Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Attack On Sugars Ramp Up

Food Delivery Is A Big Deal, 5 Tips for BBQ Food Safety, Fermentation is Hot

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The Attack On Sugars Ramp Up

The non-profit group, the Union of Concerned Scientists has filed a petition with the FDA to prohibit foods that are high in sugars to make health or nutrient claims such as "healthy" or "high in fiber."

The group says, "Now that the FDA has DRVs for added sugar, and overwhelming evidence has illustrated that excessive added sugar consumption is linked to several chronic diseases, it is time for the FDA to reconsider…" 

The group goes on to say, "It sends dangerous mixed messages to consumers for guidance and nutrition standards on the one hand to limit added sugars and yet to continue to allow food companies to make health claims on sugar-rich processed foods." 

 

Food Delivery Is A Big Deal
The jury is still out on who will survive, but there is no question a lot of money is being thrown at startups. I still think that the supermarkets that own click and pick up models, along with the Amazon Fresh brick & mortar models will prevail.

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5 Tips for BBQ Food Safety
BBQ time is here - and an increase in foodborne illnesses. Each summer, according to the CDC and USDA, food safety related illnesses increase over 150%. Here are 5 tips to make sure that every BBQ is a safe one.

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Fermentation is Hot
Food companies are answering the growing demand for natural ingredients that are hard to come by increasingly using the fermentation process. Instead of sourcing these ingredients from nature, food scientists are creating them through this industrial method. 

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Today's Must Reads

- Fast food restaurants seem to really know how to work social media.

- Thirty-six million pounds of corn and soy just got passed off as organic.

- This is a great chart that tells you how long you can leave certain foods in the fridge.

- Does sparkling water make you hungrier?

- This survey reveals the doubts most consumers have about food choices and the overwhelming information.
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