food safety round up

Food Safety Round Up June 2015


It has been a while since our previous food safety round up, so today we’ll look at how the world has been taking food safety into their hands.

India – Alcohol Watched Through Food Safety Lens

Since their work with Maggi Noodles (click here for more), the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will come up with a draft notification on the standards of alcoholic beverages. They wish to investigate the current food labelling standards and how to improve it.

Scotland – Glastonbury Wristbands

This may not be food related but it gets you thinking about how easily bacteria grows. The wristbands used by Glastonbury festival goers can harbour 20 times more bacteria than clothes. Probably due to the excessive wear of the wristband even after the concert is over, it carries a lot of bacteria. This bacteria can trigger food poisoning and septicaemia among other illnesses.

United States – 86 Children Sick From Food Poisoning

Sunny Side Day Care Center in Montgomery was struck by foodborne illness. Children younger than 10 began to vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, sluggishness and other symptoms on Tuesday around 3 p.m. Currently, no one has deemed the illness as contagious but doctors still urge parents to keep their children at home and watch over them to observe whether they are truly symptom-free for 24 hours.

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