Ethylene Oxide Analysis for Food Safety

Ethylene oxide (EO) has a broad array of applications across many industries. One of the most important is as a fumigant pesticide for the preservation of dry food products, such as seeds, milled cereals, spices, and herbs. However, upon consumption, ethylene oxide can have significant impacts on human health, adversely affecting the nervous system and mucous membranes, and exhibiting mutagenic and carcinogenic potential. Moreover, in food, EO readily degrades into 2-chloroethanol (2CE), which is itself considered toxic.

Such health concerns have driven a spate of strict regulations on EO’s usage in food production across the globe. Most notably, EO is now banned for use in food in many countries, including all of those in the European Union (EU), where it has been banned since 1991. Currently, the EU has set maximum residue levels (MRLs) for EO at 0.02 to 0.1 mg/kg, depending on the commodity, where EO is defined as

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Cambro Proves Durability at Belfast University

When Brian Horgan, Head of Campus Food and Drink, had to provide hot meals to 3,000 who were in intensive quarantine, he needed to find something that would maintain safe food temperatures from their production kitchen to student accommodations.

“We bought quite a few [Cam GoBoxes®] of different sizes and they were great because before that we’d used a very rigid, heavy, hard box, which was difficult to transport, whereas a guy could almost sort of sling this over his shoulder and climb stars and go about different accommodation blocks,” said Horgan.

Now, Horgan still uses his GoBoxes to provide catering orders and lunches.

“They’re still very handy and I like them because people aren’t inclined to hurt themselves lifting them, and they won’t over pack them. It helps with manual handling. There’s a health and safety aspect to it for me; we employ as many ladies as

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Car crashes into Austin food truck, at least 11 people injured

At least 11 people were injured, including two critically, after a T-bone crash between two vehicles pushed one into a group of pedestrians standing in front of a food truck in Austin Friday night, officials said.

The “major collision” took place at around 8:18 p.m. at the intersection of Barton Springs Road and Sterzing Street where some food trucks had been set up, Austin-Travis County EMS Public Information Officer Christa Stedman told reporters at the scene.

The crash was a “T-bone type collision” that forced one of the vehicles “into a group of pedestrians that were near the food trucks,” Stedman said.

All of the 11 victims were adults, she said. Nine patients were taken to area hospitals and two others refused medical treatment or transport and walked away from the scene.

Two victims suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. Two others were seriously injured and five had non-life threatening injuries.


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7 Of The Best Cooking Classes In Cusco In 2022

7. Cusco Cooking Class by ChocoMuseo

Choco Museo Cusco Peruvian Cooking Class by Authentic Food Quest
Make a perfect chocolate dip for dessert Photo credit: ChocoMuseo on Facebook

Beyond teaching you how to make Peruvian chocolate, ChocoMuseo also offers Cusco cooking classes.

This 4-hour cooking class combines a visit to the local San Pedro Market with a unique cooking experience. Unsurprisingly, the dessert offered in this cooking class is chocolate based.

After discovering fresh Peruvian ingredients at the vibrant local market, you’ll head back to the cooking studio to start cooking.

Under the guide of the chef, you’ll learn how to prepare several traditional Peruvian dishes.

The class begins with a lesson on ceviche. You’ll learn about the different types of ceviche, as well as how to make them. 

For the main course, you’ll cook lomo saltado with beef strips, onions and tomatoes. This is paired with some of the most delicious french fries you’ll ever eat.

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Raw Fish Salmonella and Falafel E. coli Outbreaks – How large will the become?

Raw Fish Salmonella Outbreak: As of October 19, 2022, a total of 33 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Litchfield have been reported from 3 states . Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 14, 2022, to September 18, 2022.

Sick people range in age from 1 to 67 years, with a median age of 32, and 59% are female. Of 26 people with information available, 13 have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The true number of sick people in this outbreak is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella. In addition, recent illnesses may not yet be reported as it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak.

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