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Posted by Debarati Bhattacharya, October 25, 2013
Listeriosis cases attributed to deli meat are resultant of cross-contamination primarily linked to sliced deli meat …continue reading
Posted by Debarati Bhattacharya, October 4, 2013
BBC news reported “China fishes 900 dead pigs out of Shanghai River.”…continue reading
Posted by Debarati Bhattacharya, August 1, 2013
I often wonder about the authenticity of my spices. Lately, I can’t shake this nagging feeling that I’m buying “fake” food… continue reading
Posted by Terry Levee, July 15, 2013
If some species are disappearing, how do consumers know if they’re getting the product they paid for…continue reading
Posted by Terry Levee, July 1, 2013
With the news of foodborne illnesses and outbreaks happening almost weekly, desperate searches for the reason often come down to one reoccurring theme: Sanitation…continue reading
Posted by Joel Radford, June 17, 2013
What if the food is contaminated on purpose? How do we protect people from intentional attacks on the food system? …continue reading
Posted by Joel Radford, June 3, 2013
If your company is inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by the state, having an effective allergen control program is important for compliance…continue reading
Posted by Christie Gray, May 15, 2013
The potential benefits of using nanotechnology are vast and far-reaching, but potential issues and unknowns still remain...continue reading
Posted by Christie Gray on May 1, 2013
Have you ever thought about arsenic while feeding your baby her first rice cereal? The EPA estimates that 17 percent of inorganic arsenic exposure comes from rice, which absorbs arsenic from soil or water…continue reading
Posted by Faye Feldstein on April 17, 2013
I take my coffee with cream and my fries with ketchup. Recently, it was brought to my attention that both come with a helping of “acrylamide” as well. What on earth is acrylamide?... continue reading
Posted by Faye Feldstein on April 01, 2013
Working in the food industry, it’s hard to miss the numerous peanut butter outbreaks and recalls that have happened over the past few years. Many were caused by Salmonella contamination... continue reading
Posted by Dr. Mahipal Kunduru on February 25, 2013
Many of us are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. While this is an encouraging trend, there is an increased awareness of the role of produce in food safety related incidents... continue reading
Posted by Christie Gray and Caitlin Hickey on February 11, 2013
U.S. consumers aren’t eating the way they used to, and the FDA is aware of this. Innovation and improved manufacturing processes means consumers are eating different foods and in quantities that may be quite different than current labeled serving sizes... continue reading
Posted by Debarati Bhattacharya on January 28, 2013
As a microbiologist within the food safety business, I’m familiar with food pathogens and their risk. However, my instinctive reaction to hearing about a food recall is, “not again!”... continue reading
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