It is highly unlikely that SARS-CoV-2 is a food safety risk, according to an international group of scientists.

The International Commission for Microbiological Specifications of Foods (ICMSF) is a non-governmental organization and an observer to Codex Alimentarius. The chair is Martin Cole and members include Darrell W. Donahue and Lucia
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Changes to the way food is produced, processed and offered to consumers could affect food safety, according to a microbiology society in the United Kingdom.

A Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) briefing looked at recent and upcoming developments in food processing, food manufacture and the supply chain, which will have
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Climate change is likely to have considerable impact on food safety, placing public health at risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In its first publication on the topic, WHO officials said changing rainfall patterns and increases in extreme weather events and the annual average temperature are impacts of
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The probability of infection by low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) through eating contaminated raw poultry meat or raw table eggs is “negligible”, according to estimates from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

EFSA said there is a high level of uncertainty on the transmission pathways for poultry and wild birds
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If the world’s food safety scientists act now, they have the opportunity to create a global network of microbial data that will dramatically improve the ability to track and combat disease outbreaks of all sorts, including foodborne illness outbreaks, significantly tackling the spread of disease worldwide. That was the argument
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