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2014-08-06 23:01:48

NSF International Survey Reveals How Confusion About Food Expiration Dates Can Impact Health and Wallets Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a new survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. The survey found that people are confused about how to interpret dates on food packaging such as expiration, “best used by” and “sell by” dates, causing many...

food safety on social media
2014-08-05 03:15:54

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. “In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,” says Dr. Ben...

2014-07-31 20:24:08

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement regarding the newly released final rule on poultry slaughter inspection: "The Obama administration's final poultry slaughter inspection rule - which was crafted by USDA and approved by OMB - will destroy effective oversight of our country's poultry slaughterhouses. This final rule will remove 800 federal inspectors...

2014-07-29 12:36:57

Thorough Review of New and Relevant Science Leads to Positive Recommendation WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its 79th meeting in June, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) completed an in-depth review of the science related to the safety of carrageenan--a soluble fiber made from red seaweed and used as a stabilizer in food--finding it to be safe for use in infant formula, including formula for special medical purposes. JECFA is a...

2014-07-29 08:25:03

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the dramatic poultry consumption changes over the last few decades, CMS Technology ("CMS") has launched an alliance with The University of Georgia ("UGA") with a dedicated focus on secondary processing. "Consumers obviously find the advertisements showing cows parachuting out of the skies wearing signs that say 'eat more chicken,' humorous," said John Meccia, chief executive officer of CMS Technology. "But, in truth, Americans do...

2014-07-21 08:30:46

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Food Safety Testing Market Outlook 2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2048450/Global-Food-Safety-Testing-Market-Outlook-2018.html The problem of food being affected upon by several contaminants is becoming relevant worldwide, rising concerns for food safety testing. Pathogens, pesticides, toxins, etc. are some of the majorly found contaminants in the food items worldwide. They...

2014-07-18 12:22:12

DUBLIN, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xwx7f6/melamine) has announced the addition of the "Melamine Formaldehyde Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The report covers the forecast and analysis for the melamine formaldehyde market on a global and regional level. The report provides historical data of...

Cinnamon helps fight bacteria
2014-07-18 08:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bacteria are frequently the cause of severe foodborne illnesses, but new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Food Control reveals that a common cooking spice could effectively help combat pathogens such as E. coli. In the study, scientists from Washington State University report that Cinnamomum cassia oil killed multiple strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (also known to the US Centers for Disease...

2014-07-15 23:14:29

Warm weather brings more opportunity for outdoor activities. Keep kids and communities safe and healthy while enjoying the summer fun. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Summer is here! The good news: opportunities for outdoor activities and fun-in-the-sun are at a high. The bad news: so are the risks for injury. To help health educators promote summer safety and nutrition for people on the go, Journeyworks Publishing is offering review copies of selected warm weather safety and...

2014-07-14 12:25:07

Summer weather typically causes spike in incidences of food poisoning WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are expected to fire up the grills this summer--a time when incidents of foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, tend to surge. In preparation for barbeque season, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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