Updated data in Europe shows resistance to commonly used antimicrobials was frequent in Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates from humans. 

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said findings and trends were consistent with previous years.

When antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs in bacteria present in animals and

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidance to help national authorities design and implement risk-based food inspection systems.

Risk-based inspection aims to use resources more efficiently and modernize systems through a scientific and risk-based approach focused on food products and businesses that pose the highest risk to consumer health.

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A workshop has supported countries in the Western Balkans to better respond to food safety emergencies.

Among challenges highlighted were enhancing cooperation between different food safety agencies, ensuring cross-border information sharing, and enabling joint investigation and response to food safety emergencies. Such events include foodborne outbreaks, food fraud and adulteration

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Experts in the WHO’s European Region have considered food safety during a meeting on the out-of-home (OOH) food sector.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office for Europe organized an event in June with several member states to assess and develop policy guidance for the sector which includes takeaway cafés,
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Experts have put together a document with steps to help stakeholders manage food safety risks in traditional markets.

The report contains guidance on the promotion of safe and healthy food in traditional markets in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region. This involves identifying food safety issues, deciding on priorities
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