Safety

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Top Five Foods To Avoid for Food Safety

While we often recommend our safe food-handling practices like using clean utensils and storing foods properly to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness, we thought for this year’s Food…

Sesame: The Next Major Food Allergen?

Ahh, sesame. We all know those pale, tiny seeds that sit on top of hamburger buns, speckling them with bursts of flavor and texture. But sesame is used for much…

Farmers’ Market Food Safety 101

With the ushering in of warmer weather and more sunny days come thoughts of fresh produce and access to many of our favorite fruits and vegetables from local farmers’ markets.…

Get the Lead Out

Spring is in the air—and so are the annual testing lab reports on everything from cars to washers and dryers and even lead in fruit juices. That report reminded me…

Food Allergies Throughout the Lifespan

Thirty-five years ago, the prevalence of food allergies was approximately one percent. Today, approximately 32 million Americans are living with food allergies. With these rising rates, it’s likely that you…

Five Food Trends To Watch in 2019

Five Food Trends To Watch in 2019 Consumers Adopting an Origins-Focused Approach When Buying Food (Washington, D.C.) — While consumers cite broad aspects like taste, price and familiarity as the…

What is Xylitol?

Highlights: Xylitol is a type of carbohydrate called a sugar alcohol, or polyol. Xylitol occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables. It is also commercially produced from birch bark and…

What a Dairy Farmer Wants You to Know

Many healthy and delicious foods that come from cows, including milk, cheese and yogurt, are staples in many of our homes. While some people opt for cow’s milk alternatives, a…