July-August 2017

Growth of Discount Grocers

June 30, 2017 Lauren Fox

Successful global giants in the grocery market, including the European companies ALDI and Lidl, continue to emerge in America, bringing with them lower prices, more jobs and stiff competition. While it may seem like a



July-August 2017

Humectants and Anticaking Agents

Processed foods that sit on supermarket shelves for a while would deteriorate if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations for quality and performance of favorite foods if certain



March-April 2017

The Vital Role of Food Preservatives

February 27, 2017 Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN

An ancient practice designed to prevent spoilage, among the first food preservation practices were the salting of meat and fish, adding sugar in canned foods and pickling vegetables. Today, preservatives continue this important role. Definition



January-February 2017

Get Familiar with Food Additives

January 1, 2017 Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN

Few ingredients cause as much confusion, or consternation, as food additives. For some, it might be the long chemical names found on labels, uncertainty of how the use of additives is regulated or skepticism in