Scientists have found a strong association between dogs excreting ciprofloxacin-resistant E. coli and feeding them a raw diet.

E. coli, which can lead to food poisoning, is also the United Kingdom’s top cause of urinary tract and bloodstream infections.

Ciprofloxacin belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, which treat bacterial infections

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ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND — Attendees at a major conference have been urged to “wave the food safety flag” to keep the topic on the table during discussions around moving to more sustainable food systems.

Wayne Anderson, director of Science and Standards at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), said it

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Food safety experts from Honduras, Mongolia and the Caribbean have shared their experiences on implementing a One Health approach in a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) webinar.

Organized by the United Nations’ FAO in Geneva, the One Health dialogue series aims to increase awareness on the complexity of the issue
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Almost 100 comments have been submitted on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) draft food safety strategy.

A total of 99 responses were submitted, mainly from government or ministries officers, followed by the private sector, NGOs and academic institutions, United Nations agencies and other IGOs and individuals.

The draft strategy for
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Regional WHO and FAO offices in Asia, the Americas and Africa highlighted their work on safe food to mark World Food Safety Day this past week.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is helping countries in the Americas strengthen food control systems. PAHO, through actions coordinated by the Pan American
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