A study by the Institute of Food Technologists shows how okra extracts can be used as a stabilizer in ice cream. Scientists found that water extracts of okra fiber can be used to maintain ice cream quality during storage — thereby extending the shelf life.
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The government has in recent years boosted its oversight of the food supply chain through the most aggressive regulatory overhaul since the mid-20th Century. Yet, every year hundreds of voluntary recalls threaten the reputation of the brands that sell them.
This week, The Lempert Report Innovation Series featured Catalina Sea Ranch, the first to develop an open ocean shellfish ranch in the United States that will create jobs and help reduce America's $10 billion seafood deficit.
This year's National Food Safety Month, held annually in September, marks 20 years of commitment to food safety. To commemorate the anniversary, the NRA is featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.
Thousands of farms that supply Nestle with their dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will now have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Nestle has signed an agreement pledging to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain.
Instant noodles carry a broke college student aura in America, but they are an essential part of life for many in South Korea and across Asia. Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a U.S. study that linked instant noodles consumption as a risk for heart disease.
The historic drought, now in its third year, is reducing supplies of California honey and raising prices for consumers. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, but the lack of rain has left fewer places for honeybees to forage.
Plant owners often spend significant time and money to acquire the right equipment with the proper sanitary construction. However, if you do not carefully screen installation subcontractors, you could put your plant at risk of a food safety issue.
An Alberta court has fined Cargill, the largest beef processing plant in Canada, $80,000 for failing to immediately report intentionally diluted wastewater samples from the company's High River plant.
Fishery "substitutions"— which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin — are the most dangerous mislabeling offense, according to University of Hawai‘i at Manoa scientists. Mislabeling can expose consumers to high levels of mercury.
Scientists say it won't be long before we begin seeing our chairs and plastic bags made out of cocoa and other food waste. The shift to more environmentally friendly bioplastics has been challenging, but researchers are working on a less costly way to make the transition.
PIVT leak detection system is ideal for packages that contain a brine or juice such as hot dogs, sliced luncheon meats and sausages.
What if Twitter could be used to track foodborne illness cases and more quickly identify the source of the problem? New research by Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School shows that new technology might better allow health departments to engage with the public.
A new report evaluates the traceability regulations and requirements of 21 countries, including the U.S., Canada and the EU among others. The authors ranked each country based on aggregated responses to a series of questions developed to assess their policies.
After much criticism in some circles, and natural-food advocates pointing to animal studies that suggest it causes gastrointestinal inflammation, WhiteWave Foods is removing carrageenan from its Horizon milks and Silk beverages within the next two years.
A New York company is recalling some of its peanut and almond butters for possible salmonella contamination after it learned of the risk from a routine FDA testing. Among the brand names being recalled are Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha almond and peanut butters.
Food compactor systems are tailored to the specific needs of diverse processing requirements to handle food waste and byproducts.
A defense attorney on Tuesday grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak.
A representative of the state health agency SSI said the deceased person had bacteria similar to those of people who have died since June. Since September, at least 24 cases of listeriosis have been traced to a small meat producer in suburban Copenhagen that was ordered closed Aug. 11.
The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged.
The 67-year-old woman, who had been in critical condition since Aug. 10, was upgraded to serious condition Sunday. Authorities said a restaurant employee unintentionally put the heavy-duty cleaner in a sugar bag, and a worker later mistakenly mixed it into the iced tea dispenser.
Food facilities that work with allergen products can design dedicated process lines to avoid cross-contamination issues. Yet, with gluten-free products being relatively new, retrofitting an existing plant to incorporate this allergen into the current product mix can be challenging.
In the eighth annual Greenpeace USA report Carting Away the Oceans, supermarkets and their seafood departments were under the microscope. Take a look at how these top retailers compete when it comes to policy, initiative and red listers.
The former manager of the Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak says he lied to investigators to protect the company he worked for but then decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened.
What if your company could effectively communicate to key audiences about foodborne illnesses and how the risk can be reduced? Now you can. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a guide to help your company participate in online communities.
A new study shows that young inner-city children appear to suffer from food allergies more than others. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that at least one in 10 children from four large U.S. cities has a food allergy.
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