The USDA’s Foreign Audit Reports for Japan and Israel have been released during the past week. Japan’s food safety systems for raw intact beef products were the subject of fieldwork from July 19 to AugustContinue Reading The first foreign audit reports of 2023 are good for Japanese and Israeli meat exporters to the U.S.
Researchers have estimated that Japan had around 20,000 anisakiasis cases each year in 2018 and 2019. These figures are much higher than official data.
Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by anisakid worms. Transmission occurs…Continue Reading Scientists find large gap in anisakis estimates and official statistics
PITTSBURGH, PA — In an IAFP 2022 session on Aug. 2, Dr. Ewen Todd, Ewen Todd Consulting, LLC, provided an overview of several international outbreaks.
Todd started with a chocolate outbreak in European countries in…Continue Reading IAFP session provides overview of recent international foodborne outbreaks
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is proposing recommending a removal of import checks on products from Fukushima and nearby areas.
The FSA is reviewing the controls on imports of food from Japan, that have been…
Continue Reading FSA considering advising end to Fukushima checks
E. coli was behind a large-scale food poisoning outbreak that involved about 3,000 school students and staff in Japan this past year, according to a study.
The investigation found the 2020 outbreak was caused by …
Continue Reading E. coli outbreak involving thousands in Japan traced to red seaweed
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has been given a grant to create an international food safety forum.
The almost AU $500,000 (U.S. $363,000) award was announced by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and…
Continue Reading FSANZ gets grant for food safety forum; consults on produce rules
The United States and European Union have changed the rules around the import of food from areas near Fukushima in Japan.
While the Food and Drug Administration has removed an import alert, the European Commission…
Continue Reading U.S and EU ease Fukushima import rules
Hundreds of people, mostly children, have been sickened in what officials believe is a foodborne outbreak in the city of Toyama, Japan.
Multiple media outlets including nippon.com and Food World are reporting what they describe…
Continue Reading Japanese media reporting hundreds sick; school lunch milk under investigation
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has helped improve consumer health and boost the trade of food in South East Asia.
Food poisoning has been the main food safety concern of surveyed Japanese people for almost every year since 2008, according to a study.
Food poisoning was ranked as the top food safety related hazard causing…
Continue Reading Food poisoning top concern for people in Japan