The European Commission has updated the list of imported products subject to checks for aflatoxins, pesticides and microbial contamination.

Changes are based on incidents reported through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal and information from official controls by member states on food and feed of non-animal

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The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go
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The greatest risks of serious health effects from contaminants in food are associated with arsenic and certain mycotoxins, according to an analysis in Finland.

The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) wanted to identify the important chemical contaminants covered in legislation or monitoring recommendations.

Prioritization of contaminants is based on data on
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