Food Scientists in the Bioeconomy, November 22, 2022

The White House boosts the ‘Bioeconomy’ which includes nutritionists, food safety professionals and other scientists.

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IAFNS Hosts Federal Leaders on PFAS, November 18, 2022

IAFNS Meeting ‘Federal and State Efforts to Restrict PFAS: Impact on Food Companies’ brought forward scientific, state and federal policy, and legal information about PFAS in packaging and purchasing.

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Innovation at the Intersection of Health, Nutrition, and Sustainability, November 15, 2022

IAFNS is planning a new Science Innovation Showcase event December 13-15 to highlight science-based innovations that may lead to emerging food safety and nutrition solutions.

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IAFNS Science Innovation Showcase - 2022, September 19, 2022

This science-first and science-focused event will bring together scientists from multiple sectors, at all stages of their careers from graduate students to professors, technical experts to CEOs.

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Increase Visibility of Your Private Label Lines in the USDA Branded Foods Database to Strengthen Nutrition Research and Public Policy

Retail Dietitians Business Alliance, August 31, 2022

RDBA has recently highlighted the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database (GBFPD) – a publicly available database used for research and policy purposes by government, academic researchers, health professionals, and the food industry.

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Food Safety Organizations Team Up to Strengthen Research, Education and Protections

Quality Assurance & Food Safety, August 19, 2022

An agreement between IAFP and IAFNS focuses on impacting public health, food, nutrition and consumer protection.

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FDA’s CFSAN Discusses Food Safety Successes, Challenges

Food Safety Magazine, June 22, 2022

Susan Mayne, Ph.D., the Director of CFSAN at FDA, discussed the direction for, and challenges facing, FDA and CFSAN at the IAFNS Annual Meeting.

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The Future of Aflatoxin in U.S. Corn

Food Safety Magazine, June 23, 2022

In her presentation at the IAFNS Annual Meeting, Dr. Felicia Wu discussed her recently published study about the rising prevalence of aflatoxin in U.S. corn production.

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Food Safety Concerns of E-Commerce, Ghost Kitchens, Delivery

Food Safety Magazine, June 22, 2022

The diverse food safety concerns associated with new business models are captured in this meeting session summary.

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Caffeine Courses Through History

Tea & Coffee Trade Journal April, 2022

New tools to capture consumer consumption behaviors will be used to evaluate current intakes of caffeine from beverages.

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Higher Protein Intake Leads to Better Food Choices, Study Finds, July 5, 2022

Higher protein intake while dieting leads to better food choices and helps avoid loss of lean body mass, according to new research.

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What Food Sector Needs to Know About How to Reduce Sodium, April 18, 2022

Researchers conduct a scoping review including primary studies, literature reviews, book chapters, and patents covering sodium reduction in food products.

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Fermented Foods Surge Meets Patchwork of Global Standards

The Fermentation Journal, June 14, 2022

Learn how fermented foods are defined and regulated in different regions of the world.

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Op-Ed: Innovation in the Food Arena, June 15, 2022

Collaborations between universities, industry and government can move ideas to commercialization.

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Op-Ed: IAFNS Addresses Metals and Food Safety Risks, June 15, 2022

Advancing science includes advancing our ability to address the risks posed by metals in food.

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A Path Toward More Informative Allergen Labeling, June 10, 2022

A recent paper concludes that meaningful and informative labeling of allergen hazards improves lives and that more focused research on ‘response thresholds’ — below which risks dwindle — is needed.

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Review Looks at Variety of Sodium Reduction Strategies Available to the Food Industry, June 7, 2022

Researchers conducted a scientific review of the most common sodium reduction tools in food production.

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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.

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Magnetism: Core Values As Connectors, Not Constraints, April 22, 2022

How IAFNS found integrity and transparency to be a boon to new membership.

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Healthcare Viewpoint: Disease-Related Malnutrition is a Hidden Human-Rights Issue in Hospitals, April 15, 2022

Disease-Related Malnutrition 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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