What is rich and fruity, has a smooth body, and is shaped like a…pyramid? A coffee bag! What were you thinking? Move over single-serve coffee capsules, there’s a new environmentally-conscious caffeine in town and it’s about to shake the compostable food packaging industry from top to bottom. Read on to learn how recycling might be […]
The shift from the petroleum economy is underway. With consumers more conscientious about the environmental impact of the items they buy, the days of the plastic-based food container are numbered. While researchers at the USDA are tinkering with milk proteins to engineer an edible plastic film, others are crafting entire plant-based food delivery systems that […]
Spuds, taters, cobblers, Idahoes, ground apples, and the Staff of Life…potatoes enjoy almost as broad a variety of sobriquets as they do culinary uses. A starchy tuberous plant of the perennial nightshade family, Solanum tuberosum, ‘potato’ refers to both the plant and to the part we normally eat, the tuber. And we certainly love […]
Do you remember when we broached the subject of cockroach milk? That article garnered quite a lot of interest, creating a buzz around this ‘alternative’ beverage and the question of sustainable farming. Recently, we double-checked the shelves of our local grocery store to be sure that this substance wasn’t already available (it wasn’t – phew!) and lost […]
Spinach. It’s polarizing: either you were forced to eat it as a child and now you can’t bear to look at it or you just can’t resist adding it to smoothies and shakes whenever possible. But did you know spinach packs more than just a huge nutritional punch? Click here to learn how this humble little […]
From ‘wholesome’ breakfast staples to ‘adult’ liquor beverages, it seems the milk production landscape may be shifting away from the traditional. Find out more over at Food Contact Surfaces.com where we examine how modern milk production is moving away from dairy.
Look a little closer at the origin of your turmeric, garlic powder, or cinnamon and you might find disturbing additions of contamination. Salmonella bacteria and lead contamination have led to recent recalls of herbs and spices destined for your plate. Over on our sister site Food-Contact-Surfaces.com we examine contamination in the world […]
Another recall in the food industry. We were starting to recover from scandals involving cookie dough (Listeria monocytogenes, Aspen Hills, Inc.), popcorn chicken (‘extraneous materials,’ Tyson Foods) and preserved lemons (undeclared sulphites, Roland Foods, LLC) another case of product contamination hits the headlines. And this time it impacts a very discerning segment of the consumer […]