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Food for thought: safety in the global food chain

This series collects together articles published across BioMed Central's journals exploring the issue of food safety and transparency within the context of a global food chain. Articles are included from Nutrition Journal, Agriculture & Food Security, Globalization and Health, Investigative Genetics, Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica and Irish Veterinary Journal

Collection published: 29 March 2013
Last updated: 16 November 2013

  1. Limited data exist on the contribution of dietary sources of arsenic to an individual’s total exposure, particularly in populations with exposure via drinking water. Here, the association between diet and toen...

    Authors: Kathryn L Cottingham, Roxanne Karimi, Joann F Gruber, M Scot Zens, Vicki Sayarath, Carol L Folt, Tracy Punshon, J Steven Morris and Margaret R Karagas
    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2013 12:149
  2. Wild animals’ meat is extensively consumed in South Africa, being obtained either from ranching, farming or hunting. To test the authenticity of the commercial labels of meat products in the local market, we o...

    Authors: Maria Eugenia D’Amato, Evguenia Alechine, Kevin Wesley Cloete, Sean Davison and Daniel Corach
    Citation: Investigative Genetics 2013 4:6
  3. Eating patterns are important for building sustainable food and agricultural systems. This paper begins by presenting the main features of eating patterns worldwide. These eating patterns include the relative ...

    Authors: Hervé Guyomard, Béatrice Darcy-Vrillon, Catherine Esnouf, Michèle Marin, Marie Russel and Marion Guillou
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:13
  4. Dietary factors such as folate, vitamin B12, protein, and methionine are important for the excretion of arsenic via one-carbon metabolism in undernourished populations exposed to high levels of arsenic via dri...

    Authors: Joann F Gruber, Margaret R Karagas, Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Pamela J Bagley, M Scot Zens, Vicki Sayarath, Tracy Punshon, J Steven Morris and Kathryn L Cottingham
    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2012 11:45
  5. The U.S. imports a substantial and increasing portion of its fruits and vegetables. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently inspects less than one percent of import shipments. While countries exporting...

    Authors: Roni A Neff, Jennifer C Hartle, Linnea I Laestadius, Kathleen Dolan, Anne C Rosenthal and Keeve E Nachman
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:2
  6. In a "nutrition transition", the consumption of foods high in fats and sweeteners is increasing throughout the developing world. The transition, implicated in the rapid rise of obesity and diet-related chronic...

    Authors: Corinna Hawkes
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:4