Blog entry | Mar 08 2010
As part of RD day and the RD day blogfest, each of the International Food Information Council Foundation's RDs is highlighting a key message and also what we've learned about messaging as...
Blog entry | Mar 02 2010
By: Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education  Date: 3/3/10 One Hundred Fifty Two billion dollars a year: That's the health related cost of food borne illness in the U....
Blog entry | Feb 25 2010
Note: Below is a transcript of our 2/24/10 chat on food safety with Christine Bruhn, PhD, Director, Center for Consumer Research, UC Davis. If you have any additional questions for Dr. Bruhn or the...
Blog entry | Feb 24 2010
By: Christine Bruhn, PhD, Director, Center for Consumer Research, UC Davis   Date 2/25/10 With your ready-to-eat, bagged salad and scissors in hand, you might wonder whether you should just dump the...
Blog entry | Feb 22 2010
By: Katie Burns Date: 2/23/10  Food safety continues to be a topic of discussion in major news outlets and for the general public, so the International Food Information Council Foundation has decided...
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
Q: What is ammonium hydroxide? A:  Ammonium hydroxide is ammonia combined with water.  Ammonia (NH3) is a compound consisting of nitrogen and hydrogen.  Both ammonia and ammonium hydroxide are very...
Article | Oct 14 2009
What Is Benzene? Benzene is a colorless, flammable chemical that can be formed from natural occurrences such as volcanoes and forest fires and also from human-linked sources such as auto exhaust and...
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...

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