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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

7/8/14 Health News: RISKY FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES IN HOME KITCHENS ♦ FARMWORKER HOUSING ♦ We do not want our food to have USA standards ♦ Mexico'sFirst Case of Chikungunya

FARMWORKER HOUSING LINKED TO CONSUMER DEMAND FOR SAFE FOOD
When a farmworker and her children were discovered living in a decommissioned walk-in freezer due to lack of housing, Marty Miller, executive director of the Office of Rural Development and Farm Worker Housing in Yakima, WA, was dismayed — but not surprised. “Unfortunately, not surprised,” Miller told Food Safety News. “I had already heard or... Continue Reading

UC-DAVIS STUDY IDENTIFIES RISKY FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES IN HOME KITCHENS

We do not want our food to have USA standards
Are USA food preparation standards lower than those in the UK? Comments (0) FOLLOWING recent food scandals, people are becoming much more aware of what goes into our food. The EU-US trade deal aims to "harmonise" European and American rules in food safety, which may mean slashing European standards to match the much lower US levels. So, products like hormone-treated meat continue reading
Mexico Confirms First Case of Chikungunya Virus

A health official says Mexico has its first confirmed case of a person infected with a new mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly in the Caribbean. Continue Reading

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