Food safety concerns lead to doggie bag ban in New Zealand

Taking leftovers home with you after a meal out at a restaurant is a normal sight to see, but what if next time you couldn’t finish your meal you were denied a doggie bag? Well, this may be a new trend in New Zealand as at least 50 restaurants have banned doggie bags and initiated […]

Consumer survey shows changing definition of food safety

A recent survey of 5,000 consumers nationwide that asked about food buying decisions showed changing attitudes about food safety, and showed that many consumers are beginning to expect a much broader definition of food safety than ever before.

The survey shows that people still want toxin-free and pathogen-free food, but they also want more transparency […]

Top 10 food parasites

When many people think about properly preparing their food to help eliminate food safety risks, they are often worried about key pathogens, such as E. coli or Salmonella. These pathogens can be very dangerous—most of the illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths from food poisoning are caused by major pathogens.

But a new report from the World […]

Color-coded food inspection to start soon

A new food inspection safety system will soon be hitting Hawaii restaurants. The food safety rating system is comprised of a color-coded grading system of red, yellow and green marks.

It is being called a “visible grading system,” by some news outlets, where placards will showcase to customers how their favorite establishment has fared in […]

The problem with energy drinks

In this week’s Monday Links, we mentioned a safety warning that may be added to energy drinks. A new report from Food Safety News goes further in depth as to why consumers may need to be concerned about these caffeine-spiked beverages.

The level of caffeine within various brands ranges greatly—ranging anywhere from just a few […]

EU to reassess food additives currently in use

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What is really in your food — and is it safe? This is something that many consumers have struggled with as food additives become more common in grocery store items. And while legislation in the European Union (EU) says that only those additives that have been through a full safety […]