Listeriosis is a major food borne disease.

Listeria And Listeriosis

June 7, 2019 smitsa 0

Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) continues to represent one of the most significant foodborne pathogens. It is a bacterium, a microbe with devastating impact in susceptible people. […]

Candy in a jar. Some are using Allura Red and Tartrazine colouring.

Allura Red AC

April 15, 2019 smitsa 0

Quite often in US and European food formulations you will see a number of artificial colours. One in particular is Allura Red AC which is […]

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The Food Standards Agency

November 19, 2018 smitsa 0

The Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom was established on April 1st 2000. It functions to protect public health from risks which may arise […]

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September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Aflatoxins (AFs) are potent mycotoxins produced by mostly several types of aspergillus moulds. The main species are Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus nomius. These fungal […]

Clipart of cheese with holes in it. A source of histamine and tyramine.

What Is Histamine ?

September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Histamine is found in many food products especially, cheese, fish, some fermented vegetables, fermented sausages and salamis, and some alcoholic beverages. It appears to accummulate […]

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August 20, 2018 smitsa 1

Citreoviridin (CIT) is a highly toxic mycotoxin produced by the mould Penicillium citreoviridin (PCV) [ Penicillium citreonigrum]. The mould itself is a very common contaminant of a number […]

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Mycotoxins Are Bad!

August 20, 2018 smitsa 0

Mycotoxins are ubiquitous toxic metabolites produced by fungi via secondary metabolism. Many of them are contaminants, often finding their way into food, beverages and water. […]

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What Are Saponins?

June 27, 2018 smitsa 0

The saponins are compounds found in plants which are defined as either surface-active triterpene glycosides or as steroid glycosides in nature. In some cases thay […]

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June 11, 2018 smitsa 1

Harungana might not be an ingredient on everybody’s lips but it might be something you see in your skin creams. It is claimed to ‘redensify […]