When certain fresh fruits, raw vegetables, seeds or nuts are consumed, typically during spring and early fall – the body’s immune system recognizes and essentially mistakes a plant protein in the food for pollen, and this irritant triggers what allergy specialists call a cross-reaction.
In the Fall of 2017, small to mid-sized food and beverage companies will need to be in compliance with the preventative controls of the FSMA rule. How prepared are these companies? What are some of their biggest challenges? What should they be doing now?
Cases of foodborne illness come with heavy economic costs, totaling approximately $51-$77.7 billion each year; which includes medical and hospital bills, lost work productivity, costs of lawsuits, legal fees, and a loss of product sales.
Thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits? Consider other options. Raw milk contains harmful bacteria that can make you very ill and in some cases becomes fatal. Know the facts before you buy raw milk.
Cancer and its treatments can weaken your immune system – making you more susceptible to many types of infections. These infections can include bacteria and other pathogens that cause foodborne illness.