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Thursday, August 28, 2014

8/28/14 Health News: Alarming things hiding in coffee ♦ FOOD SECURITY AND FRAUD ♦ THREE DEATHS LIKELY CAME FROM EGGS

FOOD SECURITY AND FRAUD
Shaun Kennedy, director of the Food System Institute and professor at the University of Minnesota, recently sat down with Food Safety News to discuss a number of topics related to food security and food fraud. What challenges do we face with keeping the U.S. food system secure from intentional contamination? What foods are most susceptible to... Continue Reading
The alarming thing that’s probably hiding in your coffee
A strong cup of joe (or two) can be a trusty get-through-this-crazy-day helper–but there may be more than coffee beans and a jolt of caffeine hiding in your cup. “Fillers” like wheat, soy beans, barley, rye, acai seeds, brown sugar, corn, and even sticks are often present in coffee grounds, according to new research presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.Continue Reading
UK SALMONELLA OUTBREAK LINKED TO THREE DEATHS LIKELY CAME FROM A SINGLE SOURCE OF EGGS
The Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in the U.K. has now sickened nearly 250 people, and three of them have reportedly died. And, according to public health officials, the illnesses can likely be traced back to a single source of eggs. Public Health England officials said that 30 cases have now been reported in London, 54 in the West... Continue Reading











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