Immune System

"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.

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