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Austria hit by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria outbreaks

20 August 2019

Officials in Austria are investigating three different outbreaks caused by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria. The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) reported the source of the Salmonella outbreak has been identified but the vehicle of infection for the E. coli and L

Salmonella sensor developed for poultry industry

20 August 2019

New technology to detect the presence of salmonella in raw poultry has been developed in a collaboration project between two US universities.

Helpful CDC tips on how best to avoid food poisonings

13 August 2019

Most people are all too familiar with the gut-wrenching sensation of food poisoning. But what can your symptoms reveal about the potential bug that made your body revolt — and how can you protect yourself next time?...

Bird flu scare highlighted protocol gaps

13 August 2019

Pretoria - An avian influenza, or bird flu, outbreak in 2017 resulted in the culling and the loss of millions of rand to the South African poultry industry...

Food at Mpumalanga school deemed safe to eat after two pupils die from suspected poison

13 August 2019

The Mpumalanga Department of Education says investigations following the death of two pupils at Nelson Ngubeni Primary School have found that there were no mircroorganisms that could have caused their deaths. On Monday, the province's Education MEC Bonakele Majuba said the outcom

Germany reveals foodborne disease picture for 2018

13 August 2019

Norovirus and Campylobacter were among the most commonly reported notifiable diseases in Germany this past year, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). In 2018, a total of 67,872 Campylobacter infections were recorded, which was 2 percent lower than the year before. The da

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

12 August 2019

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself...

Cut out meat consumption to help save the planet - UN

12 August 2019

An urgent global shift towards sustainable plant-based diets has been touted as a crucial ingredient to cut greenhouse gas emissions from food systems and improve health outcomes. This is among a raft of measures to tackle climate change, contained in a new high-level report by t

Former FDA chief warns consumers that all forms of CBD in food is actually illegal

12 August 2019

CBD will be a business opportunity but needs regulation first, Gottlieb says. The cannabidiol droplets you may be adding into your brunch cocktail are not actually legal, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned on CNBC on Friday...

Climate Change Is Taking a Bigger Toll on Our Food, Water, and Land Than We Realized

08 August 2019

?As the planet warms, parts of the world face new risks of food and water shortages, expanding deserts, and land degradation, warns a major new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Those effects are already underway, and some of them could so

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