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Author: Gábor Szunyogh

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Pesticide residues in food: the latest trends can be followed using an internet data sheet EFSA has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in food in the European Union. The report is based on data from the official national control activities carried out by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway and includes both targeted and random sampling. Ochratoxin A in food: public health risks assessed EFSA has published a scientific opinion on public health risks related to the presence of ochratoxin A (OTA) in food naturally produced by moulds that can be found in a variety of foodstuffs including cereals, preserved meats, fresh and dried fruit, and cheese. Listeria in frozen vegetables: how to reduce risks EFSA has assessed the risks to public health from Listeria contamination of vegetables that are blanched – scalded in hot water or steam for a short time – before they are frozen. They conclude that the risks associated with the consumption of these products is lower than for ready-to-eat foods such as smoked fish, cooked meat, sausages, pâté, soft cheese – which are usually associated with listeria contamination.

Food safety news: WHO: Unsafe food continues to affect millions in Europe The European region cannot afford to lose focus on other health threats during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Australia sees decline in Campylobacter and Salmonella Rates of Campylobacter and Salmonella infections in Australia have almost halved since the lockdown because of the Coronavirus pandemic that began in March. Herbicides purchased for this planting season and ready for the field are now illegal Just as it was looking like American agriculture was going to survive the pandemic and planting was turning out successful, rural areas learned they were losing the weedkiller dicamba to protect the soybeans they’ve put the ground.

 


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