News tagged with food safety

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Taiwan gutter oil scandal spreads to Hong Kong

Pineapple buns and dumplings have been pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong as authorities check whether they contain Taiwanese "gutter oil" which has sparked a growing regional food safety scare, officials said Monday.

Sep 08, 2014
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Food safety a new frontier for legal pot

The marijuana in those pot brownies isn't the only thing that can potentially make consumers sick. Regulators are now taking a closer look at how those pot-infused edibles are actually made.

Jun 20, 2014
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Food safety

Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards. Food can transmit disease from person to person as well as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Debates on genetic food safety include such issues as impact of genetically modified food on health of further generations and genetic pollution of environment, which can destroy natural biological diversity. In developed countries there are intricate standards for food preparation, whereas in lesser developed countries the main issue is simply the availability of adequate safe water, which is usually a critical item.

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