Posts by Michael Harvey

Posts by Michael Harvey

Household tips to keep your food safe: Part 2

In part one we looked at how coronavirus is transmitted. We concluded that coronavirus transmission from food is rare following good hygiene practices. We also discussed fomites which may be able to transmit coronavirus from food packaging though again this is a rare occurrence. Our homes actually offer a great…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

Household tips to keep your food safe: Part 1

There seems to be a growing trend across social media of plastic-packed groceries being submerged into soapy sinks, followed by a production line of drying produce covering our kitchen units. While washing packaging may seem a bit extreme, it is motivated by our desire to keep our loved ones safe.…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

The Viral Virus Part 2: How are marketed health claims managed?

Have you ever wondered how products achieve the right to include certified health claims on their packaging? Traditionally products or supplements that claim certain health benefits are assessed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).  EFSA rigorously investigate health claims to ensure products are safe and are marketed accurately.…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

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