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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.

  • Summer Staple – Quinine

    Published on July 22, 2019
    As summer heats up, let’s take a look at an ingredients in some of our favorite beverages; quinine.

  • When a GRAS status changes – Triclosan

    Published on July 29, 2019
    What happens when an ingredient is no longer generally recognized as safe (GRAS)? In this post, we’ll explore triclosan.

  • Summer Staple – Pea Protein Isolate

    Published on June 24, 2019
    It’s not just hotdogs and hamburgers hitting the grill, meat alternatives continue to have a broad consumer reach. With the bursting market of meat alternatives, we'll take an updated look at a key ingredient found in these products: pea protein isolate.

  • Update from the CRIS Director

    Published on May 11, 2020
    Learn about CRIS's next steps, research objectives and ongoing initiatives

  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – Overview

    Published on November 30, 2020
    In our last post, we reviewed the basics around our endocrine system and how our endocrine system functions. In this post, we’ll explore endocrine disrupting chemicals further.

  • Expiring Products – Cosmetics

    Published on April 27, 2020
    Did you know cosmetic products can expire? In this post, we cover the basics of cosmetic product expiration dates.

  • Everyday Toxicology – Exposure to Ingredients

    Published on February 10, 2020
    We are exposed to ingredients every day in many different ways. In this post, we'll explore how we're exposed to ingredients and how different routes of exposure can change the health outcome.

  • Everyday Toxicology – Digging Deeper, Detoxing Your Body

    Published on February 24, 2020
    Previously we've discussed how our bodies absorb, process, and eliminate ingredients we consume. In this post, we'll take a look at detoxifying our body and explore if we need expensive detox teas or other remedies to help support our health.

  • Digging Deeper – Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

    Published on September 21, 2020
    Are you familiar with the ingredient, sodium aluminum phosphate? Over the years, it's been identified by some as an ingredient that causes harm. This post explores this ingredient's safety to see if sodium aluminum phosphate poses a health risk.

  • Risk – Exploring the Risk Assessment Process

    Published on July 6, 2020
    When looking at ingredients, contaminants, residues, & more that we're exposed to regularly, researchers use a risk assessment to derive permissible exposure levels. In this post, we look at the risk assessment process & how it can inform product safety.

  • Trace Contaminants & Residues – An Overview

    Published on July 13, 2020
    In this series, we explore trace contaminants and residues that can make their way into our food and water system. In this post, we’ll give a general overview of trace contaminants and residues.

  • Trace Contaminants & Residues – Pesticides

    Published on July 20, 2020
    While the idea of pesticides can invoke many strong emotional responses, in this post, we’ll explore pesticides’ purpose, how they end up in our food and water, and if they pose harm to human health.

  • Everyday Toxicology – Exposure to Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide

    Published on June 8, 2020
    In prior posts, we’ve discussed the many routes we’re exposed to ingredients. In this post, we take a deeper look at the ingredient titanium dioxide to explore how exposure routes impact research and health outcomes.

  • COVID-19 – Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

    Published on March 23, 2020
    It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information online, so we put together this post to help you safely clean and disinfect your home.

  • Stimulants – Overview

    Published on September 28, 2020
    What do you know about stimulants like energy drinks, coffee, and more? In this series, we cover stimulant ingredients and the safety of stimulants.

  • Cosmetics – Natural, organic, & conventional 

    Published on October 12, 2020
    There’s been a recent surge in all-natural and organic cosmetic products. In this post, we explore these labels and how they impact products. 

  • Expiring Products – Disinfectants & Medications

    Published on May 4, 2020
    Did you know medications and even disinfecting products expire? In this post, we cover the basics around medication and disinfectant product expiration dates.

  • Risk Perceptions – Coronavirus A Case Study

    Published on February 3, 2020
    In this post, we’ll explore risk perceptions and how our opinions may not match the actual risk.

  • Essential Oils – Digging Deeper Lavender Oil

    Published on August 24, 2020
    In our last post, we took a look at essential oils. There are many popular essential oils on the market. In this post, we’re looking at one of the most common essential oil used and studied: lavender oil.