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

Update: Soylent, Joylent, Zoylent, and Biolent

Last year Berkshire wrote about Soylent. “The new cult beverage that’s swept the U. S. and is now gaining traction across The Pond in the U. K., is aimed less at weight watchers and more at those who simply do … Read More

Is Lubricious Contamination Acceptable in the Food Processing Industry?

Armenian composer and philosopher G I Gurdjieff once admonished his audience to ‘Live a life of friction. Let yourself be disturbed as much as possible, but observe.’ In terms of personal development, this can indeed be a useful maxim, but … Read More

Weed Killer in my Wine?

At the end of a long day or an even longer week, something a lot of us enjoy is an ice-cold beer or fruity glass of wine to help us relax and ease into the evening or weekend. Beer has … Read More

Can Canada’s New SFCR Really Make Food Safer?

When thinking about our neighbors to the north, Canada, what springs most readily to mind? Take a moment to mull it over – we’ll wait. Is it the frigid winter temperatures? The potential for epic roadtrips to see the Northern … Read More

Could Seaweed Be at your Next Party?

With the arguably disappointing Superbowl 2019 now fading into memory, some of us – silently regretting the over-indulgence in typical game night party foods – are turning once again back to our resolutions to eat healthier this year. Out are … Read More

How HACCP Curbs Contamination in the School Lunch System

In the face of the inevitable annual flurry of resolutions in the New Year surrounding health, diet, and exercise, we at Berkshire are going against the flow and providing you, our diet-beleaguered readers, with respite from the onslaught of accusatory … Read More

Top 10 Articles of 2018

It’s that time again: the annual round up of our most trafficked articles. And we are as pleased as an elf on a shelf after the Yule celebrations to be kicking back and revisiting some of our best research on … Read More

Contamination Control of Infant Formula

They are arguably the most vulnerable consumers of commercial food products, yet also the least likely to effectively articulate distress caused by contaminated products. Who are they? Newborns and infants – the most fragile customers and the least able … Read More

Surviving Thanksgiving Sleepiness

It’s a perennial problem. Thanksgiving rolls around and, try as we might, the post-lunch sleepiness threatens to get the better of us. Thank goodness for coffee – the most beloved pick-me-up and all-round savior of the day. But, unlike … Read More

Duckweed

As a species, we humans like to think we are several rungs up the evolutionary ladder from the fish. And in so many ways we are. Our contribution to science, space exploration, literature and the arts, not to mention … Read More

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