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  • Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

    The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University (CRIS) is one of the few organizations in the world willing to tackle the hard questions about ingredient safety in our everyday products.


  • Expiring Products – Food & Ingredients

    Published on April 20, 2020
    Did you know foods, even shelf-stable foods like flour and canned foods, can expire? In this post, we cover the basics around food and ingredient expiration dates.

  • Labels – From food to house hold products

    Published on August 5, 2019
    In this series, we explore labels on our everyday products to understand the ingredients that we consume and use.

  • Essential Oils – An Overview

    Published on August 17, 2020
    Over the years, the popularity of essential oils has soared with some people claiming essential oils have curative properties and could be used as an alternative to prescription medications. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of essential oils.

  • Get Familiar with Food Additives

    Published on January 1, 2017
    The first article in a series on food additives in Food & Nutrition Magazine by Kathleen Zelman.

  • Science communicators must consider short-term objectives while keeping their eyes on the prize

    Published on September 19, 2017
    MSU professor John Besley and colleagues stress the importance of identifying strategic communication goals.

  • Cosmetics – Labeling

    Published on April 5, 2021
    Most of us use cosmetics daily. In this post, we look at cosmetic product labeling and how we can make informed choices by reading and understanding our products' packaging.

  • Are GMOs Bad? Experts Pick Sides

    Published on November 18, 2016
    CRIS DIrector Michael Holsapple shares his expert opinion on the popular debate, are GMOs bad?

  • NY Times Goes Mac & Cheesy with Science

    Published on July 14, 2017
    The American Council on Science and Health gives another outsider perspective on phthalates in packaged food.

  • Trace Contaminants & Residues – Packaging

    Published on July 27, 2020
    As we’ve discussed in prior posts, trace contaminants and residues can make their way into our food system. In this post, we’ll discuss the important role of packaging.

  • Fragrances – Overview

    Published on August 9, 2021
    In this series, we look at the fragrances we encounter in our everyday lives. In this post, we take a general look at fragrances.

  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – Background

    Published on November 16, 2020
    Many of us have heard of endocrine disrupting chemicals. In this series, we take a look at endocrine disrupting chemicals found in our daily lives. In this post, we talk about the basics of our endocrine system and why it’s important to our health.

  • Trending – Aflatoxins

    Published on September 13, 2021
    We periodically see pet food recalled for aflatoxin contamination. In this post, we look at aflatoxin contamination and put it into context.

  • Preservatives – Exploring nitrate & nitrite safety

    Published on May 20, 2019
    We know preservatives help keep our foods fresh and safe, but what about specific preservative ingredients? In this post, we take an updated look at nitrates and nitrites in our foods and explore the safety around these ingredients.

  • Publication spotlight: Cannabidiol (CBD) Research

    Published on November 1, 2021
    We’re thrilled to bring to your attention two projects CRIS has recently completed on CBD.

  • Minerals – Exploring Talc

    Published on September 16, 2019
    Minerals are used in our everyday products. In this post, we'll explore the ingredient talc.

  • People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved

    Published on May 7, 2017
    People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved.

  • Trending – Botanicals

    Published on March 22, 2021
    We’ve seen a rise in botanical products hitting the market. In this post, we explore these trending ingredients.

  • Trending – Chlorpyrifos

    Published on August 30, 2021
    Recently, U.S. federal regulators banned the pesticide chlorpyrifos for agricultural use. In this post, we take a look at this chemical and explain what this means.

  • MSU Center Focusing on Ingredient Safety

    Published on April 27, 2017
    MSU created an independent center to research the safety of everyday products, to train the next generation of food and ingredient safety professionals, and to educate the public to make evidence-informed decsions.

  • Packaging – Plastic Wrap

    Published on June 21, 2021
    In this series, we explore packaging ingredients. In this post, we look at the main ingredients that make up the food-safe plastic wrap we use at home.