TORONTO — Cheryl Murphy, a researcher from the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for PFAS Research, delivered a presentation on the persistent issue of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference here. 

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals known for their resistance

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City water utilities as far-flung as Mobile, AL, Evanston, IL, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC, and Thorton, CO are scrambling to explain they are still selling a safe product.

That need comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moved the goal posts “on an advisory basis” for acceptable levels

Continue Reading Some city water utilities have bad news for customers because of ‘forever chemicals’

Crown Prince Inc. is recalling 3-ounce cans of Crown Prince Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil because FDA testing found detectable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

No illnesses had been reported as of the posting of the company’s recall notice.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a

Continue Reading California company recalls imported clams because of presence of PFAS

Bumble Bee Foods LLC is recalling smoked clams after FDA testing found detectable levels of PFAS chemicals in samplings of the imported product.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration test results came back after the agency conducted a limited survey as a preliminary step to determine if a more targeted

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The U.S. Senate on Feb. 15 voted to return Dr. Robert Califf to the role of FDA commissioner, bringing needed leadership to an agency that plays a vital role in protecting public health.

While Califf faces historic challenges in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic and the
Continue Reading New FDA commissioner has a full plate when it comes to chemistry of food safety

The new Consumer Reports soon hitting mailboxes returns to one of CR’s old mainstays—Safe drinking water. In short order, it teaches how to check on your tap water, discloses test results for 45 bottled water brands, and runs down the facts on water filters.

It was 45 years ago that
Continue Reading Water and chemicals that never go away are subjects of Consumer Reports cover story