Experts in the WHO’s European Region have considered food safety during a meeting on the out-of-home (OOH) food sector.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office for Europe organized an event in June with several member states to assess and develop policy guidance for the sector which includes takeaway cafés,
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Researchers have expanded knowledge of the United Kingdom’s involvement in a multi-country Listeria outbreak.

Twelve patients were detected in the UK between 2015 and 2018 and contaminated sweetcorn was recovered from the freezer of another person in 2019.

Overall, the outbreak included 54 cases of listeriosis in Australia, Finland, Sweden,
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This year has been dominated by the global coronavirus pandemic but it also held many other surprises such as contaminated beer in Brazil, pesticide residues in seeds from India, and approval of cell-based meat in Singapore.

As you can imagine, trying to condense 52 weeks’ worth of articles into
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Almost 400 people have fallen ill with Salmonella since the start of the year in the United Kingdom after eating frozen chicken products.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Health England (PHE) are investigating a rise in patients with two strains of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to frozen raw breaded
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Researchers have provided insights into Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections in the United Kingdom, finding the majority in people returning from Southeast Asia.

Scientists analyzed archived Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains isolated from domestic infections and travelers into the UK from 2008 to 2018 and who had submitted clinical samples to Public Health England
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The current testing regime in England for unpasteurized milk is not fit for purpose, according to researchers describing a 2016 Campylobacter outbreak that sickened 69 people.

They say there was a need for regular microbiological monitoring to detect contamination with pathogens and recommended reviewing the legal testing criteria to include
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The first international case of listeriosis linked to an outbreak in Spain that has sickened almost 200 people and killed two is being investigated by British public health officials.

The outbreak has been traced to contaminated chilled pork products under the brand “La Mechá” made by Magrudis, based in Seville. 
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