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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 2.18.2014

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Autoclaving May Reduce Peanut Allergic Reactions

Different approach to roasting might help reduce reactivity

Treating peanuts with heat and pressure might help reduce allergic reactions to proteins in this popular legume, recent research suggests. Autoclaving peanuts for 30 minutes resulted in a significant decrease in the capacity of peanut allergens to bind to immunoglobulin-E (IgE), an international team of researchers reported. 

FDA Issues Draft Food Transport Safety Rule

Proposed FSMA rule would prevent unsafe practices such as failure to properly refrigerate food and inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads

"This proposed rule will help reduce the likelihood of conditions during transportation that can lead to human or animal illness or injury," said Michael R. Taylor, the FDA's deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine. "We are now one step closer to fully implementing the comprehensive regulatory framework for prevention that will strengthen the FDA's inspection and compliance tools, modernize oversight of the nation's food safety system, and prevent foodborne illnesses before...

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