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  • Cosmetics – Exploring humectants

    Published on August 26, 2019

    Ever wonder how your lotion helps prevent dry skin? There are many ingredients that go into creating the perfect moisturizing lotion, but one class of ingredients in particular helps lotions and other cosmetic and personal care products work; humectants.

  • Labels – Recognizing marketing labels

    Published on August 19, 2019

    In this series, we explore labels on our everyday products to understand the ingredients that we consume and use. In this post, we'll explore marketing labels.

  • Labels – Understanding ingredient labels

    Published on August 12, 2019

    In this series, we explore labels on our everyday products to understand the ingredients that we consume and use. In this post, we'll explore label standards.

  • Norbert Kaminski named CRIS director

    Published on August 7, 2019

    Norbert Kaminski, Ph.D. to serve as director for the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University.

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  • Nov 14

    Science Day 2019

    November 14, 2019 8:00AM - 4:30PM

    Hear from leading experts on the current and cutting edge science and technologies that are shaping the food ingredient scene.

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