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Study: Salmonella Infections Rise With Extreme Weather Events

New research has shown that climate change may be causing more than just an increase in extreme weather events such as heat waves and storms. Those events also seem to be bringing a heightened risk of Salmonella outbreaks with them. The rates of people sickened by Salmonella rises each time their area experiences an extreme… Continue Reading

Journal Dedicates Issue to Climate Change and Food Safety

Food Research International has published a special issue dedicated to the impacts of climate change on food safety. The collection of research examined issues such as pesticide use, parasite transmission, mycotoxin production on tomatoes, paralytic shellfish poisoning, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and the relationship between flooding and leafy greens contamination. The issue was edited by researchers at… Continue Reading

Study: Climate Change May Impact Outbreaks

The transmission of foodborne pathogens may be impacted by the effects of climate change, according to a report released March 28 by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Studying hundreds of peer-reviewed publications on six different food- and waterborne pathogens, the report’s authors observed 1,653 “key facts” that link the viability of those… Continue Reading

Relating Refrigeration to Climate Change

Along with the many environmental problems posed by global climate change, an increase in ambient temperature could have negative effects on food safety everywhere, but particularly in developing countries. That’s the message of a 2010 study in “Food Research International,”  which investigates the varied effects of climate change on the “cold-chain”–a term that refers to… Continue Reading

Study: Climate Change Threatens Rice Production

According to a new collaborative study released this week by a group of international scientists, the production of rice will be hindered as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas from global warming. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the research team found evidence that the net impact of projected temperature increases… Continue Reading

UN: Climate Change Impacts Food Safety

According to a report released by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) this week, climate change may exacerbate a wide variety of global food safety issues, ranging from seafood safety to antibiotic resistance. The report bases its analysis on the most recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found climate… Continue Reading