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While Poland and Salmonella have met before, in Sweden, eggs and Salmonella were less expected this year. There was a worrying rise in botulism incidents, and Fukushima was back in the news in 2023.

While we heard more about Listeria in Enoki mushrooms this year, Salmonella in

Continue Reading 2023: From Salmonella in Sweden and Poland to E. coli and botulism outbreaks

A record number of trade issues were raised at the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on safe food.

Delegates at the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures meeting in November addressed specific trade concerns relating to food safety and animal and plant health.

Countries raised 55 specific

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The European Commission is to lift import restrictions for food from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station in 2011.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the EU Commission, said the European Union had agreed to remove the remaining restrictive import measures linked to the incident. 

“We have taken

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Food  from Japan to Hong Kong is now being imported under eased and  newly effective food safety protocols.

According to the Hong Kong Center for Food Safety (CFS), the 7-year-old order in response to the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster was recently amended. The CFS is a unit of Government
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