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Sean O’Keefe, PhD
Professor in the Department of Food Science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.Get More Info
Articles By Sean
What Are Parabens and Why Are They In My Food?
Parabens are in a wide variety of foods and other products that we use every day. But, what exactly are parabens and why...
5 Best & Worst Fast Food Kids Meal Options
A reader recently asked us about the healthiest fast food kids meal options and what preservatives are found in these foods....
What is BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene)?
Late last year the Environmental Working Group released its Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives. The guide aims to highlight...
New Year’s Hangover? Let Us Help!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Oh, sorry. Did we just say that too loudly? Feeling a little sensitive to sound and light? Perhaps feeling...
Is Propylene Glycol Safe?
Recently, the ingredient propylene glycol has been in the news. We first learned about this ingredient from Sean O’Keefe,...
Meet the Expert: Sean O’Keefe
Dr. Sean O’Keefe Dr. O’Keefe is a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech....
Are Processed Foods Unhealthy?
Unless your shopping trip to the grocery store is limited to the far perimeter aisles, there is a good chance your diet...
Expert claims Dr. Oz’s “Secrets of the Fast Food Industry” is Misleading
Recently, The Dr. Oz Show aired an episode that addressed the “Secrets of the Fast Food Industry.” We had some...
Why Doesn’t Fast Food Spoil?
Have you seen photos on Facebook or Twitter showing fast food that doesn’t spoil? How about the YouTube video showing...