After the success of the first Science Meets Policy virtual conference in September 2020 (over 500 participants from 49 countries), EFSA and the European Commission’s Inter-European Union Reference Laboratories (EURLs) Working Group on Whole Genome S
Comparing foodborne illness rates between countries can be misleading because of differences in methodology and data sources, according to a study.
Foodborne illness estimation models are country-specific, making international comparisons problematic
In 2021 there was an overall increase in reported cases of zoonotic diseases and foodborne outbreaks compared to the previous year, but levels are still well below those of the pre-pandemic years, reveals the latest annual EU One Health zoonosis repo
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Researchers have tried to find out if inspection findings can be used to predict where foodborne outbreaks may happen.
The study investigated whether routine inspection results were associated with the occurrence of foodborne outbreaks in restaurants
Gastrointestinal infection outbreaks halved during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic in England but bacterial pathogens declined the least, according to a study.
Compared with the 5-year average from 2015 to 2019, there was a 52 percent d
Experts at a Codex committee meeting have drafted guidance on how to handle microbiological foodborne outbreaks.
The guideline will give countries a structured approach on preparedness and management to limit the scale of such outbreaks. It covers su
There was a decline in reports of four foodborne pathogens and the number of incidents and recalls in the past year, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) annual report.
It covers activities in 2020-2021 across England, Wales and Northern Ir
A review has described how the lessons from major foodborne outbreaks have helped improve Europe’s food safety system.
The research covers significant outbreaks that occurred in the past decade and how things have changed to try and prevent repeat in
Data on the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in human infections from Salmonella and Campylobacter in Europe has revealed little progress.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) f
The Cost Estimates of Foodborne Illnesses data product provides detailed data about the costs of major foodborne illnesses in the United States, updating and extending previous ERS research. This data set includes the following:
- Detailed identificat
The number of people getting sick and dying in foodborne outbreaks in Europe went up in 2019, based on figures from the annual report on zoonoses.
Salmonella was behind the majority of outbreaks followed by norovirus, according to data published by t
Adequate surveillance programs for most foodborne parasites in Europe are lacking, according to a recently published study.
Researchers found although human and animal data are available for five selected parasites, the surveillance and reporting req
The Cost Estimates of Foodborne Illnesses data product provides detailed data about the costs of major foodbor
Officials have published a document highlighting ways to avoid the risks from foodborne parasites transmitted by pork, freshwater fish and crustaceans.
Foodborne parasitic diseases are often neglected in food safety control systems even though they c
Throughout the 21st century, it is estimated that the number of foodborne illnesses increased due to continual change in production methods, processes, and practices, as well as by changes in consumption habits. According to World Health Organization
The Food Standards Agency has today published the first of three scientific reports, which attempt to compare international food standards.
Bacteria can occur in food and produce stable, permanent forms (spores) which are not killed
when the food is cooked, roasted or baked. If prepared dishes are kept warm at insufficient
temperatures in private and commercial kitchens, any spores that su
The European Commission has asked member states to look into the suspected illegal trade of bivalve mollusks that has caused foodborne outbreaks.
At a Food Fraud Network meeting in May, the Commission said it was aware of irregularities in the moveme