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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Time bombs: Carriers, shippers do little to protect perishables

July 11, 2017 from the FoodSafetyNews:

There are "virtually no regulations covering virtual food sales." "Home delivery of perishable foods is a mega disaster in the making if businesses don’t step up and do the right thing. "Consumers don’t perceive a risk and they aren’t looking for it." "Industry should be proactive and pack (home-delivered foods) for the worst case scenario, not the best case scenario, which is what they are doing now."
Researchers tested delivery of perishables by ording raw meat and fish. "Almost half of the food orders — 47 percent — arrived at temperatures above 40 degrees F. This is "the top limit of the safe temperature zone where pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella thrive. Some of the foods were measured at 75 degrees." The researchers also found that the packaging, labeling and method for cooling were not appropriate.

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