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Oats play important role in human health

Oats play important role in human health

According to a new, wide-reaching collection of scientific reviews published in the October 2014 supplement issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, oats may play an important role in improving satiety, diet quality and digestive, cardiovascular and general metabolic health. [More]
Arsenic levels exceed in some rice-based foods, can affect celiac disease sufferers

Arsenic levels exceed in some rice-based foods, can affect celiac disease sufferers

Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance – arsenic – as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, conducted by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain. [More]
Luminex gets FDA approval to add three new targets to xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel

Luminex gets FDA approval to add three new targets to xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel

Luminex Corporation today announced it has received U.S. FDA clearance to add three new targets to its xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP). The targets include Adenovirus 40/41, Entamoeba histolytica and Vibrio cholerae. [More]
NRA announces exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates

NRA announces exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. [More]
Neogen's first quarter net income increases 13%

Neogen's first quarter net income increases 13%

Neogen Corporation announced today that net income for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, was $8,883,000 — a 13% increase compared to net income of $7,839,000 in the first quarter of last year. [More]
Study suggests that energy drinks can cause heart problems

Study suggests that energy drinks can cause heart problems

Energy drinks can cause heart problems according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Professor Milou-Daniel Drici from France. [More]
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]