In a recent article from Food Dive entitled “What you need to know about bioplastics for food packaging,” Paul Conley reveals some interesting developments in bioplastic packaging for food. Bioplastics is a nature-based alternative to petroleum-based plastics. Imagine, sugarcane being used for packaging material. The packaging material is made from the plant waste leftover from the sugar production. It looks and feels like cardboard.
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, salmonella bacteria, is estimated to cause about 1.2 million illnesses in the United States each year and about 23,000 hospitalizations. The inspection system has been the same for half the century (since 1957) and by the increasing numbers of foodborne illnesses a change is needed.
Mission accomplished for an estimated three million Americans who are suffering from celiac disease in gluten-free labeling laws. As of August 5th, 2014, any food product stating gluten-free on or after this date must meet the new rule’s requirements.