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FOOD SAFETY BECOMES GLOBAL CONCERN AS 23M EUROPEANS FALL SICK YEARLY

Liuba Negru of the Country Support and Communications, World Health Organistion (WHO) Regional Office for Europe and Stephanie Brickman, Communications Consultant, WHO Regional Office for Europe released a bombshell as the world celebrated food safety day on Friday, June 7, 2019. The startling report, entitled, ‘The burden of foodborne diseases in the WHO European Region,’ Continue Reading
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NIHORT DEVELOPS TECHNOLOGY TO FIGHT TOMATO PEST

IN its resolve to tackle the ever rising spate of tomato’s Tuta Absoluta pest, the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), hinted that it has developed a technology called the Absoluta Trap Tray. The Institute’s Acting Executive Director, Dr Akeem Olaniyan, made this known during NIHORT’s 2018 In-House Review and Planning Meeting in Ibadan themed “Enhancing Continue Reading
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LOWER STOCKING DENSITY FOR LAYING HENS WAS ASSOCIATED WITH LESS FAECAL SHEDDING OF SALMONELLA – HEIDELBERG IN A USDA STUDY

Investigators assessed the effect of layer-hen stocking density on faecal shedding of S. Heidelberg and S. Typhimurium, both pathogens that can cause foodborne illness in humans. Hens in the study were in a colony cage system with either 973 cm2 per bird, considered low density, or 648 cm2 per bird, considered high density. There was […]Continue Reading