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  • 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.

  • Preservatives – Keeping our foods safe & fresh

    Published on May 6, 2019
    In this 101 series installment, we'll take a look at the role preservatives play in keeping our food supply safe and fresh.

  • 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 – 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.

  • 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.

  • Chemicals – The ingredients of life

    Published on April 8, 2019
    When it comes to chemicals, it can be hard to untangle the facts from the fear (some of it necessary fear). In this series, we’ll explore the chemicals that make up our lives and the products we use.

  • 101 Series – Food Dye

    Published on February 1, 2021
    In this post, we explore food-safe dyes found in many products we consume daily.

  • 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.

  • Risk – What is risk?

    Published on May 28, 2019
    In this post, we'll explore the differences between hazard, exposure, and risk so you can make better, informed decisions around ingredient safety.

  • Dietary Supplements – Exploring regulations

    Published on July 1, 2019
    We often hear about dietary supplements and their purported health benefits, in this post, we'll explore what we know about these dietary aids.

  • Risk – Using risk to make informed decisions

    Published on June 3, 2019
    In this post, we'll explore the role risk assessments, the precautionary principle, and how these concepts influence ingredient safety rules and regulations

  • Preservatives – Keeping our cosmetics safe & fresh

    Published on May 13, 2019
    In this 101 series installment, we'll take a look at the role preservatives play in keeping our cosmetic products fresh and safe.