Fruit and vegetables were the top product category discussed by European countries about fraud suspicions in January.

Data comes from the first of monthly reports on potential, but not confirmed, fraud published by the European Commission.

The report includes non-compliances with fraud suspicions of a cross-border nature shared between members

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FAO and WHO have published two complete reports on microbial hazards in fruits and vegetables and measures to control Salmonella in poultry meat.

The first UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) document covers hazards in produce.

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbial Risk Assessment (JEMRA)

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EFSA experts have examined the quality of water used during operations in the fresh and frozen produce sector.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) for a scientific opinion on the microbiological hazards associated with water use in the post-harvest handling and processing fresh

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European experts and commercial growers have listed a series of recommendations to help reduce the risk of produce contamination.

A workshop in 2019 featured researchers, regulators, growers and other stakeholders to examine best practices to control human pathogenic microorganisms in plant production systems.

The meeting was hosted by Teagasc, the
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