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2012-09-04 18:54:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You may want to start washing your hands after petting fluffy, because new estimates indicate that 350,000 people a year in the United Kingdom become infected with toxoplasmosis. The disease is spread by direct contact with cats, or eating contaminated food, according to a report by the Food Standards Agency. Only about one in 10 of the people who have become infected with toxoplasmosis have symptoms. "The biggest threat is...

British Authorities Say Expired Eggs Are Safe To Eat
2011-12-16 06:18:47

England´s Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently issued a statement saying that store-bought eggs can still be safely consumed within “a day or two” of their expiration date “provided they are cooked thoroughly.” This represents a reversal of its previous advice that expired eggs should be discarded due to the risk of salmonella poisoning. The British press noted that the announcement is part of a larger campaign to reduce food waste and the costs associated with...

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2010-08-04 08:50:00

An investigation into the sale of milk from cloned cow offspring has uncovered evidence that the meat of cattle sired by cloned cows has also entered the British food supply. According to AFP reports, officials from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) discovered that the meat had become part of the food chain sometime last year. The source of the meat was a pair of bulls who were born from embryos taken from a cloned cow in the United States. The bulls were born in Britain and slaughtered,...

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2010-08-02 11:00:00

British food safety officials said Monday they plan to investigate a claim that milk from the offspring of a cloned cow was on sale for public consumption. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is set to investigate a report in Friday's International Herald Tribune newspaper, and the disclosure has provoked concern among some farming campaigners. However, the body that represents Britain's dairy industry said there was no danger. The newspaper quoted a British dairy farmer saying that he was...

2009-08-05 07:30:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by The Organic Center -- We (The Organic Center) strongly refute the claim made by Dr. Alan Dangour and his U.K. colleagues that the nutritional benefits of organic food are 'not important.' Left unchallenged, the U.K. team's study and Dr. Dangour's remarks could erode consumer confidence in the inherent nutritional and health benefits of organic food. Among the multiple missteps in the FSA's analysis are a failure to...

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2009-07-29 11:00:00

In the UK, the Food Standards Agency is urging chocolate bar producers to make their products 1/5 smaller. The group is hoping that all chocolate-based bars being sold will weigh 50g or less, while solid chocolate bars should weigh no more than 40g. Mars bars weigh 58g. Additionally, the FSA has called on confectionery makers to sell bite-sized versions of the chocolate bars individually, rather than in large varieties. The UK-based FSA has continued to urge various members of the food...

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2009-07-29 10:00:00

Organic foods have no more nutritional value than their non-organic counterparts, according to a new report from the UK-based Food Standards Agency. In a study published Wednesday in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that although organic foods are offered at a higher price, they do not contain a higher percentage of nutritional value. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine searched more than 50,000 papers and conducted a systematic review...

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2008-12-12 15:30:00

Food safety experts have said that women who are pregnant or breast feeding do not have to avoid peanuts, even if there is a family history of allergy. When there are allergies on either the mother's or father's side, women sometimes avoid eating peanuts during pregnancy. But the British Food Standards Agency says recent studies show no evidence of increased allergy risk in this group. The Department of Health said it would consider the FSA's recommendations. Researched was looked at by the...

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2008-12-08 07:31:27

Consumers in 25 countries could be affected by Irish pig meat contaminated with toxic dioxins, Irish government officials said on Sunday. "We believe it's in the order of 20-25 countries. It's certainly less than 30," Chief Veterinary Officer Paddy Rogan told reporters, speaking about how many countries could be affected, including France and the Netherlands. The Irish government has recalled all domestic pork products from shops, restaurants, and food processing plants because of...


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