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November-December 2017

Condiments: An Array of Flavor Enhancers

November 9, 2017 Diane Quagliani

Today, a condiment is defined as “something used to enhance the flavor of food, especially a pungent seasoning.” This broad definition encompasses an array of sauces, spreads, pastes, dips and dressings to please the palate.

July-August 2016

The Shady Business of Food Fraud

July 1, 2016 Diane Quagliani

When you shop for food, are you getting what you pay for? How would you know? Recent news stories of food fraud incidents — imported olive oil labeled "extra-virgin" that's actually a less-expensive grade of

July-August 2016

3 Classifications of Food Fraud

July 1, 2016 Diane Quagliani

The USP Food Fraud Database categorizes the type or nature of food fraud reports as follows: replacement, addition and removal. Here is what those categories mean. Replacement Replacement is the complete or partial replacement of

July-August 2016

9 Foods That May Be Fraudulent

July 1, 2016 Diane Quagliani

Worried about food fraud? According to the Congressional Research Service, these are the nine leading food categories with reported cases of food fraud. Olive Oil Often substituted with a lower-cost type of olive oil or

July-August 2015

Fine-Tuning the Front End

June 29, 2015 Diane Quagliani

Grocery shopping. Love it or hate it, one aspect of shopping that few people relish is waiting in line to pay. But change could be coming to the checkout experience, making stores' "front end" more

May-June 2015

Organic Goes Mainstream

April 28, 2015 Diane Quagliani

Until recently, shopping for organic foods required a special trip to a natural foods store or farmers market. As interest in organics grew, organic foods became widely available in conventional supermarkets, but premium prices meant