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The food manufacturing industry has always been concerned with the quality and safety of the food they produce. At the very lowest level, it is an unwritten ethical requirement. But the topic of food safety and quality has never been in the news like it is now. There are many reasons for this increased awareness… Continue Reading

Would you like to supersize your gut bacteria with that?

London’s Solution Sciences Ltd. is not going to be stopped by the “ick” factor. It’s plans on making the bacterium M. aurum a “novel” food ingredient in Europe. The application is currently before the Food Safety Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom. “The applicant wants to market M aurum as a concentrate of heat-killed M aurum in… Continue Reading

Taco Bell Reveals ‘Weird Names’ of Seasoned Beef Ingredients

Taco Bell has revealed the remaining 12 percent of the ingredients in its “seasoned beef” that are not beef. At its website, Taco Bell lists the following as the comprehensive ingredients in its “seasoned beef” mixture: “Beef, Water, Seasoning [Cellulose, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Salt, Oats (Contains Wheat), Maltodextrin (Corn, Potato, Tapioca), Soy Lecithin, Tomato Powder, Sugar,… Continue Reading

Food Ingredients: Trade Secrets vs. Public Disclosure

Can a food manufacturer determine that an ingredient is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and maintain trade secrets information on that ingredient? The answer to this question may be more perplexing than Congress originally intended when it created the GRAS exemption to food additives in 1958. At that time, food ingredients were more simple and… Continue Reading