In China, counterfeit goods often “slip under the radar”. In August 2016, 319 pigs contaminated by prohibited drugs, including salbutamol and clenbuterol, were discovered in southeast China. Blockchain technology provides a solution in boosting consumer confidence, as it allows to verify the origin of the meat in seconds.
University of Otago researchers have broken new ground in the area of food allergies, with a study showing that personality traits impact people living with a food allergy published in the international open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology.
Right now, it’s hard to know whether you’ve eaten something that contains E. coli, salmonella or other foodborne bacteria until you’re frantically looking for the closest bathroom. But a team of food scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have developed technology that could warn you about potentially contaminated food and keep you from taking a single forkful. And – best of all – preventing food poisoning could be as simple as buying a $30 smartphone accessory.
Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com.
Three days before 2018 arrived, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they were investigating a foodborne E. coli outbreak that ultimately resulted in one death and sickened at least 25 people in 15 states. “Leafy greens” were identified as the likely source, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to work with state and local partners to determine the specific products that made people ill and where they were grown, distributed and sold, all with the goal of finding points where the E. coli contamination might have occurred.