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New Changes to Sell-By Dates on Packaged Food

By Fredrica Syren: Some much needed changes are coming to packaged foods sold in grocery stores. Two major influential trade groups in the food industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, are lobbying for changes to 10 different food labels that include “sell by” to “use by,” …

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Expired Food: What Is Ok to Eat and What Is Not

By Fredrica Syren: When you know that almost 800 million people around the globe do not get enough to eat, and that poor nutrition kills 3.5 million children each year, it’s frustrating that about 40 percent of all food grown for humans around the world is wasted — as in thrown away. It is …

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Chipotle, Foodborne Illnesses, and Sustainability

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Food safety is a complex process. It is also an industry that must constantly adapt to our changing technology and food supply. As consumers, we expect the foods we purchase and prepare to be safe and not to make us sick: however — from bacterial contamination …

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How Safe Is the Baby Food Business?

By Fredrica Syren: Lots of parents depend upon store bought baby food to feed their little ones. Unfortunately, the baby food business has a history of major errors, which can make any parent worry. Just a few weeks ago, Beech-Nut had to recall 1,920 pounds of baby food after a …

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Are Canned Veggies Bad for You?

By Kim Robson: The process of preserving fresh foodstuffs without the use of salting or drying began during the first years of the Napoleonic Wars, when the French government offered 12,000 francs in prize money to anyone who could invent a cheap and effective way to preserve large amounts of …

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