Two people in the Netherlands have been accused of knowingly selling eggs contaminated with Salmonella.

The case at Zwolle District Court covers events in 2017 and involves the duo, who were owner and manager of a farm at the time.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) believes Salmonella findings were hidden

Continue Reading Dutch farm owner, manager up on charges of selling contaminated eggs; one man died

A pilot project has backed up the potential to use food safety indicators to strengthen national control systems but found results are not comparable between countries.

Several countries in Asia Pacific asked the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide guidance on the development of food
Continue Reading FAO helps countries measure progress with food safety indicators, mitigation

Intensive farming techniques could increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a public health risk, according to researchers.

An international team led by the Universities of Bath and Sheffield in England, investigated the evolution of Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium carried by cattle.

Scientists studied the genetic evolution of the pathogen and
Continue Reading Researchers investigate role of farming in evolution of Campylobacter

Four people were infected with Salmonella in an Australian state likely because of poor processing procedures on a local free-range egg farm, according to researchers.

A study, published in volume 43 of Communicable Diseases Intelligence, noted that proper handling of eggs in the home could have prevented illness.

Continue Reading Poor practices at free-range farm likely behind Salmonella egg outbreak

Dung beetles and soil bacteria on farms could help suppress E. coli and other harmful pathogens, according to research.

The study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology found improved food safety may be enhanced by on‐farm biodiversity and the current view that farm simplification helps may undervalue natural resistance
Continue Reading Reduced on-farm biodiversity may have negative food safety impact