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Parallel concepts coming together – Food Security meets Sustainability « Agriculture & Animal Science « Cambridge Journals Blog

The Authors proposea change to the notion of the four food security dimensions from a portrayal as independent pillars of equal importance to a pathway of
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Scientists realise the connection between Food security and sustainability.

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The genetics behind Salmonella's host specificity :: Articles :: FoodProcessing

The genetics behind Salmonella's host specificity :: Articles :: FoodProcessing | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
Why are some strains (serovars) of Salmonella bacteria specific to certain types of animals? Some infect cows, others poultry and still others affect primarily humans. Why this specificity?
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The  significance of the role of gut bacteria in influencing health is highlighted here by the interplay between structures on bacteria and the host cells and why some get infection and others do not. Stuart

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Innovating to Meet the Challenge of Food Waste - IFT.org

Innovating to Meet the Challenge of Food Waste - IFT.org | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Food innovaton is  one of the ways to go.

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GMO food pushers turn out to be the ones who are 'anti-science'

GMO food pushers turn out to be the ones who are 'anti-science' | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
GMO food pushers turn out to be the ones who are 'anti-science'
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Interesting observation on who is supporting GM foods, Stuart

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What to do if you think you may have eaten Nanna’s Frozen Berries

What to do if you think you may have eaten Nanna’s Frozen Berries | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
VICTORIA’S Health Department has issued advice to people who think they may have eaten frozen mixed berries linked to hepatitis A.
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Dear students,

Another good example of food risk especially when obtained from overseas produce. Discover how did this food obtained hepatitis A and then you understand one of the issues of food safety!

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Melbourne foodie signs waiver for doggy bag at George Calombaris restaurant Hellenic Republic

Melbourne foodie signs waiver for doggy bag at George Calombaris restaurant Hellenic Republic | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
SIGNING a waiver to take home a doggy bag was a masterclass in restaurant red tape, according to one shocked Melbourne foodie.
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Another reason why food safety programs are so important.

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Food waste

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Infographic example on food waste

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Cockroach-infested Red Emperor pleads guilty to food violations, fines total $15,000

Cockroach-infested Red Emperor pleads guilty to food violations, fines total $15,000 | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
The operators of the Red Emperor in Southbank have pleaded guilty to multiple charges after it was found last year infested with cockroaches, mouse droppings and fruit flies.
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Some restaurants do not uphold hygiene standards nor understand the Food Safety Act 1984. Inspection is of paramount importance in finding out the true value and quality of a restaurant!

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Major supermarket chains changed how they label meat, surprising customers and USDA

Major supermarket chains changed how they label meat, surprising customers and USDA | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
In recent weeks, Giant stores nationwide changed their labeling procedures so that it was difficult for customers to know the quality of the meat they were buying
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Recent mislabelling issues with meats in USA

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12 Sick With Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Recalled Chia Powder Products - Food Safety News

12 Sick With Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Recalled Chia Powder Products - Food Safety News | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
Food Safety News
12 Sick With Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Recalled Chia Powder Products
Food Safety News
The U.S.
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It seems  every food is a danger- even the healthy ones. I would be interested in how the Salmonella came to be there!

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New USDA's Poultry Inspection Rule - Food Safety improved?

New USDA's Poultry Inspection Rule - Food Safety improved? | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
Food Safety News Reactions Vary to USDA's Poultry Inspection Rule Food Safety News “USDA is to be commended for standing up for food safety in the face of significant pressure,” said National Turkey Federation President Joel Brandenberger, adding...
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USDA increasing microbiology testing in production lines but at 0.43 sec for each inspection raises major concerns over identifying the problem. 

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Meyer: Food conveyors are getting leaner and cleaner

Meyer: Food conveyors are getting leaner and cleaner | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
Regulations and food firms alike are causing conveyor manufacturers to step up their game in the sanitation department.
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Again sanitation and cleaning are so important in the food production line.

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WHO warns about threat of drug resistance - Health News - NHS Choices

WHO warns about threat of drug resistance - Health News - NHS Choices | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
“WHO calls for urgent action to preserve power of antibiotics and make new ones,” The Guardian reports. The World Health Organization (WHO), has published a report highlighting the growing global threat of drug resistance…
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Recent topic on antimicrobial resistance by WHO  relevant to week 5 lectures. Some of the major food-borne pathogens are involved. 

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FSANZ detects 'potentially concerning' amounts of phthalates in food from packaging

FSANZ detects 'potentially concerning' amounts of phthalates in food from packaging | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
They are used in solvents and adhesives, and they're leaching into our pizzas and hamburgers.
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Another concern with food packaging

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Pasteurisation system helps food waste AD facility achieve PAS 110 certification :: Articles :: FoodProcessing

Pasteurisation system helps food waste AD facility achieve PAS 110 certification :: Articles :: FoodProcessing | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
Pasteurisation technology supplied by HRS Heat Exchangers has helped international waste-to-product business Shanks Group gain PAS 110 certification for its Westcott Park AD facility in Buckinghamshire, UK.
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Onions imported from US suspected of bringing deadly strain of superbug to Australia

Onions imported from US suspected of bringing deadly strain of superbug to Australia | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
ONIONS imported from the US are suspected of bringing a deadly strain of superbug into Australia.
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Although the phot is not of onions, this is another example of contaminated imported food but this time frm USA and carrying the dangerous Clostridium difficile!  Also note it is Superbug!

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Toxic tuna throws up a poison scare in Sydney

Toxic tuna throws up a poison scare in Sydney | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
THE NSW Food Authority has recalled a batch of John Bull Tuna products after four people contracted scombroid food poisoning at a Sydney café.
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Another food safety/security issue relevant to our discussions in HSN 209!

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Listeria contamination more likely at retail level than in manufacturing plant :: FoodProcessing

Listeria contamination more likely at retail level than in manufacturing plant :: FoodProcessing | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Although there are concerns with L.mono in manufacturing plants, this is a good article highlights a real concern of risk of L.mono in retail outlets, especially delis. where testing is minimal.

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UCI, fellow chemists find a way to unboil eggs

UCI, fellow chemists find a way to unboil eggs | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem.
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Novel approach to understanding protein folding and may be useful in cancer research but lateral thinking also includes protein folding in food and food safety on salmonella contamination of eggs.

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First class foodies on path to food poisoning after failed hygiene inspection

First class foodies on path to food poisoning after failed hygiene inspection | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
NEXT time you're travelling first class, be sure you're well fed before the flight.
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Consider catering companies can be a problem.

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New options on the horizon for children with cow's milk allergy :: FoodProcessing

New options on the horizon for children with cow's milk allergy :: FoodProcessing | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Interesting article on dealing with food allergy.

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Multistate US outbreak of hepatitis A infection ... - US Food Safety

Multistate US outbreak of hepatitis A infection ... - US Food Safety | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
Advanced molecular detection helped CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) link this specific strain of the virus with the outbreak investigation data to identify quickly a shipment of pomegranate seeds from ...
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Not a bacterial gastroenteritis this time but a viral gastroenteritis and related to  imported food!

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L.monocytogenes in Fruit: Wawona Fruit Recall extended- Food Safety News

L.monocytogenes in Fruit:  Wawona Fruit Recall extended- Food Safety News | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
Food Safety News Five Additional Days Added to Wawona Fruit Recall Food Safety News “Wawona is working with food safety officials and investigators regarding all claims.” Philpott says that Wawona expanded the recall “out of an abundance of...
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Fruit can be  a source of some pathogens; especially the environmental  listeria

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The importance of Food Safety and Controlling risk- Huffington Post

The importance of Food Safety  and Controlling risk- Huffington Post | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
How to Improve Your Food Safety Huffington Post Whether the cause of the outbreak is due to contaminated food or unclean surfaces, food safety at these quick-service chains, which feed nearly all Americans at least once a week, needs to be regarded...
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"Health Check: is it safe to cut mould off food?"

"Health Check: is it safe to cut mould off food?" | Food safety and sustainability | Scoop.it
By Tom Ross, University of Tasmania and Ailsa Hocking, CSIRO The short answer is that it’s a lot safer than not cutting it off. Some moulds make and release poisons, called mycotoxins, into the foo...
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Posted: February 4, 2014. Fungal and Mould toxins do not disappear by removing the contaminated section of the food. A good lesson in what you may not see but could be consuming!

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