Food Safety

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Want Food Safety? Keep It Simple

Prior to the 20th century, no-one conceived of the need for nutrition labeling. Milk was milk. Fish was fish. A cake was sugar, flour, butter, eggs, and little else. There were salt and spices, but for the most part you knew what you were eating just by looking at it.

Okay, things weren't quite that simple. But food was food, until the modern world brought its modern problems, like unethical entrepreneurs who realized they could make more money by making misleading or false claims for their food products, such as misidentifying the ingredients or failing to acknowledge additives.

Although the U.S. government has enacted more and more…

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