Lagos government checks food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels!

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The Lagos State government recently moved to check food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels across the state, imploring stakeholders to embrace the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and certification.

HACCP is a management system that gives a systematic preventive approach to food safety, from biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. Continue reading

Rockmelon contamination in Australia!

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Three Australians have reportedly died after consuming melon contaminated with listeria amid an outbreak that has promoted health authorities to warn those at risk to throw out pre-cut melons.

Listeria is a commonly found bacteria and for most people who consume foods that contain it, it  does not cause illness. But for  elderly people, pregnant women or those with serious conditions like diabetes or cancer, it poses a serious threat.

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Pregnant women should not eat more than two portions of oily fish per week because of levels of mercury in some fish!

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A recent research has suggested that taking a daily fish oil capsule during pregnancy and the first few months of breastfeeding may reduce a baby’s risk of food allergy.

This is according to a large analysis of past trials by Imperial College London which noted that this led to a 30% reduction in egg allergy risk by the age of one.

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