When I think of food colors, I instantly think of baking cookies with my mom and sisters during the holidays as a kid. My sisters and I would always get into fights over who got
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I’m back in Washington, D.C. after a trip to the wonderful city of Chicago to attend the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2010 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, where food science experts from around
Summer vacation is upon us, and kids will start enjoying the long days by playing outside, going to sleepovers and pool parties, and seeking air conditioning and independence at the mall or the movie theater.
Many of us can probably recall a time when we waited in a long line just to purchase the latest mobile or electronic technology. But, do we have the same reaction when it comes to
Bisphenol A (BPA) is once again taking center stage in the media after a new report was released on the chemical earlier this week. The National Workgroup for Safe Markets, a coalition of US public
Spring has sprung, and along with the nice weather and chirping birds comes… SPRING CLEANING! Those two words likely conjure up images of dust bunnies and furniture polish; however, it’s important to take time to…
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Last [month] I joined food safety educators and experts from around the globe in Atlanta for the 2010 Food Safety Education Conference. My time at the conference flew by, but due to the incredible…
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Want tips on safely preparing a meal for your family at home? View this video from the International Food Information Council Foundation for information on how to “Be Food Safe” by cleaning, separating, cooking, and