February 14, 2020

E. coli O157:H7? Be Informed!

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a species of Gram-negative bacteria that can be found in the environment, food, and intestines of people and animals—it is specifically considered as the indicator of faecal contamination. This bacterium, particularly its pathogenic strains, remains to be one of the most common causes of foodborne illnesses.
January 24, 2020

Methanol Poisoning: A Food Safety Concern

The Laguna and Quezon provinces had seen an outbreak of methanol poisoning on Christmas celebration last year. At least 14 people have died and nearly 500 people were hospitalized after drinking lambanog (traditional Filipino distilled coconut wine) with high methanol content. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed this and urged the public to be wary on purchasing and consuming lambanog and other alcoholic beverages. These products should have proper labels and be registered with the FDA.
June 26, 2018

Campylobacter: An Emerging Foodborne Pathogen

“In 2016, Campylobacter jejuni has finally taken the spotlight as the new food superbug. In a ground- breaking article published in US Food Safety Magazine, University of Leicester scientists […]
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