The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is inviting tenders for campylobacter research, to explain figures that suggest rates of food poisoning from the bacteria are lower in deprived areas of Scotland than the country’s other areas.
Pathogenic bacteria like Listeria may use ingredients in food like amino acids to protect themselves in the harsh acidic environment of the stomach, thereby boosting the prospect of food poisoning, new research has revealed.
The most common cause of food poisoning in the UK could be
successfully and safely killed by food radiation but consumer
reticence to this food technology is a major obstacle, food
scientist Dr. Margaret Patterson told FoodNavigator.com...