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Resilience in food safety for 2021: Consumer related challenges


Editor’s note: In part two of this four-part series with SafetyChain Software, Food Safety News reviews how food firms can become resilient in the face of 2021’s new challenges, how resilience will be needed in reducing supply chain risks.

Dr. David Acheson, CEO & president of The Acheson Group, suggests that food firms will need resilience when addressing consumer-related challenges in 2021.

Consumer shift away from preservatives
A recent survey found that seven in 10 Americans are concerned about the presence of chemical products in food. The poll by Mérieux NutriSciences and bioMérieux also found that 70 percent of respondents were troubled about pesticides, antibiotics and additives.

Acheson points to preservatives as an issue specifically on consumers’ minds.

“When it comes to appealing to consumers, pure science doesn’t always win. For example, consumers have pushed for a shift away from preservatives recently,” Acheson said. “When these additives are removed … Read more

The Soothing Bento YouTube Videos That Will Inspire You to Get Back in the Kitchen

In a video posted on her YouTube channel, Imamu cuts open a tamagoyaki. | Imamu room

Imamu Room’s weekly bento-making ritual is my new, calming source of inspiration

The YouTube recommendation algorithm is the devil’s handmaiden, but occasionally Satan comes through. A few days ago, the algorithm introduced me to the channel Imamu Room, a Japanese woman’s weekly chronicle of making bentos for her husband in their small kitchen in Canada. In an episode with about two million views, Imamu (she does not use her last name) cooks her way through a week of Spam onigiri, imitation crab omelet, corn rice with a fried mackerel, crispy corn croquettes, and chicken nanban, all of it plated in a handsome wooden bento box, with vegetables stuffed into crevices, with maybe a single umeboshi as an extra decoration.

Two of the episodes (bento week #5 and #7) have over two … Read more

Awesome Air Fryer Pizza

Pizza night just got a whole lot better with this Awesome Air Fryer Pizza! Perfectly cooked crust and exquisitely baked toppings, the air fryer does it again!

There are so many recipes used with the air fryer it is hard to choose which one to make each night! Here are a few you have to try The Best Air Fryer Chicken Breasts, Perfect Air Fryer Salmon, Amazing Air Fryer Steak with Garlic Herb Butter and don’t forget the reason these air fryers were invented, Homemade Air Fryer French Fries.

Delicious Air Fryer Cheese Pizza.

The Best Air Fryer Pizza

This air fryer pizza is amazingly delicious and cooks up in no time! The best part is using homemade dough, I love this quick easy dough, that I also use for my famous Stromboli. This method works magic on the pizzas because air frying cooks by circulating hot air to cook … Read more

Plan launched to reduce risk of emerging zoonoses

A drive to prevent emerging zoonotic risks and diseases such as COVID-19 has been unveiled and is being led by France.

The Preventing Zoonotic Diseases Emergence (PREZODE) initiative was announced at the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity on Jan. 11. Zoonotic diseases or zoonoses are caused by germs that spread between animals and people and can be foodborne.

Three French institutes have teamed up with 10 other research bodies in France, Germany and the Netherlands on the project that involves more than 1,000 researchers in 50 countries. These institutes are the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and Research Institute for Development (IRD).

Ready to go in 2022
Others involved are the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), Institut Pasteur, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Germany and … Read more

From the Strategist: The Best Bitters, According to Bartenders

Dram Apothecary bitters | Dram Apothecary

24 simple ways to add depth of flavor to drinks you make at home, from the Strategist

If you’re looking to up your cocktail-making at home — or need a way to make your mocktails a bit more exciting as we head into the back half of dry January — bitters are a simple way to add more depth of flavor to any drinks you make yourself. “They give you loads of flavor in very little liquid,” explains Nik Hannigan, the global brand educator for Fluère nonalcoholic spirits. “Bitters are the salt and pepper, the pinch of seasoning to your cocktail,” adds Lynette Marrero, a co-founder of the all-female, high-speed bartending competition Speed Rack, who works as the beverage director for New York City–based Llama Inn and Llama San. (As a way to support their employees during the ongoing pandemic, Llama … Read more