FSMA and Allergens

The Food Safety Modernization Act , (FSMA) is having an impact on food production in a number of ways, food allergens is one area that is being addressed. I came across food allergens in this article, “F.S.M.A. Are You Ready” by Laurie Gorton, June 16, 2016. This article is worth reading and has a lot

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Partnering with a Laboratory for FSMA

Many Food Producers are looking at their HACCP Plans, Food Safety Protocols and the FSMA, (Food Safety Modernization Act)  Regulations and trying to update their procedures to meet the requirements of FSMA. In talking to a number of food producers and educators, it is apparent that many people understand the requirements of the regulations. Sections

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Midwest Laboratories – Your FSMA Partner

For the past year, I have been reading more and more about the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and all of the changes that will be affecting food growers, producers and retailers. In essence, the regulation really comes down to three key components: Hazard Analysis Preventive Controls  Produce Safety Midwest Laboratories has invested in new instrumentation,

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Foods Containing Glycerin

Have you ever thought about the fact that you may eating foods that contain the same ingredient as soap? Glycerin helps extend the life of foods and it is the same ingredient found in soap. The following information was taken from the following article: “Foods Containing Glycerin” by Jessica Brusso, May 3, 2015 Glycerin, also

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Don’t Toss Out that Food!

All those expiration dates or use by dates can get very confusing. Today, no one wants to take a chance on getting sick from something that may have gone rancid. I came across this news story and I thought it did a good job of explaining this topic. Watch the video below for most devices

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Food Chains Making Nutritional Moves

Check out this story about Burger King removing soda from its children’s menu. Other fast-food restaurants have made such moves, but are these moves getting much attention. In addition, some restaurants are looking for ways to stand out more regarding food nutrition. Check out the story and learn more. It will be interesting to see

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Fresh or Frozen Vegetables

Which one is more nutritous? You may think the answer seems obvious, but it really depends. Check out this video and learn more about what makes vegetables nutritious. It gives some great examples of why you might want to consider buying vegetables fresh and frozen depending upon your circumstance. photo credit: produce via photopin (license)

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Calories on Menus – Closer Look

Check out this news story regarding calories and food items. People really need to understand what they are eating and put it in perspective with respect to their health needs.

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National Canned Food Month

February is national canned food month. I had never heard about this recognition before till I read this article, “It’s National Canned Food Month, so try something from the pantry” by Lee Ward, February 3, 2015. The article makes some interesting points about canned food and it is well-worth reading. One of the areas it

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A Closer Look at Gluten

This is a must-see video! See why high protein bread flour produces higher level loaves of bread. High protein bread flours contains a lot of gluten and makes bread rise and trap air. Cake flour dough contains a bit of gluten for structure but does not require extreme growth. I thought this video really shows what a

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