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Achooo. Musings On face masks.

I guess it’s flu season. You’d hardly know it here in Colombia because the mild season swings are tempered by the lack of seasons, or whatever really causes influenza outbreaks. 888 more words

Faster Salmonella test boosts food safety for humans and animals

A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella, a bacteria that is one of the leading causes of food-borne illness across all regions of the world. 419 more words

Living Healthier

Will You Make the Grade?

Consider two restaurants. Both serve the same kind of food, both have friendly staff and are in an excellent location. But one is full of customers and the other nearly always empty. 717 more words


Escherichia Coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the most prevalent causes of foodborne illness.  There are various strains that cause infection from consumption of contaminated food and water, and they can share many of the same symptoms.   490 more words

Food Safety

N.S. restaurants can go 6 years without inspections: Global News investigation

A Global News investigation has revealed that restaurants in Nova Scotia can go up to six years without being inspected by the province’s regulators.

A key concept in the investigation is risk-based assessment, which determines how frequently restaurants will be examined by provincial inspectors. 203 more words


Why You Should Never Order Drinks With Ice, Bartenders Say

At your next company happy hour, you may want to consider ordering your mixed drinks “neat,” or at room temperature—without ice.

Business Insider recently asked more than two dozen bartenders… 678 more words


The Importance of Traceability

What is traceability?

In relation to the food system, traceability is the ability to track an animal, product, or raw materials to any point in the food supply chain.  481 more words

Food Safety