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…

Leaders of the European Union are looking at changing regulations around unpasteurized juices and Listeria monocytogenes in sprouted seeds.

The draft legislation states that because the European Committee for Standardization and the International Organization for Standardization revised a number of reference methods and a protocol to verify compliance with microbiological criteria, regulation (EC) No 2073/2005…

European officials have linked ready-to-eat products containing cucumbers to a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 147 people.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said five countries are affected: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Behind the UK, which has 129 of the…

Some academics have argued an “additional, unnecessary risk” is being created by the Food Standards Agency’s decision to continue major reform of UK food safety regulation during the Brexit negotiations.

One part of the briefing paper looks at the significance of the Regulating Our Future reforms.

The reform program is intended to modify how food…

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 Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its analysis of food data collected after the widespread detection of fipronil residues in eggs last summer.  Millions of European eggs were withdrawn from the marketplace because of  contamination from the use of the toxic insecticide Fipronil that was used as a cleaning agent and sanitizer known

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…

Ever since the European Food Safety Authority was founded 15 years ago, it has claimed to operate independently of its European Union funding sources, including the legislative and executive institutions of the Commission, Council, Parliament and EU Member States.

The Authority is an agency of the EU, but one that is housed in Parma, Italy,…