Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

This is a guest blog post by Melanie Warner Now that Pepsi has removed brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade, it’s worth asking: Why was it there in the first place? Here was an ingredient that raised red flags back in … Continue reading

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More on Meat Labeling

More on Meat Labeling

Yesterday we wrote about the new mandate requiring nutrition labeling for 40 popular cuts of meat. There was quite a discussion in the comment thread and over at our facebook page. Below are some comments and our answer. “I am … Continue reading

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What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

Yesterday we wrote about Thanksgiving’s cranberry sauce tradition. Today we’ll take a look inside a turkey – more specifically at the stuffing. Filling the cavities of poultry dates back to Roman times, and there are many food items that can … Continue reading

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Tang Drink Mix & Kraft’s International Strategy

Tang Drink Mix & Kraft’s International Strategy

Skimming through big food companies’ press releases and financial reports is not necessarily the most exciting activity one can imagine, but it does provide some deeper context as to where they are heading from a business perspective. We came across … Continue reading

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“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

We’ve lamented the fuzzy definition of the word “natural” when it comes to food labeling. Let’s take a look at a “naturally flavored” drink mix to emphasize the absurdity. With “90% fewer calories than leading beverages”, Crystal Light sounds like … Continue reading

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Are You Eating Fake Mashed Potatoes?

Are You Eating Fake Mashed Potatoes?

A friend recently related a story how she was utterly shocked when, at age 19, for the first time in her life, she realized that mashed potatoes don’t come from a box.  On the converse, we admitted to have never … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Propyl Gallate

10 Things to Know About Propyl Gallate

1. Propyl Gallate is an artificial food additive, that is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. 2. It is a whitish crystalline powder. 3. You may find propyl gallate in meat products, microwaveable popcorn, soup mixes, chewing gum, mayonnaise, and … Continue reading

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