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Could a Childhood Favorite Offer More than Just a Snack?

COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID…that’s all anyone’s talking about! Not here at Food Contact Surfaces – well, not completely anyhow. Although we continue to reflect on the current reality of living under the shadow of the virus, we’re also consciously … Read More

The Threat to Turkey in the Time of COVID-19

Just when you start to think that life couldn’t get any more challenging in the time of the pandemic, 2020 turns out to be ‘the gift that keeps giving.’ And we heartily wish it would just stop. Not only … Read More

Ghosts, Goblins, and Global Food Safety

Although it seems like 2020 has already been about 5 years long (with an abundance of social media memes to reinforce this impression) it is, actually, only October and we still have the final quarter to go. It all … Read More

Corn-ucopia in the Time of COVID-19

It’s hard to dispute the assertion that the past nine months have ushered in a fundamental shift within our society. We’ve seen quarantining and lockdowns, shelter-in-place and shutdowns, social distancing and masks, re-openings and patio dining, not to … Read More

When Sugar Turns to Salt, Sensitivity, and Symptoms

Following the burst of the economic bubble in the early 2000s, a new economic indicator arose: the Lipstick Index. Coined by Leonard Lauder, the former chairman of Estee Lauder, the concept  is that economic hardship drives increased sales of … Read More

Pizza in the Time of the Pandemic

In last week’s article we took a look at some ways in which the food service industry is stepping up its game, partially in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We highlighted the role of  innovation in changing … Read More

Bots as Baristas?

In a time when we are still wrangling with the thorny concept of ‘alternative facts,’ we may also be experiencing a form of ‘alternative connectedness,’ striving to create a balance between the social and health-safeguarding imperative to remain physically … Read More

Collagen Popcorn

During the past couple of months, it may have felt as though time has slowed down or even stopped entirely. In the time of the pandemic, as we all strive to make it through ‘The Great Pause’ with our … Read More

Ketchup Ice Cream, Potato Salad, and Food Safety.

It’s summer! Yes, we know that at times right now it can be hard to know which day of the week it is let alone which month we’re in. But despite the lack of traditional markers – hello pool … Read More

Perilous Pickles, Renegade Relishes, and the Case of Contamination

In an attempt, perhaps, to provide some relief from the continuing coronavirus crisis, we’re looking today at a topic that is lighter, zestier, and altogether divorced from all things connected with hand sanitizer or bathroom tissue. Today, in fact, … Read More

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