A nano sensor system that might improve food safety through quick detection of salmonella has been developed. The sensors have fluorescent, organic dye particles that attach to salmonella antibodies and light up, making the bacteria easier to see.
Buying sustainable chocolate labeled USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified or Rainforest Alliance might help protect the cacao tree, according to this article. Rather than clearing out land and using pesticides, sustainable farmers are going back to the rain forest and raising plants without chemicals.
The Coca-Cola Co. and Mars Inc. have introduced successful variations of their core products, always focusing on taste. Two prominent examples: Diet Coke debuted in 1982, and Peanut M&M's were introduced in 1954.
NCA will host a conference on food allergens and best practices for the industry March 24 and 25 in Chicago. Representatives from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Resource and Research Program are scheduled to speak.