15 December 2017
A recent study by researchers from Ontario, Canada indicates that high school students are an important but overlooked audience for safe food handling education. The research highlights that high school is an ideal time to instil food safety knowledge, as many students prepare to make the transition from passive observers to active participants in the kitchen.
01 December 2017
While Europe is the global region with the lowest estimated burden from foodborne illness, hundreds of thousands of cases are reported in the European Union each year. Many people become ill from food prepared or stored incorrectly at home, but the good news is that many cases are mild and we can all keep ourselves safe from foodborne illness by following some simple tips.
31 March 2017
Keeping our food fresh for longer helps us to avoid getting sick, benefits the environment, and saves us money. But where and for how long can we store different types of food? What needs to be chilled and what not? Most pre-packed food labels provide storage instructions, but what is best to do after opening? The storage tips below can help us prevent food spoilage and reduce food waste.
20 September 2016
Researchers from Kansas State University (USA) and Tennessee State University (USA) have found that the majority of television cooking shows featuring celebrity chefs around the world demonstrate unsafe food handling practices...
20 May 2014
Research revealed that food safety was not a priority for most households and in some cases ‘lay’ or ‘common sense’ knowledge took precedence over expert advice.
29 January 2014
A team of researchers from a variety of Italian universities investigated methods of effectively communicating food safety risks to children. The researchers conducted a study in primary schools to evaluate children’s understanding...
13 November 2007
For many Europeans the Autumn and Winter seasons are the ideal periods to explore more exotic holiday destinations, but travellers should be cautious, especially if they intend to visit developing countries...
16 December 2006
Information to ensure the safety of food has never been greater. The consumer needs to protect himself against food-borne diseases...
01 March 2002
Frozen vegetables and herbs, ready-to-heat meals and gourmet ice cream - the variety of frozen foods in supermarkets has grown markedly since the introduction of frozen food in the 1930's. In this article Food Today looks at the process of freezing and its role in helping to preserve foods and provide convenience and variety.
01 June 2001
Cross-contamination is the transfer of pathogenic (disease-causing) microbes from contaminated foods (usually raw) to other foods, either directly or indirectly. It is a major cause of food poisoning, but is easy to prevent...
01 September 2000
A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is important to maintaining good health. However, fresh produce can sometimes be a source of foodborne illness.
01 December 1999
The freezer plays an important role in household management. If it stops working, several steps should be taken to prevent food safety problems and unpleasant odours.
01 May 1999
The warm weather is on its way, and with it comes the time for barbecuing, picnicking and outdoor activities. But as the temperature rises, so does the activity of bacteria which may spoil your foods.
01 March 1998
Recent research carried out throughout the European Union revealed that 11% of the foodstuffs monitored by national authorities did not comply with food legislation.