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 […]
Category Archives: food safety
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 […]
When is a commodity not a commodity? If that sounds like one of our confounded riddles, it’s actually a serious question. And the answer is when it’s vaporware. Vapor-what? Vaporware refers to hardware or software that is being actively promoted but which has yet to be fully developed or finalized as a tangible product. Nebulous […]
In the olden days – that Time of Yore to which we routinely look for reassurance that things in the past were indeed better – it was relatively easy to judge whether food was bad or not. Was the piece of meat crawling with maggots? Nope? OK, then it’s what’s for dinner. That apple with […]
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 […]
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 […]
Little whispers ‘I love You!’ more fervently than a heart-shaped box of candies. Nothing gets the pulse racing and the ‘feel-good’ hormones circulating quite as quickly as sweet caramels enrobed in darkly mysterious, exotic chocolate. Nothing sets the scene quite as sweetly as a single truffle nestled suggestively atop a silken pillow. Unless, of course, […]
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 […]
We love our pets, especially our canines. According to Statista, an online portal dedicated to gathering myriad statistics, in the States we spend more than $66.75 billion per annum on them, with one of the most consistent expenditures being food.(1) Thankfully, the days of feeding our pooches kitchen scraps and letting them gnaw on bones […]