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Risk of Food Poisoning to Children

One of the reasons why food safety and good food hygiene are so important in food preparation, both at home and commercially is because of the risk that contaminated food presents to certain vulnerable members of the population, in particular

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Travellers How to decrease your risks of Foodborne Illness

Are you one of those people that get sick from food poisoning every time you leave home on holiday? Well there are some simple rules to staying safe when travelling especially when consuming food while travelling abroad. Commonly referred to

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Norovirus Strains Baffles US Authorities

The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) are apparently battling over a new strain of the dangerous Norovirus which has become a real problem in the United States lately. Anyone can be infected and become ill from Norovirus multiple times

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Food Poisoning on the Menu at the World’s Top Restaurant

Just because a restaurant is expensive or highly rated doesn’t mean it’s immune to food safety and hygiene breaches as incident with popular Danish restaurant, Noma recently proved. The best restaurant in the world for 3 successive years was the source of

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Authorities Set Up New Fresh Produce Safety Centre

Some of the biggest food safety problems seem to arise from the fact that people are more nonchalant about fresh produce safety because they believe food poisoning occurs mostly from meat or chicken. This could not be further from the

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Watch Out for Campylobacter Breakouts

What exactly is Campylobacter? Campylobacter is a very common cause of foodborne illness, even more common than many think. A recent case in Alaska is an example of the dangers of this bacterium to cause food poisoning in humans. Read

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Even Non-Humans at Risk of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is not limited to human beings, as a recent article on the website points out. A pet food manufacturer had to recall it’s product for a suspected Salmonella contamination. Salmonella often leads to disorders, including gastroenteritis, spontaneous

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Food Safety Update: How Dangerous can Food Poisoning be to Expectant Mothers?

Pregnant women can be particularly at risk of becoming sick from food poisoning and most often it can be difficult to pinpoint the source of the poisoning. It is important for pregnant women to be aware of high risk foods

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Food Handling Safety News: Do I have Food Poisoning or The Flu – Learning to tell the difference!

Food poisoning is something that most people experience at some time or the other in their lives and can manifest itself with some nasty symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and fatigue. However sometimes the symptoms you experience can be similar

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Role of Cleanliness in Preventing Foodborne Illness

In the food preparation industry, most are aware of the need for cleanliness when working with food products however why exactly is food cleanliness so important? The main reason why food must prepared with cleanliness and proper food handling in

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