The Food and Drug Administration advises consumers not to eat, and restaurants and food retailers not to sell and to dispose of oysters illegally harvested from Milford-approved areas in Connecticut because they may be contaminatedContinue Reading FDA issues public warning about certain oysters from Connecticut because of toxins
Undercooked kidney beans were behind a large outbreak in France caused by plant toxins, according to a study.
Researchers said the work, published in the journal Toxins, highlights the need to develop methods for…Continue Reading Plant toxin in undercooked kidney beans behind French outbreak
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has unearthed a novel seafood toxin responsible for ciguatera poisoning.
The toxin, known as ciguatoxin, is found in large fish such as barracuda, moray eel, snapper and grouper…Continue Reading NRC discovers novel seafood toxin that causes ciguatera poisoning
Scientists from an Australian university have discovered another toxin used by Bacillus cereus.
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) showed how the toxin can infect cells, even when the body has fought off others.
Continue Reading Researchers boost Bacillus cereus knowledge
Researchers have presented updated data on the global disease burden caused by foodborne chemicals and toxins.
The data were discussed at a symposia in Arlington, VA, at the annual meeting of the Society for Risk…
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Changes to the way food is produced, processed and offered to consumers could affect food safety, according to a microbiology society in the United Kingdom.
A Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) briefing looked at recent…
Continue Reading Changing food sector could impact microbiological safety risks
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered how Bacillus cereus works and how to combat it.
The team found out how the bacteria interacts with the immune system, discovered how it sustains itself…
Continue Reading Australian scientists discover how to fight Bacillus cereus bacteria
There is a “striking” lack of safety data on wild flowers used at restaurants, according to a review in Denmark.
Of 23 flowers reviewed, nine contained compounds with toxic or potentially toxic effects if eaten,…
Continue Reading ‘Striking’ lack of safety data on flowers in food
A startup in Hong Kong is hoping to use light-up fish embryos to improve food safety. The company, Vitargent, engineered medaka and zebrafish embryos to turn fluorescent green or develop tumors in the presence…
Continue Reading Could Glowing Fish Help Improve Food Safety?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing final guidance on enforcement criteria for ackee products containing the toxin hypoglycin A. Ackee is a fruit native to West Africa but is also found in Central…
Continue Reading Ackee Products Can Be Seized or Refused Entry for Toxin Levels, Says FDA