Two examples showing the benefits and challenges of agencies moving from paper-based to digital systems have been published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The first covers how the country of Georgia developed a digital system for food control data.

The National Food Agency used to receive control

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The European Commission has assessed the progress of food safety control systems in several countries aiming to become EU member states.

The reports cover various sectors and developments in Kosovo, Montenegro, Georgia, North Macedonia, and Bosnia Herzegovina in the past year.

An assessment found that Bosnia and Herzegovina made no

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Hepatitis A infection has been diagnosed in a server at Lolita’s Bar and Grill located at 472 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville, GA. Individuals who ate at the restaurant from Oct. 24 – Nov. 7 may have been exposed to the infection and should contact their healthcare provider or the Gwinnett

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Rock House Creamery Newborn, GA, has issued a voluntary recall for its whole milk and buttermilk.

“During a routine inspection conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture on Sept. 13, 2023, pasteurization records were found incomplete for select lots in September. Since these pasteurization charts are the primary record of

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Officials in Georgia are investigating an outbreak of cyclospora infections in the northwest part of the state.

The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District has not released any numbers, but it is urging people with symptoms of cyclospora infection to seek medical treatment and report any confirmed infections

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The Florida Department of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state health departments of Georgia and Alabama are investigating a Salmonella outbreak associated with the consumption of raw oysters harvested from shellfish harvesting area FL-3012 in Cedar Key, FL. 

As of the posting of the Heath Advisor by

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Ukraine is moderately prepared to meet EU requirements in the area of food safety, according to the European Commission.

Details come from reports published by the EU Commission assessing the capacity of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia to meet the obligations of EU membership. Moldova and Georgia applied to be member

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