A new way to track food quality: a Parentera system
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Analysts say it’s not unusual for a new way of analyzing nutrition data to introduce some changes in its own methods.
Analysts said the Parenters were a big factor in a recent report by the Center for Food Safety, which said more than half of all U.S. foods tested contained unsafe levels of lead.
ParenTERA was founded in 2016 by researchers from Purdue University and University of California, Berkeley.
It is a Pareto principle that holds that the quality of a food depends on how it’s produced.
The goal is to make sure that ingredients are safe, the report said.
The Parentery uses a Pared, a measure of the purity of a material, as a measure for a food’s nutritional value.
Pareds are typically measured in parts per million (ppm), which is about 1,000 times less than the amount of lead found in typical lead-contaminated food.
Paring is used in food analysis because it is a measure that can be adjusted to produce a more accurate reading of nutritional value, said John Kowalski, a researcher at the Food Innovation Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The team has been studying the Pared metric for a while, Kowilski said.
But it’s only recently started to incorporate new methods.
For example, the researchers say that they were able to use an entirely new Pared method that includes an element called an orthogonal distance.
In an orthographic distance, a point is closer to its neighbor than a point farther away.
That allows researchers to compare nutritional values from different sources in the same food.
“That’s really exciting,” said Robert Kowalas, who was a senior author on the new paper and is now an assistant professor at Purdue.
“The team was really able to get some new information out of that.”
One of the key changes is using an orthographical distance that is closer than an orthometric distance, which is closer or further away, to a certain degree.
“We’ve been using orthographic distances for a long time,” Kowalis said.
The researchers say the Pares are not just useful for comparing nutritional values, but also to track when certain foods are at high or low risk for health problems. “
Parenteras have really improved on that in a lot of ways.”
The researchers say the Pares are not just useful for comparing nutritional values, but also to track when certain foods are at high or low risk for health problems.
“What we’re seeing is that it is actually very easy to identify food that is at high risk for bad health outcomes,” said John Schoenfeld, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“It’s not just about the nutritional value but also about how that food is processed.”
The Paretti are a key player in the food industry, Schoenfield said.
And they’re not the only ones to benefit.
In 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine published a paper that said the use of Parenterettes in food safety was one of many ways that Parentes have become an important part of the food supply.
The scientists analyzed Parenteas from the United States, Canada and other countries.
They found that Pared measures were used to estimate the risk of certain foodborne illnesses such as coronavirus and salmonella in some samples, and to identify the riskiest foods.
“These are the kinds of measures that are used to inform food safety policy, and they have an enormous impact on the industry,” Schoenstein said.
This was also the first time that researchers looked at Parents in a large food sample, and the study was funded by the U.K. Department of Health and Human Services.
The researchers also say that the use has helped to reduce the use and consumption of certain kinds of food in some countries.
The study was published in the Journal of Food Protection.
The Associated Press reported this story on Oct. 30, 2017.
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