IAFNS Presents New Research on Pathogens and Low-Moisture Foods

Food Safety News, May 12, 2022

New research on hazards in low-moisture foods fills critical knowledge gaps and identifies cutting-edge decontamination tools. IAFNS is supporting studies that focus on low-moisture foods such as nuts, dried fruits, cereal products and chocolate.

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Magnetism: Core Values As Connectors, Not Constraints

chiefexecutive.net, April 22, 2022

To separate the funding from the science, IAFNS revised and updated for publication a set of ‘Guiding Principles for Funding Food Science and Nutrition Research’ to provide conflict-of-interest guidance protecting the integrity and credibility of the scientific record.

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Healthcare Viewpoint: Disease-Related Malnutrition is a Hidden Human-Rights Issue in Hospitals

food-management.com, April 15, 2022

Disease-Related Malnutrition is associated with poor outcomes such as health complications, longer hospital stays and higher readmission rates. This has galvanized new action to address DRM for better patient outcomes and health system performance.

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Public Health Organization Calls for Allergen Thresholds to Guide Product Labeling

SnackSafely.com, April 1, 2022

Published paper entitled “Trends in Food Allergy Research, Regulations and Patient Care” provides an overview of food allergies, their impact on affected individuals and caregivers, regulatory activities, and current research efforts to improve allergen management and patient care.

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What Do Americans Really Eat? Help Us Find Out

The Food Industry Association, March 14, 2022

The Partnership on the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database is seeking to increase coverage of private label products in the database to support research and public health initiatives.

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All About Food Allergies: A Primer for Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners Newsletter, January, 2022

Food allergies affect a significant number of children and adults globally and there is evidence suggesting that the prevalence of food allergies (e.g., peanut allergy) is growing.

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Reassessing Caffeine Intake and Consumption Patterns

Tea & Coffee Trade Journal December 16, 2021

By combining brand-specific caffeine concentrations with detailed beverage consumption patterns obtained from consumer panels, this study will enable in-depth analyses of beverage caffeine intake in the US.

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The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database is Now Accepting Data on Live Microbes – Call for Data Submission

ISAPP Science Blog, October 7, 2021

The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database is accepting information on live microbes in foods and beverages. ISAPP & IAFNS collaborate on a project focused on live dietary microbes.

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Rare Sugars Await Possible Labeling Exemption

Food Business News, September 28, 2021

IAFNS funded work to develop a narrative overview summarizing the metabolic and physiological properties of uniquely metabolized sugars as compared to the primary monosaccharides and disaccharides in the diet to address this research gap.

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New Research Supports Informative Food Labels for Improved Nut Allergy Care

Food Safety Magazine, September 21, 2021

IAFNS supported this peer-reviewed study as it is among the first of its kind to carefully estimate doses of tolerable amounts of peanut protein based on clinical tests in U.S. patients.

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What It Means for a Non-Profit to Use Reserve Funds to Invest In ESG-Driven Companies

Environment and Energy Leader, July 7, 2021   

A purposeful decision by the IAFNS Board was taken and now IAFNS investments are geared toward companies that operate with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

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Low Omega-3 Index As Powerful a Predictor of Early Death As Smoking

NutraIngredients June 28, 2021

Low levels of EPA and DHA omega-3s in red blood cell membranes may have a similar predictive power of early death to that of the well-established standard risk factors, such as smoking.

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Building Safe Food Systems Starts with Partnerships

Agrilinks, Aug. 11, 2021

The time is now to develop a public-private partnership to share outcome data on international food safety training, implementation and impact.

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Conoce la cantidad exacta de proteína de cacahuete que puede provocar reacción en personas alérgicas

ConSalud  April 5, 2021

La toxicóloga principal de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Cincinnati (Estados Unidos), la doctora Lynne Haber, ha impulsado un estudio que permite conocer cuál es la cantidad de proteína de cacahuete que provocará una reacción alérgica.

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New IAFNS Paper Finds No Clear Evidence Low-Calorie Sweeteners Harm Gut Microbiome

Microbiome Digest, June 11, 2021

New research by Riley Hughes, Cindy Davis, Ph.D, Ed.D., Alexandra Lobach and Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD, et al., suggests there is no clear evidence that low-calorie sweeteners harm the gut microbiome, but more studies are warranted.

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Safe Food Today for Healthy Diets Tomorrow

Agrilinks, June 17, 2021

IAFNS and partners hosted a June 15 ‘Listening Session’ on food safety capacity-building -- an event recognized by both Feed the Future and US AID -- to discuss forming a new Public-Private Partnership.

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How many peanuts can cause an allergic reaction? Maybe it’s as much as a grain of salt

EBioTrade March 30, 2021 (Chinese-language article)

Approximately 6 million people in the U.S. suffer from peanut allergies. Even a small amount of peanut protein can cause hives, itching, mouth irritation, shortness of breath or nausea. For people with peanut allergies, this food-induced allergic reaction can require treatment.

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A Public-Private Partnership to Promote Food Safety

Food Processing May 25, 2021

Collaboration and sharing of data can improve food safety for all. Industry and policy makers know food safety requires growers, processors and distributors to deliver safe food. That means food safety training and capacity building have to be effective.

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