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Best practices: De-waxing apples

There is no standard for the wax coatings used to preserve apples and other fruits and vegetables. Some studies indicate that the coatings are no longer simply carnuba-based, but are undisclosed compounds containing plastic polymers that may trap residues of pesticides and other chemicals. Given that these represent an unknown confounding factor, investigators decided to […]

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Sourcing Dairy: Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Butter methods and barriers

Dairy has many opportunities for plastic contamination For dairy products, we created an ultra-strict sourcing protocol that assumed that the introduction of plastic chemicals into the dairy food chain begins with the milking process. That strict protocol had to be drastically altered will be described below. To consumers, the most obvious connection between plastic and […]

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