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A new study published in the March 2009 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Marek Naruszewicz and colleagues from Poland suggests that acrylamide from foods may increase the risk of heart disease. Acrylamide has been linked previously to nervous ...
Friday, February 13, 2009
 Acrylamide
The British Food Standard Agency published a Food Surveillance Information Sheet on process contaminants in retail products in 2007This Food Surveillance Information Sheet (FSIS) contains the results from the first year of a three-year rolling program...
Thursday, September 11, 2008
A mandatory three-year crop rotation could be a real hot potato if the provincial (Prince Edward Island) government attempts to legislate it this fall, suggest some farmers who applaud the Commission on Nitrates in Groundwater report. The report was ma...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Authorities closed 16 cooking oil factories in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday after eight people were killed and scores sickened by food cooked with contaminated oil. In a statement, the Health Ministry said 94 people were in hospital wit...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
All necessary measures have been taken to remove the contaminated Ukrainian sunflower oil imported into Europe in recent weeks from the market, says the European Commission.   Most of the oil, which was contaminated with a lubricant mineral, has been d...
Monday, May 5, 2008
Danish Crown's subsidiary Tulip Food Company has had to recall a number of products from its frozen meal range due to some risk that the potatoes contained within them may have been contaminated with petrol, local media report. The potatoes used by Tu...
Friday, January 18, 2008
Procter &Gamble said a small shipment of its Pringles-brand potato chips rejected by Chinese quality inspectors involved a product not designed for release in the China market. Charles Zhang, a Guangzhou-based spokesman for the company, told XFN-As...
Friday, December 7, 2007
Packets of the popular snack Pringles were Wednesday removed from Hong Kong supermarkets after tests in mainland China found them to contain a cancer-causing chemical. Barbecue-flavoured packets of the potato crisps were taken off sale in Wellcome, one...
Wednesday, December 5, 2007