16 December 2016
Information to ensure the safety of food has never been greater. The consumer needs to protect himself against food-borne diseases...
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 conducted by the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), investigated what happens in household kitchens to assess food safety risks in domestic environments...
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...
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 January 2001
Refrigerator storage is an important way of keeping food safe. The cool temperature helps to keep the food fresh and slow the growth of most harmful microbes. At the same time, it does not change the characteristics of the food.
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.If you respect some basic good hygiene rules, you can enjoy a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
01 April 2000
Most people hate to throw out food that has not been eaten at the end of a meal. At the same time, improper handling and storage of leftovers is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the home...
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 June 1998
In the latest in a series of excerpts from EUFIC's guide to food safety and hygiene "From Farm to Fork", we set out some of the simple yet highly effective measures consumers can follow to prevent foodborne diseases...
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. The same research also revealed that 21% of the two million points of sale (shops, hotels, restaurants, wholesalers) did not conform to the appropriate hygiene rules.