The first sets of food safety risk communication and country-specific action plans to tackle the significant public health problem of foodborne parasites have been identified in Asia.

They were discussed at a regional meeting to accelerate prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in certain Asian countries in 2018
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Every minute 44 people fall sick from eating contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization.

More than 23 million become ill and an estimated 4,700 die per year, according to data for the WHO’s European Region in a report based on 2010 figures and presented ahead of the first
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Cryptosporidium spp., Toxoplasma gondii and Echinococcus spp. have been identified as important foodborne parasites in Europe.

Infection with these parasites in humans and animals, or their occurrence in food, is not notifiable in all member states. There are also no routine controls for the three parasites in food. Diseases caused
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