Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)

The number of foodborne outbreaks reported in Germany halved in 2020, according to a report, but did include a large Salmonella outbreak linked to imported dried coconut.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) said a factor in the decline was the
Continue Reading Recorded outbreaks plummet in Germany in 2020; pandemic was likely a factor

The number of online advertisements found featuring food claiming to prevent or cure coronavirus in Europe has passed 600. The European Commission called on member states to reinforce their vigilance and adapt control activities on online offers and advertising of food related to COVID-19.

More than 530 are national cases
Continue Reading Clampdown on online COVID-19 food claims continues in Europe

German authorities have highlighted the risks of drinking unpasteurized, raw milk after tests found some of it was contaminated with Listeria, Campylobacter or Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

The three pathogens were detected in up to 5 percent of about 360 raw milk samples examined, according to the Federal Office
Continue Reading German surveillance finds E. coli, Listeria, Campylobacter in raw milk