Nearly €2 million (U.S. $2.3 million) has been awarded to three European projects dealing with food safety during the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVICOAT is led by the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory of Portugal, Spanish supermarket chain Eroski and 2BNanoFood from Portugal. Another project, PASS, will be carried out by the University
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Eight people are part of a Salmonella outbreak in Ireland linked to pork from Romania. Five of them were admitted to hospitals. Infected people also have been identified in other countries.

One person was sickened by Salmonella Bredeney in August 2018. The other seven people fell ill between May 4
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The United Kingdom will lose access to RASFF after Brexit and Britain’s future relationship with EFSA remains unclear, according to the British public health minister. Britain’s future trade with U.S. food companies is also a question mark, with some in the U.K. saying certain food safety practices in the United
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Existing agencies in the United Kingdom are unprepared to handle pesticide issues after Brexit, according to the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK).

A briefing paper, written by Josie Cohen, Nick Mole and Keith Tyrell from the UK charity, said the way the UK chooses to govern pesticides after leaving
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