Higher fridge temperatures in the homes of older people could be putting them at greater risk of Listeria infection, according to a study.

Researchers looked at the temperatures of domestic refrigerators in the Netherlands and the impact on listeriosis cases related to ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked meat products.

A survey among 1,020

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Scientists from a food research center in Wales are handing out fridge thermometers as part of a food safety research project.

Researchers from the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University will be giving out thermometers during the Amgueddfa Cymru Food Festival in Cardiff on Sept. 9.

As part of the

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Just as feathered birds head south for warmer weather, so, too, do human snowbirds, who pack up their RVs and travel trailers they call home once they get to their sunny destinations.

But food-safety gurus warn that there’s no vacation from food safety.

“I don’t subscribe to the ‘knock-on-wood’ approach
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CRETE–I must admit I have been a bit neglectful in my weekly duties of getting my Publisher’s Platform in on time.  This week I actually did have time to think about doing it between visits to a former Leper Colony (lawyers still welcome), very old Cretan churches and even older

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