News tagged with food safety

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Toxin found in Chinese milk

China has discovered excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin in milk produced by one of the nation's leading dairy companies, the firm said, in the latest in a series of food safety alarms.

Dec 26, 2011
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Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US

A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States, with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies.

Jan 05, 2014
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FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned ...

Mar 30, 2012
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Shanghai finds another 800 dead pigs in river

Shanghai fished another 809 dead pigs out of its main waterway on Friday, bringing the total carcasses found this week to 8,300 in a scandal that has spotlighted China's troubles with food safety.

Mar 15, 2013
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FDA investigating PML in patient taking MS drug

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the possible association between a rare brain infection and the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Gilenya (fingolimod), according to a drug ...

Aug 31, 2013
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Killer cantaloupe, scary sprouts -- what to do?

(AP) -- Avoid foreign produce. Wash and peel your fruit. Keep it refrigerated. None of these common tips would have guaranteed your safety from the deadliest food outbreak in a decade, the one involving cantaloupes ...

Sep 29, 2011
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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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