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Cranberry effective against recurrent UTIs: Meta-analysis

By Stephen Daniells

A daily intake of cranberries may significantly reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (rUTI) in generally healthy women, says a new meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials.

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What's on the label isn't always what's in the product

Do commercial probiotics need better quality controls?

By Nathan Gray

Probiotic products should have a more stringent quality control process with processes that ensure contents match what is on the label, warns a new position paper.

MEPs last week said they were “convinced the authority should be endowed with a sufficient budget to hire independent in-house experts with no conflicts of interest”. ©iStock

Analysis: Can EFSA ever cut ties with industry?

By David Burrows

The consultation for a new policy on independence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) draws to a close this week and campaigners have told FoodNavigator that the final document won’t be worth the paper it’s written on

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