The European Commission has changed the level of inspections on various imported products, including decreases related to ethylene oxide and increases due to pesticide residues.

The revised legislation sets the rate of official controls and special conditions for food and feed of non-animal origin imported into Europe. Rules are modified every

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The number of notifications in European networks monitoring food fraud increased in 2022, according to a report.

The Alert and Cooperation Network (ACN) includes the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Network (RASFF), the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation Network (AAC), and the Agri-Food Fraud Network (FFN).

The AAC and

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The European Commission’s health and safety unit has revealed progress has been made in India’s controls of Salmonella in sesame seeds but more needs to be done.

A DG Sante audit in November 2022 covered Salmonella contamination of sesame seeds and touched on ethylene oxide. In September 2020, ethylene oxide

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The number of recalls in Finland fell in 2022, according to figures released by the Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto).

Products were withdrawn from the market 288 times due to potential microbiological contamination, pesticide residues, and undeclared allergens. The amount was 309 in 2021.

It is the first decline in several

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The European Commission has added ethylene oxide to a list of pesticides that should be tested for following the substance being behind thousands of recalls in recent years.

New legislation means European countries must take and test certain food samples for ethylene oxide from 2023 until 2026.

It shall be

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