Anyone who has successfully raised a child to adulthood knows that what our little ones put in their mouths can be a constant battle of wills. As babies and toddlers, young humans like to explore the world orally, making sense of the textures and shapes of new objects by putting them in their mouths. And […]
Category Archives: FDA
Flatolophiles (and you know who you are) rejoice! At long last, aficionados of the gas we pass finally have a book to call their own – and we’re not talking about the seminal children’s work of that same name. Like everyone else with their finger on the pulse of book publishing, we are talking about […]
FDA, food safety
Does The Future of Medical Foods Lie at the Intersection of 3D Printing and Pharmaceutical Compounding?
Here at Berkshire we love food. We love making it safer by researching it, writing about it, and ‘consumer testing’ it. From ruby chocolate to cockroach milk, charcoal ice-cream to pizzas in space, we’ve scanned the aisles and checked out the newest and tastiest trends in order to bring you the most up-to-date, cutting-edge food […]
cGMP/HACCP's, FDA, Food Packaging, food safety, SOP, Uncategorized, USDA
Food Contact Surfaces: Top 10 of 2017!
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 […]
It’s that time of the week. We’ve navigated our way past ‘hump day’ and are cruising down the straight towards Friday. We’re putting in additional efforts to wrap up projects, to get tasks firmly off our desks (and hopefully onto that of our boss), and to ready ourselves for the blissful two-day mini-vacation we lovingly […]
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 […]
So far, one thing about 2017 is abundantly clear – it has been a year of new ideas, innovation, and the meeting of fresh challenges. A period of milestones achieved and deadlines crushed, of new directions followed and novel experiences realized. And perhaps it’s true to say that nowhere is this more evident than in […]
Berkshire has just learned that The Tavern at The Williams Inn will be the first restaurant in New England to server the all-new #ImpossibleBurger. After writing about San Francisco startup Hampton Creek Foods Inc’s meat made from a chicken feather and Sir Richard Branson’s recent investment in Memphis Meats, this opportunity in our back yard is too […]
It’s mid-September and time to bid a slow farewell to summer, reluctantly pack away our grills, and turn our thoughts to the pleasures of fall. In come the pumpkins, the pies, and the apple cider, and out go the burgers and dogs of summer barbeques. We’ll miss them, but they’ll be back next year. And […]
It’s hard to dispute that we are in a period of transition. Social upheaval, political uncertainty, and the drama of environmental change create screaming headlines to set us sometimes perilously off balance and unsure how to get through our days. And at times of stress, it’s natural to turn to our creature comforts for a […]