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New USDA Study on Consumer Kitchen Behavior Underscores the Importance of Food Safety Education Month

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is releasing during Food Safety Education Month the results from the final year of a five-year study that observed how consumers prepared meals. The study was produced by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) as part of their efforts to highlight the importance of safe food handling practices.

“These studies are important for USDA to understand consumer behaviors in the kitchen and it is timely to be releasing the latest findings during Food Safety Education Month,” said USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Emilio Esteban. “The results allow us to shape food safety communications and help consumers safely prepare food.”

The study observed food safety behaviors, including participants’ thermometer use for ground pork sausage, handwashing, and cleaning and sanitizing of food preparation surfaces.

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Replenish Nutrients co-founder and CEO Neil Wiens speaks to Proactive's Stephen Gunnion about the company's focus on regenerative fertilizers.

Replenish Nutrients specializes in mineral-based fertilizers made from rock phosphate, elemental sulfur, potash, and organic matter. What sets its products apart is the incorporation of proprietary biology, ensuring active biological mineral nutrients are released at the right time and place. The company targets the commercial farming sector in Western Canada, covering a substantial 100 million acres.

Wiens highlighted the support received from the government of Alberta, emphasizing its commitment to low-impact, low-greenhouse gas products. Replenish Nutrients recently received an emissions reduction grant, showcasing its dedication to reducing carbon emissions in comparison to traditional chemical fertilizers.

The interview also touched upon the strong market conditions, with a robust fourth quarter attributed to favorable weather, strong volumes, and normalized fertilizer prices.

Wiens said investors can anticipate exciting partnerships and technological advancements from Replenish Nutrients, contributing to the company's expansion and increased cash flow.