Day: December 12, 2017

US: Swabbing for actionable results

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine: Typically, the COAs would arrive around 4:30 a.m. With the anticipation of the smart phone notifying me that I’ve received an email, that anxious question of “What are the results?” would begin circling in my mind […] I scroll through the reports looking for that dreaded word “Presumptive.” […]
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Day: December 12, 2017

AU: Blockchain beefs up security against food fraud

Cosmos magazine: A new cryptocurrency-based project aims to provide certainty in the beef supply chain. Ever wonder exactly where that delicious steak on your plate came from? Well, now you can find out —thanks to a new food research project called BeefLedger […]
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Day: December 12, 2017

UK: Alarming chemical cocktail sprayed on your fruit and veg

Daily Mail: Doing the family shop, you’ll probably feel virtuous as you fill up your trolley with healthy fruit and vegetables.
But worrying new research reveals that these wholesome foods have been treated with a complex mixture of pesticides to get them to your table in peak condition — and there may even be some residues of these chemicals left on the produce you buy.
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Day: December 12, 2017

US: Salmonella outbreak in Oregon, Washington linked to pre-cut fruit

The Oregonian: Eighteen people in Washington and Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating pre-cut fruit purchased from local grocery stores, prompting a review by state and federal health authorities.
Officials in both states have traced the outbreak to pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe and fruit mixes containing those fruits.
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