What Are PFAS? Environment and drinking water

What are Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFASs), are they Harmful?

Guest Author: Allen Misa Food safety issues and environmental contamination concerns are treated much differently based on the laws that govern them. Government agencies such as, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), administer these laws that are created at various times and purposes. These…

What is the Food Testing Method Modernization Movement?

Guest Author: David Kennedy Chromatography –Whether gas, liquid, or some other variation – is an analytical tool whose primary purpose is to separate one chemical species from another, i.e., to “speciate”. Food is a complex mixture of hundreds, if not thousands, of chemical compounds, so the potential ability to isolate the compound of interest from…

FSMA and Scientifically Valid Methods

By Guest Author: David C. Kennedy, Ph.D. As mentioned in the previous post, FDA requires that food testing methods be scientifically valid. FDA starts with this deeply fundamental premise, but does not dictate a prescribed solution. This is in contrast to other regulatory agencies, notably the EPA Clean Water Act, where the analytical methodology is…

Finding Your 15 Minutes of FAME

Overview Fats are essential to life and we consume fats in our diets every single day to assist in maintaining brain function, providing energy to our bodies, and to be the backbone of various cellular structures. Often we associate fats with good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, cis or trans, but the basis of these…