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Stay up to date with the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food manufacturing related news.

Arsenic as the ‘Protector of Apples.’

In 1944, director Frank Capra released his dark comedy adaptation of Joseph Kesselring’s play, Arsenic and Old Lace. Starring Cary Grant and Raymond Massey, the film told the story of a family in which two family matriarchs take it upon … Read More

Functional Comfort Food

Back in 2017 (Functional Comfort Food) we reported about ruby red chocolate made from ruby cocoa beans sourced from the Ivory Coast, Ecuador, and Brazil that Swiss mega-chocolatier The Barry Callebaut Group had recently launched into the Shanghai, China market. … Read More

Is Kombucha a Boozy Booch or a Beneficial Beverage?

Between dire predictions of climate change and political stability on the global stage, some of us will be forgiven for turning – albeit only very occasionally – to the world of Hollywood and/or celebrity gossip for relief from the seemingly … Read More

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The Euphoric Alchemy of Botanical Beverages

For many of us, a glass of wine at the end of the day or a few beers on a Friday evening act as a line of demarcation: on the one side, lie work, stress, and responsibilities; and on the … Read More

Canada’s New Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR)? – An Update

At Berkshire, we know we have discerning readers. An audience well versed in the mission, vision, and technologies of our industry. Readers with a broad range of interests outside of products used in cleanrooms or updates on protocols, and who … Read More

How Bioreactors and Cleanroom Technology Might Be the Answer to Declining Seafood Stocks

For lovers of the ocean, the impact of some of our modern human behaviors is a cause of grave concern. Not only are we polluting the marine environment with our chemical run-off, trash, acidification and rising sea levels through climate … Read More

Update: Soylent, Joylent, Zoylent, and Biolent

Last year Berkshire wrote about Soylent. “The new cult beverage that’s swept the U. S. and is now gaining traction across The Pond in the U. K., is aimed less at weight watchers and more at those who simply do … Read More

Is Lubricious Contamination Acceptable in the Food Processing Industry?

Armenian composer and philosopher G I Gurdjieff once admonished his audience to ‘Live a life of friction. Let yourself be disturbed as much as possible, but observe.’ In terms of personal development, this can indeed be a useful maxim, but … Read More

Weed Killer in my Wine?

At the end of a long day or an even longer week, something a lot of us enjoy is an ice-cold beer or fruity glass of wine to help us relax and ease into the evening or weekend. Beer has … Read More

Can Canada’s New SFCR Really Make Food Safer?

When thinking about our neighbors to the north, Canada, what springs most readily to mind? Take a moment to mull it over – we’ll wait. Is it the frigid winter temperatures? The potential for epic roadtrips to see the Northern … Read More

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