Saturday, November 21, 2009

Useful websites

• The official home for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of Hong Kong SAR Government. If you contact this department or the Health department you can get free pamphlets for many different kinds of food safety topics. At the Health Department Homepage, check the surveillence bulletins, several of them contains information on food-borne diseases in Hong Kong.

• The official home for the Centre for Food Safety of Hong Kong. CFS is responsible for most of the measures to ensure food safety in Hong Kong.

• The official home for the USA Food Safety Initiative, the most extensive food safety campaign on Earth. Links to numerous food safety networks. Look up the education part of the links: GOTO and then look up the Education part.

• The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The main purposes of this Programme are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

• The Food Safety Department (FOS) strives to reduce the serious negative impact of foodborne diseases worldwide.

• The Fight Bac Education Campagn of USA as part of the US Food Safety Initiative. Many interesting topics on food safety at the school and consumer level.

• Your source for science behind the news. Topics abound, including antibiotic resistance bugs, food safety, mad cows, etc. Search the site with keywords such as food safety, melamine, salmonella, and so on.

• "The starting place for exploring Biology". Check on the parts of Microbiology and Fermentation.

• Look at the Microbial Zoo which has interesting information on several aspects of microorganisms.

• “The Food Biotechnology Communications Network (FBCN) is becoming Canada's leading information source for balanced, science-based facts about food biotechnology and its impact on our food system”

• “The taste of the Web. Online host to Gourmet and Bon App*tit magazines. Recipes, menus, drink suggestions, forums on food and cooking.. . ."

• Health home for children. Description of many different kinds of children's common diseases, among them many are food-borne diseases.

• A company web site with information on industrial fermentation with fungus.

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