Germany has revealed results from several control programs looking at poultry meat, olives, raw milk cheese, and squid.

As part of 2022 zoonoses monitoring, Campylobacter and Salmonella were detected more often in fattening ducks than in broiler chickens. It was the first time ducks had been included in testing, according to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).

More Campylobacter was found in fresh duck meat than in fresh chicken meat. When tested for Salmonella, the contamination rate of duck meat was 5.1 percent, similar to that of chicken. Results showed that duck meat — like other

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In announcing a draft compliance guide for FDA staff on enforcement about major food allergen labeling the agency has missed the mark with a comment about sesame activities, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

An aside in the announcement about the guidance about allergen labeling, the Food and Drug Administration says that it “is aware that some manufacturers are intentionally adding sesame to products that previously did not contain sesame and are labeling the products to indicate its presence. . . The FDA recognizes that this practice may make it more difficult for sesame-allergic consumers to

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