Food Science Fact Sheets

Food Science Fact Sheets have been compiled to provide clear, concise and scientifically reliable information on key food science topics. If you have any questions about the series or would like to discuss the content of any of the Food Science Fact Sheets, please contact us!

 

Sugars

Fact sheet sugars

IFST's Food Science Fact Sheet on Sugars answers the following questions:

  • What are sugars?
  • What is the function of sugar?
  • Are there differences between sugars?
  • Can sugars be replaced?
  • How much sugar can I consume?
  • Is sugar bad for you?

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Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene

IFST's Food Science Fact Sheet on Hand Hygiene includes information on:

  • Why should you wash your hands?
  • How to wash your hands?
  • Myth busting

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Date Labelling of Pre-Packaged Food  

Date labelling of Pre-Packaged Food

IFST's Food Science Fact Sheet on Date Labelling of Pre-Packaged Food answers the following questions:

  • What are commonly used date labelling terms?
  • Which products are exempt from date coding?
  • How is the shelf life determined?
  • How should food be stored?
  • What temperature should you be storing your chilled product at?

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