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

What are the Perils of Liquid Nitrogen in Food?

What’s cold enough to burn your insides and ephemeral enough transform you into a fire-breathing dragon? Liquid nitrogen, the new darling of festival and fair food, turns out to be an additive that we need to treat very carefully. … Read More

How a Luxury Wellness Resort is Changing the Face of Airline Food

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 … Read More

3G: Gummy Bears, Gelatin, and GI Distress

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 … Read More

Foggy with a Chance of Martinis?

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 … Read More

Could Camel Creamer be the Next Big Thing To Customize Your Cup of Joe?

Camels – those ‘ships of the desert’ more usually associated with the Arabian Peninsula, Kazakhstan, or Somalia – are now to be sighted grazing the verdant rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, home to the largest Amish settlements east … Read More

How Can Intelligent Packaging Protect Us from Pesky Pathogens?

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 … Read More

How Putting the ‘Fun’ into Fun-ctional Foods May Lead to Brand Confusion

Keto, paleo, vegan, pescetarian, vegetarian, 80/20, and Standard American…there are more diets today than you can shake a fruit leather stick at, with some further than others along the ‘fruit loop’ spectrum. (We’re looking at you, blood type diet…) … Read More

Some Like It Hot…But Lead-Free

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 … Read More

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

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. … Read More

How Recent Developments in Nutrition Inspire Innovation

Cell-Cultured Fruit, Polyphenols, Bioreactors and Non-Melting Ice-Cream

For the pint-sized inquisitive mind, a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral can be the highlight of an educational away-day. Filled with astrophysical oddities and actual rocket scientists, it’s enough … Read More

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