Home > Diet and nutrition > Food safety Food safety All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety Large retailers caught tampering with food labels Large supermarkets in North West and Mpumalanga have been caught out by the Consumer Commission for tampering with food labels on expired products. Food expiration labels misleadingPurple tomatoes more ‘tasty and healthy’Why homegrown tomatoes taste better For tasty tomatoes, either the fridge or the counter is OK A panel of experienced taste-testers found no significant differences between tomatoes kept in the fridge and those stored at room temperature. Experts say exposing baby to foods early may help prevent allergiesWhy some kids with eczema are at higher allergy riskAfter immunotherapy, eating small bits of peanut might help curb the allergy Should you refrigerate your peanut butter? Here's what nutritionists say Because I'm getting mixed messages. How to prevent food poisoningMom finds 'live worms' in Nestlé baby cerealFood safety is king How to put safety first when planning to pack food-to-go Safe handling of food is always important, especially when you're away from your kitchen, without a fridge and oven to control food temperatures. Mercury in fish may raise ALS riskShocking finding: toxic metals in gluten-free foodMercury in seafood linked to autoimmune diseases How could climate change increase mecury levels in certain fish and what does this mean for consumers? Fish is meant to be a healthy additive to our diets, but when they are loaded with mercury, it becomes toxic. Is the milk in your fridge 'off'? Ask your smartphone Could this prevent the next listeriosis outbreak? Researchers have developed a new cellphone app that can detect telltale gas. Wonder what's in your food? What do your toilet cleaner and potato chips have in common? The need for a longer shelf life has led to the use of chemicals in the production of potato chips - one of which is also found in your toilet cleaner. 5 diseases you risk getting if we run out of waterSEE: How much water do you use per day?Here's what your gym is cutting back on amid the water crisis #DayZero: Will our meat be safe? We're trying to prepare for #DayZero as best as we possibly can, but what about those factors outside our personal control – like the safety of our meat? What's your risk of salmonella poisoning? How to prevent food poisoningNestlé food scare spreads after lead poisoning claims Is it food poisoning or a stomach bug? People often wonder whether their symptoms are caused by a virus or by something they ate. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.