Following is a list of Food Safey resources from the International Food Information Council Foundation.
Although no single food alone can make a person healthy, eating more seafood is one way that most of us can help improve our diets—and our health.
Do long, scary-sounding ingredient names on food labels make you wonder what’s in your food and why? This resource provides the answers!
Food ingredients, such as those found in the ingredient list on food labels, serve specific functions in our food supply. They may not always be obvious, but they are nevertheless important.
For answers to the most common questions regarding ammonium hydroxide's use in food production read the following Q&A.
Our Food and Health Survey indicates that while some Americans recognize that ensuring the safety of the US food supply is a shared responsibility across government, farmers/producers, the food/beverage industry, retailers and consumers; we recognize the opportunity to better understand the roles each of these entities play, as well as what consumers can do to ensure the food they provide their families is safe. We all have a role in ensuring that the US food supply is safe.
Many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose or maintain their weight. However, low-calorie sweeteners such as stevia sweeteners offer a way to reduce calories in sweet tasting foods and beverages, which may help you manage your weight. They also offer a way for people with diabetes to decrease overall carbohydrate intake.
Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in our environment that is widely distributed within the earth’s crust. It is present in the air, soil and water from which our food and beverages are grown and harvested.
It is not surprising that arsenic is being found in foods and beverages because it’s present in the air, soil and water where our food supply is grown and harvested.
The issues of “pig castration” and “boar taint” may have caught your attention in the media recently. For many years, pork producers have physically castrated male piglets to prevent pigs’ natural odors, referred to as “boar taint,” from developing as they mature. Without some form of prevention or control, the pig’s off-odors collect in its meat and are released during the cooking process.
The following Q&A provides answers to common questions about antibiotic use in animals, including information on why antibiotics are used in food animals and how animal antibiotics are regulated.
Antibiotics are used in animals for the same reason as for people: to treat and control diseases. Protecting the health of animals helps to protect human health. About 60% of diseases that impact humans come from animals, so the link between animal health and human health is strong. Maintaining health among both populations is critical, according leading health organizations worldwide, including the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
The compound 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI or 4-MI) is a byproduct formed in certain foods and beverages during the normal heating and browning process and possibly as a byproduct of fermentation. It is a naturally occurring compound in caramel coloring and roasted and cooked foods. 4-MEI is not added to food.
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Filmed in Washington, DC asking real people real questions from the 2013 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
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More about the 2013 Food & Health Survey here.