Health

Research highlights benchmarks for food safety standards

Australia's high standards for food safety inspections set the bar high for cafes, restaurants and other shop owners to maintain hygiene standards, but new research by environmental health experts promotes the potential for ...

Health

Understanding and protecting against foodborne illness

Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food. In total, researchers have identified more than 250 foodborne diseases, which have been traced to all kinds of foods, according to Tufts experts.

Health

Consumers grapple with confusion over food-date labels

The use of food-date labels such as "use-by" and "best if used by" causes consumer confusion that results in many Americans discarding food that is safe to eat or donate, according to the November 2023 Consumer Food Insights ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Foodborne illness outbreaks most often involve norovirus

Foodborne illness outbreaks most commonly involve norovirus, according to research published in the June 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Health

Nigerian snacks may be delicious, but are they safe?

Food safety is a concern for Nigerians after increasing reports of food-borne illnesses in recent years. According to the Consumer Advocacy for Food Safety and Nutrition Initiative (CAFSANI), consumption of unsafe food in ...

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