All news articles for October 2017

The FDA says concerns on black licorice overdosing relate to the compound glycyrrhizin. Photo: ©GettyImages/lpm12

FDA issues black licorice ‘overdose’ warning before Halloween

By Douglas Yu

Eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land a person older than 40 years old in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the day before Halloween this year.

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IDSA updates infectious diarrhea guidelines

By Joseph James Whitworth

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of infectious diarrhea have been updated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

KW Plastics confirms its first LNO for HDPE. Picture: KW Plastics.

KW Plastics expands PCR to rigid packaging applications

By Jenny Eagle

KW Plastics is expanding the use of PCR (postconsumer resin) to many rigid packaging applications where FDA (Food and Drug Administration) food contact is required, following a new regulatory accomplishment.

IFST launches Food Science Fact Sheets

IFST launches Food Science Fact Sheets

By Jenny Eagle

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has launched what will become a series of Food Science Fact Sheets providing information on food science topics.