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FDA FY 2010 Inspectional Observation Summaries

Posted by tjkuhn on August 19, 2014

The FDA has recently updated their published  483 inspection results here. This is really a great resource as it breaks the findings down by regulation and how often it was cited. The link is to the 2010 483 that I stumbled upon. The parent site has multiple years and in sortable formats:

http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/ucm250720.htm

~TJK

 

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Ingredients of All-Natural Blueberries

Posted by tjkuhn on August 19, 2014

As a scientist, I find it troubling when people go on about not wanting chemicals in their food. *There’s chemicals in everything….You are made of chemicals!* Well this guy went through the trouble of making a label of all ingredients found in a blueberry. Pretty telling. ~TJK

James Kennedy

There are now 20 graphics on my to-do list. I’ll probably make about 5 of them, and only one or two of those will be any good. 😛 (Making graphics is a bit like taking photographs—you take 1000 photos on holiday, delete 500 and put no more than 6 on your wall.)

The Table of Esters and Their Smells did surprisingly well. It got over 2,000 downloads on its first day. 🙂

The graphic below is a follow-up to Ingredients of an All-Natural Banana. To make these graphics, I calculated the percentage composition of all the interesting ingredients and wrote an “ingredients” label for each fruit using E-numbers where they exist. Anthocynanins, which are said to give blueberries their “superfood” status, are also known as E163, for example.

As a Chemistry teacher, I want to erode the fear that many people have of “chemicals”, and demonstrate that nature evolves…

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