The Food and Drug Administration approved perchlorate for use in plastic packaging for food in 2005, but a number of environmental and public-health advocacy groups says it’s not safe, especially for infants and young children. In November, seven groups filed a federal lawsuit looking to overturn the FDA’s denial of a petition to ban the… [Read More]
A graduate of the University of Miami, Keith Loria is an award-winning journalist who has been writing for major newspapers and magazines for close to 20 years, on topics as diverse as food, sports, business, theater, and government. He started his career with the Associated Press and has held high editorial positions at Rinkside, BCA Insider, and Soap Opera Digest. Reach him at email@example.com.
Articles by Keith Loria
The dairy and cattle industries will have collapsed by 2030 and the rest of the livestock industry will follow, according to a new report. The report, by independent think tank RethinkX, also predicts that by 2030, modern food products will be higher quality and cost less than half the price of animal-derived foods. The food… [Read More]
In the past year, California residents used more than 12 billion plastic beverage bottles, according to data collected by CalRecycle, with many of those containers having little recyclable materials. That led Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to introduce a bill that would require plastic beverage containers in the state to have at least 10 percent… [Read More]
The causal agent of the Tropical Race 4 of the Banana Fusarium wilt fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, known throughout the industry as TR4 or Panama disease, is considered the biggest threat to bananas in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in Asia, Australia, and Africa. Fazil Dusunceli, an expert on TR4, working… [Read More]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that more than 48 million Americans get sick each year from foodborne illnesses. The social and economic impact of foodborne illnesses, such as salmonellosis, is significant. Most foodborne diseases outbreaks can be prevented if the contaminating bacteria are detected before food products are released to market. This… [Read More]
The World Resources Institute leads joint study showing what needs to be done to help feed 10 billion people by 2050.
New research reveals a way a microwave-like device could improve food safety for food manufacturers and restaurants.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue responds to criticism of the deal.
How food service/retail companies can ensure the safety of their food products when hit with extreme weather.
The infection control company alleges the marketing claims made by PhoneSoap are deceptive concerning its disinfection technology.