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Improving education about risky food handling behaviors may reduce foodborne illness

Improving education about risky food handling behaviors may reduce foodborne illness

Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State University research. [More]
Scientists devise to help prevent organic food fraud

Scientists devise to help prevent organic food fraud

A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labelled "organic", but whether they're getting what the label claims is another matter. [More]
New ingredient in gluten-free products can cause allergic reaction

New ingredient in gluten-free products can cause allergic reaction

A popular new ingredient in gluten-free products could be causing an allergic reaction, according to a Kansas State University food safety specialist. [More]
Presence of Listeria monocytogenes in foods may cause abortions, meningitis

Presence of Listeria monocytogenes in foods may cause abortions, meningitis

The results of the research conducted in the ICAS Culiacán reveal that at least 10 percent of the fresh cheese, sausages and meats sold in markets and on the street may be contaminated. [More]

Roka Bioscience reports increased revenue of $1.4M with 107% year-over-year growth

Roka Bioscience, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, today reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. [More]
Scientists receive £500,000 to investigate global food fraud

Scientists receive £500,000 to investigate global food fraud

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have received £500,000 to investigate global food fraud and help prevent criminal activity within the industry. [More]

Introducing healthier snacks to vending machines can benefit students

Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health. The findings could have implications for campus health initiatives as well as vendor profits. [More]
New guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety

New guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety

To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. [More]
Norovirus vaccines: an interview with Dr Benjamin Lopman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Norovirus vaccines: an interview with Dr Benjamin Lopman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Noroviruses are a group of viruses. They're the leading cause of gastroenteritis, which causes diarrhea and vomiting. They affect the whole age range from young children to the elderly, and, in the US, they cause about 20 million cases annually. [More]
Despite public programs, food insecurity remains an intractable problem in the US

Despite public programs, food insecurity remains an intractable problem in the US

Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. [More]
Mexico, US sign statement of intent to promote safety of fresh agricultural products

Mexico, US sign statement of intent to promote safety of fresh agricultural products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the government of Mexico's National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) signed a statement of intent forming a partnership to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products. [More]
New methods of dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing

New methods of dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing

Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, new methods of characterising and dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing and in bacteria in water, feed and food samples were studied. [More]
Researchers seek ways to prevent foodborne illnesses with cinnamon

Researchers seek ways to prevent foodborne illnesses with cinnamon

Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient but common cooking spice: cinnamon. [More]
Study finds nutritional and safety benefits from consumption of organic food

Study finds nutritional and safety benefits from consumption of organic food

The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues. [More]
Simple and hygienic measures can prevent campylobacter infections

Simple and hygienic measures can prevent campylobacter infections

In Switzerland, between 7000 and 8000 persons fall ill with a campylobacter infection annually. This makes it the most frequent bacterial disease transmitted through food. [More]

ECsafeSEAFOOD project assesses priority contaminants present in seafood

Significant progress towards improving seafood safety in Europe is being made by the EC-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD project. [More]
Study finds that eating steamed broccoli daily helps asthmatics breath normally

Study finds that eating steamed broccoli daily helps asthmatics breath normally

Eating one to two cups of lightly steamed broccoli a day would help asthmatics to breathe normally and prevent their condition from worsening, University of Melbourne research has determined. [More]
Soy protein supplements do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes

Soy protein supplements do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes

Soy protein supplements, which contain natural estrogens, do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes who already have borderline-low testosterone, according to a new study. [More]
New project improves techniques for detecting E. coli

New project improves techniques for detecting E. coli

Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli. [More]
AB SCIEX launches MasterView Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP mass spectrometry systems

AB SCIEX launches MasterView Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP mass spectrometry systems

AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today announced the launch of the MasterView™ Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP® mass spectrometry systems at the 5th Annual FERA/JIFSAN Symposium on Emerging Issues in Food, in York, UK. [More]