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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 2.5.13

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Food Fraud on the Rise, New Report Finds

Opportunities seen for companies that can verify authenticity of products

Whether it’s diluted olive oil, mislabeled fish, adulterated spices, or any of a number of other counterfeits, the instances of food fraud in the U.S. are on the rise, according to a new report from the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), which sets quality standards for food and medicines.

Quantifying Kids’ Increased Risk for Foodborne Illness

Better diagnosis and greater susceptibility account for higher reported incidences among children

It’s long been known that young children account for a disproportionately high percentage of foodborne illness cases. But public health experts have questioned whether that’s because kids are more susceptible to pathogens or because parents are more likely to take a child for a doctor visit, thus generating an official report of illness.

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