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COVID-19 and use of disinfectants and sanitizers in food premises

This blog is based on the NCCEH guidance document Disinfectants and Sanitizers for Use on Food Contact Surfaces to reflect recent developments due to COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus…
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Dragon's Breath – Take precautions when using liquid nitrogen in food and beverages

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A novel food trend has been popping up in shopping malls, carnivals, fairs, and restaurants, using liquid nitrogen to create frozen desserts, or to produce vapour clouds when foods such as cereals…
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Kombucha with a Kick: Ethanol Content in Retail Brews

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Kombucha is a fermented beverage that is produced by incubating sweetened tea and other flavorings with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (or “SCOBY”). During the fermentation process, yeasts…
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The Detection of Oxycodone in Mussels Collected in Washington State and its Potential Impact on Human Health

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife in collaboration with The Centre for Urban Waters, University of Washington/Tacoma reported detecting “contaminants of emerging concern” (CECs) in…
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