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Ultra-Processed Food is Tasty and Easy. Is it Bad for You?

Minnesota Star-Tribune, June 5, 2024

Features speakers at IAFNS 2024 Summer Science Symposium

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Consumers Say They Want ‘Brain Benefits’ — What Do They Mean?

Nutritional Outlook, May 2, 2024

The challenges of translating consumer demands to validated scientific measures, and vice versa.

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Hashtags & Hazards

Food Safety Magazine, April 30, 2024

The dubious influence of social media trends on food safety.

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New Method Paves the Way for Clearer Dietary Guidelines on Brain Health

News-Medical, March 25, 2024

Study to meld US and EU dietary and cognitive outcomes data.

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Byproducts in Recycled Packaging Warrant Evaluation

Recycling Today, Feb. 26, 2024

Study: non-intentionally added substances in recycling feedstocks merit review.

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Start-Up Seeks to Turn Sugar into Fiber

Wired Magazine, Feb. 23, 2024

New enzyme would transform sugar into fiber in a person’s digestive system.

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Study Probes Byproducts in Food Packaging

Plastics Recycling Update, Jan. 17, 2024

Reviews the risks posed by non-intentionally added substances in recycled polyolefins.

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Dietary Microbes Show Promise for Health

Medical Express, Jan. 10, 2024

Science review shows potential for supporting health.

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Extended Producer Responsibility Programs Strengthen Recycling

Resource Reycling, Dec. 1, 2023

Countries with established plastic EPR regulations often possess higher recycling rates.

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Sharing Data to Protect Public Health

Food Safety Magazine, Nov. 21, 2023

The why, the what and the how of reducing Salmonella risks.

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Tracking Chemicals for Food Safety: A Risk Category Worth Our Attention

Quality Assurance & Food Safety, Nov. 9, 2023

Stay informed so food chemical risks aren’t missed.

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FDA Proposes Ban on Veg Oil Found in Citrus Sodas

Agri-Pulse, Nov. 2, 2023

Dr. Wendelyn Jones quoted on FDA’s recent plans to phase out brominated vegetable oil.

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Processors Can Help Create a Database for Food Microbes

Food Processing, Oct. 21, 2023

The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database now allows data input on live microbes in foods, advancing new health research.

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Should We Reframe the Way We Talk about Gut Microbiome Health?

Nutritional Outlook, Oct. 12, 2023

IAFNS’ newly renamed Nutrition for Gut Health Committee plans for the future.

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Recycled Polypropylene Stands up to Testing for Packaging Use

Waste Recycling Mag – Canada, Sept. 22, 2023

Recycled polypropylene meets environmental goals and reduces material costs.

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Study Covers Food-grade Recycled Polypropylene

Plastics Recycling Update – Oct. 3, 2023

A wider range of non-intentionally added substances was found due to plastic additives, food additives and degradation byproducts.

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Data Sharing for Food Safety

foodindustryexecutive.com. Sept. 12, 2023

New sharing mechanisms can be constructive next steps.

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Innovate!

food-safety.com. August 29, 2023

Food science innovators to gather Dec. 12-14, 2023.

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Optimizing Powder Sampling

Foodprocessing.com. August 11, 2023

Stratified sampling has the edge over random.

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Cadmium Intake Analyzed by Age Group

food-safety.com. July 19, 2023

Six foods surveyed for childhood intake.

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Food Classification

Foodprocessing.com. August 7, 2023

More science may be needed on processed foods before dietary guidance and policy get established.

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Corporate Social Response-Ability: Safety commitments in the food and beverage ecosystem

foodsafetynews.com, May 21, 2023

At IAFNS, we believe that food safety efforts — which can often be thankless tasks — should count in CSR tallies at companies.

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FDA Homes in on Harmful Chemicals in Food

Chemical & Engineering News. July 16, 2023

Agency food chemical reforms discussed at IAFNS Annual Meeting.

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A Melting Pot of Cultures

Foodsafetymagazine.com. July 18, 2023

An influx of ethnic foods brings exciting new flavors while keeping an eye on microbial hazards.

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Can Food Microbiome Help Us Ensure Safe, Quality Products?

foodsafetymagazine.com, April 18, 2023

Explore how competitive exclusion and other techniques can advance food safety.

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Transparency as a Core Value: Clarity in Food and Health

foodindustryexecutive.com, April 11, 2023

Core values like transparency are an internal compass that drives an organization’s direction and decisions.

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Study Highlights Salt Composition in 15 Foods.

US News & World Report, February 16, 2023

An array of foods are measured for sodium.

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IAFNS on Improved Food Safety Sampling Strategies

Food Safety Magazine, December 11, 2022

One solution to sampling problems is to maximize the power of sampling plans to detect target hazards at explicitly defined risk levels.

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IAFNS on Data Accessibility

Issues in Science & Technology, March 7, 2023

IAFNS advocates for transparency in emerging data policies and usage (scroll down to bottom to access).

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Two Studies Discuss How to Get Benefits of Fiber-Rich Food Without Side Effects

emed.news/.com, February 3, 2023

Fiber-rich food is important for gastrointestinal health, but most Americans don’t get enough in their typical diet.

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Action on Additives: Are Bio-Based Solutions Industry’s Answer to Tightening Chemical Legislation?

packaginginsights.com, February 1, 2023

Additives in food packaging serve multiple functions. However, many food packaging additives have been flagged for containing harmful chemicals.

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The 15 Main Foods Rich in Sodium

O-Globo, Feb 21, 2023

Newspaper outlet looks at U.S. diets and sodium intake along with Brazilian consumption levels (Portuguese).

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