A European court has backed a decision by Greek authorities not to approve a product designed to prevent Listeria in certain products.

The case involves Listex P100, a product from Dutch company Micreos, intended for use against Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat food of animal origin. The court ruled that the EU Commission must approve such a product.

A Greek court requested a preliminary ruling in late 2022 in the case between Micreos Food Safety and the Hellenic Food Authority (EFET).

EFET refused to authorize Listex P100 for the Greek market, as the EU Commission has not approved. The phage-based product

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Australian officials are seeking views on whether to allow a processing aid from a U.S. company to be used to reduce microorganisms in raw poultry.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for comment on the application made by Safe Foods, a company based in the United States, to permit the use of cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) for the antimicrobial treatment of raw poultry.

If permitted in Australia and New Zealand, it will provide the poultry meat industry with an additional option to reduce microorganisms. The United States and Canada allow its use but it has yet to be approved
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Food safety experts are scratching their heads after a Washington Post article suggested last week that certain chemicals used in poultry processing might be masking the presence of Salmonella. It’s a scandalous theory that could explain why government data show big reductions in Salmonella rates in poultry plants while human illnesses have held steady – but is it a real concern? According to the Post’s report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is reviewing academic research that shows there “could be a problem.” The article cites a “lengthy PowerPoint presentation that cited research from a USDA
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