Joint Research Centre (JRC)

A survey on herb and spice authenticity in Europe has found potential adulteration, illegal dyes and allergens.

The work was overseen by DG SANTE, the European Commission’s health and safety body, and carried out in 21 EU member states, Switzerland and Norway.

Technical support came from the Joint Research Centre,
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The seven people in France part of a Listeria outbreak linked to organic dairy products fell ill over a period of 18 months, according to public health authorities.

Those infected with the same strain of Listeria were identified by the National Reference Center for Listeria, with an eighth case still
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Scientists have developed a method to detect two types of mycotoxins in wheat products.

Researchers from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and CNR-National Council of Italy developed the method based on infrared spectroscopy to find Deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat bran and Ochratoxin A (OTA) in durum wheat. Research
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