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

What Every Home Canner Needs to Know…

In Europe of the early modern period, one now common item came to be regarded first with suspicion and then with outright fear. A silent killer, it appeared to afflict only the wealthy classes, leaving its victims writhing in cramping … Read More

The Case of the Un-Contaminated Catfish

Long before the world was introduced to flippy chains, mobius balls, and traditional fidget spinners, those with excess energy or just a bad case of the jitters were forced to find other outlets for their nervous excitement. And one of … Read More

It’s a Wrap! Food Packaging Innovations

On the paradise island of Maui in the Hawaiian archepeligo, a small farm nestles at the foot of the Mauna Kahālāwai, a mountain range where – it is said – the gods reside. On the luxuriant viridian hillside, cacao pods … Read More

Could Lupinis Be 2020’s First Vegan Superfood?

Here at Food Contact Surfaces, we’re dedicated to bringing you news you can chew on. In – dare we say it – highly digestible articles, we’ve examined the Case for Crickets as a high protein snack as well as the … Read More

Top 5 Food Contact Articles

Welcome to 2020 – and what a time it’s going to be! Following the celebrations of ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,’ you’ll be forgiven for experiencing ‘The Most Hungover Time of the (New) Year.’ Let’s face it – … Read More

Can a New Apple Hybrid Last 10 Months in the Fridge?

Finally, we have entered into the ‘Holiday Season.’ Those exciting few weeks when the world glistens with a twinkling sprinkling of icy magic, or – depending on your perspective (and number of children, we suppose) – when we step nervously … Read More

Radical Sustainability – Pond Scum as the New Alt-Protein (An Update)

Even outside of St. Patrick’s Day with its shamrock milkshakes, leprechaun cupcakes, and the always popular viridian beer (with drinkers green to the gills the following day), we hear a lot about green these days. Look in any paper or … Read More

Could Methanol Lurk in your Favorite Cocktail?

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again, when it comes to de-stressing from the week, many folks like to kick back with a glass of wine, a chilled beer, or a creative cocktail. And unless it is medically … Read More

How Space-Grown Beef Could Feed the Planet

Just when you think that the news regarding space exploration couldn’t get much more exciting, recent events at the International Space Station (ISS) have seen NASA reaching another  milestone. On Friday last week, two American astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica … Read More

How HACCP Scoff-Laws Jeopardize Public Health

Sigh, it’s happened again. In a week of general shock and awe, no fewer than four news items stand out in terms of food safety and contamination control. The first is a statement that appeared in the Annals of Internal … Read More

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