Moldovan authorities are investigating potential cases of corruption connected to the country’s food safety agency.

In late March, the National Anticorruption Center carried out searches at the Giurgiulești Border Inspection Post (BIP) of the National Agency for Food Safety (ANSA).

Eleven people were detained for 72 hours, suspected of having

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A series of Salmonella outbreaks in the United Kingdom caused by breaded chicken products from Poland could have affected up to 5,000 people, officials have revealed.

The UK-wide outbreaks resulted in more than 1,000 confirmed illnesses in 2020 and 2021 with potentially as many as 4,000 additional cases which were

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Results of checks at the border on food by Belgian and Swiss authorities and French controls on seafood products have revealed varying levels of non-compliance.

In Belgium, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) inspectors were involved in controls coordinated by the police and customs. Road
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A number of food trade groups have hit out at how the European Commission plans to strengthen targeted checks at its borders, saying proposals are not risk-based.

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) and European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) were among associations to say requirements were not in
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The Food and Drug Administration uses 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 on the links to view the full
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The United Kingdom has returned multiple containers of chicken to Brazil during a period of more than a year because of Salmonella.

Tereza Cristina, Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, confirmed the U.K. sent back 16 containers of chicken from Brazil within a 15-month interval. Another container, with about
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