Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) was detected in more than a fifth of lamb samples tested but this was a lower contamination rate than 2018, according to the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).
The Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Inorganic Arsenic in Rice Cereals for Infants: Action Level.”
“This guidance finalizes FDA’s action level for inorganic arsenic
A record high of more than 4,000 notifications were exchanged via the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in 2019.
This past year, 4,012 messages were posted on the network which was…
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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is continuing to expand “Evidence Hub” an online resource that helps clinicians, researchers, journalists and others quickly find vetted sources of information on COVID-19. …
Continue Reading CSPI expands online resource for fact-checked COVID-19 information
Norwegian researchers have found a decline in other notifiable infectious diseases during the Coronavirus pandemic.
They compared the number of cases reported to the Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (MSIS) during February to April…
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified key priorities to improve food safety in the next five years in South East Asia.
The World Bank is to help Moldova modernize the country’s food safety system.
The group’s board of executive directors approved a loan of $15 million to the Republic of Moldova for the third additional financing…
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It is not possible to accurately compare foodborne disease rates between countries, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The agency, which covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said this is because of different methodologies…
Continue Reading FSA: Not viable to compare foodborne illness data between countries
The number of Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella infections all increased in Norway this past year.
Overall, there were more food and waterborne infections in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the Norwegian Institute of…
Continue Reading Norway notes Campylobacter, E. coli and Salmonella rise
A California man is seeking damages from Thomson International Inc. contending he was poisoned with Salmonella from the company’s onions. He is part of a multi-national outbreak that has sickened more than 500.