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New Database of Food Safety Inspections Includes About Half of All U.S. Counties

If you’ve ever tried to find a recent inspection report for a particular restaurant, you’ll know that the ease of accessing and understanding that information can depend on what city or county you live in. University of Maryland Economics Professor Ginger Jin and UCLA Associate Professor of Business Management Philip Leslie have been doing research… Continue Reading

UCLA Engineers Invent Cellphone E. Coli Detector

University of California Los Angeles engineers have developed a cellphone attachment they say holds promise for the rapid, inexpensive detection of pathogenic E. coli in water or liquified food samples. The simple, portable device — a lightweight, compact attachment to an existing cellphone camera — acts much like a florescent microscope, according to a UCLA… Continue Reading