Cheers To Transparency

What’s In My Beer? In a move to “elevate transparency,” American beer brand Bud Light has announced that beginning in February, it will list beer ingredients and nutritional information on-pack. This will make Bud Light “the first US beer to include comprehensive details for ingredients and serving facts directly on packaging.” Specifically, information listed on the packaging will include:  Ingredients  Serving size  Calories  Total fat,…

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How safe are subscription meal kits

How Safe Are Subscription Meal Kits?

Online shopping is simple and convenient; you can buy products from all over the world – without leaving your own four walls. While you can buy almost everything online, grocery shopping has until recently been an exception. But that has changed now: Subscription meal kits are delivered directly to your home and all you need…

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From Plastic to Pasta

When Pasta Straws Save the Oceans But Pose a Potential Risk for People 500 million plastic straws are being used in the U.S. every day. That equates to an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day. ¹ While individual straws are relatively small, the amount of waste they create really adds up. There…

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Cultivating a Better Cocoa Supply Chain

Chocolate often conjures up images of happy children and sweet treats. While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. Today, more people are concerned about where their food comes from and want to ensure their purchases—such as chocolate—are responsibly sourced. To…

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Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

A Primer on the Differences between Metal Detection and X-ray Technologies For decades, product inspection for food has incorporated two main technologies: Metal Detection (MD) and X-ray (XR). Both technologies have been integrated into quality control protocols for food manufacturers around the world. Through the years there have been enhancements to both technologies to improve…

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Sugar Content Determination Guide

The Ultimate Sugar Content Determination guide reviews different methods of sugar content determination using refractometry, density, titration, spectrophotometry and moisture analyzers, depending on the product and requirements. In today’s largely consumed sweetened foods and beverages, sugar concentration ranges from very low to high depending on the purpose of its addition. The exact sugar content is…

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Halloween Food Safety Tips

Pumpkins, costumes and lots of treats: Halloween is almost here. Trick-or-treating is one of the main activities children usually do on that day. To make sure that you and your children stay safe and don’t risk a foodborne illness, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends following these tips: Food Allergies Food allergy symptoms…

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