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Exclusive News from the Food Quality & Safety eUpdate4.22.14
Americans are twice as likely to get food poisoning from food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home, according to a new study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Their analysis of “solved” outbreaks over a 10-year period found a total of 1,610 restaurant-linked outbreaks that sickened some 28,000 people, compared with 893 outbreaks traced to private homes that caused nearly 13,000 individual cases of illness.
The food, beverage, and consumer products industries, along with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Michigan State University, are partnering together to establish the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS). An independent, academic, science-based center, CRIS will serve as an unbiased source for information, research, training, and analysis on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods including foods and beverage products.
The international cheese market produces billions of pounds of cheese annually, making it one of the largest food industries worldwide. Cheese and other dairy products are regularly tested for components like fat, moisture, protein, and dry matter content. These factors affect the taste and manufacturability of the cheese, making their prediction critical.
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Time: 8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT / 15:00 GMT Sweeteners, naturally derived or man-made, are compounds used to duplicate the taste of sugar, but typically contain a fraction of the calories. Many of these sweeteners, especially those derived from carbohydrates or containing carbohydrate subunits, lack a sufficiently active chromophore to be sensitively measured by HPLC with UV detection. Additionally, naturally derived sweeteners, such as stevia, contain many structurally similar compounds, which...
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