Nuts, nut products and seeds was the top food product category recalled in Europe, according to a second quarter index by Stericycle Expert Solutions.

The category, with 156 recalls, came ahead of fruits and vegetables with 118 recalls and fish and fish products with 81 recalls.  Nuts, nut products and seeds was also the top…

Two distinct Hepatitis A virus strains are causing infections in travelers returning from Morocco, according to researchers.

From January to June 2018, two outbreaks are ongoing affecting people coming back from Morocco and cases in Europe without travel history, resulting in 163 patients in eight European countries.  In the first cluster, 55 cases of Hepatitis…

That trouble Europe had last summer when Dutch egg producers began using the banned insecticide fipronil as a cleansing agent is back.

Six German states are recalling 73,000 eggs produced in the Netherlands after tests found they contained fipronil residue levels over permitted amounts. Many of the recalled eggs, sold at retail stores in Lower…

The Local Government Association of the United Kingdom is warning that food safety will be undermined when Brexit begins next year, and continuing forward, if federal authorities don’t take action to ensure uninterrupted access to multinational databases.

The Local Government Association (LGA) represents 415 government entities, including 370 local councils in England and Wales. It…

The European Union is punishing Brazil for alleged deficiencies in the country’s control system by banning imports from 12 BRF S.A. poultry plants.

Brazil is the world’s second-largest poultry producer, and its Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi promises to take the EU to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Dispute Settlement Body. He says the EU is…

Week-old speculation about frozen corn being responsible for a three-year listeriosis outbreak in Europe, which has had an 18.75  percent fatality rate, is probably correct.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) jointly published a rapid outbreak assessment today (March 22) that says frozen corn  is

Imported molluscan shellfish from Europe are as safe as if they were harvested off Puget Sound or Massachusetts Bay, according to a Food and Drug Administration finding. FDA’s equivalence determination means two-way raw shellfish trade across the Atlantic is likely to be back on after a lapse of almost eight years.

“I plan to announce…

A European Union summary report on the monitoring of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) has been published by the European Food Safety Authority.

TSEs are a group of diseases that affect the brain and nervous system of humans and animals. These include scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), and chronic wasting disease (CWD). With the exception of…

Its own draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for sodium is the European Food Safety Authority’s next subject for public comment.

The Parma, Italy-based authority (EFSA) is especially seeking feedback on the way it plants to select and use evidence in its salty assessment. The EFSA is the agency of the European Union that