News for: November 2012

Ice

Safe Frozen Food Practices: How to Avoid Getting Sick

Many people wrongly think that if food is frozen, there’s no risk of winding up with food poisoning as a result. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Proper food safety practices are important to observe in any setting, but it’s important to realise that frozen foods should be included in that equation as well. Food poisoning doesn’t just come from freshly prepared items.

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Dessert with berries

Recent Surveys Reveal a Growing Concern Over Food Safety

With what seems like a new news story hitting the wires every day in regards to salmonella outbreaks, product recalls, and more, people today are becoming more and more apprehensive about the foods they eat. Current survey results coming out are only confirming this fact to researchers.

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Salads

Maintaining Safe Food Practices at the Office: Who Should Take Responsibility?

If your office is like a lot of workplaces, then the hygiene standards attached the kitchenette, break room, or communal fridge probably leave a lot to be desired. Dirty dishes may be piling up in the sink unwashed, food could be left rotting in the refrigerator for weeks, and food stains in the microwave from some mystery explosion could be left there indefinitely.

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Wheat crop

Some Australian Critics Say Biotech Wheat Could Pose Genetic Danger

As the science of producing genetically modified wheat rises in Australia, more and more critics are chomping at the bit for tighter regulations and more safety tests in regards to the wheat. However, some top dogs in the industry are concerned that the complaints and pleas may be coming from groups that are known enemies of biotech crops.

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Fruit and Vegetables

Is Organic Food Really Safer and Healthier? New Study Reopens Debate

For years, organic foods have been considered not only healthier nutritional options, but options that are safer to consume as well. Organic foods are not grown and produced in conjunction with the use of pesticides or other chemicals – naturally something that would be potentially desirable from that standpoint. However, a new study is now calling into question the reputation attached to organic food.

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Fruit

How Safe Is the Food We Consume? The Fundamentals of Food Security Today

People these days are becoming more health conscious than ever before and one of the ways this is showing is in the increasing demand for transparency in regards to food safety. People don’t just want to know where their food comes from. They want to know how it was manufactured and whether or not it was done so ethically.

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Genetically Modified Food

Genetically Modified Foods: Super Option of the Future or Culinary Can of Worms?

One of the hottest topics on the table for discussion today is without a doubt genetically modified foods. However, it can’t be denied that it’s also one of the most controversial topics of conversation as well. Everyone seems to have a strong opinion on the matter with some people claiming genetic modification is the way of the future and others swearing that it will be the downfall of society as we know it.

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Cooking in the kitchen

Fundamentals of Safe Food Shopping

Making sure that those who manufacture, transport, sell, and ship your food are observing safe practices when it come to food safety is really only half the battle. It’s also important to make sure that you and your family are also doing your parts to keep your food safe for consumption.

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Recent Study Shows Australian Citizens Rate Sustainability Low in Priority

If you ask any Australian how they feel about issues like sustainability in regards to the foods they eat, the great majority would probably say that they consider it important and think Australia as a nation should be taking steps to improve it. However, recent studies show that in practice, sustainability is at the lower end of the priority scale for most Aussies.

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Milk

Cloned Cows Could Provide a Way to Produce Hypoallergenic Milk

A world where hypoallergenic milk is an everyday reality for those with dairy sensitivities could be coming much sooner than you think. New Zealand scientists from AgResearch recently announced that they have successfully bred the world’s first cow capable of producing allergen-free milk.

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