According to the Danish food agency, there is still uncertainty among chefs and kitchen workers about the management of norovirus.

A Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen) control and guidance campaign targeted restaurants, kitchens, and shops that supply ready-to-eat (RTE) food. Work involved 829 visits from June to November 2023.

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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 to assess the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in these food products.

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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) and European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Listeria monocytogenes, at the French Agency for Food,
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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 October 2020. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has jurisdiction in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and
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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. 8 to 10. Attendance is reserved for group members and invited observers.

The World Health
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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 confirmed for almost two months because Public Health England did not get the isolate for
Continue Reading Reporting delay likely impacted size of sandwich Listeria outbreak