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

ISAPP Science Blog, October 7, 2021

As of October 2021, the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database is accepting information on live microbes in foods and beverages.


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Human, Swine Waste Pose Dual Threats to Water Quality After Flooding

North Carolina State University, August 24, 2021

A study that monitored surface waters in the wake of 2018’s Hurricane Florence finds that waters contaminated by fecal bacteria were affected by both human and swine waste.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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