Food Analysis In-Depth Focus 2018
In this Food Analysis In-Depth Focus we look at technological advances in consumer testing of food. We also take note of some key takeaway points from the Safety Authority’s (EFSA) data publication on zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals) and foodborne disease outbreaks for member states of the EU in 2016.
- Consumer food testing devices: threat or opportunity?
Technological advances are bringing regular consumer testing of food quality and safety closer to reality. Food safety consultant François Bourdichon, and Bert Pöpping, of FOCOS, discuss the implications of consumer testing for the industry.
- Foodborne disease data for the EU
Every year the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) publishes data on zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals) and foodborne disease outbreaks for member states of the EU, and the numbers for 2016 were released recently. The document is complex, contains many caveats, is 228 pages long and probably not meant to be read at one sitting, so Andrew Hudson of Jorvik Food and Environmental Microbiology has distilled a few points of interest.