Nationally Recognized Food Expert Gives Safety Tips Following E Coli Outbreak

Nationally Recognized Food Expert Gives Safety Tips Following E Coli Outbreak











Angela Paymard, Chairwoman of N2N Global


Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) June 02, 2011

An outbreak of a dangerous strain of Escherichia coli bacteria in Germany has already killed 15 people and made 1,000 more ill. Early evidence by German researchers linked the outbreak to cucumbers imported from farms in Spain.

“Every expert says there is no immediate risk to the U.S. food supply, which is great news. But consumers wanting to remain aware of any new developments can take some additional steps to ease their fears,” said Angela Paymard, Chairwoman of N2N Global. N2N Global, based in Orlando, Fla. provides operations, compliance, and food safety solutions for food companies which helps ensure the world’s food supply operates more effectively and efficiently. Better and more efficient operations translates to a higher quality of food in the supply chain. Paymard works with food supply chain companies like restaurants, retailers, and distributors all the way through growers, packers, and processors around the world.

“Consumers need to adopt better food safety habits as a rule,” Paymard said. “It’s an opportunity for consumers to become educated in best practices for food safety.”

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, U.S. food consumers are increasingly demanding greater variety, quality, and convenience in the food they consume. As Americans become more ethnically diverse, the American food basket reflects a growing share of tropical products, spices, and imported gourmet products.

Americans have also become much more health conscious, with consumers demanding more nutritious foods. Dietary concerns have changed the emphasis from red meat to fish, fostered growing interest in fresh fruits, vegetables, and unsaturated fats, such as olive oil and canola oil, and sparked new interest in green teas, which contain antioxidants. In addition, cocoa (and dark chocolate) contains high levels of antioxidants and flavonoids, which are linked to improved cardiovascular health. Green tea and cocoa butter are also used in beauty products.

But, a growing share of U.S. imports can be attributed to intra-industry trade, where agricultural-processing industries based in one country carry out certain processing steps offshore and import products at different levels of processing from their subsidiaries in foreign markets.

Food manufacturing operations are often spread over many national boundaries to minimize production and distribution costs as well as to enhance the ability to quickly replenish inventories, the USDA concluded.

Whether the food is coming from Europe or other parts of the world, consumers should keep in mind that if food is processed and packaged, the food should be safe as long as the seal is not broken. For fresh foods, the risk of contamination is higher.

While experts say there is no immediate threat to the U.S. consumer, and since the attacks on September 11, 2001, the USDA’s commitment to protect America’s supply of meat, poultry, and egg products from any form of intentional or unintentional contamination has never been higher, consumers can do the following:

1. Check the Country of Origin Labeling on your fresh food. As part of the overall 2008 Farm Bill legislation, retailers must provide country of origin information at point of sale for perishable agricultural commodities. This paved the way for companies to label their packages with the city and state from which the product came. If from outside the U.S., labeling includes the country from which it came. Consumers can decide whether they want to consume product from any particular geography.

2. Visit http://www.foodsafety.gov The FDA’s job is to protect the public food supply. They monitor food domestically and have offices internationally in some countries. The FDA has a great website, foodsafety.gov. Consumers can log on to the website and receive the latest information about radiation safety and the status of any contamination from Japan as seen by the people protecting and examining imports at our borders. Consumers can also log onto N2N Global’s Twitter page for up to date information under http://www.twitter.com/n2nglobal.

Paymard says food safety risks can easily be avoided at home when consumers adhere to good food safety practices every day. Here are some of Angela’s tips:

    Wash Fresh Foods. As with any good food safety practices, make sure to wash your fresh foods with a thorough rinse. While soap is not necessary, many retailers offer a vegetable rinse for purchase that works great at cleansing fresh fruit and vegetables while not impacting taste
    Wash Your Hands: Consumers should wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water before and after handling food. Clean hands are one of the best ways to protect your family from illness.
    Clean Your Countertops and Utensils: After cooking wash your surfaces with hot soapy water and run your cutting boards and utensils through the dishwasher every time you use them to prevent bacteria from growing and spreading. Dishwashers help wash utensils in water of at least 120 degrees or higher for an extended period to help assure contaminants are neutralized.
    Cook to Proper Temperature: Under cooked food is a common cause of food illness. Check the proper temperature of the foods you’re cooking and get a thermometer to be on the safe side. Food thermometers are inexpensive and can be found in most grocery stores.
    Chill and Refrigerate Foods Promptly: Keep foods refrigerated before and after they are served. Refrigeration slows bacterial growth.
While the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, preventing foodborne illness remains a public health challenge, says Paymard. Consumers need to be aware of ways they can protect themselves and their families from all types of illnesses that can be caused by food.

About N2N Global

N2N Global’s product suite brings powerful solutions for all members of the food supply chain. For Supply Side companies, N2N offers agri-ERP solutions, farm management, food safety, business analytics and traceability software. For direct to consumer and buy side companies, N2N offers food safety, compliance, and asset tracking tools to help ensure the food supply is properly managed for minimized risk.N2N Global provides comprehensive solutions for companies looking for ways to improve efficiencies, enhance profitability, and ensure food safety. To contact Angela Paymard directly, visit her on N2N’s twitter page http://www.twitter.com/n2nglobal. For more information, please visit http://www.n2nglobal.com.

N2N Media Relations

Karen McGagh

+443-632-4217

kmcgagh(at)us(dot)n2nglobal(dot)com

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Best-Selling Author, Nutritionist Gives Road Map to Weight Loss

Best-Selling Author, Nutritionist Gives Road Map to Weight Loss










Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2006

The Transitions Lifestyle System™, an exclusive Market America brand, announced the publication of a new book authored by Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., clinical nutritionist and best-selling author of the Real Vitamin and Mineral Book. The book, entitled Transitions Lifestyle System Glycemic Index Food Guide, gives dieters an easy-to-follow guide to eating healthy foods.

“This book is for anyone who wants to make a change in their health,” said Lieberman. “By using this book and the glycemic index, people can make small changes in their lives and have dramatic effects on their health. Consumers have realized that fad diets do not work and may even cause them to end up gaining weight. Diabetics and nutritionists have used the glycemic index for years as a way to control blood sugar spikes after eating. It is a more natural way of making small changes for big results that last.”

The Transitions Lifestyle System Glycemic Index Food Guide also helps readers understand the importance of the glycemic load of foods. The glycemic load (GL) of a food measures the glycemic index of food along with the total number of carbohydrates to give an accurate indication of how a food might affect blood sugar spikes. By understanding the GL of food, consumers can understand that serving size and GI are intertwined when considering effects on blood sugar.

Designed by Lieberman, the best-selling author and 20-year veteran of nutrition science, Transitions Lifestyle System draws upon a well-established and evaluated method of weight management based on the glycemic index of foods. Glycemic index (GI) measures how quickly foods impact blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down slowly and help keep blood sugar levels stable are considered “good carbs.”

The Transitions Lifestyle System Glycemic Index Food Guide is sold through Market America’s independent distributors and online book retailers. To locate a distributor, visit marketamerica.com or call (800) 862-6561.

About Shari Lieberman, Ph.D.

Dr. Lieberman is the Founding Dean of New York Chiropractic College’s master of science degree in clinical nutrition. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical nutrition and exercise physiology from The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio and her master’s degree in nutrition, food science and dietetics from New York University. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a member of the New York Academy of Science and President of the American Association for Health Freedom. She is the recipient of the National Nutritional Foods Association 2003 Clinician of the Year Award and a member of the nutrition team for the New York City Marathon. Her newest book, Transitions Lifestyle System Glycemic Index Food Guide (Square 1 Publishers 2006), was just recently released. Dr. Lieberman’s best-selling book, The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book, is now in its third edition (Avery/Penguin Putnam 2003). She has been in private practice as a clinical nutritionist for more than 20 years.    

About Market America

Market America’s unique business model combines the power of the Internet and One-to-One Marketing to sell innovative products and services through independent distributors around the world. Founded in 1992, the company has realized more than $ 2.1 billion in suggested retail sales. The company now has more than 125,000 independent distributors worldwide. In 2005, the company opened operations in Taiwan and plans further expansion into the Pacific Rim. More information is available at marketamerica.com.

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Information Commissioner?s Office Gives Special Praise to Privasoft Customers

Information Commissioner’s Office Gives Special Praise to Privasoft Customers











Ottawa, ON (Vocus) April 16, 2010

Privasoft is proud to announce that the departments that were cited for exemplary performance in this year’s Information Commissioner’s annual report on Access to Information are customers of Privasoft. All the departments that received special mention use Privasoft products to manage their case loads.

In speaking notes published on the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada’s website April 13, 2010, Interim Commissioner Suzanne Legault stated that of the departments evaluated, the “…top performers have really demonstrated the recipe for success that others should emulate.”

Legault went on to highlight exemplary departments, specifying: “Both Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Department of Justice Canada achieved a perfect score… Three institutions achieved greater success than in the previous reporting year. The Canada Border Services Agency and Public Works and Government Services Canada had an above average performance…”

Privasoft is committed to delivering software solutions that help ATIP teams meet compliance objectives while achieving operational success. These are just a few of our latest showcase customers.

About Privasoft – (http://www.Privasoft.com)

For nearly 20 years, Privasoft has been delivering software and services to automate case management in the public sector and regulated industries. Privasoft customers must comply with legislative, regulatory and internal requirements and are represented in health care, law enforcement and all levels of government. They rely on Privasoft to capture, analyze, track, process and report on case work related to information disclosure processes. Privasoft is a Microsoft Certified Partner with offices in Ottawa, ON, Arlington, VA and Brentford, Middlesex.

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Nationally Recognized Food Expert Gives Safety Tips Following Disaster in Japan

Nationally Recognized Food Expert Gives Safety Tips Following Disaster in Japan











N2N Global, Orlando, Fla.


Orlando, Fla. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 20, 2011

A day after the massive earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, several Asian nations, including China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan have said they would test imported Japanese food for radiation. Italy has banned all food imported from Japan. Fresh food products like dairy, meats, fruits and vegetables within 90 miles of the disaster have tested positive for higher than normal amounts of radiation. Asian countries plan to ban any products found to be contaminated with radiation.

With reports that radiation has reached Japan’s food supply, consumers seek to understand the impact and what, if anything, they can do to help ensure the food they feed their families is safe.

“Every expert says there is no immediate risk to the U.S. food supply, which is great news. But consumers wanting to remain aware of any new developments can take some additional steps to ease their fears,” said Angela Paymard, Chairwoman of N2N Global. N2N Global, based in Orlando, Fla. provides operations, compliance, and food safety solutions for food companies which helps ensure the world’s food supply operates more effectively and efficiently. Better and more efficient operations translates to a higher quality of food in the supply chain. Paymard works with food supply chain companies like restaurants, retailers, and distributors all the way through growers, packers, and processors around the world.

“Consumers need to adopt better food safety habits as a rule,” Paymard said. “It’s an opportunity for consumers to become educated in best practices for food safety.”

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, foods imported from Japan make up less than 4 percent of foods imported into the United States. Yet almost 60 percent of all products imported from Japan are foods. The most common food products imported include seafood, snack foods and processed fruits and vegetables.

Whether the food is coming from Japan or other parts of the world, consumers should keep in mind that if food is processed and packaged, the food should be safe as long as the seal is not broken. For fresh foods, the risk of contamination is higher.

While experts say there is no immediate threat to the U.S. consumer, and since the attacks on September 11, 2001, the USDA’s commitment to protect America’s supply of meat, poultry, and egg products from any form of intentional or unintentional contamination has never been higher, consumers can do the following:

1.    Check the Country of Origin Labeling on your fresh food. As part of the overall 2008 Farm Bill legislation, retailers must provide country of origin information at point of sale for perishable agricultural commodities. This paved the way for companies to label their packages with the city and state from which the product came. If from outside the U.S., labeling includes the country from which it came. Consumers can decide whether they want to consume product from any particular geography.

2.    Visit http://www.foodsafety.gov The FDA’s job is to protect the public food supply. They monitor food domestically and have offices internationally in some countries. The FDA has a great website, foodsafety.gov. Consumers can log on to the website and receive the latest information about radiation safety and the status of any contamination from Japan as seen by the people protecting and examining imports at our borders. Consumers can also log onto N2N Global’s Twitter page for up to date information under http://www.twitter.com/n2nglobal.

Paymard says food safety risks can easily be avoided at home when consumers adhere to good food safety practices every day. Here are some of Angela’s tips:


    Wash Fresh Foods. As with any good food safety practices, make sure to wash your fresh foods with a thorough rinse. While soap is not necessary, many retailers offer a vegetable rinse for purchase that works great at cleansing fresh fruit and vegetables while not impacting taste
    Wash Your Hands: Consumers should wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water before and after handling food. Clean hands are one of the best ways to protect your family from illness.
    Clean Your Countertops and Utensils: After cooking wash your surfaces with hot soapy water and run your cutting boards and utensils through the dishwasher every time you use them to prevent bacteria from growing and spreading. Dishwashers help wash utensils in water of at least 120 degrees or higher for an extended period to help assure contaminants are neutralized.
    Cook to Proper Temperature: Under cooked food is a common cause of food illness. Check the proper temperature of the foods you’re cooking and get a thermometer to be on the safe side. Food thermometers are inexpensive and can be found in most grocery stores.
    Chill and Refrigerate Foods Promptly: Keep foods refrigerated before and after they are served. Refrigeration slows bacterial growth.

While the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, preventing foodborne illness remains a public health challenge, says Paymard. Consumers need to be aware of ways they can protect themselves and their families from all types of illnesses that can be caused by food.

About N2N Global

N2N Global’s product suite brings powerful solutions for all members of the food supply chain. For Supply Side companies, N2N offers agri-ERP solutions, farm management, food safety, business analytics and traceability software. For direct to consumer and buy side companies, N2N offers food safety, compliance, and asset tracking tools to help ensure the food supply is properly managed for minimized risk.N2N Global provides comprehensive solutions for companies looking for ways to improve efficiencies, enhance profitability, and ensure food safety. To contact Angela Paymard directly, visit her on N2N’s twitter page http://www.twitter.com/n2nglobal. For more information, please visit http://www.n2nglobal.com.

N2N Media Relations

Karen McGagh

+443-632-4217

kmcgagh(at)n2nglobal(dot)com

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