Rabbits are said to be the second most farmed species in the EU, and although there are rules stipulating standards for the protection of farmed animals, including rabbits, there is no species-specific legislation protecting the welfare of farmed rabbits in the EU.
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Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella, according to an annual report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The EFSA is seeking feedback about public health risks related to the presence of Ochratoxin A (OTA) in food.
New Food's Sam Mehmet spoke with Katleen Baert from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to gain an understanding of the changing challenges with mycotoxins in Europe and how industry can look to prevent contamination.
The anti-Listeria phage product Listex™ can now be used to prevent the presence of Listeria during the final stages of food production.
MSU and UNMC research team suggest French government-funded study that claims common food additive to be unsafe lacked appropriate research.
Researchers have published a paper that questions the safety of the artificial sweetener, Nutrasweet.
Scientists at the Catalonian research institute IRTA have demonstrated the effectiveness of a Lactobacillus sakei CTC494 strain as a biopreservation agent against Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon.
With more consumers turning to functional foods and beverages for digestive health benefits, product manufacturers have a massive opportunity to create probiotic products that go beyond traditional applications. John Quilter explores the potential.
MEPs want the European Food Safety Agency to publish safety studies before a product is authorised to go on to the market.
In your role as a food producer, you’re sure to face questions from the public, especially in the wake of recent high-profile cases of contamination, recalls and mislabelling. The UK’s IFST has produced information to pass on to customers, outlined here.
The European Commission has decided on a set of rules to follow in order to prevent avian influenza outbreaks as has previously been the case.
Authorities say there will likely be a resurgence of cases in early 2019.