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How do you decide if your milk is fresh enough to drink? You might be one of the many Americans who relies on sell-by dates to determine when to throw it out. But it turns out we could be dumping perfectly good milk. 

A physics professor thinks he’s hit on a better way to tell if food is fresh. And he’s taking it to market.


Many of Michigan's maple syrup producers have signed onto a letter to the FDA requesting a crackdown on companies misbranding their products as "maple."

A letter to the agency, signed by maple syrup producers from states like Michigan and Vermont, requested tighter restrictions and enforcement on products that label themselves as "maple," even when the ingredients don't include maple syrup.

Craig Waldron is president of the Commercial Maple Syrup Producers of Michigan.

He said too many commercial products claim to be maple-flavored but don't use the ingredient.