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Red kidney beans linked to poisoning cases in Denmark

By Joe Whitworth on Jul 08, 2020 12:03 am A type of lectin in red kidney beans was behind an outbreak in Denmark earlier this year. Poisoning left 45 people sick, including 24 on one day, in late April. It was limited to a catering company that delivered food for another business in the Copenhagen area. The outbreak was caused by phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) in... Continue Reading

Colorado makes egg producers remodel

By Dan Flynn on Jul 08, 2020 12:01 am Colorado is going with the more expensive, cage-free eggs, limiting the options on its menu for producers. A bill signed July 1 by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis sets a 2025 deadline to convert all hen-housing in the state to cage free by 2025.  It means Colorado will be joining the likes of California, Oregon, and... Continue Reading

Scientists uncover Campylobacter’s swimming tactics

By News Desk on Jul 08, 2020 12:00 am Researchers have found out how Campylobacter can swim faster in stickier liquids, such as in human guts. Findings could help scientists halt the foodborne bacteria, because they show how the shape of its body and components that help it swim are all dependent on each other to work. This means any disruption to one part... Continue Reading

Global push critical to prevent, fight pandemics; food safety one key factor

By Cookson Beecher on Jul 08, 2020 12:00 am A healthy planet and healthy animals go hand in hand to protect humans from pandemics, says  a new United Nations report. The report warns that diseases such as COVID-19 that can jump from animals to humans are more likely to emerge as animals’ habitats are destroyed by wildlife exploitation, poor farming practices, and climate change.... Continue Reading

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