The World Health Organization (WHO) wants data on certain mycotoxins in different food products.

The first call for information covers aflatoxin in cereals and cereal-based products. This includes maize grain; flour, meal, semolina and flakes derived from maize; husked and polished rice and sorghum grain destined for further processing.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed an American scientist, Felicia Wu,  to its Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG).

Wu, Ph.D, is a John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

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The European Commission has tightened checks on black pepper from Brazil because of Salmonella and peanuts from India because of aflatoxins.

These and other products entering the European Union from non-EU countries are now subject to a temporary increase of official controls. Revised legislation has also seen some checks become
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African experts have highlighted the main food safety concerns, challenges, and potential solutions for the continent at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) virtual annual meeting.

The roundtable discussion included specialists from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Gambia. The majority highlighted mycotoxins as one of the top issues.
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