Researchers have shared details about how a Listeria outbreak in Switzerland in 2022 traced to fish was solved.

In the summer of 2022, the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP) noticed increased reports of listeriosis cases, indicating a possible outbreak.

Twenty Listeria monocytogenes patient isolates were found to belong to an

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A study has found an association between violations of food safety legislation and a company’s weak financial situation.

The work investigated the link between the financial situation of Finnish businesses and the inspection grades their food production establishments received. 

According to the study published in the journal Food Control

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Scientists in Europe have updated the knowledge around parasites in fish based on available surveillance data.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion also evaluated methods for detecting and killing parasites in fish.

European data indicates that many species of farmed fish are free from parasites that can infect humans. These

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A Norwegian company has revealed that it sold frozen salmon for several years, which was not suitable for human consumption.

Findings come from an internal investigation by the board of Pure Norwegian Seafood (PNS) into suspected irregularities in the sale of frozen salmon. Prior regulatory inspections, controls, and audits had

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Researchers have found Anisakis larvae in tested samples of fish in Slovakia and called on authorities to step up monitoring of marine parasites.

Scientists revealed extensive infection of fish products with Anisakis larvae and seropositive cases in a group of volunteers regularly eating fish products.

Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by

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The European Commission’s health and safety unit has published findings from two assessments looking at controls on fish in Mexico and Belgium.

A DG Sante audit in Mexico in November 2022 assessed the systems covering checks on fishery products exported to Europe.

Auditors found that although the official control system

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