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Have a hearty, healthy – and safe Christmas

I was interested to see that the US House of Representatives has given approval to measures that will give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater powers over food production. The aim is for the FDA to focus on preventing foodborne illnesses rather than clearing up the mess afterwards.

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Another year older

I can hardly believe it. The blog has just crept into its fifth year, and, if my memory serves me correctly, the traditional gift for a four-year anniversary is fruit and flowers – vaguely appropriate for a food blog! It's also an appropriate time to reflect.

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It’s just a gut feeling

I spotted another development in the science around E.coli O157 in the news last week. As part of an EU Framework 6 project, researchers have found that E.coli O157 has an advantage over other bacteria because it is able to metabolise different food sources.

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