Category: Food Safety

Cookbooks’ missing ingredient? Food Safety!

Cookbooks may be leaving out a crucial step in recipes: food safety. The vast majority of recipes found in popular cookbooks offer little useful advice to keep you from getting sick, a new study finds. In a review of nearly 1,500 recipes from popular cookbooks, researchers found that only 123 recipes, or about 8 percent, ...

A new path for pesticide assessment

It is one of the most debated questions in chemical risk assessment: can exposure to chemicals such as pesticides cause ill health in humans? Scientists currently rely on experimental toxicology evidence, such as animal or cell studies, to assess their safety. A new approach proposed by EFSA will help further our understanding by making better ...

Fast food chicken: testing Subway, McDonald’s, A&W, Wendy’s & Tim Hortons

What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken. If you're one of many who opt for chicken sandwiches at your favourite fast food restaurant, you may find the results of a CBC Marketplace investigation into what's in the meat a little hard to swallow. A DNA analysis of ...

Taking auditing to new level with International Standard under revision

ISO’s popular standard for auditing management systems is under revision and has just reached the first voting stage, a crucial step in its development. Organizations are increasingly turning to management systems, in a quest to be more effective and save time and money. Many companies have several different management systems, each focusing on different areas, ...

8 popular American foods that aren’t what you think they are

Food fraud is a $50 billion annual industry — and you're probably eating some of the evidence. From Kobe beef to Parmesan cheese, restaurants and grocery stores are packed with foods that aren't quite what they seem. Food makers and retailers cutting corners and hiking up prices can result in feeding consumers some less-than-truthful marketing. ...