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Wageningen University scientists have looked at why there are discrepancies in Salmonella results between poultry farmers’ and authorities’ tests.

Experts analyzed factors associated with the difference between positive tests from routine initial Salmonella monitoring by poultry farmers and negative results of a retest by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product
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The Food Standards Agency is currently more concerned about issues relating to food standards than hygiene, according to the authority’s chief executive.

Emily Miles, chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), said the agency is more worried about the food standards space than the food hygiene area. Food hygiene
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A group of experts has identified persistent issues with allergen testing and depleted resources, skills, scientific capability and sampling as key drivers influencing the food and feed sector.

A total of 43 stakeholders including representatives from manufacturers, distributors, retailers, importers, regulators, legal and government met in London earlier this year
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Federal officials are collecting 2,000 samples of frozen berries produced in and imported to the United States as part of an effort to develop preventive controls against pathogens such as hepatitis A and norovirus.

The two viruses caused outbreaks in recent years that sickened hundreds of people across the United
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