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Saturday, August 30, 2014

8/30/14 Health News: Food safety suspect in the UK ♦ Test could determine if your food is really organic ♦ CABBAGE LIKELY CAUSED MINNESOTA’S E. COLI OUTBREAK

Food safety still suspect in the UK
The U.K. government has delayed publication of an official report into the causes of the horse meat scandal until at least the fall. This has prompted fears that it is not doing enough to protect consumers from food security issues and is trying to hide the fact. Continue Reading
A new test could determine if your food is really organic

A new test could determine if your food is really organic AFP Relaxnews | 2014-08-29 10:21:56.0 Researchers could be on their way to a test that could put organic food shoppers at ease. Slapping on the "organic" label to inflate the price of produce might become a thing of the past thanks to researchers from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and the Wuerzburg …continue reading
CABBAGE LIKELY CAUSED MINNESOTA’S E. COLI O111 OUTBREAK

The 15 cases of E. coli O111 reported in Minnesota this summer were likely linked to green whole head cabbage, says the state’s health department. Health officials’ routine monitoring identified the cases of illness associated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O111. Bacterial isolates from all of the cases had the same DNA fingerprint. The illnesses occurred... Continue Reading

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