Animal by-products, origin declarations, and potatoes are some of the topics on the radar of the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), according to the agency’s annual update.

Major risks are the conflict in Ukraine and the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. For the latter, intelligence is pointing to cost-cutting practices by

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The role of food in Clostridioides difficile transmission chains still needs to be clarified, according to a study.

Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is a notable cause of infectious diarrhea worldwide.

Human-to-human transmission plays a major role, but other infection sources and routes are under investigation. Clostridioides difficile has been isolated
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised peeling, boiling, and frying to reduce a compound in potatoes that can cause poisoning.

Glycoalkaloids are naturally occurring compounds found in plants including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant (aubergines), and contribute to resistance against pests and pathogens. Glycoalkaloid poisoning can cause acute gastrointestinal
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