The food industry spends billions of dollars to address the issues raised by the estimated number of illnesses and deaths attributed to a pathogen or allergen. The predictions and statistics these agencies provide and use are truly critical.
Several large-scale recalls have been issued recently for products containing foreign material, which creates headlines that draw a lot of attention to how the industry keeps foreign material from contaminating the food supply.
Traditional fMRI has not been widely used to investigate neural stimulation of consuming solid foods, because of potential safety hazards and poor imaging quality. Novel scanning methods could alleviate this.
Poultry products remain popular with consumers and the industry has plenty of open road ahead; but external mitigating factors continued to tamp down sales in 2016 and have some areas in need of a tuneup.
Overall sales of poultry were down less than 1 percent in 2016 from 2015 because of a decline in poultry prices as well as total volume of poultry sold, according to Chicago-based Mintel International’s Poultry U.S. report, published in November 2016.