Day: July 21, 2017

US: Maryland confirms papayas contaminated with Salmonella

Food Safety News: The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers to not eat Caribeña’s brand yellow Maradol papayas because they could be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The health department’s Laboratories Administration tested five yellow Maradol papayas, collected from a Baltimore retail location, as part of the ongoing Salmonella investigation. Three of the five yellow papayas tested were confirmed to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Day: July 21, 2017

AU: An end to counterfeit foods, drinks and medicines

Food Processing: Every year, counterfeit and pirated goods globally cost nearly US$0.5 trillion in lost revenue. This isn’t small bikkies — and the food and beverage industry is far from immune. A team from Lancaster University and spin-out company Quantum Base has patented an optical technology that can read [irregularities found in 2D materials like graphene] using a smartphone app and so enable people to check the authenticity of products.
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