Food safety

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Heavy metals in baby food: How should the food industry respond?

By Elaine Watson

Headlines about 'toxins' in baby food are the ultimate PR nightmare, but how do we assess if the levels of heavy metals highlighted in a recent congressional committee report are "dangerously high​” in the absence of federally mandated...

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Partake Foods builds mass consumer appeal for allergen-friendly cookies

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Partake Foods, an emerging allergen-friendly cookie brand, has grown its retail presence from 350 stores to over 3,000 in less than one year including recent national distribution in Target and a vision to create a platform brand that spans across multiple...

The world's largest food manufacturers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in a number of ways from providing materials to produce 50,000+ surgical masks to waived healthcare fees for COVID-19 related doctors' visits.

Big Food and coronavirus: The response so far

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Over the past few weeks, big food manufacturers have leveraged the strength of their operations and logistics capabilities to combat the spread of COVID-19. Many are also supporting their employees with additional compensation, cash bonuses, waived health...

7-Eleven and other retailers step up protective measures at stores

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7-Eleven and other retailers step up protective measures at stores

By Mary Ellen Shoup

7-Eleven has followed similar protective measures of other major retailers (i.e. Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger, and Meijer) and will begin installing plexiglass sneeze guards in its 9,000 US locations to protect customers and cashiers during the COVID-19...

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