Echinococcus multilocularis

Toxoplasma gondii is at the top of a risk ranking report of 20 pathogens in Norway.

It was followed by Campylobacter, Echinococcus multilocularis, enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), Listeria monocytogenes, and non-typhoidal Salmonella, according to the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM).

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) commissioned
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Adequate surveillance programs for most foodborne parasites in Europe are lacking, according to a recently published study.

Researchers found although human and animal data are available for five selected parasites, the surveillance and reporting requirements vary among and within regions and countries, and among national experts and European bodies.

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