Food Safety


  • AHPA Questions FDA on Bitter Orange AERs
    AHPA Questions FDA on Bitter Orange AERs SILVER SPRING, Md.—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to explain apparent discrepancies in the number and type of adverse event reports (AERs) linked to Citrus aurantium ...More
    October 11, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Oregano, Cranberry May Inhibit Bacteria
    Oregano, Cranberry May Inhibit Bacteria AMHERST, Mass.--Scientists from the University of Massachusetts evaluated the antimicrobial activity of optimized phenolics from oregano and cranberry extracts against Listeria monocytogenes in laboratory media and in beef and fish. ...More
    October 11, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • A&B Ingredients
    A&B Ingredients FAIRFIELD, N.J.--A&B Ingredients (www.abingredients.com) released Mirenat®-N, a new anti-microbial product. Mirenat-N is thermal and pH stable and can be used in a broad variety of processed foods such as meat products, ready-to-eat foods and juice ...More
    October 11, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Penford Food Ingredients
    Penford Food Ingredients ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Penford Food Ingredients received certification from Cert-IDSM for its dextrose product CanTab® as a nongenetically modified organism (GMO). The certification verifies the Penford dextrose product complies with the newly announced ...More
    September 13, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Chisso America Inc. Releases New Food Preservative
    Chisso America Inc. Releases New Food Preservative HAYWARD, Calif.--Chisso America Inc. released Save-ory™, a new food preservative, to the American food market. Save-ory has the ability to prevent food-borne illness by use of its natural yet active ingredient e-polylysine, ...More
    August 16, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • AmericanERP LLC
    AmericanERP LLC PORTLAND, Ore.--AmericanERP LLC (www.americanerp.com) released its new American Food Processing (AFP) Enterprise Edition. The AFP Enterprise Edition system allows HACCP compliance lot traceability, security features, inventory and formula management ...More
    August 16, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • P.L. Thomas & Co. Inc.
    P.L. Thomas & Co. Inc. MORRISTOWN, N.J.P.L. Thomas & Co. Inc. (www.plthomas.com) introduced Organic Guar (ECOGUAR), an organic guar gum free of synthetic chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. The raw materials used in the ingredient are subjected to mild ...More
    August 16, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Cucumbers May Have Antibacterial Properties
    Cucumbers May Have Antibacterial Properties FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.--Cucumber volatiles--compounds produced by cucumbers for a variety of purposes including self-protection--may kill harmful bacteria, according to a new study published in the 2004 issue of the Journal of Food ...More
    July 19, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • FDA Claims Of Citrus Aurantium Prove To Be Greatly Exaggerated
    FDA Claims Of Citrus Aurantium Prove To Be Greatly Exaggerated by Marc Ullman On April 11, 2004, The New York Times ran a story discussing actions taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against ephedra and the approaching ban that took effect the next day. The ...More
    June 21, 2004 Marc Ullman Posted in Articles
  • Cucumbers May Have Antibacterial Properties
    Volatiles derived from cucumbers may kill harmful bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli. ...More
    June 10, 2004 Posted in News