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Food Safety & Storage

Covering food safety at all stages of the food chain as well as food preservation and storage issues. Includes foodborne disease, food contamination, spoilage and hygiene. 

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Abstract

The function of disgust as a pathogen avoidance promoter in the food domain is not well understood. One problem is that no food-specific disgust scale is available. Thus, we developed and validated the Food Disgust Scale (FDS) through a series of five studies. The FDS is a self-report measure that...

Authors
Hartmann, C.; Siegrist, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Food Quality and Preference, 2018, 63, pp 38-50
Abstract

The recent detection of tetrodotoxins (TTXs) in puffer fish and shellfish in Europe highlights the necessity to monitor the levels of TTXs in seafood by rapid, specific, sensitive and reliable methods in order to protect human consumers. A previous immunoassay for TTX detection in puffer fish,...

Authors
Reverté, L.; Rambla-Alegre, M.; Leonardo, S.; Bellés, C.; Campbell, K.; Elliott, C. T.; Gerssen, A.; Klijnstra, M. D.; Diogène, J.; Campàs, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Talanta, 2018, 176, pp 659-666
Miscellaneous

On 14 July 2017, the UK posted a message on the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) to report an increase of travel-related cases of cyclosporiasis since the beginning of May 2017. From the beginning of the year to 19 July, 58 cases were reported. Information on travel history is known for 38...

Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Publication
Cyclospora infections in European travellers returning from Mexico, 2017, pp 5 pp.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Slaughterhouses are key locations where contamination occurs along the processing chain of red meat. Bearing in mind that there are high levels of zoonotic and food-borne diseases in Nigeria, a search was conducted, with the exploration and filtration of databases and repositories of Google...

Date
August 2017
Subjects
abattoirs; aetiology; bacterial diseases; diarrhoea; domestic animals; food contamination; food hygiene; food safety; foodborne diseases; livestock; meat; meat animals; meat hygiene; meat inspection; microbial contamination; regulations; risk factors; swine influenza; swine influenza viruses; zoonoses
Authors
Fasanmi, O. G.; Balogun, F. A.; Makinde, G. E. O.; Fasina, F. O.
News Article

More than 100 chicken farms have been closed down after authorities confirmed that fipronil was used illegaly to treat lice on farms in the...

Date
August 2017
Authors
M Djuric, DVM
Datasheet

Taenia solium neurocysticercosis (NCC) is considered the single major cause of acquired epilepsy in the world and is an important...

AbstractFull Text

C. burnetii is known as the cause of human Q-fever disease and as such is a pathogen of public health interest. Disease reservoirs are cattle, goats, sheep and other animals. Raw milk from vending machines is a potential source of this bacteria. For the first time in Croatia, raw milk from vending...

Authors
Hengl, B.; Špićić, S.; Duvnjak, S.; Reil, I.; Kozaćinski, L.; Humski, A.; Kovaćek, I.; Skukan, A. B.
Publisher
Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Centar za peradarstvo
Publication
Veterinarska Stanica, 2017, 48, 5, pp 393-398

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