N2N Global Launches Web Page Giving Parents a Helping Hand on Food Safety

N2N Global Launches Web Page Giving Parents a Helping Hand on Food Safety











Angela Paymard, Chairwoman, N2N Global


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

“There are few things more important than the health of your child,” said N2N Global Chairwoman Angela Paymard. That’s why N2N Global is pleased to announce a new web page designed with parents in mind called: Kids Lunch, Quality and Food Safety.

“This page gives parents everywhere a helping hand when it comes to making sure the food they feed their kids is safe and healthy,” says Angela Paymard, Chairwoman of the Orlando based, N2N Global. Paymard’s Florida based company provides operations compliance, and food safety solutions for food companies which helps ensure the world’s food supply operates in an efficient and effective manner, resulting in a higher quality of food in the supply chain. Paymard works with restaurants, retailers, distributers, packers and processors around the world.

“This web page is particularly important in light of a new study from the Department of Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin. Researchers found that the food parents packed in their children’s lunches were found to be kept at unsafe temperatures with 90% of the students,” Paymard says.

The study examined more than 700 lunches of children ages three to five. Those lunches contained at least one perishable item. Researchers measured the temperatures of those items every 1 hour to 1.5 hours before those foods were to be eaten. Guess what? Less than ten percent of the perishable items they looked at were found to be in the safe temperature zone.

In one example lunch meat (which needs to be stored at 40 F or less) was left out above the safe temperature for more than 2 hours. It’s only safe for up to two hours.

N2N Global’s new web page provides parents with information as to how they can keep food in their house fresh and safe for their families. The page provides meaningful and useful facts about how to pack lunches, and tools to keep foods well preserved while your children are doing what they are in school for: learning. N2N provides you with knowledge about lunchboxes, coolers, and ice packs that will keep your child’s lunch safe.

“My hope is that these ideas will give all moms and parents some “easy-to-do” tips so they don’t worry about lunch. Then kids can have better tasting food, fresher food to eat. What is even better, when parents follow our page, they hopefully will be less likely to get the call from the school nurse saying their child has a stomach-ache.” Paymard adds.

ABOUT N2N

N2N Global’s product suite brings powerful solutions for all members of the food supply chain. For Supply Side companies, N2N Global offers agri-ERP solutions, farm management, food safety, business analytics and traceability software. For direct to consumer and buy side companies,

N2N Global offers food safety, compliance, and supply chain management 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 compliance & 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.

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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.

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Karen McGagh

+443-632-4217

kmcgagh(at)n2nglobal(dot)com

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SEO Consult

SEO Consult® begin Search Engine Optimisation affiliation with Phoenix Health & Safety












(PRWEB) August 19, 2011

SEO Consult®, a Cheshire-based agency specialising in search engine optimisation, have embarked on a new business partnership with Phoenix Health & Safety, the UK’s premier provider of health and safety training courses.

SEO Consult® are experts in using ethical search engine optimisation techniques to promote the online visibility of their clients. They also offer a comprehensive range of other internet marketing services such as web development and social media marketing to holistically benefit their clients SEO campaigns.

Phoenix Health & Safety have been working with the website optimisation experts since June, and the extensive campaign SEO Consult® have devised consists of several services running concurrently to ensure maximum effectiveness. Phoenix Health & Safety are aiming to become the best in their industry at providing client-focused health and safety consultancy and training, and SEO Consult® want to help them achieve this ambition.

“SEO Consult® are delighted to be working with an organisation that is as dedicated to their clients as we are. Their business ethics are very similar to ours; we both believe in promoting professionalism, practicality and expertise to offer a first class service to our clients.” said Matt Bullas, Managing Director of SEO Consult®. “It is important to give our clients the visibility necessary for them to share their principles with the relevant online community, and to potentially improve their profitability as a business. I’m more than confident that the diverse range of search engine optimisation and internet marketing services we offer can help Phoenix Health & Safety achieve the success they deserve.”

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Drug Reaction and Patient Safety to be Focus of Upcoming ?WARM? Summit, Workshop on Adverse Response Monitoring

Drug Reaction and Patient Safety to be Focus of Upcoming ‘WARM’ Summit, Workshop on Adverse Response Monitoring











Ottawa (PRWEB) February 19, 2008

The WARM Summit, a Canadian-led, international initiative to improve patient safety, is taking place in Ottawa on February 21 – 22, 2008. With the focus on health risks from taking prescribed medications, the workshop will bring together experts from medicine, science, engineering, business and government to find objective methods of measuring patient responses to medications and to develop standards for adverse response measurement and analysis. The panel will produce a report and recommendations to improve patient safety and to help optimize the efficacy of medication.

Organized by the Ottawa Section of IEEE, the workshop will feature representatives from Ottawa Heart Institute, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratories, the University of Toronto, and European Federation of Medical Informatics, and delegates from Health Canada, among others. In addition, the workshop is sponsored by the healthcare divisions of IBM and TELUS, along with Emergis (a TELUS company focused on health information management).

“Engineering shares with medicine a commitment to improve quality of life while putting safety first, and that’s why the IEEE is organizing this workshop. On this common ground, we will seek to work out the differences and identify the cross-cutting technologies that can bridge the gap between physical and physiological safety systems,” said Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, IEEE Ottawa Section Chair.

Drug adverse responses need better standards for monitoring and reporting:

“Despite the well-known risks associated with using prescription drugs, medication errors and adverse reactions are still poorly understood and recorded. Given these risks, we need to develop objective methods for monitoring an individual’s response to treatment,” said George Mihalas, President of the European Federation of Medical Informatics.

Although in Canada (outside of Quebec), between 2006 – 2007, there were over 45,000 adverse reactions to medication reported – or approximately 22 of every 1000 people were hospitalized due to drug reactions – there is still no standardized method to monitor and report these reactions.

Most medications today are administered by patients at home, without supervision, and in the absence of systems to manage and track adverse drug responses. Many patients experience complications from prescribed drugs – often severe – adding to the challenges of managing chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

“Is this treatment working for me? That is the question in health care. Without a precise answer to this question, knowing what’s going on with a patient imposes unbearable costs of cognition, communication, coordination, and capability. Personal health monitoring systems are needed to help answer this question efficiently and therefore enable the provision of safe, high-quality care for all,” said Dr. Radu Leca, President of Biosign Technologies Inc.

A demonstration of how technology can help:

As part of the WARM Summit, technologies to be demonstrated include a telematic health information system for monitoring responses to frequently prescribed drugs. The system, developed by Biosign, leverages established technologies to assess a patient’s response to treatment and the need to adjust treatment accordingly. Its networking and communication facilities are being tested on TELUS and IBM platforms.

“IBM supports and applauds this initiative, which addresses challenging questions in the quest for high-quality healthcare. Ensuring that people are not harmed by medication is not an option, but the first condition of quality care. That’s why we are working closely with TELUS and Biosign to offer a prescription for action,” said Sal Causi, IBM Healthcare’s Business Development Executive.

“TELUS is pleased to support this IEEE workshop’s goal of improving patient safety through the use of technology. This is an extension of our ongoing collaboration with IBM and Biosign. The strategy to commoditize self care and remote monitoring is critical as we move toward next-generation healthcare,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, TELUS’ Chief Technology Officer.

The WARM Summit will take place at Nepean Centrepointe, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The Summit begins at 8:00am EST on Thursday February 21st and runs until 6:30pm EST on February 22nd.

More information is available at http://ottawa.ieee.ca/ims/warm2008/index.htm


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Food Safety Thrives When Consumers Focus on Five – Focusing on Five Easy Steps Helps Consumers Reduce Their Risk of Foodborne Illness

Food Safety Thrives When Consumers Focus on Five -
Focusing on Five Easy Steps Helps Consumers Reduce Their Risk of Foodborne Illness













Washington, D.C. (Vocus) September 1, 2009

September marks the start of Food Safety Education month, a time for consumers to incorporate safe food handling practices that can reduce their risk of foodborne illness into their daily routine. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2009 Food & Health Survey, 52 percent of consumers perceive foodborne illness as the most important food safety issue, but the survey also found that people have room for improvement when it comes to following proper food safety practices at home.

Today, in a special Food Safety Education Month kick-off Web cast, experts highlighted the risks of not practicing proper food safety precautions at home.

“It’s important for people to know that they have some control in keeping their food safe,” said Robert Gravani, Professor of Food Science at Cornell University. “It’s remarkable how easy it is to incorporate simple food safety steps into your every day routine.”

5 Food Safety Steps to Keep Consumers Safe:

Purchasing: Make sure meat, poultry and seafood products — whether raw, pre-packaged, or from the deli — are refrigerated when purchased.
Cooking: Always cook to “Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures” and use a meat thermometer to check the doneness of your food.
Holding: Hold hot foods above 140 °F and cold foods below 40 °F.
Separating: Use one cutting board for fresh produce — and a separate one for raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
Cleaning: Always wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before beginning food preparation; after handling food, and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, or touching pets.

It’s important that proper food safety practices are followed throughout the food supply chain, from food manufacturers to government, farmers, retailers, government and consumers.

“The Food & Health survey data shows that consumers agree that food safety is a shared responsibility” said Tony Flood, Director of Food Safety Communications at the Foundation, “They’re looking to manufacturers and government first, but they also understand that they have a role to play too.”

The Foundation also has additional materials available on a wide range of food safety and defense issues available at http://www.ific.org/publications/other/foodsafetyresources.cfm.

For additional information on food safety, a copy of the 2009 Food & Health Survey or to schedule an interview with an expert please call the Foundation Media Team at 202-296-6540.

The International Food Information Council Foundation will effectively communicate science-based information on health, nutrition, and food safety for the public good. The IFIC Foundation is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries. IFIC Foundation materials are available at http://ific.org/newsroom. For interviews with scientific experts or for more information, call (202) 296-6540.

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