The amount of cadmium content in cocoa beans depends on the location and soil conditions where the chocolate plant is grown and type of chocolate plant itself.
Chocolate plants can absorb cadmium through their roots and store it in chocolate leaves and seeds. Cadmium levels in processed chocolate depending on the production process and the producers.
History shows the targets of product tampering bounce back, often with sales stronger than before.
Ten cases have been reported so far, including two deaths.
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Two people have died after eating rockmelon contaminated with listeria. A total of ten cases have been confirmed in NSW, Queensland and Victoria between Jan 17 and Feb 9, and more are expected.
A worker harvests romaine lettuce in Salinas, Calif.
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The recent E. coli outbreak in North America was linked to romaine lettuce. Many such outbreaks are often linked to fresh produce. Here's what you need to know to keep your family safe.
A baby plays with blocks spelling out one of the most famous formulas in history.
A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund raises concerns about lead in our food supply. Here are some things you should consider.
They land on dead animals and poop, and then on our food. If we see a fly on our Christmas lunch, should we throw it away?
It only takes a single fly to alight on your picnic lunch to make you uneasy about what germs may have landed with it. But what harm can come from a fly landing on your food? Should you throw it away?
One dip and done.
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Should you double-dip? A food scientist explains what's lurking in the depths of your salsa.
Unclear and sometimes misleading country-of-origin labelling in Australia is a source of confusion for consumers.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on two ministers to prepare a cabinet submission about country-of-origin food labelling despite initial reluctance about change.
Hey! You got a friend in Taenia solium.
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Most people are fascinated, and probably equally repulsed, by parasites. And it may be something you think you only need to worry about if you go on holiday somewhere exotic. However, increasing globalisation…
In 2008, Chinese baby formula and milk products were tainted
with melamine, killing six babies and hospitalising many more.
SPC Ardmona’s $22 million lifeline from the Victorian government seems to have saved Australia’s largest food packaging company. Yet the firm’s recent tribulations are a reminder of why I regularly choose…
A new technique could make food contamination testing more rapid and accurate. Using nanoparticles to make detection one…
Soft, surface-ripened cheeses, such as Brie and Camembert, are most likely to transmit listeriosis.
Soft cheeses made by Jindi were recently recalled in Victoria, after they were linked to the deaths of three adults, a miscarriage, and a score of other cases of “listeriosis”. The case is a reminder of…
The plot thickened when some Findus and Aldi products were found to contain 100% horse meat.
Woolworths has announced it will conduct DNA tests on its home-brand meals in response to horse meat contamination in Europe. The uproar follows revelations by Irish food inspectors in mid-January that…