US industry has 'undue influence' over food additives
0 US food companies have "undue influence" in vouching for the safety of common additives such as salt, trans fats and artificial sweeteners, according to an analysis released on Wednesday that calls for better oversight of the additive process, which is currently self-governed by industry. An analysis of all 451 notices of additive safety voluntarily submitted to the US …continue reading
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SHELLFISH-RELATED ILLNESSES THIS SUMMER
Warm weather and low tides are good for harvesting shellfish, but nice weather is also ideal for naturally occurring bacteria to multiply, raising the risk of illness, warns the Washington State Department of Health. For that reason, food-safety officials in Washington state, California and Oregon advise shellfish gatherers and consumers to follow summertime health advice... Continue Reading
New fast and accurate method for detecting allergies
Researchers at the EPFL have developed an effective technique to determine what exactly are the proteins responsible for milk allergies. This innovative approach will be applicable to other foodstuffs.Continue Reading NOTE this article is in French you can use google to translate.