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Director of Strategic Relationships, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

“Eek-osystems”: Biofilm Considerations for the Food Industry






Have you ever missed one or two of your normal tooth-brushing sessions, and found your tongue traversing over a disconcertingly slimy layer coating your chompers?   Well, welcome to the disturbing and quite fascinating world of biofilms.  These hearty amalgams of microbiological activity provide both protection for microorganisms, as well as headaches for not only […]

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Celebrating World Food Safety Day!






Food safety truly is a collective effort. From the farm to the table, ensuring food safety is a way we can reaffirm our investment in, and care of, those we are feeding. Whether you are helping in the harvest, producing and processing thousands of products a day, serving food at a local pub, or grilling […]

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Foam Alone: Mixed in New Quark






While whipping up a quick dinner recently, I decided to use my handy-dandy microwave to get the rice cooking portion of the meal done. Just below, the thrilling smells of cooking vegetables and fish wafted up as I did my best not to burn what was in the pan in front of me on the […]

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Pepper Prerogatives






Do you like things spicy? Are you prone to throw a bit (or a lot) of pepperjack on your sandwich to remind you you’re alive? Maybe the mild burn isn’t enough for you…maybe you want to take your taste buds to the edge, shaking the very fabric of common sense, by combining ghost pepper cheese […]

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COVID-19 Food Industry Resources






In times of great uncertainty, informed insight and clarity mean a great deal. Since the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Nelson-Jameson has been continuously monitoring the situation. COVID-19 is already having an impact on the way we interact with food and we want you to be prepared. Our friends at Cornell University have created a useful resource for […]

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