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2008-07-30 15:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the release of the 2000 School Health Policies and Programs Study, significant progress has been made in removing junk food from America's schools. This fall, with Salmonella outbreaks unresolved, picking food items that are both healthy and safe to place in children's lunch boxes will be a top concern for parents. Food Safety 101 -- Processing is key. Most consumers understand that canned and jarred foods are safe, but are unaware of a...

2008-07-23 09:00:50

By Regine Labossiere, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 23--SIMSBURY -- The Town Farm Dairy has stopped producing and selling milk and milk products indefinitely after four people contracted E. coli, possibly linked to raw milk they bought from the Simsbury farm, officials said. Deputy First Selectman John Hampton said the four people fell ill in the past few days and a couple of them were hospitalized. The one thing the four had in common was drinking raw milk they bought at the Town...

2008-07-22 03:00:32

By Anonymous Raw milk is either bad for you or good for you, depending on whom you talk to. To state and federal regulators, raw or unpasteurized milk is a dangerous product that should not be consumed by anyone at any time. To natural-food devotees, raw milk's beneficial microbes have almost mystical powers that can be used to treat everything from asthma to autism. Roughly half the states, including Pennsylvania, allow the consumption of raw-milk products. The remainder prohibit the...

2008-06-19 12:00:46

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent Salmonella contamination in fresh tomatoes has resulted in a nationwide concern for consumers unfamiliar with food-safe processing technologies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised that tomatoes packaged commercially via heat processing are still safe to eat. Unfortunately heat changes the flavor and texture of fresh produce and is not viable for refrigerated salsas or pico-style dip products with tomatoes. An alternative to...

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2008-06-12 11:45:00

Food and Drug Administration officials are beginning to crack down on groups for manufacturing and marketing unpasteurized milk. Unpasteurized milk quickly became part of the growing natural food craze when dairy owner Mark McAfee began to sell raw milk in 2000, claiming that it contained beneficial microbes that treat various disorders.Devotees of raw milk ascribe to it almost mythical healing powers. They feed it to babies, believing it strengthens the immune system and staves off digestive...

2008-01-08 16:50:00

Whittier Farms, a central Massachusetts dairy, remains shuttered as another death occurs due to bacteria-tainted dairy products. An 87-year-old man who became ill in November died Thursday, claims Donna Rheaume, the spokeswoman for the Massachusetts department of public health.Listeriosis can kill people with weakened immune systems and cause miscarriages. The bacteria entered the Shrewsbury dairy's milk supply after it was pasteurized. The number of reported effected people is up after a...

2007-10-16 09:00:00

By Marisa Duffy 'DRINKA Pinta Milka Day." The 1950s advertising slogan used to seem like a fairly straightforward piece of advice for maintaining good health. However, that was before the spectre of impending environmental doom began to colour every aspect of modern life. In a move that has incensed Britain's dairy industry, civil servants have proposed that consumers should swap fresh, pasteurised milk for the UHT variety in a bid to reduce emissions from commercial refrigeration. The...

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2007-09-04 06:30:00

By Erika Beras, The Miami Herald Miami yoga instructor Ximena Gonzalez grew up drinking unpasteurized milk in her native Colombia. She still does, getting it shipped on a regular basis from a farm in Pennsylvania. "I can't say enough good things about it," said Gonzalez, 30, who also does a regular health and fitness segment on Telemundo. "It's the reason I'm so healthy." The Food and Drug Administration doesn't agree. But dire FDA warnings be damned, a growing number of Floridians and...

2007-08-03 03:16:23

KENT, Wash., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer demand for freshness in products such as ready-to-eat meats, wet salads, dressings, juices, and packaged fruits and vegetables has led to a four-fold increase in High Pressure Processing (HPP) production capacity in North America alone over the past 12 months. Food manufacturers are increasingly evaluating the potential of ultra-high pressure for the pasteurization of packaged foods and the development of new products and preparation methods....

2007-01-26 12:00:42

By Rastogi, N K; Raghavarao, K S M S; Balasubramaniam, V M; Niranjan, K; Knorr, D Consumers increasingly demand convenience foods of the highest quality in terms of natural flavor and taste, and which are free from additives and preservatives. This demand has triggered the need for the development of a number of nonthermal approaches to food processing, of which high-pressure technology has proven to be very valuable. A number of recent publications have demonstrated novel and diverse uses...


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2010-09-29 17:09:53

Pasteurization, used to slow microbial growth in food, is a process of heating food or liquid to a specific temperature for a definite length of time and then cooling immediately. Louis Pasteur was the creator of the process and completed his first test with Claude Bernard in April 20, 1864. The process was conceived as a way to prevent wine and beer from souring. Mostly, commercial-scale sterilization of food is uncommon due to its poor affects on taste and quality of product. Most dairy...

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