Tagged: Food Safety

Salmonella…mmm! How good is your food safety knowledge? - News

Jean Balchin Feb 13, 2018

It’s swiftly coming up to that time again, where hordes of students return to the major cities for their tertiary education (not to mention flat initiations, couch burning, toga parties and dodgy drinking decisions). This time of the year also coincides with peaks in Campylobacter and Salmonella food poisoning cases among those aged between 20 and 25 years old. Food Safety Information Council consumer … Read More

‘Potentially toxic’ nanoparticles in baby formula – why the sensationalist headlines do nothing but scare parents - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson Jul 02, 2017

Wow, now this is a new headline that would scare the bejeebers out of you if you were currently using baby formula: The Sydney Morninig Herald goes on to say: A world-leading team in nanotechnology at Arizona State University tested seven off-the-shelf baby formula products and found two – Nestle’s NAN HA 1 Gold and Nature’s Way Kids … Read More

NZ’s long-running Campylobacter epidemic from poultry: Now with antibiotic resistance - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Dec 19, 2015

Prof Michael Baker & Prof Nick Wilson NZ has a long-running Campylobacter infection epidemic with contaminated fresh poultry the major source. Added to this problem is the recent rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance in these Campylobacter infections acquired from locally produced poultry. In this blog we briefly detail these problems and explore potential solutions: (i) build on the past … Read More

Heavy burden caused by contaminated food - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Dec 04, 2015

Following a week of cacophony over contaminated frozen fruit, New Zealand and Australian scientists have been part of a global project examining how sick food makes us. The first ever World Health Organisation estimate of global food disease burden found that one in ten people fall ill every year from contaminated food and 420,000 die as a result. Children under … Read More

Poisoned Plastic? - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 10, 2010

Yesterday’s Weekend Herald contained a couple of articles on Bisphenol-A, otherwise known as BPA. BPA is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics – the commonest plastic used to make drink bottles and linings of cans. There have been studies in rats and mice that show that BPA causes altered sexual development, aggression and obesity. [...] Related posts: … Read More

Heart Hit - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 04, 2009

I read with some horror that a Herald on Sunday investigation has found an energy drink with 3333mg caffeine per litre in it. The Demon Energy Shot, which contains this horrendous amount of caffeine, gets around the Food Standard Authority regulations (which restricts caffeine to a level of 320mg per litre) by calling itself a [...] … Read More