The Romanian food safety agency has stepped up controls on poultry meat and eggs with a focus on Poland.

The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) said the move was taken because of detection of Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium in poultry meat from Poland.

The agency added
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Two studies in different European countries have both emphasized the need to improve consumer awareness and education to prevent botulism.

The first study looked at epidemiological data on foodborne botulism in Western Romania over the past decade. Botulism poisoning is a rare illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum
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An audit on the microbial safety of food of non-animal origin in Romania has noted progress but found that there are still some problems.

The DG Sante audit in late January to early February was based on a review of documentation and discussions with representatives of authorities via video-conference with
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Researchers have studied the relationship between consumer practices, kitchens, and the risk of cross-contamination with pathogens in Europe.

Participants from 87 households in six European countries were observed and interviewed in 2018 during shopping and preparation of a chicken and vegetable meal. Sampling and analyses of microbial pathogens from their
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