Food safety and F Guide - Resources and Review

Collection of material relating to nutrition, food safety, and dietary guidelines in the US. Offers statistics, fact sheets, newsletters, press releases, and information about research centres and projects. Also provides details of nutrition over the life cycle and includes an online booklet with shopping tips for those on a tight budget, along with menu suggestions for two weeks worth of meals.
Reference data about food additives detailing E numbers from E100 to E1520, in addition to those remaining unnumbered such as albumin, rennet, and pepsin. Gives the corresponding names of E substances, their sources, uses, and any known effects they may have on the human body. Available in English and Turkish.
IFR is one of the UK's bioscience institutes with multi
disciplinary expertise in food, health and environment forming the Bioscience Network. It undertakes independent science for food and health. Research at the Institute of Food Research stimulates industrial innovation, improves the safety of the food supply, helps consumers choose a healthy diet and contributes to the quality of food and ingredients.
Food news, storage and preparation tips on fruit, vegetables, herbs, and nuts, information on nutritional and health benefits of a range of produce, and a selection of recipes. Users are given the opportunity to ask questions online which will be answered by an expert from the Produce Marketing Association.
A forum for critical examination of the laws, regulations and policies related to drugs, health care technologies and food.
Official UK government information on BSE, a disease of cattle first identified in 1986. Includes information on public health (the controls put in place by the Government for the protection of consumers from BSE), the measures taken to eradicate BSE and protect animal health, on support to the beef industry, the effects of BSE in the rest of Europe and Europe's response, the science of BSE (details of research), BSE statistics, and MAFF publications.
Includes a reference list for background reading or further research, links to other pages relating to food law, UK food law news, court cases, and lecture support material. There is also a section on European food law information.
The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) of the National Agricultural Library (USDA) provides access to bibliographies, resource lists, and fact sheets. Topics include food labelling, educational materials, food and nutrition software and multimedia, and educational materials covering food borne illness and the food guide pyramid.
Substantial handbook which provides basic facts regarding food borne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins, based on information from the US Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and the National Institutes of Health. Major headings cover pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, Listeria, Streptococcus, and E.Coli; parasitic protozoa and worms, such as Giardia; viruses such as hepatitis; and natural toxins such as shellfish and mushroom toxins.
Brief answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about food and food topics, such as what is a good diet, is sugar harmful, is salt harmful, is a vegetarian diet better, what foods are good for arthritis, and what are junk foods. The four major headings are food and nutrition, food safety, additives and packaging, and science and food.
Web site of the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) offering industry news and market information. Also provides access to numerous FDF publications and reports pertaining to issues such as food safety, genetic modification, food hygiene, nutrition and food marketing. Reports are available in HTML or Word formats.
Set of documents about food safety and the organisms that can cause food borne illness. Includes facts sheets on bacteria, parasites, viruses and natural toxins, where they are found, how they are transmitted, symptoms of disease and advice on how to control the organism to prevent food diseases. Topics include Salmonella, giardia, hepatitis, e coli, fish and shellfish toxins.
Food Resource aims to provide access to images, documents and other food references via the Internet. Categories include associations and organisations, nutrition, fruits, safety and chemicals.
Public health agency in the US Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labelled and packaged.
FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting American consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws. There are links to other US government regulatory agencies concerned with foods, human drugs, biologics, animal drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and radiological health, freedom of information, children and tobacco, toxicology research, medical products reporting and health and human services.
Offers tips for preparing, cooking, and storing food products safely. A complementary brochure is available free of charge.
Official information from the UK Government department responsible for policy on the production and processing of food, food safety, and the environmental impact of farming.
IFST is the independent incorporated professional qualifying body for food scientists and technologists. It aims to serve the public interest by furthering the application of science and technology to all aspects of the supply of safe, wholesome, nutritious, and attractive food, both nationally and internationally. Online resources include IFST position statements on current food related topics such as listeria in cheese, Aids and the food handler, BSE, genetic modification, the use of irradiation for food quality and safety, salt, salmonella, and food allergens.
Food hygiene resource providing guidance on how to prepare, cook, and store foodstuffs safely. Includes classroom materials, recipe suggestions, and tips on eating out. A 'disaster area' encourages users to share culinary mishaps.
Range of information about packaging in the food industry. Topics include environmental issues, legislation and research.
Information on British meat and nutrition issues with pages on healthy eating, information for healthcare professionals, and a collection of recipes which would not appeal to vegetarians.
A guide to pesticides found in certain foods. A section titled Daily Fare shows how many pesticides are eaten in a typical day; fruit salad roulette reveals the pesticides in a typical fruit salad or individual piece of fruit; the EWG Supermarket selects a food type, listing pesticides and health risks involved; and a Kids Menu analyses pesticides eaten by children aged between one and five in a typical day. Tips for reducing exposure to such pesticides are included.
Document outlining the 1996 position statement from IFST, which concludes that 'subject to adequate controls such as exist in the UK, and to informative labelling, irradiation of food is commended as an additional method of of reducing food poisoning and preserving food without detriment to health and with minimal effect on nutritional quality'.
A non
profit organisation based in Washington, USA, which provides sound, scientific information on food safety and nutrition to journalists, health professionals, educators, government officials and consumers. If offers a wide range of online documents and reference information.
A worldwide non
profit federation of consumer organisations, dedicated to the protection and promotion of consumer interests. Topics covered include the labelling of genetically modified foods and the use of growth hormone to increase milk production in cows.
Gateway to online food safety sites, classified by food type, which provides annotated links to information on Organisms of Concern and educational resources.
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