The European Commission’s health and safety division has published findings from two assessments looking at controls on milk and dairy products in Austria and Slovakia.

A DG Sante audit in January 2023 made seven recommendations in Austria, including attention to raw milk.

Austrian legislation sets conditions for raw milk sold

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An audit in Slovakia found that the current official food control system is only partially effective.

Official controls in the food chain are fragmented, the competencies of supervisory authorities are insufficiently defined, they overlap, and individual agencies’ obligations are not established in law. 

Findings come from an assessment by the

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Researchers have found Anisakis larvae in tested samples of fish in Slovakia and called on authorities to step up monitoring of marine parasites.

Scientists revealed extensive infection of fish products with Anisakis larvae and seropositive cases in a group of volunteers regularly eating fish products.

Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by

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Deep frozen spinach puree has been linked to a foodborne outbreak in Slovakia.

Authorities have not said how many people were affected by tropane alkaloid poisoning but figures in local media vary from a dozen to up to 100 with some needing hospital treatment.

The State Veterinary and Food Administration
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Campylobacter and Salmonella infections increased by almost 20 percent in 2018 in Slovakia, according to the country’s annual report on foodborne diseases.

Data was compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic.

In 2018, 29,080 human diseases caused by pathogens were reported, of which almost
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