Fast food and clean homes to blame for allergy increase


Paediatricians at Vienna’s Medical University have raised the alarm about an increase of a third in the number of child allergy sufferers – blaming fast food and excessive hygiene. The experts say that the allergies are a growing problem for children and even food allergies are on the increase, as well as the more common […]

Shops shamed by fishy findings


The results of a series of food tests are likely to turn fish lovers’ stomachs.The Austrian Labour Chamber (AK) said today (Fri) two of the 20 fresh fish it bought at Viennese supermarkets and specialised dealers were unfit to eat.AK said the affected products also smelt bad when they were examined after being purchased. The […]

Ice cream quality check serves up chilling results

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An ice cream investigation has revealed almost one in four served to the public suffer serious hygiene flaws.The Upper Austrian Labour Chamber (AKOÖ) said today (Tues) that hygiene specialists who examined ice cream on sale at parlours in the provincial capital Linz found only eight of the 19 probes they took to be of passable […]