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When should I throw away a dented can of food?

08 February 2019

“Never purchase or use cans that are bulging, rusted, leaking, or deeply dented,” Janell Goodwin, a technical information specialist with the U.S. Department Of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, warns me...

Paranoid about tainted lettuce? There could be an app for that one day

08 February 2019

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are using artificial intelligence in an effort to to create a system that would give consumers control when it comes to avoiding dangerous food-borne illnesses. It could one day enable you to scan lettuce for E.coli...

Refrigeration actually shortens your bread's shelf-life. Here's the best way to keep your bread fresh for longer.

08 February 2019

If you've ever doled out more than a few bucks for a nice loaf of bread only for it to get moldy or stale in a few days, you've probably tried experimenting with ways to make the next loaf last longer. And a popular thing many bread-buyers do is store their bread...

Avocados are being transformed into biodegradable plastic

08 February 2019

Called BIOFASE, the business uses avocado pits to create cutlery and straws containing 70 percent biomass content. The products are extra strong, suitable for hot and cold food, and according to the brand, are the first to be made from fully renewable and sustainable sources...

New Utah facility will turn food waste into renewable energy

08 February 2019

Throwing out food no longer means it has to go to waste thanks to a new facility in Utah that converts food waste to clean, renewable energy.

The First FAO/WHO/AU International Food Safety Conference

07 February 2019

Ongoing changes in climate, global food production and supply systems affect consumers, industry and the planet itself. These changes can have an impact on food safety systems and pose sustainability and development challenges. This is a pivotal moment demanding urgent reflection

Health minister steps in as monkeys invade kitchen, wards at KZN hospital

07 February 2019

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed a task team to urgently tackle an invasion of monkeys at Durban's RK Khan Hospital.

New DNA test can help to fight food fraud – Food Safety Authority

07 February 2019

Device to test beef and poultry likely to be rolled out across the EU

New National Roadmap for Consumer Protection in Relation to Food Safety

07 February 2019

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today launched its vision and new strategy for the next five years, whilst also marking its 20th anniversary by revealing new research that provides an insight into consumer attitudes to food safety...

Food vendors on course

07 February 2019

Since last Friday, 1 February, council’s 16 environmental health offices has been hosting free monthly training sessions for informal food vendors...

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