• Food Dates

    Posted on Oct 05, 2018

    Confused about "use by" and "best before" - a short video to explain the difference

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  • Sumfood explains Food Fraud

    Posted on Oct 02, 2018

    A short explainer video about food fraud from the Sumfood team

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  • Food safety and Cantaloupe

    Posted on Sep 24, 2018

    Cantaloupe is often in the news ... for the wrong reason. A short video explaining how to keep yourself safe with one of our favourite fruits

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  • Michael Pollan: From food guru to psychonaut

    Posted on Jul 12, 2018

    It's not often we get to link to Stephen Colbert's Late Show on the Sumfood blog but this short chat with Michael Pollan humorously captures the unconventionality—some would say outlandishness—of his latest headline-grabbing venture.

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  • Absence labeling: Still not here.

    Posted on Jul 10, 2018

    This image of a McCormick label comes from an article we recently linked to on Sumfood's Twitter page. It's an outstanding example of a practice called 'absence labeling' and is summed up nicely by the article's central question: "What’s the rationale behind the creation of a non-GMO line of spices for which there are no GMO alternatives?"

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  • Transparency IQ @ Hamburger U

    Posted on Jul 04, 2018

    Sumfood attended the recent Transparency IQ conference at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's original Hamburger University. As much a museum to American fast food as a conference center, Hamburger U offered plenty of distractions during the day-long gathering focused on the 'revolutionary force of product transparency

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  • The fight for 'organic'

    Posted on Jun 07, 2018

    Let’s set the scene: a conference room within the Capitol Hilton in downtown Washington, DC where the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) 2018 National Food Policy Conference was in full swing. Outside the room a sign read ‘Growing Pains: What’s in Store for Organic?’

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  • Food Safety Summit pt 2

    Posted on May 30, 2018

    By far the highlight of Day 2 of the 2018 Food Safety Summit (FSS) in Rosemont, IL was a presentation by Carletta Ooton, Amazon VP, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance – a job title she referred to as a “gigantic hat to wear” – on a topic equally as verbose: ‘Amazon’s Approach to Innovation and What It Means for Food Safety’.

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  • Marketing in Milan

    Posted on May 30, 2018

    After attending the recent Seeds and Chips conference in Milan, I had the enviable burden of waiting a day to catch a flight back to New Zealand. Eschewing fashion for food I decided to maximise my time in Italy’s stylish capital by attending a cooking course.

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  • Food Safety Summit pt 1

    Posted on May 23, 2018

    Held at the enormous Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the tulip-covered Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL, the 2018 Food Safety Summit was occasionally informative, good for networking, self-reverential as hell, and oddly subdued – perhaps because the bulk of attendees consider ‘food safety’ a cost burden rather than an aspiration.

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