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Food Hygiene

HPS: Lab reports of Campylobacter up almost 10% last year

21 Mar 2018 News & Events

Last year 5,796 lab reports were received by HPS which was an increase of 485 (9.1%) compared to 2016 when 5,311 isolates were reported.

Smoked foods are tastier, less harmful with a tip from the auto industry

20 Mar 2018 News & Events

Infusing foods with smoke can impart delicious nuanced flavors, but could also come with an unwelcome side of carcinogens. To reduce the carcinogen content of smoked foods, researchers took a lesson from the automobile industry, running the smoke through a zeolite filter to remove harmful compounds. It worked, and with a happy bonus: superior smoke flavor.

Vegetable compound could have a key role in 'beeting' Alzheimer's disease

20 Mar 2018 News & Events

A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process that is associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say this discovery could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease, the world's leading cause of dementia.

New solution to harmful algal blooms raises hope of economic and environmental benefits

16 Mar 2018 News & Events

A cheap, safe and effective method of dealing with harmful algal blooms is on the verge of being introduced following successful field and lab tests.

Segregating vegetarian food can promote meat consumption 16-Mar-2018 By Katy Askew

16 Mar 2018 News & Events

Increasing numbers of consumers are adopting ‘flexitarian’ approaches to diet and incorporating more meat-free options. This has resulted in a rise in vegetarian choices – both in retail and foodservice channels.