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

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

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

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

The Case of the Giant Tapeworm

Just last weekend a story hit the headlines that was the press equivalent of watching a train wreck in slow motion. Consuming column inches from tabloids to broadsheets on both sides of the Pond, the Case of the Giant … Read More

Food Contact Surfaces: Top 10 of 2017!

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 … Read More

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