Category Archives: Food Engineering

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

It all started by the publication of the Federal Drug Administration of a draft of New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) containing a section on probiotics, the gut friendly bacteria that are all the rage in current nutrition science. We have discussed probiotics and their pros and cons in several previous posts. …Read the Rest

Nutrition and Diabetes: Food manufacturers engineer fiber rich starches that result in less blood sugar

Nutrition and Diabetes: Food manufacturers engineer fiber rich starches that result in less blood sugar

MND: OK, is food engineering all bad? I know in some circles this question rings like heresy. Have a look at the foods described in this link to “shudder..” Chemical Engineering News”. Bread/Rice reengineered to be diabetes friendly… Let me know what you think. email at yves@medinewsdigest.com

A Vitamin Enriched GMO Corn?

A Vitamin Enriched GMO Corn?

MediNewsDigest: GMO scientist might have engineered this one out of spite…Can you see the conflict in the minds of the GMO free movement? Or at least in the general population? What a coup! Don’t know if we should laugh or cry…(BBC )

Food and Health: Industry plans edible coatings to enhance shelf life of ready-to-eat blueberries

Food and Health: Industry plans edible coatings to enhance shelf life of ready-to-eat blueberries

MediNewsDigest: Think that when you are buying those nice looking blueberries you are getting just the fruit and it’s antioxydants?  Think again.. Follow this link to Food production daily  Chemical coating treatment on the blueberry are in  the works to extend the shelflife.   This how  the article describes the coating: “…Fresh blueberries were …Read the Rest

Water and food consumption on inadvertent antibiotics intake (sciencedirect)

Water and food consumption on inadvertent antibiotics intake (sciencedirect)

MediNewDigest: This is an interesting article from South Korea about inadvertent antibiotic consumption. Posted in sciencedirect. Yes,  beef, pork, dairy products, and raw fish carry some antibiotics. The article , however, assures us that “…Daily antibiotics intake estimates  did not exceed the acceptable daily intake levels….” MediNewDigest: Acceptable….Hmmm, Here is an …Read the Rest

No food safety threat from cloned animals, EFSA re-confirms (foodnavigator)

No food safety threat from cloned animals, EFSA re-confirms (foodnavigator)

MediNewsDigest: After the GMO salmon, now the cloned whatever……It’s all safe folks says the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority ). OK, the cloned animals die sooner than normal.  Ok, the risk analysis is  “….no obvious negative effects were seen in rats fed meat from clones compared with feeding conventional meat…..”. …Read the Rest

Genetically Engineered salmon ‘as safe to eat as other salmon’, says FDA (FoodNavigator)

Genetically Engineered salmon ‘as safe to eat as other salmon’, says FDA (FoodNavigator)

MediNewsDigest: Quoting FoodNavigator:  “…The fish, developed by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies (ABT), is Atlantic salmon given the growth hormone gene of the faster-growing Pacific salmon, along with DNA from the eel-like ocean pout. The company claims that the resulting AquAvantage salmon reaches maturity at twice the rate of normal Atlantic salmon, …Read the Rest

In Search of a Better Milk: Cross-linked milk protein may reduce allergy concerns (FoodNavigator)

In Search of a Better Milk: Cross-linked milk protein may reduce allergy concerns (FoodNavigator)

MediNewsDigest:  Food Research is serious Chemistry and Biology. See the Article in FoodNavigator  People with dairy sensitivities/allergies  could probably benefit from this, but But will the rest of us want to part with real milk from real cows? How far does the FDA have to go to guarantee long term safety …Read the Rest

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