View Cart (0 items)

Food & Beverage

'Gluten-free' definition standardized

No Comments
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has standardized the definition of "gluten-free" in a move designed to help millions of Americans affected by celiac disease (CD).
Read More

Dutch scientists unveil first lab-grown burger

No Comments
The 5-ounce "Cultured Beef" burger, which reportedly cost around $332,000 to produce, was made with muscle cells taken from a cow and other common food ingredients such as salt, egg powder and breadcrumbs.
Read More

Chemical engineers develop method to reduce fats in food

No Comments
In a bid to provide a solution to the global obesity epidemic, a team of scientists is developing a method to produce food that has the same taste and look but contains 50 percent less fat than regular food products.
Read More

Canada's meat and poultry industry starts to recover

No Comments
The Canadian meat and poultry industry accounts for about 10 percent of the total export of agriculture and food products and employs about 66,500 workers across the country.
Read More

Increase in line speed at poultry plants could cause more injuries, contamination

One Comment
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to introduce new rules at poultry plants that would see the speed of lines at processing facilities increase to 175 birds per minute, up from the current 140 birds per minute.
Read More

Multistate cyclosporiasis outbreak infects 230 people

No Comments
The source of the infection is still not known but investigators believe that vegetables, most likely imported, are to blame for the outbreak.
Read More

Major food safety violations discovered at Mississippi meat processing plants

No Comments
Over the past 10 years, the 50 slaughterhouses and meat-poultry processing plants in Mississippi, owned by 35 companies, violated regulations 69 times, according to a new investigation.
Read More

FDA proposes action level for arsenic in apple juice

No Comments
The FDA's new threshold for arsenic in apple juice is pegged at 10 parts per billion (ppb), which is the same as the limit imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water.
Read More

Foodborne illnesses linked to leafy vegetables, dairy on the rise

No Comments
Extensive research by the CDC has shown that outbreaks of foodborne illnesses linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products have increased over the past three years, while illnesses associated with eggs have declined.
Read More

Farmers shift focus over Food Safety Modernization Act cost concerns

No Comments
While it is expected to improve food safety across the entire supply chain, the Food Safety Modernization Act has also caused concerns that many farmers and food manufacturers will be unable to meet the costs.
Read More