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Toronto Public Health Sets Up Anonymous Website to Track Foodborne Illness

In order to track food poisoning cases that might otherwise never get reported, Toronto Public Health has set up an anonymous, voluntary and …

How to Use the 'Best-By' Dates on Your Food

With food waste and ugly food making headlines again in recent weeks, we wanted to give you a reminder of what food date labels actually mean.<p>The key …

Temperature Control: A Critical Food Safety Element

A critical element of food safety is maintaining proper temperatures from the field to the fork. In practical terms, this means keeping produce cold …

How Genome Sequencing Is Transforming Food Safety

Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to …

Listeria and Bacteriocin-Producing Starter Cultures

It is important to recognize that all non-sterile foods contain microorganisms; nonetheless, only bacteria will be mentioned here. The composition …

Cargill, the U are leading the way in movement to enhance food safety

– When Amy Kircher was a kid growing up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota, strawberries were a sure sign of spring. The red berries would be in her …

Is the Food Industry Doing Enough to Control Allergens?

<i>(This article by Roy Costa, a registered sanitarian and president of</i> <i>the consulting firm Environ Health Associates Inc., was originally posted here on</i> …

Drinking water in Canadian cities not always tested for all contaminants

Many Canadian cities are falling short of testing drinking water for all possible harmful contaminants, and experts say the long-term consequences …

Food Safety Basics to Teach Your Kids

Food safety awareness isn’t just for adults — the earlier you can teach your children about food safety, the better. Luckily, the United States …

The Impact of Mycotoxins on Food Safety

Editorial Article: The Impact of Mycotoxins on Food Safety<p>Discover the growing threat of mycotoxins in crops<p>17 Apr 2015<p><b>The issue of mycotoxins in</b> …

Seafood Safety 101: Vibrio in Shellfish

<i>(This article by Liz Bradshaw, a postdoctoral research scholar in NoroCORE, the Norovirus Collaborative for Outreach, Research, and Education based</i> …

What’s In Your Food? A Look at Food Fraud

Olive oil, fish, honey, milk, and fruit juices are common, everyday foods found in most people’s kitchens. However, these common foods may not …

WHO: How safe is your food? World Health Day 2015

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Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know

Steak, eggs, canned soup — all kinds of fridge and pantry staples have a best before date on the packaging. People often confuse best before dates …

World Health Day: “How safe is your food?”

Food safety is the topical theme of this year’s World Health Day on 7 April. The day marks the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in …

Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food

TESTING | February/March 2013<p>Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food<p>By Katerina Mastovska, Ph.D.<p>Chemical contaminants may occur in our food …

The Importance of Food Traceability

<i>(This article was originally published in Food Safety Magazine on March 17, 2015, and is reposted here with permission.)</i><p>So what is driving all the …

Fast Facts about Cutting Boards and Food Safety in Your Kitchen

Anything that touches your food can be a source of contamination and foodborne illness – including cutting boards.<p>For example, if you cut up a raw …

Why Everyone Should Care About Food Safety

<i>(This post by Matt Shipman, first published here on March 10, is the first in a series on food safety drawing on published research and the expertise</i> …

Study Suggests Eating Organic Produce Lowers Pesticide Exposure

Many agricultural pesticide exposure studies focus on farmworkers and people who live or work near farms. Now research is taking a look at exposure …

Regulation, Not Litigation, Is Likely Solution to the Mad Cow

In recent years, “mad cow” disease has created considerable confusion for American consumers as it has grabbed headlines, thanks to several now …

Report identifies most common sources of food-borne illnesses

An estimated 9 million people are sickened and 1,000 killed by food-borne illnesses in the U.S. each year, but until now officials were unable to pinpoint which foods were most likely to blame.<p>In a report released Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug …

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As Toxin Fears Grow, More Chinese Are Buying Imported Rice

Despite being the number-one producer and consumer of rice in the world, more Chinese citizens are buying rice imported from Japan and elsewhere due …

Introduction: Current Issues in Produce Safety

<i>(This is the introduction to a five-part series on produce safety by Roy E. Costa, R.S., M.S., a registered professional sanitarian and founder/owner</i> …

Safe Food Matters: Focus on Listeria

We’ve all seen the news and the reports of food recalls and illnesses due to foodborne pathogens. This is scary news for everyone — scary for the …

Current Issues in Produce Safety: The Packinghouse

<i>(This is Part 1A of a five-part series on produce safety by Roy E. Costa, R.S., M.S., a registered professional sanitarian and founder/owner of</i> …

News for February 2015

Survey suggests where you lie down can affect quality of your sleep<p>It's true, side matters<p>ConsumerAffairs<p>Most people have very set patterns for how …

Spices Top List of Possibly Tainted Foods

Spices are the latest kitchen standby to land on a list of possibly tainted foods.<p>Roughly 7 percent of imported spices tested by the U.S. Food and …