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Review of recent report on the presence of phthalates in 'mac and cheese'

CRIS Director Michael Holsapple reviews a new report on the presence of phthalates in food.

Please Don't Panic Over the Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese

Another outsider perspective on phthalates in packaged food from Slate.

NY Times Goes Mac & Cheesy with Science

The Amercian Council on Science and Health gives another outsider perspective on phthalates in packaged food.

Fast Take: Debunking Another Cheesy Report

Michael Holsapple weighs in on recent reports of phthalates in this article from the International Food Information Council Foundation.

Food scientist: Consumers "don't have anything to fear" when it comes to pesticide residue

Michael Holsapple joined Stateside on Michigan Radio to discuss consumer concerns about pesticide residue.

Eat more seafood for your health right? Actually it's not that simple.

Keri Szejda, CRIS postdoctoral research associate at ASU, looks at the research and evidence associated with seafood and good health.

MSU Center Director provides some perspective on titanium dioxide

Michigan State University is home to the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS). Michael Holsapple, the Director of CRIS, recently reviewed the safety associated with titanium dioxide in food.

Stabilizers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

Heather Dover, research assistant at the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety, provides some commentary in this article by Kathleen Zelman featured in Food and Nutrition Magazine.

MSU Center Focusing on Ingredient Safety

MSU created an independent center to research the safety of everyday products, to train the next generation of food and ingredient safety professionals, and to educate the public to make evidence-informed decsions.

Don’t believe everything you hear about pesticides on fruits and vegetables

Michael Holsapple, Heather Dover, and Keith Ayoob review the stigma of pesticides on fruits and vegetables and why the actual risk needs to be considered.

Peanuts officially back in good graces

Health advice has swung 180 degrees once again. Peanuts are now officially in the clear –and even recommended – for infants and young children.

Worried about BPA in canned foods? Unless you’re on a total canned food binge, you’re probably okay

The dose-response relationship in regards to BPA in canned foods is examined by CRIS Director Michael Holsapple.

What does research say about how to effectively communicate about science?

Andrew Maynard looks at effective science communication and how science communicators can ensure that science and evidence are more effectively incorporated into the decisions people make.

Are GMOs Bad? Experts Pick Sides

CRIS DIrector Michael Holsapple shares his expert opinion on the popular debate, are GMOs bad?

New Director Named for MSU Ingredient Safety Center

Michael Holsapple named director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University.

Ingredient Safety Center to be Located at MSU

The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Michigan State University, established the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety.


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