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Consumers call for natural supplements for animals

Consumers call for natural supplements for animals

By Aidan Fortune

A consumer survey, commissioned by US producer Cargill, has revealed the growing popularity among millennials of natural supplements to aid digestive health, along with animal well-being.

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Experts dismiss new study showing dangers of BPA

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research shows exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in pregnant mice can disrupt the immune system and lead to multiple sclerosis in infancy, but experts say the chemical poses no risk to humans.

Approximately 497 pounds of undercooked beef jerky has been recalled by 4 Frendz

Meat products recalled by multiple US processors

By Aaron McDonald

Approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky has been recalled by Washington-based 4 Frendz LLC due to under-processing and the possible survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, revealed the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection...

Two separate incidents of listeria monocytogenes have caused concern in the US

Listeria recalls hit US

By Chloe Ryan

American consumers have been warned about two separate instances of meat contamination where there is a risk of listeriosis, a bacterial infection that can kill those with a weak immune system and lead to miscarriage in pregnant women. 

"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

By Nathan Gray

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and intolerances.

Foot-and-mouth disease: Brazil relaxes vaccination programme

Brazil gives foot-and-mouth disease reassurance

By Carina Perkins

Brazilian agriculture officials have assured that the relaxation of foot-and-mouth disease vaccinations in the country’s north-eastern states will not prevent the region from becoming recognised as FMD-free next year.

Cargill recalls ground beef after Salmonella outbreak

Cargill recalls ground beef after Salmonella outbreak

By Carina Perkins

US meat processor Cargill Meat Solutions has been forced to recall nearly 30,000lb of fresh ground beef products after they were linked to a Salmonella outbreak that left 33 people ill.

US develops new FMD virus-free vaccines

US develops new FMD virus-free vaccines

By Nicholas Robinson

A molecular vaccine against one strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which does not use the live FMD virus, has been developed in the US.

Wild Flavors was one of several exhibitors at the 6th Annual Food Technology & Innovation Forum, held last week at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago

Dispatches from the 6th Annual Food Technology & Innovation Forum, 2012, Chicago

Novel digestive health ingredient targets big guns in food and beverages

By Elaine Watson

Wild Flavors is in advanced negotiations with leading food and beverage firms about using a novel milk-based digestive health ingredient claimed to help maintain and repair the lining of the gut wall.

Food sensitivity test is unreliable, says Canadian expert

Food sensitivity test is unreliable, says Canadian expert

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

An increasingly popular food sensitivity test may lead individuals to eliminate foods from their diets that are not harmful to them, according to a paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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