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Consumers were willing to spend more money for genetically modified potato products when they received educational material about the health benefits of the modification, according to study. Researchers examined the participants’ willingness to pay more when informed that the genetically modified versions reduce the formation of acrylamide.
News: Source Attribution Model Finds Most E. coli O157 Outbreaks Linked To Beef, Vegetable Row Crops
Three federal agencies have developed a new method for analyzing the foods from 17 broad categories responsible for foodborne illness outbreaks from 1998 to 2012 that were caused by Salmonella, E coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter. The pathogens were selected because of the frequency or severity of the illnesses they cause and because targeted interventions can have a significant impact in reducing them.
Serious illnesses linked with consumption of nonpasteurized milk have increased in recent years, with most caused by Campylobacter spp. Although reports of illness associated with raw milk are publicized, interest in nonpasteurized milk continues.
Whitepaper: The Value of Automating the Food Safety Management System—And Why Cloud Deployment May Be Right for You
In this whitepaper, we will review how FSMS will give you the tools to keep your food safety efforts on track by helping you control your important documents, training your employees on the processes that are relevant to them, making all changes traceable, and more.
In this whitepaper, you’ll learn the benefits of an automated FSMS and how it integrates with GFSI initiatives. We’ll show you the challenges of a Food Safety system without integrated processes, and best practices to integrate an FSMS within the food & beverage industry.
Columns: Out of Africa
Food safety and quality initiatives are growing on this wildly diverse continent
Ever since JAMA ran an article on the food safety of crushed ice more than 60 years ago, the focus on the safety of commercial, crushed ice has been closely scrutinized. Ice should always be considered food.