Category Archives: cGMP/HACCP’s

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Meal replacements for the zombie apocalypse

Meal Replacements for the Zombie Apocalypse? Wherever you find yourself parted from your shopping dollars today – be it the homogenized grocery store or the specialist vitamin shop – you will be assured of a veritable feast of foods. And we don’t just mean the healthy, natural, rainbow-hued, compost-flecked items from the organic produce aisle. […]

How a Luxury Wellness Resort is Changing the Face of Airline Food

Airline meal served in the business class

Socially and culturally, Golden Ages, those periods when something was at its zenith, are always in the past. Buried in the sands of time and viewed through the misty eye of nostalgia, they exude the perfume of loss, the scent of decline. In a Golden Age – a heyday, a belle époque – things were […]

3G: Gummy Bears, Gelatin, and GI Distress

Gummy bear in row

Never let it be said that we here at Food Contact Surfaces shy away from facing the big issues of our modern, high-tech life. From milking cockroaches to camels, we have demonstrated fearlessness in tackling questions and bringing you up-to-date information on matters of interest large and small. So it was with our usual degree […]

The Case of the Giant Tapeworm

tapeworm on a plate

Just last weekend a story hit the headlines that was the press equivalent of watching a train wreck in slow motion. Consuming column inches from tabloids to broadsheets on both sides of the Pond, the Case of the Giant Tapeworm fascinated fish foodies and pesca-phobes in equal measure. Arriving at a Fresno, California, emergency room, […]

Food Contact Surfaces: Top 10 of 2017!

Food Contact Surfaces Top10

When playwright William Shakespeare famously wrote in Twelfth Night ‘If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.’ he certainly had a point. But here at Berkshire, we like to put a different spin on it by declaring ‘If food be […]

How Arla Innovation is Modernizing the Face of Dairy

Cow looking straight into the camera

Old wisdom – the kind learned from our grandparents – has it that the body is made up predominantly of water. Although each grandmother would express her own estimate, the commonly touted figure is around 75%. And according to research, this received wisdom is not too far from the truth. Regulating our body temperature, aiding […]

Food Poisoning – The Wedding Crasher

We’ve all been there, we know the pain. In terms of excruciating life events there is little to compare with the utter torment of being coerced into attending a wedding for folks you don’t know. Maybe it’s your spouse’s coworker or – heaven forbid – their boss. Or how about the relatives you have purposely […]

Activated Charcoal – Could This Ingredient Be An Ice Cream Game Changer?

Black Ice Cream cone

Depending where you are in the country right now, it’s either relatively balmy or absolutely scorching outside. With Memorial Day – the unofficial kickoff of the summer pool party season – behind us, our attention turns to tried and true ways of beating the heat in the coming months. From cranking up the AC to […]

How Much Do You Know About the New Generation of Cannabis-Edibles?

Chocolate truffles with marijuana

Doobie, aunt mary, skunk, ganja, grass – whatever you call it, marijuana is in the news. Historically classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule 1 narcotic, the herb has recently been legalized for both medical and recreational use in the state of California and beyond, and the discussion around its use and […]