Tag Archives: food safety

Veterinarians Are on the Front Lines of Food Safety

By Timothy Ogilvie, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University
March 24, 2017

When many people think of veterinarians, they picture a medical professional who cares for animals. But vets play a crucial role in human health as well — particularly when it comes to keeping our food safe. Indeed, large animal veterinarians – those who treat animals raised to produce food such as meat, milk and eggs […]

The Future of Food Safety: Electronic Monitoring

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
October 18, 2016

Could Amazon product reviews predict outbreaks of food poisoning? Researchers at the University of Washington think so. They’ve developed a data mining algorithm that retroactively identifies contaminated food products based on negative reviews. The team hopes to refine the method to predict future food-safety lapses in real time. That would enable faster recalls and potentially […]

Food Selects for Antibiotic Resistance

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 15, 2012

The use of antimicrobial compounds in food animal production provides demonstrated benefits, including improved animal health, higher production and, in some cases, reduction in food borne pathogens. Many food animals including poultry, swine and cattle are routinely treated with antibiotics in order to grow animals faster and to compensate for unsanitary conditions on many industrial […]