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Horsemeat scandal side effect

03 May, 2013

The horsemeat scandal, which broke in January 2013, has already made its mark on British consumers who are raising concerns over the way in which meat from overseas has entered the UK food chain. They are voting with their feet and showing increased preference for British products.

Risky meat

01 May, 2013

Minced beef and chicken are by far the riskiest meat and poultry products in the American food supply and pose the greatest likelihood of hospitalisation, according to a new report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Furthermore, according to the non-profit group's analysis of more than 33,000 cases of foodborne illness connected to products regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, chicken nuggets, ham, and sausage pose the lowest risk of foodborne illness.

Electron-beam pasteurisation to reduce viral contamination of raw oysters

01 May, 2013

Researchers have found that electron-beam pasteurisation may reduce the possibility of food poisoning caused by viral infection of raw oysters. This would reduce the $200 million that virus infection risks are estimated to be costing the US each year.

Death by 1000 sausages

13 March, 2013

New research is claiming that 3% of all premature deaths can be attributed to the high consumption of processed meats such as sausage products, salami or ham.

More horse

27 February, 2013 by Janette Woodhouse

Horsemeat is believed to have been used in 4.5 million ready meals in 13 European countries. As a consequence of this substitution scandal, international food manufacturers like Findus, Birds Eye United Kingdom, Nestlé and even Ikea have had to withdraw their meat products from the market.

A whole lot of horse

13 February, 2013

The meat substitution scandal in Europe is exposing the complexity and nasty underbelly of the food supply chain as well as the way the food industry is presented in the media.

Hamburger or horseburger? Watch what you eat in Ireland

21 January, 2013

In Ireland, food authorities have discovered that beef burgers are anything but, with a large proportion containing horse and pig meat.

Fishing for answers off Fukushima

09 November, 2012

Japanese fisheries data provides a look at how the ocean is faring 18 months after the worst accidental release of radiation to the ocean in history.

Meat consumption and stress reduction

08 November, 2012

Consuming greater amounts of choline - a nutrient found in meat and eggs - during pregnancy may lower an infant’s vulnerability to stress-related illnesses, such as mental health disturbances, and chronic conditions, like hypertension, later in life.

Factors influencing fish consumption

05 November, 2012

A team of researchers has determined that consumers are not getting all the information they need to make informed decisions about fish consumption.

$236,000 fine plus legal costs for company supplying Listeria-contaminated chicken

17 November, 2011

The company that supplied the precooked chicken used in Virgin Blue's inflight wraps in 2008/09 has been fined more than a quarter of a million dollars in a NSW Local Court. For the first time in Australia DNA evidence was used to establish that the precooked chicken was the source of Listeria monocytogenes that resulted in 29 confirmed cases of listeriosis among the airline's passengers.

Cuisine Resources OT1005X Kiwi Fruit Powder Extract for meat tenderisation

03 November, 2011

Cuisine Resources OT1005X Kiwi Fruit Powder Extract (KFPE) is a 100% natural meat tenderiser which is suitable for use with various cuts of meat, poultry and seafood products.

Meat alternatives and meatless products

22 December, 2010

The meat alternatives market is offering opportunities for canny food processors to expand their product ranges and appeal to a broader group of consumers.

Blocking E. coli bacteria before they move in

06 December, 2010 by Rosalie Marion Bliss

Key gene and chemical interactions that allow E. coli O157:H7 bacteria to colonise the gut of cattle have been identified.

Meat alternatives and meatless products

06 December, 2010

The meat alternatives market is offering opportunities for canny food processors to expand their product ranges and appeal to a broader group of consumers.

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