The European Commission has assessed the progress of food safety control systems in several countries aiming to become EU member states.

The reports cover various sectors and developments in Kosovo, Montenegro, Georgia, North Macedonia, and Bosnia Herzegovina in the past year.

An assessment found that Bosnia and Herzegovina made no

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A workshop has supported countries in the Western Balkans to better respond to food safety emergencies.

Among challenges highlighted were enhancing cooperation between different food safety agencies, ensuring cross-border information sharing, and enabling joint investigation and response to food safety emergencies. Such events include foodborne outbreaks, food fraud and adulteration

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Twelve institutions have formed a center of excellence to focus on food safety risk assessment and authenticity.

The consortium is led by the University of Donja Gorica in Montenegro and includes the University of Padova, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

The Centre
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Insights into consumer attitudes about food safety in five countries have been published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Findings come from data collected in November 2019 in Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

The EFSA commissioned the Eurobarometer study in all EU countries on interest in food
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