Research & Trends

Listeria Can Hide Inside Tissue of Romaine Lettuce

Listeria Can Hide Inside Tissue of Romaine Lettuce

March 31, 2017

A Purdue University study has shown that Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill the potentially lethal pathogen. Read More

Cornell Dairy Team Wins Food Safety Leadership Award

Cornell Dairy Team Wins Food Safety Leadership Award

March 3, 2017

The Cornell University Dairy Foods Extension team received the inaugural Food Safety Leadership Award from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). IDFA selected the team for its comprehensive approach to support and improve food safety across the dairy industry. Read More

Five Facts We Haven’t Heard from The Gluten-Free Industry

Five Facts We Haven’t Heard from The Gluten-Free Industry

January 12, 2017

Gluten-free product sales are expected to be as high as $15.6 billion by the end of 2016, and with 28% of Americans cutting back on bread, it seems a new dietary trend is upon us. Gluten-free is in and bread is out, but such dietary trends are often fads. Read More

Study Shows Impact of rPET Use in Hot-Fill Bottles

Study Shows Impact of rPET Use in Hot-Fill Bottles

December 5, 2016

The use of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in hot-fill packages has no significant adverse impact on the bottles until the blend exceeds 50%, according to a research study conducted by Plastic Technologies, Inc. Read More