Research & Trends

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

BPA Researcher Awarded for ‘Disruptive’ Research

BPA Researcher Awarded for ‘Disruptive’ Research

November 4, 2016

The Cornell Douglas Foundation, an environmental health and justice advocacy group based in Bethesda, Md., has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg one of its 2016 Pearl Award winners. Read More

New Method of Oyster Opening Being Developed in South Australia

New Method of Oyster Opening Being Developed in South Australia

October 12, 2016

A new method to make oysters easier to open is being developed in South Australia. The method, developed by Simmonds Seafood Marketing Agencies, involves shaving the lip of the oyster to create a small opening where a knife can later be inserted to greatly simplify the shucking process. Read More

AHA Report Recommends Reducing Children's Sugar Intake

AHA Report Recommends Reducing Children's Sugar Intake

August 30, 2016

Children ages 2 to 18 should eat or drink less than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, according to the scientific statement recommending a specific limit on added sugars for children, published in the American Heart Association journal? Circulation. Read More