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2013-10-16 23:23:49

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Food Safety Testing Market Analysis. London (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 International trade has led to interconnectivity and dependency which has complicated the food production system and lengthened the food supply chain. As a result, reduced insights into the safety of raw materials and products being imported raise doubts over the safety of the food available in the market. Unsafe food, which contains contaminants, may...

Device Developed That Speeds Concentration Step In Food-pathogen Detection
2013-10-15 12:18:00

Purdue University Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, representing a potential new tool for speedier detection. The machine, called a continuous cell concentration device, could make it possible to routinely analyze food or water samples to screen for pathogens within a single work shift at food processing plants. "This approach...

USDA Allows Chicken Processor Behind Salmonella Outbreak To Remain Open
2013-10-11 07:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg linked to raw chicken from three processing plants in California has so far not caused any further illnesses. Despite threats to shut down the plants, the USDA has announced that Foster Farms, the company behind the outbreak, can now remain open. The company, which was also linked to a salmonella outbreak that surfaced last year, has made “immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and...

2013-10-08 23:02:20

On Holiday Claims are based in Leeds, with offices in many of the UK's largest cities. They offer compensation claim services on a no-win, no-fee basis for common holiday disasters. Leeds, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Holiday compensation specialists On Holiday Claims have witnessed a recent rise in claims relating to food poisoning from holidaymakers returning from Egypt. Tens of thousands of pounds have been paid out on all manner of sickness-related claims - and in one particularly...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To California Chicken Processor
2013-10-08 13:36:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A California poultry producer is at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened 278 people in 18 states. The producer, Foster Farms, announced on Monday that it is cooperating with federal health officials as investigations by local, state and federal officials continue. Despite its raw chicken products being linked to the dangerous illness, the processing company has not issued any recalls as of this story’s...

2013-10-07 23:29:15

Government and industry come together to discuss issues affecting the U.S. food supply. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The North Central Food and Drug Officials Association (NCAFDO) will hold its annual education conference at the Radisson Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 8-10, 2013. This year's theme is "Toward a More Integrated Food Safety System Across Borders, States and Agencies." The agenda includes a variety of topics that address food protection...

2013-09-27 23:20:03

European Food Safety Testing Market report provides full analysis of the key players in European food safety testing industry, major technologies employed to detect contaminants and food products tested, with a clear insight and commentary on the developments and trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/european-food-safety-testing-market-1217.html (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 The report "European Food Safety Testing Market by Contaminant (Pathogen, GMO, Toxin,...


Latest Foodborne illness Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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