Category Archives: food safety

Are Kangaroos Combating Climate Change or Just The Other Red Meat?

Red Kangaroo on White

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 […]

Does The Future of Medical Foods Lie at the Intersection of 3D Printing and Pharmaceutical Compounding?

Medical foods

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 […]

How What you Don’t Know CAN Harm You! Undeclared Allergens

Chocolate on a Pillow.

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, […]

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 […]

Could Cell-Cultured Meats And Bioreactors Be The Next Step In Pet Food Safety?

Spoilt Dog

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 […]

Leverage the Beverage

Close-up of glass with ice and alcohol on a table

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 […]

Tainted Treats – To What Extent Does Honey Represent a Nutritional Friend or Foe?

Bear honey bottle

Next month, just ahead of the holidays, the new movie by director Simon Curtis opens in theaters nationwide. Starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ chronicles the fall and rise of British writer A.A.Milne, ultimately made famous by the books ‘Winnie the Pooh and its sequel, ‘The House at Pooh Corner.’ Milne wrote […]

Functional Comfort Food – The Future of Chocolate

pink-chocolate

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 […]