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Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to helping companies worldwide find practical solutions to today's food safety and quality challenges throughout the supply chain.

Technical Tuesdays: Social Media as a Food Safety Informational Source

Posted by Jeff Lucas

January 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM

food_safety_social_media.jpgThirty two years ago, regular discussion about the field of food safety did not exist. Back then, information on food safety came from a limited number of sources. This included the ICMSF (International Commission for the Microbiological Specification for Foods) organized in 1962, the International Association for Food Protection (then called the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians) organized in 1911, and a few loosely organized regional associations consisting primarily of academicians and state health departments. Sourcing information proved to be difficult, and books on the subject were limited and costly. 

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Topics: Food Safety, Research, Food Science, Social Media, Web Search

Analytical Association Recognizes Mérieux NutriSciences Scientist

Posted by Pam Coleman

October 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM

meat_analysis.jpgBack in 1984, as a very young scientist, I attended my first meeting of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC), now AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Established over a century ago, the association is dedicated to ensuring analytical methods address the needs of stakeholders in several industries, including the food industry.

Through its work, AOAC helps companies state the nutritional value of products with added confidence while minimizing health risks associated with microbiological and chemical contaminants. AOAC INTERNATIONAL conducts Expert Review Panels, publishes Official Methods of Analysis, and sets standards for analytical performance for methods. Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), AOAC is now addressing a broader scope of complex food safety issues than back in 1984. As a leader in the food safety industry, Mérieux NutriSciences scientists have been heavily involved in the association over the past three decades.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Research, Food Science, Method Validations, AOAC

4 Nutrition Must-Reads This Fall

Posted by Pam Coleman

September 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM

shutterstock_355492397.jpgOver the summer, Biofortis nutrition science experts authored four articles detailing how specific ingredients and foods impact health. Cranberries, corn starch fiber and partially hydrogenated oils were featured prominently in our contributions to industry publications over the past few months as part of a larger examination of how food affects health.

Beyond the primary foods featured in these studies, the methods used to study them also offer useful insight. These studies use three different tools: meta-analysis, randomized clinical trials and evidence mapping.

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Topics: Research Methods, Evidence Mapping, Research, Randomized Clinical Trials, Reading List, Food Science, Meta Analysis, Nutrition Research


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