Food Safety and Post Harvest Research

Peanut Skin Polyphenols Prove Effective in Lowering Lipid Levels

November 03, 2013

Rishipal Bansode, PhD, with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologiesat the NC Research Campus, recent findings published in the journal Food Chemistry demonstrated in an animal model that peanut skin polyphenols, specifically A-type procyanidin, can lower lipid levels. The findings are part of the process to develop […]

Improving Produce Safety

April 09, 2013

Full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids, fruits and vegetables are unarguably a nutritious and essential part of a healthy diet. Sometimes produce comes with unwanted pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses. There are steps everyone can take to minimize the effects of these pathogens from food selection choices to how you prepare […]

Klebsiella Linked to Infant Melamine Deaths

March 09, 2013

The UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research and the David H. Murdock Research Institute in partnership with scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China and the Imperial College of London, United Kingdom have shed light on why so many babies who drank melamine-tainted milk in 2008 did not die. The bacteria Klebsiella terrigena […]

How to Recognize and Prevent Norovirus

January 09, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that a new strain of norovirus, the GII4Sydney, is sweeping the United States. First reported in Australia in March 2012, the CDC reported that the strain caused 58 percent of norovirus infections in December 2012. Norovirus is a common foodborne pathogen with as many as 21 million […]