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3 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods: Are They Safe?

Students pursuing food safety careers know that genetically modified organisms (GMO) are organisms whose genetic materials have been altered by scientists. While there are various reasons for producing genetically modified foods, the most common one is to improve crop protection, since crops can sometimes become infected by insects, viruses, or as a result of a resistance to herbicides. Because most foods can be genetically altered, it’s important that GM foods are thoroughly assessed by food quality experts before being placed on the market. Individuals pursuing food safety careers will learn all about which foods and crops are most commonly genetically.. READ MORE »

McDonald’s Accused of Food Safety Violations In Moscow

On August 20, McDonald’s was compelled to shut down four of its Moscow restaurants amid reports of alleged food safety violations. The Rospotrebnadzor agency, a Russian watchdog organization, ordered the closures, claiming it identified several breaches of food safety certification at four separate chains. The closings include the first McDonald’s location to be opened in Russia, near Pushkin Square, which is the largest in the country, as well as one near the Kremlin. In total, the international chain has over 400 outlets in Russia, and has been in operation across the country for the past 24 years.   Serious Charges Rospotrebnadzor has.. READ MORE »