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Infectious Prion Protein Discovered in Urine of Patients with vCJD
The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease by researchers at The University of...
Finding Sources of Salmonella in Pig Slaughterhouses
How a slaughterhouse tackles sources of Salmonella depends on how it collects the data surrounding those sources....
Assessing Risk of African Swine Fever Virus Entry into EU
Researchers from across Europe and the US have collaborated on a model that assesses the risk of the entry of the African swine fever virus by a range of routes into individual European Union member states....
New Protocol for Atypical BSE Investigations
The European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, has developed a laboratory protocol on how to conduct new studies for investigating the presence of the agent of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in tissues of infected cattle....
Tackling Salmonella in the Pork Processing Plant
Illness caused by foodborne pathogens represents an important economic and public health burden worldwide....
Campylobacter Research Reveals Potential for Poultry Vaccine
Researchers at the USDA Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research Center have purified proteins from Campylobacter and tested them for their potential use as vaccines. ...
Fondue Chinoise with Chicken Can Lead to Campylobacter Infections
Meat fondue with chicken is one of the primary risk factors for a campylobacter infection in Switzerland in winter, a new study shows....
Questions and Answers on Hormones in Meat and Milk
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Processed Red Meat Linked to Higher Heart Failure Risk in Men
Men who eat moderate amounts of processed red meat may have an increased risk of incidence and death from heart failure, according to a study inCirculation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal....
Using Plant-based Material as Antioxidants and Fat Replacers in Meat Products
Plant based derivatives have potential applications as fat replacers, antioxidants and antimicrobials in fresh and processed meat products....
Antimicrobial Preservation Strategies to Prevent Food Contamination
Food spoiling and poisoning caused by microbial contamination can cause major health, social, and economic problems....
How Irradiation Affects Shell Egg
Low-dose irradiation (2.5kGy) of shell egg would be beneficial for the egg processing sector and the safety of food products that use liquid egg white could be improved, according to Byungrok Min, Ki Chang Nam, Cheorun Jo and Dong U. Ahn of Iowa State...
Good Manufacturing Practices Will Prevent Meat Species Contamination
Food authenticity failures and food fraud can be driven by pressures on food production and the current climate of financial constraint...
On-farm Control Measure to Protect Broiler Chickens against Campylobacter
Campylobacter is a zoonotic bacterium of international importance, cited by the World Health Organisation as the number one food-borne pathogen in the developed world, writes, Tom Humphrey, Professor of Bacteriology and Food Safety at the College of Medicine...
Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry Plants
With concerns rising over Campylobacter infections from poultry, treatments are being sought in the processing plant and on the farm to reduce the threat, writes Chris Harris....
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