Food Quality

Supermarket pork “may have infected thousands with hepatitis virus”

Supermarket pork “may have infected thousands with hepatitis virus”

Hundreds of people may have been infected by the Hepatitis (HEV) virus after buying pork from Tesco’s, it has been reported. Researchers at Public Health England (PHE) assessed the shopping habits of 60 people infected with hepatitis E, or HEV, and found that the consumption of ham and sausages from the supermarket was a recurring feature. PHE has been under[Read More…]

McDonalds to close 700 stores

McDonalds to close 700 stores

Fast food giant McDonalds is planning to downsize rather than supersize this year as it announced plans to shut 700 stores due to falling profits. It had originally planned to shut 350 branches in 2016, but has now doubled that figure to 700. According to a report that appeared in the Washington Times, both McDonalds and Coca-Cola are reevaluating their[Read More…]

Schools introduce fees for children who bring packed lunches

Schools introduce fees for children who bring packed lunches

Parents that choose to give their children packed lunches instead of opting for meals cooked by the schools may face fines under new arrangements put in place by some schools. Some parents are being charged £1.80 every day for the privilege of allowing children to eat their own packed lunches. Squeezed budgets have been given as the reason for introducing[Read More…]

Homeopathic Medicine: Why isn’t it taken seriously?

Homeopathic Medicine: Why isn’t it taken seriously?

A debate involving medicine is never too far from the lips of the doubters, but it’s rare that you hear about it in the mainstream media, the news source of just about everyone. The vaccination debate, for one, has only ever been mentioned disparagingly, if at all, while the legitimate voices who believe they can be harmful are never heard[Read More…]

UK homes affected by water parasite

UK homes affected by water parasite

Homes in Lancashire were forced to boil their water after a parasite was found in the supply. More than 300,000 households have been affected after routine tests by United Utilities found traces of cryptosporidium at Franklaw water treatment works outside Preston. Some customers said they were not told quickly enough and suffered from stomach cramps, diarrhea and sickness as a[Read More…]