The Belgian food agency’s consumer contact point received almost 4,000 complaints in 2021.

The 3,929 complaint count is up slightly from 3,605 in 2020, but this reflects the re-opening of caterers, restaurants and takeaways after COVID-19 restrictions, according to officials.

The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain’s 
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Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) provides new opportunities for improving bacterial food safety but also brings with it some concerns, according to Belgian experts.

An opinion by the Scientific Committee of the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) made several recommendations about implementing the technology in Belgium.
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Food safety officials in Belgium seized almost 80 tons of tuna in the course of a few months in 2020.

More than 90 percent of non-compliant products were imported from Asia.

Between September and December 2020, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) took 45 samples
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Authorities in Belgium have warned that certain meat products could be contaminated with Salmonella following processing of potentially contaminated raw materials from the Netherlands.

The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) said an alert through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) shows fresh
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