All news articles for July 2018

EFSA believes cucumbers may be the source of a multi-country Salmonella outbreak ©iStock

EU multi-country Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers

By Katy Askew

European food safety regulators have linked a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella enterica, subspecies S. Agona, to ready-to-eat foods containing cucumbers but have been unable to nail down the precise source of contamination.

Ecopouch will be the first vitamin D rich mushroom produced using Scelta's light treatment

Scelta develops method to unlock vitamin D in mushrooms

By Katy Askew

Scelta Mushrooms is preparing to bring its first vitamin D enriched products to market after gaining novel food status for mushrooms produced using its unique method to access the “naturally available” vitamin D2 in mushrooms.

A healthy cocoa pod. © GettyImages/dwart

Cocoa crop losses are 38% and rising - so what can be done?

By Niamh Michail

A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?

© GettyImages/vadimguzhva

Focus on food choices to tackle NCDs, not specific nutrients

By Niamh Michail

Understanding the role of specific nutrients in food, such as sugar and saturated fat, is important but not enough to fully understand how diets impact risk of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), says one scientist.

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