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Structure and Function of Food Engineering 22/08/12 Au sommaire: Nucleic Acid-Based Methods to Identify, Detect and Type Pathogenic Bacteria Occurring in Milk and Dairy Products

Structure and Function of Food Engineering 22/08/12 Au sommaire: Nucleic Acid-Based Methods to Identify, Detect and Type Pathogenic Bacteria Occurring in Milk and Dairy Products
Edited by Ayman Amer Eissa, ISBN 978-953-51-0695-1, 414 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 22, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 licenseDOI: 10.5772/1615 This book conveys many significant messages for the food engineering and allied professions: the importance of working in multidisciplinary teams, the relevance of developing food engineering based on well-established principles, the benefits of developing the field by bringing together experts from industry, academia and government, and the unparalleled advantage of working as globally as possible in the understanding, development, and applications of food engineering principles. I am delighted to welcome this book to the Series and I am convinced colleagues from all parts of the world will gain great value from it.

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FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE - JUNE/JULY 2013 - Comparison of Microbiology Testing Practices MICROBIAL TESTING | June/July 2013 By Tom Weschler Microbiology testing practices at food plants around the world vary extensively. UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA 24/07/12 High dietary antioxidants might cut the risk of pancreatic cancer One in 12 instances of pancreatic cancer might be prevented, say researchers from the University of East Anglia. An increased dietary intake of all of vitamins C, E and selenium could help cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to two thirds in those eating low amounts in their diet, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. These nutrients are known as antioxidants and are present in several food types, including cereals, nuts, fruits and vegetables. If the association turns out to be causal, one in 12 of these cancers might be prevented, suggest the researchers at the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, who are leading the Norfolk arm of the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) study. Cancer of the pancreas kills more than a quarter of a million people every year around the world, and 7,500 people are diagnosed with the disease every year in the UK, where it is the six commonest cause of cancer death.

VKM_NO 29/01/15 Risk assessment of folic acid in dietary supplements The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) assessed whether the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of folic acid should be amended. VKM concludes that there is no support to alter the existing UL for folic acid supplementation. Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate and is commonly used in food supplements and in food fortification because of its stability and bioavailability. Folate has many functions in the body, and women are advised to take supplements of folic acid before and during pregnancy to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects. VKM does not alter the upper safe intake level MICROBIOLOGY AUSTRALIA - MAI 2013 - Food Safety. Au sommaire: Microbiological testing of foods: what, why, how Download PDF Article Published: 13 May 2013 A and B Complexity in food testing arises from the food (matrix), the need to detect low numbers of target microorganisms in the presence of potentially similar background microflora, the potential use of testing to demonstrate compliance and the high cost (not just financial) of getting it wrong. Microbiological criteria for food specify the method of analysis1 because “test results are dependent on the analytical method used”2.

DEFRA 13/05/13 Food supplements: guidance and FAQs The responsibility for legislation on food supplements in England transferred from the Food Standards Agency to the Department Health on 1 October 2010. These guidance and summary documents have been updated to reflect this change and update references. The changes to the presentation of the documents do not represent a revision in the approach to guidance on the legislation. ARS USDA 03/05/14 New detection methods improve food safety "These screening assays are alternatives to biological assays used by regulatory agencies," Schneider says. "The fluorescence assay is very rapid and detects the drugs when they are at or above the tolerance level. TRL methods require more cleanup, but have greater sensitivity." Chemist Steven Lehotay, along with a previously visiting scientist, Michelangelo Anastassiades, developed the QuEChERS method, which stands for "quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe" and is pronounced "catchers." The streamlined approach makes it easier and less expensive for analytical chemists to examine fruits and vegetables for pesticide residues. Lehotay says the method reduces procedural steps—and that lessens the chance for a mistake.

Diseases 2016, 4(3), 28; Food Antioxidants and Their Anti-Inflammatory Properties: A Potential Role in Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer Prevention 1 Emeritus Professor of Cancer Research, University of Wales College of Medicine, Laurel Cottage, Castleton, Cardiff CF3 2UR, UK 2 Anti-inflammation Research Institute, San Diego, CA 92093, USA 3 Halberg Hospital and Research Institute, Civil Lines, Moradabad, UP 244001, India 4 Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5 , Canada 5 School Medicine Pharmacy and Health, Durham University, Durham TS17 6BH, UK 6 The Tsim Tsoum Institute, Krakow 31-534, Poland * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Received: 28 March 2016 / Revised: 18 July 2016 / Accepted: 18 July 2016 / Published: 1 August 2016 Mediterranean-style diets caused a significant decline in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in early landmark studies. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety - NOV 2013 - Defining the Public Health Threat of Dietary Supplement Fraud A notable large-scale incident of adverse public health events caused by dietary supplement use occurred in 1989 when an association between dietary supplements containing of L-tryptophan and an outbreak of Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome emerged. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that over 1500 people who had consumed the supplements subsequently experienced fatigue, shortness of breath, and other health effects. The CDC confirmed 38 deaths as a direct result of L-tryptophan consumption (FDA 2012e). Evidence revealed that the manufacturing company had taken cost-cutting shortcuts in the purification process. Work with genetically engineered bacteria had produced contaminated batches of L-tryptophan. Products made with the contaminated batches entered the market, and many people who used them experienced incurable, debilitating health effects.

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