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Veterinary Pharmacologist Warns That Eggs From Backyard Chickens May Pose Consumption Problems

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A pharmacologist warns that if you are raising chickens in your backyard, don't consume their eggs if the animals have been taking medication.

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Gas Leaks From Faulty Wells Linked to Contamination in Some Groundwater

A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it’s not the source many people may have feared.

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UNH Scientists Available to Discuss Closure of Massachusetts Oyster Farms

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So…Do You Know What’s in Your Water, Ask Virginia Tech Engineers?

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Andrea Dietrich and Amanda Sain of Virginia Tech’s Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering estimated that 50 percent of the population taste threshold for manganese II in water, the simplest ionic manganese oxide, to be more than 1000 times the current EPA allowable level. Their findings appear in the Journal of the American Water Works Association, and they are now looking into possible secondary pollution issues with the release of manganese in air through its use in humidifiers.

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Global Food Traceability Center Submits Comments to Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

To offer solutions to pressing food fraud issues, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today submitted written and oral comments to the Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOAA-NMFS-0214-0090).

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Where You Live May Be Putting You at Risk for Foodborne Illness, Researcher Finds

A study on multiple countries finds that food safety education is lacking. Improving education about food-handling practices may decrease foodborne illness, thus improving food security.

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Food Traceability Expert Can Discuss Food Tracking in U.S.

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.@ColoradoStateU #Algae Bloom Expert Available to Speak About #Toledo Water Pollution

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New Report Compares Global Food Traceability Regulations and Requirements of 21 Countries

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) just released a new report in the peer-reviewed journal, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, that evaluates and compares the traceability regulations of 21 Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries. One of its main findings is that European Union countries ranked highest when it comes to global food traceability regulations and requirements.

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Global Food Traceability Center Issues Best Practices Guidance Document on Food Traceability

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today issued a guidance document on the best practices in food traceability. This document provides a comprehensive framework for six food industry sectors—bakery, dairy, meat and poultry, processed foods, produce and seafood—and summarizes the similarities and differences among them in regards to traceability. Given the complexity of the global food system, guidance on improving traceability practices across the entire food industry is a challenge.

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