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The EFSA has published a scientific opinion, concluding that ochratoxin A (OTA), a mycotoxin naturally produced by moulds found in foodstuffs, poses a public health risk to most consumer groups.
The overall conclusion of the reports is that consumer risk is below the threshold that triggers regulatory action.
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed has anticipated that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is likely to make a decision on approving insects for human consumption in the coming weeks.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in EU food, including 'browseable charts and graphs' to make the data more accessible to non-specialists.
With advice from government bodies, industry consortia and workplace authorities looking to prevent further impact caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, New Food’s Sam Mehmet reflects on the outbreak and its repercussions for the food and beverage sector.
According to the latest report from the EFSA and ECDC, Salmonella and Campylobacter are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and EU member states have recorded increases in resistance to high concentrated antibiotics.
EFSA has added additional evidence to its Eurobarometer on food safety from Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey, which generates insight on consumer attitudes and knowledge of food safety.
The situation is said to vary substantially between EU member states, due to influences such as geographical conditions.
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.
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).