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Fighting foodborne disease

Fighting foodborne disease

Enterobacter sakazakii, a bacterium that can be dangerous to
premature babies and young infants, could be more widespread than
previously thought, according to recent research published in this
week's issue of The Lancet. In...

Seeing the UV light

Seeing the UV light

Researchers working in Canada have discovered that an optimal UV
irradiation system can be developed for individual food products,
taking into account the UV transmittance of each product. These
findings, published in the Journal...

Beefing up safety

Beefing up safety

The global meat packaging industry is today governed by the
strictest of guidelines. Safety and hygiene issues have forced
themselves to the top of the agenda following a series of health
scares, and companies have had to fight hard...

Bacteria-battling milk

Bacteria-battling milk

The US Food and Drug Administration has said that it is safe to
spray lactoferrin, a milk protein, on to beef carcasses to fight
disease-causing bacteria such as E. coli 0157:H7.

Doubling up safety

Doubling up safety

US firm Swift has implemented a new double pasteurisation system at
six of its American beef processing plants. The company believes
that this will significantly improve the group's food safety
protocols.

US moves to empower USDA

US moves to empower USDA

The US Agriculture Department, now investigating the second-largest
meat recall in history, would gain authority to issue civil fines
against companies that make unsafe food, under a bill introduced on
Thursday by three Democrats.

Technology to combat E.coli

Technology to combat E.coli

Scientists are developing a hand-held sensor they say will help
save lives by quickly pinpointing the presence of a deadly E. coli
strain and other harmful germs in food and drinks, in some cases
within minutes.

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