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

Leverage the Beverage

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 … Read More

Your Own HACCP and PPE

Standing somewhat impatiently in line at the grocery store this weekend with a cart full of goodies one of the Berkshire Boffins noticed something troubling. On the belt ahead, a customer had deposited a head of lettuce, a bunch … Read More

How Arla Innovation is Modernizing the Face of Dairy

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 … Read More

Update – The Impossible Burger

Undercover Report

The build:

Impossible Burger Patty medium, sautéed onions, cheddar cheese artisan bun lightly grilled.

Options  

Heat

They offer a full array of heat from practically raw to well done.

Cheese

You could get cheddar, swiss, or American … Read More

Update: Tainted Treats: To What Extent Does Honey Represent a Nutritional Friend of Foe?

Inspired and curious about the plant-based options for our old favorite sweetener, honey, Berkshire decided to take a closer look. Perusing the aisles of our local store, we noted that options include date syrup, golden syrup, coconut nectar, molasses, agave … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Functional Comfort Food – The Future of 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 … Read More

FDA

Update: Clean Meat: Can a Flesh-Based Product Ever Be Considered Contamination Free?

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 … Read More

FDA

Clean Meat : Can a Flesh-Based Product Ever Be Considered Contamination-Free?

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 … Read More

FDA

Is Arsenic In Rice Poisoning Your Baby? Natural Toxins!

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.

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