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Television chefs could do more to teach viewers about safe food handling
20 September 2016

Television chefs could do more to teach viewers about safe food handling

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...

Plant protein may decrease risk of death
13 September 2016

Plant protein may decrease risk of death

Researchers from the United States suggest that replacing animal protein with a similar amount of protein from plant sources is associated with lower mortality...

Global obesity target not reached if trend continues
14 July 2016

Global obesity target not reached if trend continues

The world has transitioned to more obese than underweight people, with the exception of some sub-Saharan and Asian regions. If the current obesity trends continue, there is little chance of meeting the agreed global obesity target for 2025.

Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods pose potential health concerns finds EFSA
18 May 2016

Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods pose potential health concerns finds EFSA

Contaminants in vegetable oils and fats (and foods containing them such as cookies, pastries and others) pose a potential health concern to average consumers for young age groups...

Recommendations from WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity
22 April 2016

Recommendations from WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity has presented its consensus report with a set of recommendations that are likely to be most effective at tackling the rising trend of children being overweight...

One quarter of European food carries health claims
29 March 2016

One quarter of European food carries health claims

A balanced diet is important for people’s health and health claims are designed to help consumers’ choose healthy food. The question is whether they actually influence consumers’ behaviour and it is therefore essential to know how and in what amount...

Over 400k deaths worldwide each year caused by preventable foodborne illness, WHO estimates
14 January 2016

Over 400k deaths worldwide each year caused by preventable foodborne illness, WHO estimates

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...