Category: Food Safety

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EFSA report: Chemicals in food 2016

EFSA report: Chemicals in food 2016

EFSA has published the report Chemicals in food 2016, which focuses on food contamination by pesticide and veterinary drug residues, and on consumer exposure to two process contaminants of high public interest: acrylamide in food; and glycidyl esters/MCPDs in vegetable oils and food. This report provides an overview of data collected by the EU Member […]

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Food Contact Materials Compliance

Food Contact Materials Compliance

In Europe, Food Contact Materials, including plastic materials, cellulose film, ceramics amongst others, need to be in compliance with the general safety rules as stipulated in the Framework Regulation EU No. 1935/2004. Each company that either manufactures and/or sells food contact materials has the responsibility to demonstrate compliance with the specific rules applicable to the […]

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Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

From 2007 to 2014, EU Member States reported 413 strong-evidence foodborne outbreaks associated with the naturally occurring, soil-borne bacteria Bacillus cereus, which affected 6,657 people and caused 352 hospitalisations. Bacillus cereus group is very diverse and that there was little information in the literature on other pathogenic Bacillus spp. The Bacillus cereus group comprise eight recognised species and […]

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