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WHO Europe offers guidance for safe food in traditional markets

WHO Europe offers guidance for safe food in traditional markets

Experts have put together a document with steps to help stakeholders manage food safety risks in traditional markets. The report contains guidance on the promotion of safe and healthy food in traditional markets in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region. This involves identifying food safety issues, deciding on priorities for improvements, finding interventions, developing…

Study looks at the danger of ambient water ‘sprouting’ and solutions

Study looks at the danger of ambient water ‘sprouting’ and solutions

 Soaking “sprouted” foods at room temperature creates the risk of salmonella growth on popular snack foods, according to an Oregon State University study. The study is intended to provide information for both the industry and regulators. “If this soaking phase happens at ambient temperature, then there is a significant food safety problem,” said Joy Waite-Cusic,…

Nursing execs dish on the digital health tools they’ve found most useful during the pandemic

Nursing execs dish on the digital health tools they’ve found most useful during the pandemic

In a recent study, researchers associated more favorable electronic health record usability scores with lower odds of burnout among nurses.    Unfortunately, that study also found that nurses scored their EHR usability at an F – which seems to bode ill for workplace satisfaction in an already stressful environment.   Still, it’s not all bad news: Nursing…

Info blocking prep continues, but some providers still have questions, says KLAS

Info blocking prep continues, but some providers still have questions, says KLAS

The 21st Century Cures Act rules around interoperability and information blocking have been in effect for more than a month, but healthcare provider organizations are still facing challenges complying with them, or even understanding them. Many are leaning on their electronic health record vendors and even outside consultants for help. WHY IT MATTERS That’s according…