07 November 2016
Food processing steps that reduce mycotoxin levels should be integrated wherever possible in food production recommends a paper commissioned by an ILSI Europe taskforce...
14 January 2016
One in 10 people fall ill every year from diseases caused by consuming unsafe food and water. The result is 420,000 deaths worldwide of which almost one third concern children under five...
08 December 2014
Ebola is a rare and often fatal acute illness, resulting from infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. The origin of Ebola virus is unknown, but fruit bats are considered the likely host.
12 August 2014
Viral foodborne illnesses are caused by a number of different viruses, which can contaminate foods during all stages of the food supply chain.
01 October 2013
Belgian researchers found that heat treatment does not alter the nutritional value of raw milk and that it remains the most effective method to increase its microbiological safety.
23 July 2013
The European Food Safety Authority recently published the findings from a European Union (EU) survey on the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in certain ready-to-eat foods, i.e. fish (hot smoked, cold smoked or gravad fish)...
08 April 2010
At the 6th World Congress of Science Journalists, epidemiologist Dr Claudia Stein from the World Health Organization explained why food safety matters and exposed eleven myths about foodborne diseases.
08 May 2009
The virus involved in the Spring 2009 global influenza outbreak is a new strain of influenza virus affecting humans. Although referred to as swine influenza in many reports, scientific evidence shows that it is different from the swine influenza virus...
19 February 2007
Birds, like people, can have the flu. Avian influenza or bird flu was first identified over 100 years ago during an outbreak in Italy. Over the years, the disease has appeared from time to time in regions all over the world...
01 April 2005
There’s a new discipline in town: genomics, a new field of science that analyzes and compares the complete genome (genetic material of an organism) of organisms or a large number of genes...
01 July 1999
Campylobacter jejuni is one of the world's major food poisoning bacteria. British scientists have recently determined its entire genetic make up, which should lead to an understanding of the mechanism of Campylobacter virulence as well as strategies to control it.
01 August 1996
Safety is a priority at every stage of the food chain from farm to fork. However, foods may occasionally become contaminated to a level which spoils the food or could cause illness if eaten.