The role of infected food handlers in two norovirus outbreaks in Spain has been highlighted recently by researchers.

Two gastroenteritis outbreaks occurred a week apart in the same facility in Lleida, Spain, in 2018. The most frequent symptoms were abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea.

The first outbreak was associated with salad

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As the school year kicks off with a whirlwind of emotions and activities, the race to balance new routines and responsibilities often leads to moments of absentmindedness. Amidst the chaos, it’s easy to overlook a critical aspect: ensuring the safety of the meals your children carry to school. Neglecting food

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Young people have a limited understanding of foodborne microbes and underestimate the risks and consequences of illness, according to a study.

Researchers from the European Union’s project SafeConsume interviewed 156 people aged 11 to 18 in four countries about their food hygiene education, attitudes toward foodborne illness and existing food
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The deadline for applications to the 2020 IAFP European Symposium Student Travel Scholarship is coming up next week. IAFP is offering the scholarship to support the travel of two students to attend the IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety in Munich, Germany, 7 to 9 April, 2020.

The International Association
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The Listeria outbreak linked to a brand of polony in South Africa had a negative impact on student’s consumption patterns of cold meat, according to researchers.

The study analyzed the effect of the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak on consumption patterns of processed cold meat products by students at North West University,
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