A study has shown increased detection of mild E. coli infections and revised lab testing practices in Australia which may lead to changes in public health response.

In Queensland, 31 of 96 Shiga toxin‒producing E. coli (STEC) cases during 2020 to 2022 were reported by a specialty pathology laboratory for alternative health

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A lack of resources and the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the ability to do official controls, according to a report published by the European Commission.

The document covers EU countries’ official controls and the EU Commission’s control activities in 2021.

There were 16.9 million sites within the scope of

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Czech authorities have found instant noodle soups from Vietnam that were irradiated without declaring this on the packaging.

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI) carried out an inspection to see if producers and importers provided consumers with information on food treated with ionizing radiation.

Irradiation is a food
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An intelligence report published by Advance Market Analytics details insights about the potential future of food irradiation around the world, pointing to food safety among the benefits.

United States companies will contribute to the maximum growth of the global food irradiation market throughout the predicted period of 2021-2026, according to
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A probe in France into people receiving seeds from Asia that they did not order has found it was likely an online scam.

In summer 2020, people in many countries, including France, reported getting parcels containing packets of seeds. They appeared as if they had been shipped from China, Taiwan
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