All news articles for May 20, 2014

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Red Coke wins the rat race, doesn’t damage rodent testicles

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Male rats who drank Coca-Cola for six months experienced no changes in testosterone production and intake did not damage their testes, says a study that also reveals a rodent preference for Red Coke over diet varieties.

Allergen-bound flour may offer new food allergy hope

Allergen-bound flour may offer new food allergy hope

By Nathan Gray

The development of a new type of flour containing small amounts of allergen proteins bound to polyphenols could help to desensitise allergic people using 'food therapy', say researchers.

Ukraine estimates exports to Saudi Arabia could reach 30,000 tonnes

Ukraine poultry exports to Saudi Arabia set to resume

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Poultry from Ukraine may soon be exported once again to Saudi Arabia, said the Ukrainian minister of agrarian policy and food Igor Schweich, after meeting with Judiya Z Alhathal - the ambassador for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ukraine.

A link between the illnesses and undercooked hamburgers is being investigated

1.8m pounds of ground beef recalled due to E.coli contamination

By Joseph James Whitworth

Wolverine Packing Company is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products potentially contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS). 

FSNS C&A adds SQF verification to food industry audits

Third party auditor adds SQF verification

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food Safety Net Services - Certification & Audit (FSNS C&A) has added Safe Quality Food (SQF) verification to food industry audits.

Salmonella in eggs is a problem that has been successfully tackled

Progress on Salmonella reduction in ongoing battle

By Joseph James Whitworth

Action to tackle Salmonella from primary production to consumption has made important progress in the last decade but challenges remain, according to an editorial in Eurosurveillance.

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

By Georgi Gyton

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors packing the 19 halls of the exhibition at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in Germany.

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