Over-the-top media headlines and industry responses have left an equally bad taste, writes Nathan Gray.

Processed meat and cancer: Let's cut the nonsense

By Nathan Gray

After reviewing years of research that had suggested a link, yesterday the WHO classified processed meat as carcinogenic. Cue sensationalist headlines and huge industry backlash against these ‘obviously biased claims’. Can both sides please cut the nonsense?

The conference is in Berlin this week

Trichinella research results presented at BfR event

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) will discuss research results on the diagnosis, occurrence and control of roundworms at an international conference on Trichinellosis this week.

Investigations are continuing in both outbreaks

Salmonella and cyclospora outbreaks grow

By Joseph James Whitworth

A Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has now sickened 134 in Washington and testing has shown a connection with Kapowsin Meats.

All were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria

Salmonella outbreak linked to pork

By Joseph James Whitworth

A Salmonella outbreak which has sickened 56 people in eight Washington counties has been linked to pork served at different events.

Picture: CDC. Larva of Trichinella from bear meat

The report looked at Trichinellosis from 2008–2012

Trichinellosis decreases but cases continue

By Joseph James Whitworth

Although progress has been made, continued cases of trichinellosis shows work needs to continue to reduce the parasite, according to a surveillance report.


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