4 years after immunotherapy, kids still peanut-tolerant

Scientists have been working tirelessly on a cure for allergies for many years. New findings show just how close they may be getting.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, gave 48 children a peanut protein-containing probiotic (or a placebo) every day for 18 months. A month after halting the dose, around 80% of tested kids could tolerate […]

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Pig-to-person spread of flu a concern — Ohio State University The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of […]

Take me out to the ball game: Food safety in a sports stadium

Baseball fans around the world love to sit back with some snacks — hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, fried grasshoppers (if you live in Seattle) — while they cheer on their favorite team at the city baseball stadium.

Like all food service establishments, baseball stadiums need stringent food safety practices to keep sports fans watching the […]

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Seasonal Effects: Winter foals are smaller than foals born in summer — University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna As the seasons change, experts also note changes in […]

The truth about copper poisoning from Moscow mules

Photo by Ted Eytan

Head out on the town this summer and you’ll probably see it at some outdoor patio: a beverage clutched in the hands of someone who looks quite trendy, lime slices floating among ice cubes, condensation glistening on a cool, copper mug. The Moscow mule.

Moscow mules — not from Russia […]

Criminal investigations launch after recall of millions of eggs in Europe

Some of us like our eggs scrambled. Others, sunny side up. Maybe you’re an eggs-over-easy type of person. Whatever the style, none of us want dangerous chemicals in our eggs.

Several European countries are trying to figure out what went wrong late last year that led to the discovery of a harmful insecticide called fipronil […]

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Animal Science:

Disinfectant inactivates PEDv in cold weather — Pig Progress A team of researchers has reported that different dilutions of disinfectant were effective at inactivating porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in cold […]

Camping food safety: Mexican food-style

Camping as a vacation option is growing in popularity, especially in the U.S. Nearly one million people took up camping for the first time in 2016, according to a survey sponsored by Kampgrounds of America.

Many of these campers indulged in the usual camping fare: hot dogs, sausages, grilled veggies and kabobs, among other things. […]

Undeclared allergens in a global ingredient supply chain

These days, simply eating a meal is like taking a journey around the world, whether you realize it or not. Thanks to increasingly interlocked global trade, there might be ingredients in your food from another hemisphere.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, between 10% and 15% of all food consumed in the U.S. […]

Infographic: Food safety is top concern for chicken consumers

A recent survey shows that among 1,013 American consumers of chicken, food safety is the top concern when thinking about purchases.

Other top priorities were animal disease, hormone and steroid use (which is not allowed in the U.S. poultry industry), and antibiotic use.

The survey was conducted by ORC International and WATT Global Media, on […]