Category Archives Food Safety

Here at Healthy Travel Blog, you may have noticed that we’re big proponents of having health insurance coverage when you travel internationally. But it’s not just a gentle suggestion. More and more, travel health insurance is a requirement when you travel. The London Telegraph’s Peter Pallot reports on the number of countries that won’t let you through customs if you…

On just about any flight you’ve ever taken, the scene on the jetway as you and your fellow passengers deplane is a familiar one – everyone doing a Frankenstein-esque walk as they try to shake off the stiffness of several hours jammed into their airplane seat. For most travelers, it’s just the price of air travel, an unavoidable aspect of…

A few weeks ago, we addressed the topic of horsemeat and your chances of encountering it around the world. As a follow up, please enjoy this infographic, All the Tasty Horses?, from Top Masters in Public Health. Does anything here surprise you? Let us know! Image compliments of Top Masters in Public Health Degrees

For anyone who suffers from a severe food allergy, you give strict attention to the ingredients in your kitchen and are on guard whenever you eat at a restaurant or friend's house for dinner. It's habitual, and to avoid a severe allergic reaction, illness and even hospitalization, you've learned to be cautious with every morsel that passes by your lips.…

The number of people diagnosed with food allergies has exploded in recent years. There are now millions of people who have to be very careful about what they eat. Almost all of them are allergic to the same families of foods; eight foods – milk egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish wheat and soy – are responsible for 90 percent…

At this time of year, many travelers are worried about catching a cold or the flu, but this should not distract them from focusing on the primary traveler issue: avoiding foodborne illness.  Foodborne illnesses can strike at any time, putting your travel plans on hold and making you miserable. With a little precaution you can avoid having your travel ruined…

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) in Europe is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against measles before the heavy spring travel period begins. As The Telegraph reported this week, this warning is in response to the surprisingly high number of reported measles cases among children in Europe.  The center of the outbreak seems to be in France where so…

Some people may have been disappointed when many airlines stopped serving meals on flights. However, in light of a new report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this might be good news. The FDA conducted inspections at three large airline caterers, and the results showed that in some of their kitchens the food had been handled and stored improperly,…

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