The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released the results of a recent sampling assignment that focused on refrigerated ready-to-eat (RTE) dips and spreads. Conducted from March 2021 to Jan. 2022, this assignment aimed toContinue Reading FDA releases report on contamination in refrigerated dips and spreads
Two final reports on controls measures for E. coli and for Listeria in ready-to-eat food have been unveiled by FAO and WHO.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published…Continue Reading FAO and WHO publish full E. coli and Listeria reports
The risk of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) fish products requires further attention, according to a long-awaited EFSA and ECDC study.
The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)…
Continue Reading New study highlights Listeria risk in ready-to-eat fish products
Irish officials investigated almost 50 unregistered food businesses in 2020 which is more than double the figure from the year before.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was part of enquiries into 47 unregistered…
Continue Reading FSAI records rise in illegal food business investigations
A remote audit has found that Norway complies with European hygiene requirements for ready-to-eat (RTE) food but there are areas for improvement.
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) findings follow an assessment during 11 days in…
Continue Reading Norwegian controls on RTE food good, but issues found
Experts will discuss updates to the WHO’s strategy for food safety later this month.
The international organization’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Food Safety is scheduled to meet virtually for the first time from Feb.
Continue Reading Experts to kick-off discussion on international food safety strategy
Later infections in a deadly Listeria outbreak traced to sandwiches served in hospitals in England could have been prevented, according to an investigation into the incident.
The first outbreak patient in April 2019 was not…
Continue Reading Reporting delay likely impacted size of sandwich Listeria outbreak
Iceland has been told to improve official controls on ready-to-eat food by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) monitors compliance with European Economic Area (EEA) rules in Iceland, Liechtenstein and…
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A Dutch university has called on food industry partners for a project aiming to develop preservation strategies against Listeria monocytogenes.
The project will support the sector by developing hurdle strategies for the pathogen and design…
Continue Reading Wageningen calls for Listeria project partners
Controls on the ready-to-eat food sector in Belgium mostly ensure compliance with European union rules, but some issues are not detected or treated seriously enough.
DG Sante, the unit that leads the European Commission’s policies…
Continue Reading Belgium’s RTE food hygiene controls assessed by DG Sante