Scientists in Europe have updated the knowledge around parasites in fish based on available surveillance data.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion also evaluated methods for detecting and killing parasites in fish.

European data indicates that many species of farmed fish are free from parasites that can infect humans. These

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EFSA experts have examined the quality of water used during operations in the fresh and frozen produce sector.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) for a scientific opinion on the microbiological hazards associated with water use in the post-harvest handling and processing fresh

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Experts have developed guidance to help food firms decide what other information to give consumers besides use-by or best-before dates to ensure food safety.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion covers storage conditions, time limits for consumption after food has been opened and thawing of frozen items.

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised peeling, boiling, and frying to reduce a compound in potatoes that can cause poisoning.

Glycoalkaloids are naturally occurring compounds found in plants including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant (aubergines), and contribute to resistance against pests and pathogens. Glycoalkaloid poisoning can cause acute gastrointestinal
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Experts have reviewed on-farm control options for Campylobacter in chickens raised for meat production and assessed advantages and disadvantages of each measure.

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) experts considered 21 control options and selected eight for further assessment because of their impact. The estimated effects of vaccination and application of
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