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

The Joy of Jellyfish

Mola mola, a fish so bizarre-looking that they named it twice. Mola, from the Latin for ‘millstone,’ is the scientific name for the Sunfish, one of three species in the Mola genus. In French and … Read More

Chirps in the Cleanroom

Recently one of our team members, eschewing her usual dinner salad (dressing on the side), opted for a well-deserved treat of the vegan Impossible Burger (yes, with all the fixings) and a giant side of crispy, salty fries. After a … Read More

Plane Food – Plain Food, Space Food – Safe Food

In case you haven’t noticed – maybe you were still sleeping off the over-indulgences of the July 4th festivities, on a digital detox, or off the planet roaming the universe somewhere – this year marks the 50th anniversary of the … Read More

Camel Milk as Cure-All? An Update…

Occasionally a topic comes onto our radar that is on first glance so unlikely that it just has to be worthy of further investigation. Back in July last year, one such subject emerged when we brought you news of a … Read More

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

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