Pest Control (PC) companies have become so good at controlling insects, birds, rodents, and other pests that facility oversight of pest management programs often falls by the wayside. This neglect can cause huge issues when pest management plans are
The number of food incidents, recalls and cases of four pathogens went up over a 12-month period, according to the latest published data.
The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) annual report and accounts covers performance and activities in 2021/22 across
EFSA is looking for Seconded National Experts (SNE) to join the Communications (COM) Unit of EFSA in Parma, Italy. The person selected will work on EFSA’s scientific publishing programme as the EFSA Journal embarks on an exciting phase of development
Western Brand is recalling expired batches of raw chicken products listed in the table below due to the detection of Salmonella Typhimurium. These products were sold as fresh and are past their use-by date, however, the labels state they are suitable
Factors such as the seller and the product type influence consumer trust in the hygiene and safety of food sold online, according to research.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) commissioned research to understand consumer attitudes toward buying food o
The National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap 2023-2025 sets out a number of priority actions to bring the focus on food waste prevention, across key sectors in the food supply chain, together in a coherent manner.
Supermarkets in the United Kingdom have reported their Campylobacter in chicken results for the third quarter of 2022.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) maximum level is no more than 7 percent of birds with more than 1,000 colony-forming units per gram
More than 30 people fell sick with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in a complex outbreak in England involving dates, a school, a bakery, and different transmission routes, according to a study.
In June 2019, Public Health England (now the United K
The impact of dry-ageing of beef and wet-ageing of beef, pork and lamb on microbiological hazards and spoilage bacteria was examined and current practices are described. As ‘standard fresh’ and wet-aged meat use similar processes these were
Aged meat does not pose any additional risks compared to fresh meat if it is aged under controlled conditions, EFSA experts concluded in a scientific opinion released today.
Meat ageing is a process during which microbes and enzymes act upon the meat
More than 20 people have fallen ill in Sweden with the source of their infections suspected to be eggs.
The Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak involves 22 people from 11 different regions. Patients are aged between 7 and 90 years old. A dozen of the pat
In 2013, the horsemeat scandal rocked the nation, forcing widespread change inside the food industry. But has it been enough to stop another incident?
It was a scandal that rocked the food industry. The discovery of horsemeat in certain beef products
Italian researchers have looked at botulism trends over two decades including a large outbreak in 2020.
Italy has one of the highest botulism rates in Europe with one factor being a strong home canning tradition in the country. From 1986 to September
Pest control is important because pests can carry harmful bacteria that can contaminate foods. This can cause illness or spoil food. Pests can also cause financial damage to food businesses and affect their reputation.
Germany has donated almost €3 million ($3.2 million) to boost safe trade in developing and least-developed countries (LDCs).
The €2.85 million ($3.1 million) sum until 2025 will help such nations meet international food safety, animal and plant healt
It is exactly ten years ago this week that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) alerted the world to one of the largest food scandals in recent times after we found horsemeat in beef burgers sold in some Irish supermarkets. When I received the
It’s cruise season and that means it’s norovirus season for vacationers who opt for trips on the high seas.
The most recently reported outbreak of the highly contagious virus, which often starts as a foodborne situation, was on P&O Cruises ship the A
Iceland has been advised to improve official controls on shellfish and fish products.
An audit in May 2022 looked at hygiene controls of fishery products and fish oil for human consumption. Another in August and September covered live bivalve mollusk
Two academics have looked at the scale of declared conflicts of interest (COIs) in UK food policy-making agencies.
Erik Millstone, from the University of Sussex, and Tim Lang, of the Centre for Food Policy, City University London, assessed COIs at th
This in-person conference, which will be held in the morning or 26 January, will examine the way forward for food regulation and standards in the UK, and the evolving role of the regulators. Attendees will examine the proposals for a new food standar
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