Experts at a Codex committee meeting have drafted guidance on how to handle microbiological foodborne outbreaks.

The guideline will give countries a structured approach on preparedness and management to limit the scale of such outbreaks. It covers surveillance and monitoring systems, analytical methods, risk assessment and communication, using epidemiological and
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More than 300 events were held in 90 countries promoting the third World Food Safety Day, according to a new report.

International organizations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, academics and individuals organized the mainly virtual meetings to mark the day promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture
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Nigeria is attempting to improve food safety with a range of training materials.

The Federal Ministry of Health launched a unified food safety training manual for capacity building of food vendors, handlers, manufacturers and personnel in the food supply chain in the country.

The aim is to address gaps and
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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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