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...
28 June 2016
This is an infographic outlining how to reduce acrylamide formation at home.
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...
10 May 2012
Every day, large quantities of food are being wasted. How can we take action to reduce the amount of food we waste, to save money and natural resources and help ensure those in need are fed?
30 November 2011
When grilling your food, using an open flame, frying or smoking your food it is important that you pay attention to a few simple food handling and cooking tips.
08 November 2010
Despite opposing views as to its origins, cooking has been around for a long time and continues today to play a fundamental role in daily life across the globe.
31 October 2008
For many thousands of years, people have used heat to cook foods. However, the process of heating can lead to the formation of less favourable substances, such as acrylamide.
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...
06 November 2006
One link in the food chain from farm to fork which deserves special attention is the preparation of meals outside the home - restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, child care establishments, schools, canteens, aeroplanes, wedding parties...
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.