July-August 2017

Humectants and Anticaking Agents

June 30, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

Processed foods that sit on supermarket shelves for a while would deteriorate if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations for quality and performance of favorite foods if certain

May-June 2017

Stabilizers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

May 2, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

Consumers demand a certain quality and eating experience from processed foods. This is achieved, in part, by the addition of stabilizers, thickeners and gelling agents, which give foods consistent texture, taste and mouth feel. Definition

March-April 2017

The Vital Role of Food Preservatives

February 27, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

An ancient practice designed to prevent spoilage, among the first food preservation practices were the salting of meat and fish, adding sugar in canned foods and pickling vegetables. Today, preservatives continue this important role. Definition

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SocialPro: How to Host a Twitter Chat

January 14, 2017 Kristin Houts

Looking to expand your reach on Twitter? Twitter chats are a great way to bring awareness to a cause, build your network and interact with others in your community. Read on for tips on how to host

January-February 2017

Get Familiar with Food Additives

January 1, 2017 Kathleen Zelman

Few ingredients cause as much confusion, or consternation, as food additives. For some, it might be the long chemical names found on labels, uncertainty of how the use of additives is regulated or skepticism in

January-February 2017

Decoding Food Label Claims: The Lowdown on Package Promises

December 19, 2016 Natalie Rizzo

While browsing supermarket aisles, you may notice food packages bearing various claims. “Low-sodium” and “nonfat” are established terms, but relatively new phrases such as “not bioengineered,” “no antibiotics” and “natural” are appearing on produce, meat,