Researchers have found that tara flour was the culprit in an outbreak of hundreds of illnesses associated with Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek crumbles.

The researchers from the University of Mississippi discovered that a component of tara flour, which is made from the seeds of a plant grown in

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No matter how much individuals think they know about COVID-19 and food safety, experts agree on one point. No one knows enough.

More than a dozen scientists, government officials and corporate representatives joined forces yesterday for the “COVID-19 & Food Safety Global Summit,” which was organized by the International Association
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March 2020 was a month unlike any of us have experienced before. Beyond the transition to working remotely and the seemingly endless video meetings and webinars, we’ve collectively learned a lot about coronaviruses, environmental stability, inactivation, transmission routes, how to perform wellness checks of employees,  and have fielded dozens
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The British have long referred to Norovirus as “the vomiting disease,” but now a “vomiting machine” has been invented at North Carolina State University and put to serious use in the study of how the illness spreads. This week, the open source journal PLOS ONE published the NC State research
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The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) hosted a Twitter chat on Monday night about packed lunch food safety with Ben Chapman, associate professor and Food Safety Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University. Below, you’ll find some of the tips offered up during the #SafeLunch chat. If you have more
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