Tag Archives: Research

New Study: UV-bacteriophage Combination Found to Improve Salmonella Control in Ground Beef

In a comparison study of microbial interventions, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno found that a combination of ultraviolet (UV) light and bacteriophages was most effective in reducing Salmonella populations in ground beef. The researchers analyzed the comparative effectiveness of organic acids, bacteriophages and UV light, individually and combined. Highlights of the study’s findings include: Certain organic … Continue Reading

NTP Releases Draft Report on Bisphenol A for Public Comment

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been the subject of global controversy in recent years, with some jurisdictions restricting its use in children’s products and baby bottles due to concerns about potential exposure risks. FDA’s longstanding position on BPA is that BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods. On February 23, 2018, the National … Continue Reading

New Studies Tout Avocado Health Benefits

Avocados are trending.  From avocado oil and avocado ice cream to avocado toast and guacamole, avocado consumption in the U.S. is at an all time high.  Food Dive reports that the average weekly U.S. avocado consumption of 42 million pounds has nearly doubled in the past three years and is projected to hit 50 million … Continue Reading

FDA Launches “Organ Chip” Project to Support Food and Dietary Supplement Safety Research

“Organs-on-Chips” technology has been the focus of a public-private collaboration between FDA, the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  “Organs-on-Chips” essentially involves creating miniature-sized human organ systems on micro-engineered chips about the size of an AA battery.  This technology has revolutionized the manner in which scientists can study the … Continue Reading

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