Blog entry | Feb 11 2010
By: Tony Flood   Date 2/12/10 Did you know that acrylamide has been around since we began cooking food?  It is a naturally occurring chemical compound that results from a reaction of sugars with...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2010
By: Tony Flood Date: 2/10/10 Last night, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric aired the first of a two-part TV segment on the use of antibiotics in farm animals, which investigated a suspected link...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2010
By: Katie Burns   Date 2/4/10 Recently there's been lots of discussion about the quality and safety of canned foods, but its important to remember the many benefits that canned foods bring to our...
Blog entry | Jan 25 2010
By: Jennifer Schleman   Date: 1/26/10  Last fall shortly after reading our Putting the BRAT on a Diet post, I came down with the dreaded flu. Not the H1N1 variety, but the good, old-fashioned, upper...
Blog entry | Jan 14 2010
By: Tony Flood   Date: 1/15/10 With the buzz growing about the FDA missing multiple self imposed deadlines on an update about the safety of BPA, the agency responded today to fill us in on its...
Article | Dec 29 2009
Questions and Answers about Ammonium Hydroxide Use in Food Production Q: What is ammonium hydroxide? A:  Ammonium hydroxide is ammonia combined with water.  Ammonia (NH3) is a compound consisting of...
Article | Oct 14 2009
Consumers demand safe food and expect it to be nutritious, easy to store, easy to prepare and available at low cost year-round. The United States can boast a long history of being able to meet these...
Article | Jun 09 2009
What is diacetyl and where is it found? Diacetyl and related compounds produce the buttery odor and flavor of many foods.  It occurs as a natural byproduct of fermentation and is found in several...
Article | Apr 01 2009
Searching for information about the U.S. food regulatory system can be overwhelming and time consuming. Meanwhile, with the great deal of food safety information currently in the news it is helpful...
Article | Jan 27 2005
Background and Objectives The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published an interim final rule on control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat...

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