European networks tasked with identifying emerging risks discussed 18 potential issues in 2018.

They were classified according to hazard with microbiological responsible for 10 issues, two for chemical and other, such as antimicrobial resistance and allergies, were discussed once.

Risks were also classed by the driver behind the emerging issue
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A federal review of laboratories handling many of the most dangerous pathogens on the planet, including some that can be foodborne such as Brucella and bacterium that cause botulism poisoning, shows room for improvement.

The “high-containment laboratories” are overseen by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services via
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