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Newsletter August 2017

AUGUST 1, 2017
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The Foods Most Likely to Poison You




Every year food poisoning affects millions of people all around the world. Illnesses range in severity and in some cases can even result in death. 

There are lots of different causes of food poisoning - like bacteria, chemicals and toxins. But some foods are more likely to make you sick than others. This is because these foods are more at risk of bacterial growth than others. So, if they aren’t cooked to a certain temperature or aren’t stored or handled properly, there’s a higher chance they’ll make you sick.

Foodborne illnesses can take days or even weeks to develop, so it can be difficult to find the cause of the sickness. What can help though, is knowing which foods to be extra careful with when storing, handling and cooking. 

Click Here for the article in Mental Floss to See All of the Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning.

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Why Ice Cream Parlors Were Once Considered Evil 


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Chocolate chip cookie dough is probably the only sin you connect with ice cream parlors—after all, they’re associated with squeaky-clean, rated-G good times in a fresh-faced, olden-timey environment. But ice cream didn’t always have such a deliciously benign rep. In fact, at the turn of the 20th century, the ice cream parlor was regarded by many as a den of corruption, prostitution, and sin. 

There was New York, where a man testified to a senate committee in 1895 that he knew of several ice cream parlors that were “really houses of prostitution or disorderly houses.” But Chicago was really the center of the immoral ice cream epidemic—the city had so many problems in ice cream parlors that it passed a curfew law and even forbade the institutions from erecting “curtains, screens, or partitions of any kind that will serve to divide such places into compartments.” 

Read the full article in Mental Floss.

These Are the Filthiest Places In Your Kitchen



This report from Time magazine was based upon peer-reviewed studies published in Food Protection Trends and Journal of Food Protection. Both are published by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the leading organization focused on food safety globally.

You're right to be wary of restaurants with less-than-perfect scores from the health department, but chances are good that your own kitchen is a hotbed of germs, too. New research from Drexel University shows that, if held to the same standards as commercial eateries, most homes would be slapped with major food-safety violations.

“When people get sick from food-related issues, they often think back to the last time they ate out,” says study co-author Jennifer Quinlan, associate professor in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions. “But contamination in the home definitely leads to a certain amount of those illnesses.”

Read the full article from Time Magazine.


The New AllergenControl™ LFD Detection Kits Brochure 


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According to the FDA, undeclared allergens are causing the majority of food related recalls. The only certain way of avoiding a recall for mislabeling is testing as low as possible for any indication of allergen residue.

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  • Samples are tested against supplied known controls.
  • Heat-stable protein allergens are detected.
  • Sample trial kit available upon request.
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In this issue



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Nancy Silvester
Account Manager

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