Experts have assessed prevention and intervention methods to tackle foodborne viruses in different products.

In February, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) on viruses in foods took place in Geneva, Switzerland, after a related request by the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene in 2022. The committee

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Scientists have suggested making Streptococcus suis infections reportable in Europe to improve surveillance, given the severity of the disease.

Researchers surveyed seven reference laboratories and reviewed the scientific literature to increase insight into the epidemiology of human Streptococcus suis infections in Europe.

They identified 236 such infections and an additional

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Researchers have raised questions about the threat Yersinia enterocolitica poses to public health.

The study, involving the Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia, and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) found diverse populations of Yersinia enterocolitica on foods.

The number of yersiniosis cases is low, but it is likely there

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Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell and  Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture Ashley Campbell, the defendants being sued in federal court by Midwest pork producers, have until Nov. 7 to respond to a motion for a partial summary judgment.

The plaintiffs, who are challenging Massachusetts Question 3 (from the 2016 ballot)

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East Coast Food Distributors, Inc., the importer of record located in Hudson, NH, recalls 7,767 pounds of pork chicharrones products. The products were imported from Colombia, a country ineligible to export meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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Almost 600 possible Trichinella infections have been recorded in an Argentinian province so far this year.

Health officials in Buenos Aires reported 582 suspected cases, of which 248 are confirmed, 27 are probable and 304 remain under study.

Six trichinosis (or trichinellosis) outbreaks have been recorded with five of them being

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Empacadora Frape, USA LLC in Houston, TX, is recalling 20,455 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) pork chicharron and pork carnitas products that were not presented for import reinspection into the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The problem was discovered

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According to a study, the Salmonella prevalence on tested foods on sale in the United Kingdom was low but highest for imported frozen chicken.

Researchers from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia in England isolated Salmonella from 42 food samples.

Salmonella isolates collected from food using whole genome

Continue Reading Researchers explore the significance of Salmonella-positive foods in the UK.