Researchers have studied the relationship between consumer practices, kitchens, and the risk of cross-contamination with pathogens in Europe.

Participants from 87 households in six European countries were observed and interviewed in 2018 during shopping and preparation of a chicken and vegetable meal. Sampling and analyses of microbial pathogens from their
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Greenyard is to pay half a million euros to settle allegations of communication failures about the Listeria contamination at its frozen vegetable factory in Hungary in 2018.

The related outbreak included 54 cases of listeriosis in Australia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, and the United Kingdom with 10 deaths from 2015
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An analysis of a Salmonella control program has found it was cost-effective in Hungary, according to researchers.

The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of the Hungarian Salmonella Control Program (HSCP) for 2007 to 2017 to assess the cost-effectiveness of it as a food safety intervention. Findings were published recently in
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A foreign audit report for Hungary has been released to the public by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The in-country inspection occurred from July 22 through Aug. 2, 2019, and earned approval for Hungary’s system.

The audit’s purpose was to evaluate Hungary’s food safety systems governing meat products
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Authorities in Hungary have not acted to strengthen the system of official controls for food businesses despite a deadly multi-country Listeria outbreak, according to DG Sante in Europe.

The agency, which is responsible for the European Commission’s policy on food safety and health, found the system is not sufficient to
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Authorities from six European countries have dismantled an alleged criminal organization that sold fish unfit for consumption.

Fish was stored in, and transported to, several EU countries in improper and unsanitary conditions, and then sold to Romanian companies.

The investigation, coordinated by Eurojust, involved illegal fishing in contaminated waters, tax
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Greenyard Frozen France has recalled frozen green beans because they could contain parts of a poisonous plant commonly known as jimsom weed or jimsonweed.

The scientific name of the plant is Datura stramonium and it contains high levels of tropane alkaloids including atropine, hyoscyamine and scopolamine. It is in the
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