Tips on How to Germ-Proof Your Kitchen From Scary Foodborne Illnesses

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Most people can’t help but feel that food grown and raised on a small farm is a lower risk.

Eggs, lettuce, peanuts, spinach. It seems as if every time we turn around there is another outbreak of a scary foodborne illness.  This summer’s huge egg recall was the latest reminder that we do battle against dangerous pathogens like E. coli and salmonella in our kitchens every day.

 

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Beacon Biotechnology USB Device Could Revolutionize Food Safety

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The food safety test cartridge should be available for food producers by next year.

Checking food products for bacteria could be revolutionized by a Colorado company.   Beacon Biotechnology in Aurora, Colorado is in the process of creating a food safety test cartridge that looks like a USB drive. Company officials said the cartridge will be able to detect food-borne illnesses in 30 minutes.

 

 

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Edible Apple Film Wrap Can Protect Meat, Poultry From Food Borne Pathogens

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A new study led by Indian-origin researcher has revealed that edible apple film wraps can protect meat and poultry products from food borne pathogens.  Researchers from the University of Arizona used arvacrol and cinnamaldehyde in apple-based films, which showed promise in offering protection against Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes.

 

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