Food Safety Resources

Food components, diet, and health

Focus on diet and nutrition on human health

Nov 2015

The Safety of Sodium Reduction in the Food Supply: A Cross Discipline Balancing Act

(A workshop on September 22, 2015 - Washington, D.C. - A Collaboration between the ILSI North America Technical Committees on Food Microbiology and Sodium)

Extensive debate continues on how to lower sodium intakes of the population given that previous campaigns, related to labeling and education, have had minimal impact. The workshop objective was to connect the dots with the nutrition and public health community on why sodium reduction has been so challenging due in large part to the variety of microbial and functional roles sodium plays across different food categories. The workshop provided greater knowledge and appreciation of these challenges. Access video presentations from the workshop here.

Jan 2014

What Is Food Allergy?

This brief review discusses some food allergen issues of interest to food producers and processors.

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

Mar 2011

Understanding Sodium Replacements from a Food Safety and Health Risk Perspective

Sodium affects the taste, texture, and safety of foods; therefore the consequences of reducing sodium levels in various foods must be evaluated carefully. This report reviews health concerns associated with high intakes of sodium, important functions of salt in foods, and potential safety considerations associated with food components that may substitute for some functions of salt in foods.

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

Nov 2008

Sodium Reduction and Its Effects on Food Safety, Food Quality, and Human Health

Adverse health effects of high dietary levels of sodium chloride, important functions of sodium chloride for the flavor, structure, and preservation of foods.

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

Feb 2004

Saturated Fat and Beef Fat as Related to Human Health

Cardiovascular disease, cancer, different fatty acids.

import_contacts Food Safety Brief

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