Guidelines to support African governments in improving food safety across the informal sector are to be developed.

The African Union (AU) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are designing a framework for a continent-wide approach to engaging with the informal food sector. 

Guidance seeks to reflect the realities of African

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A long-awaited report on decisions taken at the latest Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting has finally been published.

The United Nations food standards body met in Rome in November 2022. Codex is an initiative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The delay was

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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released new guidance documents for controlling beef and raw poultry pathogens.

The FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) announced the availability of the new guidance at weekly meetings with establishment management. The agency regulates 6,500 production facilities. Many produce beef and poultry
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A revision of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli guidelines in Norway was helped by a survey and new scientific evidence.

In autumn 2016, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) guidelines were modified accounting for evidence on the association between hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and virulence profile of STEC strains.

The revised guidelines
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Fines have increased for organizations sentenced for food safety and hygiene offenses following the introduction of new guidelines in England and Wales.

An impact assessment of guidelines by the Sentencing Council also showed there was an unanticipated small rise in fines for individuals sentenced for food safety and hygiene offenses.
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