink, and the soil where plants grow.  Because...
Blog entry | Jun 05 2017
Slime is typically linked to snails, Ghost Busters, and Nickelodeon pranks. It probably is not something you want to eat or even think is in your hamburger, even if it is pink instead of the usual...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2017
What is lead? Lead (Pb) is a naturally occurring mineral that’s found throughout our environment.  In the U.S., we are exposed to lead through a number of sources including soil, air, water, dust and...
Blog entry | May 11 2017
Did you know food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans?  If you’re one of the many individuals or parents of children with food allergies, you are not alone.  If you’re newly diagnosed...
Blog entry | May 03 2017
Recently, we’ve seen a number of stories about food recalls, from potential Salmonella in potato chips to golf ball pieces in hash browns.  Whether you hear about them from your favorite news channel...

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