The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says migratory wild birds are spreading avian influenza around the globe. The Parma, Italy-based food safety agency figures migration routes crossing the north-eastern and eastern EU borders are the most likely pathway for avian flu entering the continent.

In the United States, experts at the USDA’s Animal and Plant…

The European Union and the United States are taking different approaches to a fairly recently discovered chemical that’s been in food as long as men and women have been cooking with fire.

Reduced acrylamide levels can be achieved by making light golden the target color for many foods, from fries to…

What’s going to happen after food safety in the United Kingdom is separated by Brexit from the European Food Safety Authority’s mothership in Parma, Italy?

“Along with the EU (European Union) Exit, changing the way food businesses are regulated is one of our two key priorities for the years ahead,” says Heather Hancock, chairman of…

The recent upward trend of human listeriosis cases in Europe is behind the European Food Safety Authority’s opening of a new round of “public consultation” on its scientific opinion regarding the contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods with Listeria monocytogenes and the related human health risks.

Experts on an EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards investigated the…

babywithbottle_406x250The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approach for assessing substances found in food intended for infants younger than 16 has been updated to take into account for newborns’ unique diets.

The change will further support European Union decision-making on the safety of food for this age group, the agency has announced.

The guidance will apply…

sugar_406x250The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is on schedule to provide new scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020.

The Authority plans to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars from all sources that are not associated with adverse health effects. Denmark, Finland, Iceland,…

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is proposing  a simplified approach to food safety management in small retail businesses such as grocery shops, butchers, and bakeries. It  includes guidelines on how to identify the most relevant biological, chemical and physical hazards at each stage of the food production process, the activities or practices that make…

bluetongue-in-sheep_406x250Mass vaccination programs lasting at least five years in combination with improved, continuous surveillance systems would be the only effective measures for eradicating bluetongue in Europe,  according to recent conclusions reached by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Bluetongue is not a threat to humans but it has a high mortality rate among animals. It…

In the first official reaction involving food safety in Europe since the BREXIT vote has come in the form of a new “Declaration of Commitment” that has member states reaffirming their support for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). BREXIT was the referendum process that culminated in last June’s vote by residents of the United…