Month: March 2018

Blueberry Muffins!

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Some blueberry muffins sold by cafes and supermarkets contain more than the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults.

This is according to researchers who have discovered that an analysis by Action on Sugar and the Obesity Health Alliance in January discovered that the cakes could contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar.

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Rice cultivation in Nigeria!

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that the number of rice farmers in Nigeria is currently being increased by five million people.

This is in order to enhance rice cultivation across the country,

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Flour Mill Commissions Sugar Estate in Nigeria!

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Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, (FMN Group), a Nigerian market leader in food and agro-allied products in Nigeria, has commissioned its biggest agricultural investment in Nigeria t– The Sunti Golden Sugar Estate,

The country’s president Muhammad Buhari carried out the exercise.

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More youth advised to embrace agriculture in Nigeria!

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Nigeria’s agriculture needs more involvement of the youth as the majority of farmers are old and slow in technology compliance.

This according to Cooperate Farmers International (CFI).

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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.

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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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Big cheese festival without cheese!

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If you’re going to promise a cheese festival, the one thing you really need is cheese.

Organisers of an event in Brighton are now offering refunds after running out of the smelly stuff.

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Popular sausage and food poisoning outbreak in South Africa!

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Supermarkets in South Africa have been clearing a popular sausage from the shelves after it was blamed for a food poisoning outbreak behind 180 deaths.

The government identified the cold meat polony as the source of the listeria poisoning – but advised consumers to avoid all ready-to-eat processed meat.

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